How have I lived this long without knowing about stale ice cubes?
Saturday evening we spent the night at my in-laws home and we had a great visit. Grilled salmon, mashed potatoes, salad, wine, and cocktails: Ahhh… all the makings of a guaranteed great evening.
Yet this was the night I realized I have lived my entire life without knowing about… (wait for it)…stale ice cubes.
While preparing drinks for the guests, I innocently reached into their freezer to access the ice cubes and quickly became perplexed. What was this next to the ice cube bucket? A Ziploc® freezer bag filled with ice cubes. “Mom,” I asked, “What is the bag of ice cubes? Do I use those or the ones in the bucket?” From the living room my mother-in-law answer, “Use the fresh ice cubes. The ones in the bag are stale.”
Stale? Ice cubes? Who knew?
The best part about this conversation is the fact that they have an artesian well. Which means they have crystal-clear and amazing-tasting pure water. Apparently crystal-clear and amazing-tasting pure water can get stale if ice cubes aren’t consumed right away.
Please spread the message to your loved ones. Replace your ice cubes often for an optimal drinking experience.
Side note to my mother-in-law: I think it is great that you respect your drink. Cheers!
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.