Not Your Parent’s Ice Cream Anymore…

by Anne Middleton, on July 27th, 2015
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National Ice Cream Day was July 19th! Grab some extra napkins and get ready to indulge!

Growing up, many of us would saunter down to the local drug store and procure a simple vanilla ice cream cone for a quarter. And hearing the sweet sounding music of the ice cream truck rounding the corner caused us to run boundlessly with joy toward this magical vehicle. Ah, the nostalgia and fond memories!

Then we thought we all went to heaven when Baskin-Robbins stores opened, offering 31 flavors. 

In these days of yore, no one could have imagined the explosion of frozen treat sales.

Now, the U.S. ice cream category generates well over $10 billion in revenue and “take-home” ice cream sales represent the largest group of sales dollars.

Just stroll down the frozen food aisle and you’ll find a myriad of choices to help you and your family cool off. Frozen desserts have taken over multiple aisles in markets nationwide to tempt us with not only ice cream, but gelato, sorbets, frozen yogurt, lactose-free novelties and more. 

And due to a burst of innovation and testing, everyone can indulge in this all-American dessert, regardless of their dietary preferences.  Why not select vegan ice cream products made with almond, rice or coconut milk.

Although vanilla continues to be America's flavor of choice, the creation of new combinations is only limited by the imagination. In fact, now you can find "seasonal" flavors, such as pumpkin and gingerbread. It is clear that no longer are folks purchasing these frozen delights just in the summertime.

This seemingly limitless abundance of delectable desserts is not unlike the amazing diversity of careers available to people from all various walks of life.  You can volunteer for the Peace Corp, become a successful entrepreneur, run a daycare…the world offers an endless smorgasbord of job opportunities.

It can all be a bit overwhelming.  So begin your quest at Monster.com.  At Monster, you can promenade virtually down the aisles filled with a vast array of opportunities.

At this global employment search site, you can sift through the offerings by location, salary level, category and countless other metrics. 

So whether you are celebrating National Ice Cream Day or searching for a new career…it can all be an adventure full of fun!