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Why are Americans so obsessed with ice?

The Washington Post asks, Why are Americans so obsessed with ice?

When they contacted me about the story, I knew it was going to be about Starbucks. You see, I have a google news alert for "ice" and the news that Starbucks was switching to chewy ice hit last week. People of the internet had Very Strong Thoughts about the issue. So did I:

Camper English, a cocktail and spirits writer, has been thinking seriously about ice for the last 14 years, when he began experimenting with ways to make bigger, clearer versions of it. When Starbucks announced its decision, “I knew that we were going to be victims of an insufferable period of commentary,” he said.


The story is pretty great, you should go read it


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