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November 6th, 2009

The $8 Ice Cube

You know, times are kinda tough. There are a lot of people out of work and looking for work, the economy is still moving slowly (albeit better than last year), and our collective buying habits are changing. You know what this calls for? Expensive-ass ice!

Noted local sommelier Alpana Singh posted about the comically expensive ice yesterday and it really is something else.

According to the company website, these chunks of frozen water are “designed to occupy the top position in the premium ice market.” The website also goes on to compare the product to wine and suggests, “the ice may be ‘aged’ for a period of three to four minutes. This aging will allow the ice to acclimate to room temperature and cause ‘frost’ to form on the surface.” And then if that is not fantastic enough, they offer this gem, “Glace Luxury ice will “crackle’ and ‘spider’ but it will not break apart like less deserving ice or home-made ice.” Surely you knew that your ice did not deserve you.

I now hate my ice. It’s so… ordinary sitting there in the freezer in a giant, automated clump. I mean, really, does my iced tea deserve to be treated like that? I don’t think so. Eight dollars for ice is just totally worth it.

The description for Glace Luxury Ice is just too, too precious. It’s frozen purified water, people.

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Aanen November 6, 2009, 8:36 pm

If only I could afford the luxury ice cubes. Guess I’ll have to settle for plain old free ice. sigh.

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