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Sweet Ritual Ice Cream now available at Wheatsville!

I’ve been looking at this picture while listening to Explosions in the Sky and it seems rather apropos. Austin really makes magic happen sometimes.

Since the new Wheatsville south opened I’ve been going there, on average, once a day because not only do I love Wheatsville, but also it’s right on my path to just about anywhere in town. It is just damn convenient to pick up either groceries for dinner or bagels for breakfast or whatever else my heart desires.

And what my heart often desires is ice cream. I’ve gone through phases with almost every vegan brand but they almost always have the same standard flavors more or less: chocolate, mint, vanilla, whatever. As an ice cream lover it can get pretty boring. Meanwhile I follow Sweet Ritual on instagram and see their unique and ever changing flavors and then I think about driving all the way up to Hyde Park. I thought I was having a constant battle between my laziness, lack of superfluous income, and knowledge that ice cream is probably not something my body really needs at it’s current state.

And now I realize that, really, laziness was the only thing getting in the way of Sweet Ritual and me. As soon as I saw they started carrying the new pints at Wheatsville south yesterday I headed there as soon as I left my office. It’s true that I was especially excited to try the new flavor “Sweetsville Malt Cookie Dough” made with a new flavor of Celeste’s Best but when I saw the other flavors I had a hard time deciding (toasted coconut! ).  I had to try the special flavor. I could hardly wait to get home and unite the container with my friend the spoon. The whole household was in love (well we didn’t let crazy Willow try it, she does not need sugar) but everyone else expressed happiness in their own unique ways, me closing my eyes, Dan going to the store to get more ice cream, Dinger grunting in appreciation for his bite for ten minutes.

It’s good stuff.

It will be available at the Guadalupe Wheatsville soon and you can also get pints at the Flag Store by Sweet Ritual and the Juiceland in Oak Hill.



Celeste’s Best Treats at the Bakesale October 21


Are you coming to the Bakesale to support SARA Animal Sanctuary at Counter Culture October 21st? No? If it’s because you live in England or something get your act together! We have planes, now, that can fly places and you aren’t going to want to miss this. Almost every vegan friendly baker in town is donating their confections to help raise money. I’m not sure what Celeste’s Best is going to make but I can promise it’s going to be awesome. This is her “Candy Bar Cupcake” you can normally get at the Hey Cupcake trailer, she actually does their whole vegan line. I also love to buy her cookies from the Fair Bean but she also sells the cookie dough at places all over town, even Rabbit Food Grocery carries it. The best way to try the cookie dough is totally at Sweet Ritual in a sundae with salted caramel sauce and toasted marshmallows in a chocolate dipped waffle cones. Remember yesterday when I was ranting about how Austin is all about healthy food? Well I guess I kinda forgot a whole bunch of stuff. But you know what? Vegan raw cookie dough IS good for you, in the sense that you can eat it without possibly dying of salmonella poisoning like you can from the animal version. Celeste is so awesome she even has a chalupa named after her on the vegan menu at Gueros.

You *could* go to this trailer for the cupcakes but you *should* come to the bakesale. It’s the right thing to do.