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"Influenza Sorbet" - a great name or a gross one?

L.A. Times 2013/01/21 21:00:00
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Boozy ice cream for when you have the flu? Ohio-based small-batch ice cream maker Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is making the news this flu season with one of its most popular winter flavors -- Influenza Sorbet, made with honey, ginger, orange and lemon juices, Maker's Mark bourbon and cayenne pepper.

Influenza Sorbet is no flu cure, but owner Jeni Britton Bauer told ABC News that the ice cream flavor inspired by a drink her grandmother made for her as a kid (which also included the whiskey) is intended to make you feel better. She notes that the sorbet contains pectin (also found in cough drops) to help coat and lubricate the throat.

The sorbet is available through February (January and February are flu season -- and this one's a "particularly severe" flu season, according to the Food and Drug Administration) and into March at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream stores in Ohio and Tennessee, as well as online. It costs $12 a pint. How's it taste? Like a whiskey sour with a spicy kick.

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  • ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣ 2013/01/22 03:14:01
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    ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣
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    Come on ya ducks, just because the name sounds bad doesn't mean the sorbet is. I for one, like the name. It sounds like a name you give to medicine. The title itself hints that it is a helper for the flu. It's the same nomenclature for Cough Drop, Lemon Drop, Ice Cream, French Bread.

    The first name describes the second name. Influenza describes what the Sorbet is made for. In "Cough Drop" Cough describes what the Drop is made for. Lemon describes the flavor of Drop. Ice describes the temperature of Cream. French describes what kind of Bread it is. It's a clever name anyway. :P I wouldn't believe that the sorbet gives you influenza anyway.

