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Do You Need to Join the Ice Chompers Support Group?

The other day, while waiting for a delayed flight, I was clicking around the Internet and came across this article about ice selling like hot cakes. It seems that there's a small percentage of the population who just love, love, love chomping down on ice. In fact, it's so popular in places — particularly the South — that chains like support website full of stories and even recipes on how to make the best ice.

So tell me, does all this ice talk sound good to you, or does the idea of chomping down on ice sound terrible? Have you ever bought a bag of ice just to eat it?

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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I love ice. I used to eat it a lot more than I do now, but I still love it. The best kind for me is when I get a drink from Sonic and I'm at the end when it's mostly ice and just a little drink left. It's basically just flavored ice at that point--yum! I just love crushed ice. My refrigerator makes crushed ice, but it's not the same; it's more broken ice than sweet little pellets. Also, chewing ice cubes is bad for your teeth, but crushed ice (or pellets) are soft and don't require much pressure at all to crunch.
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i used to chew ice all the time, not anymore! maybe i should start
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Chewing ice is horrible for your teeth.
sundrops sundrops 9 years
I've heard it's bad for your teeth! On the other hand these little raspberry, blueberry, strawberry things look soooo perfect for a hot summer day!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
:rotfl: I just got in 'trouble' for this... my boss was concentrating and she heard me chewing some sonic ice and she told me to go take a break LMAO!! I love chewy/crushed ice!
Mrs_Groban Mrs_Groban 9 years
My sister chews ice constantly and it drives me mad! The constant crunch crunch crunch noise is so very annoying.
mayara mayara 9 years
I've never bought ice to chomp, but when it comes to the ice in my drinks, I have been known to be an ice chewer. My mom too, and while I know it's not good for your teeth, we both have pretty good dental histories, so I guess we have a little room for this particular vice.
tralalala tralalala 9 years
I spent $490 on bags of ice last year. no joke.
watereatsrock watereatsrock 9 years
I love chewing Ice!! I thought it was just a little quirk I have, but I am also that kinda explains it.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
I don't but my son does.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i'm definitely in that club! when i get to work in the AM i get a large cup and fill it with ice and that's what i chomp on! i like it more than water :)
emalove emalove 9 years
I never chew ice cubes.
esmerb esmerb 9 years
I will chomp on the last bit of ice in my cup. No ice escapes me...that's kinda sad.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Mmmm ice. :chomp: :chomp: :chomp: I won't go out of my way to buy ice to chomp. only when it's in my drink. and we don't have any sonics (that i know of) here in the south bay.
Pets Pets 9 years
If I had a drink with ice, I would totally chew it. My dad does too and it drives my mom crazy. I guess I could have an iron deficiency – There's not any iron in cupcakes is there, Yum?
superstar2780 superstar2780 9 years
yikes. my teeth are so sensitive to cold just the thought of chewing a piece of ice is like a nightmare! I didn't know it was this big thing ...
KEG KEG 9 years
sonic ice is the best! it's all soft and tiny so i don't feel like i'm going to break a tooth.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Oh this makes my teeth hurt just reading about it. I'm anti-ice, order my sodas without ice as well.
chibarosa chibarosa 9 years
I don't chew ice but I met a woman once who loved the ice from Sonic so much that she bought an industrial-sized ice maker that made the same kind of ice that Sonic makes and she kept it in her garage. I personally think she had more money than sense, but whatever.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I'm a closet ice chewer. I try to keep it to myself so I don't bug people.
XSofieX XSofieX 9 years
I've NEVER ever heard of ice chewing before, seriously! Thats way too weird but I guess it is a obsesive compulsive habit thats less damaging than e.g. drinking soda or something. None of my friends do this but then again I do live in Europe
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I don't believe I've ever heard of such a thing before! Though I have heard of putting ice on your pores to make them smaller before applying makeup, so... :ponder:
illmakeyoulaugh2 illmakeyoulaugh2 9 years
Sonic ice is AWESOME. It's too bad that there aren't any north of Virginia. Their ice is good, and their food is too!
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