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July 05 2014 @ 05:27 pm
50/50 Bar Drink at Starbucks  
50/50 @ Starbucks

Ever have a 50/50 Ice Cream Bar? Did you know you can make one at Starbucks in a Frappuccino form?

Me either.

But I did and while it was good for me it was a lot to take but then I'm not a huge fan of the 50/50. I prefer fudgecicles or ice cream bars but that isn't the point. The point is for those of you who love the 50/50 try this when going into Starbucks:

Ask for a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino mixed with the Valencia Orange Refresher.

My sister and mother loved it and thought it tasted exactly like a 50/50 which makes sense considering what you mix into it.

If you try it stop by again and let me know what you thought?

What is a 50/50 Ice Cream Bar?
Apparently it is very American which didn't really dawn on me until I was asked.

A 50/50 is vanilla ice cream wrapped in an orange popcicle.

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tracyj23: Avengers - Thor approvestracyj23 on July 6th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
Looks good. I don't think I can try it though because of the orange. I've never actually heard of a 50/50 - maybe it's just an American thing?
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Jamie & Claire circlesireesanwar on July 6th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you probably couldn't try it because of the orange in it. So sorry.

A 50/50 is a vanilla ice cream covered in orange popcicle. I've added what it is above with a picture.
tracyj23tracyj23 on July 7th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Interesting. We call those creamsicles here, not 50/50.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 7th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
You know that is possibly what they are called now but growing up they were called 50/50s
tracyj23: Avengers - Thor approvestracyj23 on July 8th, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)
That could very well be.
Angelserenitysangel on July 6th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
What exactly is a a 50/50?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 6th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
A 50/50 is a vanilla ice cream covered in orange popcicle. I've added what it is above with a picture.

I didn't realize it was so American. They've been around longer than I've been alive so I figured it was just universal or something.

Really yummy.
Jo Ann: Coffee: Screw Starb run on Dunkinyeuxdebleu on July 7th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
Hmm, I've heard of ice cream wrapped in a popsicle on a stick, but I've never heard them called a 50/50. I've only heard them called Creamsicles. I've been to a Starbucks only once in my life; there aren't any here in the boonies where I live. But that frappuccino sounds yummy.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: All I Want Is Funsireesanwar on July 8th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)
See I live kind of in the boonies but we have a Starbucks... priorities you know?
Jo Ann: Rob: Pensive by wateryeuxdebleu on July 8th, 2014 12:39 am (UTC)
Where I live, it's mostly White Mountains National Forest, which is why we have so much wildlife hanging around. There's a Walmart Supercenter 30 miles away in one direction and a large New England chain supermarket 26 miles in the other direction. There is one movie theater within an hour's drive and it shows only family fare or the big blockbusters. Thanks goodness for Netflix, amazon.com and DVDs or I'd never see movies.

There's no cable here because there's not enough population to support it. Same for Broadband Internet. People living in this area have to have satellite for both...unless you can survive with dial up. I can't. Believe me, moving here was culture shock after living in NYC.

I grew up on a farm in Ohio, but that was long before cable and the Internet existed and the only TV you could get was the broadcast networks with an antenna on the roof. We were close to Cleveland so we weren't isolated from civilization.

But it sure is beautiful where we live.
Jill aka Jo: Bones: Camsireesanwar on July 8th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was quite the culture shock for me as a teen when I moved here from the LA area. I mean I went from people and neighborhoods to a ranch and nothing for miles. Wow too much.

I've adjusted and managed but so different. We are finally getting something besides Dish which is great but we too had dial up longer than most.

Thank goodness we have some stores and a theater right in town but we go 17 miles to Walmart and about 60 to do our heavy shopping. Not too bad though. You can manage.
Jo Ann: Logo: Amazonyeuxdebleu on July 12th, 2014 01:13 am (UTC)
Yes, you can get used to whatever your living situation is. I grew up on a 400+ acre poultry farm in Ohio, moved to NYC after graduation from college, spent 30 years there, then moved to the boonies in northern NH. I've gone from one extreme to the other...twice.

We had nothing but dial up here for years, then Wild Blue Satellite became available in our area and we jumped immediately. It's VERY expensive, but we simply couldn't stand dial up any longer.

We've had Dish for TV for many years and love it. Don't have any choice since there's no cable in the area.

We're also 16 or 17 miles from a Walmart Supercenter in one direction and 26 miles from a large New England chain supermarket in the other direction. No bookstores or (decent) movie theaters for many miles though so we're very dependent on Amazon and Netflix.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Iron Man chest platesireesanwar on July 15th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
See I don't know if there is any area like that in California. Seems like everything is withing a 30 mile drive to something big. I guess Bear Valley up the hill from us is quite far from anything but it really isn't that bad for them especially since they can go over the mountain into Reno and Lake Tahoe.
Jo Ann: Summer: Hummingbird on floweryeuxdebleu on July 21st, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
Hmm, I'm surprised there aren't any truly rural areas in California. It's a pretty big state. I'd think there would be.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Firefly Calvin & Hobbssireesanwar on July 23rd, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess I shouldn't say their aren't. When you get above Sacramento and are truly at the top of CA there is a lot less around but then I've never really explored up there. Everything South of there is "rural" by California standards or a city.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 7th, 2014 07:11 am (UTC)
we have those ice cream bars too, they just have a different name here. Just don't ask me what it is, it's been a while since I bought them :D We do have them in different falvors, too!
Jill aka Jo: Muppets: X-Muppets Geek Outsireesanwar on July 8th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)
I've seen them in different flavors but I never buy them. Weird because I know I like them.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 8th, 2014 09:45 am (UTC)
me too. When we were kids we'd get them at the gas station or store to go all the time. Well, more often at least. These days I walk past everything they want you to buy last minute at the checkout and don't even notice :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 9th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
Me too, normally. Sometimes I grab something when I'm craving it but normally never.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 9th, 2014 07:33 am (UTC)
If I get anything it used to be a bottle of coke, but even there I cut back (now I go for baby tea *g*)
Jill aka Jo: DA: Lady Sybilsireesanwar on July 9th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
See lately when I do go to Starbucks I got for their cheap Ice Tea Lemonades because they aren't junk and have natural sugars in them.

At a mini-mart I look for the Vitamin Water Zero Lemonade. Yum and actually good for you.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 10th, 2014 09:46 am (UTC)
So that's smimilar to my tea. It's mostly tea with a bit of juice.

I mostly only drink real sodas when we go to restaurants anymore.
Jill aka Jo: SGA: Rodney and Zelenka Google Itsireesanwar on July 10th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
I only drink real sodas when I'm seriously craving them... otherwise I do water.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 13th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
I had a 50/50 yesterday :D

Jill aka Jo: TVD: Salvatore Brotherssireesanwar on July 16th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
So did I which is to say I had one last Thursday. LOL My mom went and got some to help us survive the office's high temperatures.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 17th, 2014 08:10 am (UTC)
Hehe, that's nice. :)