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  • flaca BN-0 2013/01/24 21:33:31
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    flaca BN-0
    Let's face it. When you can't hold down much, and your throat aches, there's nothing nicer than an ice cold sorbet. Aptly named.
  • mingo 2013/01/24 16:53:13
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    mingo
    I say great idea if your into that.
  • timothy.hill.14 2013/01/24 09:11:48
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    timothy.hill.14
    I really don't care about the name one way or the other. The ingredients are what turn me off. Cayenne pepper?!!! In Ice Cream? Uh no thanks! Sounds absolutely hideous.
  • Kitty 2013/01/24 09:05:46
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    Kitty
    A name like that would make me think it should taste like phlegm :(
  • Michael 2013/01/24 03:54:14
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    Michael
    +1
    Why not just cut the crap and call it vomit...
  • ladyvoldemort 2013/01/24 03:32:14
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    +1
    It reminds me of products with Engrish names. Or names that have innocuous meanings in their marketing countries, but in other countries, they are offensive, or just gross. barf detergent
  • kat 2013/01/24 01:48:34
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    +1
    If they added bacon bits, I suppose they'd call it "Swine" .
  • rebeccasrevenge 2013/01/24 00:28:34
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    Where can I buy some?
  • Dyonus 2013/01/23 14:14:39
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    Dyonus
    I'd try it. I've had my flu shot.
  • Steelshrt 2013/01/23 09:09:30
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    Steelshrt
    Definately need to try it.
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/23 04:11:10 (edited)
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    Bibliophilic
    +2
    It tastes like orange flavored medicine I'll bet.
  • ♩♪♥Victoria♥♪♫ 2013/01/23 00:03:15
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    ♩♪♥Victoria♥♪♫
    Haha don't knock it till you try it.
  • Michael S. 2013/01/22 23:47:41
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    Michael S.
    +1
    I'm sure the ice cream is good, and I'm sure the intent is halfway humor and halfway meant to mean, "Ice cream to make you feel better," but the name evokes too much revolting imagery for me to like it.
  • realist 2013/01/22 23:26:56
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    realist
    +1
    lol that does not sound appetizing at all.
  • Jayla 2013/01/22 22:00:16
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    Its a gross name but great flavours !! I would try it !!!
  • Mike 2013/01/22 20:04:06
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    Mike
    +2
    pretty sick !
  • Mike Mike 2013/01/22 20:07:29
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    +2
    Maybe I should try and market Dingleberry Vanilla ice cream. lol
  • MercuryZero (v.2) 2013/01/22 18:40:43
    Gross
    MercuryZero (v.2)
    +2
    But I'd still eat it...
  • ticlo7 2013/01/22 18:29:25
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    +1
    It just makes it sound medicinal, like cough syrup. What tooks me back was the sorbet, sounds like it would be interesting.
  • kelsieilesha 2013/01/22 17:53:18
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    kelsieilesha
    +2
    Why would anyone want to eat ice cream named after the flu?
    Leave it to an Ohioan to name something that.
    (I'm from Ohio, so I'm allowed to bash my own 'kind'.) lol
  • genuineLolita 2013/01/22 16:53:51
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    genuineLolita
    +1
    Influenza is kind of a pretty word, though a terrible thing to have to go through, and I think that the ingredients in the sorbet might actually help...for a few minutes.
  • Great
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    Look up the ORIGINAL meaning of the word,
    influenza means 'under the influence of the stars'.
  • squire 2013/01/22 16:29:45
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    squire
    +2
    i think there could be a better name.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2013/01/22 15:20:17
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    Probably helps alleviate the symptoms. When I have a bad cough or am stuffed up and can't sleep, I'll do a snort of whiskey before I touch that awful NyQuil. It has the same effect and doesn't give me weird dreams.
  • Mona 2013/01/22 14:50:05
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    Mona
    +3
    But the ice cream sounds very nice, though!!
  • Nekosarethebest 2013/01/22 14:24:47
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    +1
    The flavor didn't sound too good.
  • Cortland 2013/01/22 14:18:49
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/01/22 12:58:27
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    Kezzi Morris
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    Ewwww that's nast-ay
  • the fuze 2013/01/22 12:21:09
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    the fuze
    +1
    Makes sense if you read the article.
  • tytyvyllus 2013/01/22 12:18:08
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    tytyvyllus
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    I'd like to hear how well it sells. the name needs clarification and that is never good for sales.
  • Bolrog 2013/01/22 11:47:38
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    Bolrog
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    Great!!! Finally a gift to give to the President's whole family as a thank you for allowing the illegals to remain in our country and spread their diseases and filth to the rest of us. slums in florida
  • Nat Turner Bolrog 2013/01/22 13:13:05
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    Yeah, that's right blame Obama. But who made up that ice-cream?
  • Bolrog Nat Turner 2013/01/22 13:28:24
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    +1
    Who allowed the illegals to stay and vote him in office? Obama and the DemocRats; that's who. In fact, the whole DemocRatic Congress needs to be shipped some of this ice cream. They could ship it in the containers of choice of the DemocRatic Party. A cigar Dildo Holder. cigar holder
  • Nat Turner Bolrog 2013/01/22 13:38:02
    Nat Turner
    +2
    You mean give us that ice-cream the same way you gave the Indians those blankets full of small pox claiming to be their friends?
  • Bolrog Nat Turner 2013/01/22 13:43:26
    Bolrog
    +2
    Yep the europeans talking bad about Americans again.
    Arrogant Europeans to the end.
    If that happens then it will not go well for the rest of the world. I highly doubt that. I have studied History and human nature and do you really want the USA to act like some inaccurately portray us?
    Here are the facts. We have put our own men and women at risk to preserve democracy and to oppose tyrranny where ever it rears its ugly head.
    We have been in two World Wars and did not profit directly from either one.
    We have engaged in several mini-wars; ie; Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. In all cases we suffered casualties and resource and monetary losses with nothing to show for it except that we made the world a safer, better place to live in and defended democracy and the world against tyrany.
    We are the first nation in 10,000 yrs that has had the means to take over the entire known world and have not done so. Our national character and integrity and ideals are directly opposed to any such notion.
    We had the opportunity to take over the world on four seperate occasions and turned our backs on the opportunities each time. fourth of july in DC
  • Nat Turner Bolrog 2013/01/22 13:55:41
    Nat Turner
    +1
    Our former presidents could have changed a lot, but what does that have to do with the mistreatment of the minorities?
  • Luke Nat Turner 2013/01/22 15:19:08
    Luke
    +1
    yeah I know what you mean...minorities have had to deal with affirmative action for way to long!!!!
  • Nat Turner Luke 2013/01/23 17:31:35
    Nat Turner
    affirmative action worked for those who worked it to there advantage!
  • Bolrog Nat Turner 2013/01/22 16:27:10
    Bolrog
    +1
    We are a Great nation, so get used to it. I was pointing out that the rest of the World would not like it, if we started to actually act like they talk about us. That includes revisionist armstair historians such as yourself. Would've, could've should've. Get over your self-hatred of America and move on.
  • Nat Turner Bolrog 2013/01/23 17:30:09
    Nat Turner
    I don't know where you got the idea I hate America I don't, more so now that our President is trying his best to straigten out this mess!

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