They are made out of wood, plastic, and silver. They are sometimes straight and sometimes curved. You may use them when sampling pasta sauce cooked before an evening meal. They are tasting spoons and serve an integral function in two particular industries–ice cream and frozen yogurt.
Every year, the average American will consume ice cream over 28 times. 90% of U.S. households regularly eat a frozen treat, and in any given two-week period, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream. It’s an industry that has roots going back decades, when getting an ice cream cone was often one of the few ways to keep cool in the summer heat.
The Food Channel listed the 15 most popular ice cream flavors recently. The top four are:
- Vanilla (29%)
- Chocolate (8.9%)
- Butter Pecan (5.3%)