I am heartened to learned that the Spheres are spherical and the cubes are symmetrical.
Rafalca loves these but I prefer a more elegant ice for our family's lemonade.
They tout the melting rate of the ice, but doesn't all ice melt at the same rate?
LOL@R6 ! BRILLIANT!
Seriously!? I thought this was a spoof...
This world is truly screwed.
Meanwhile a starving family sleeps under a bridge.
Cut it in half...and DOUBLE IT!
Cheap at twice the price.
If only it bore a prestige logo...
r14 It's difficult to put a watermark on ice.
But couldn't they try, R15? It would make the product so much more valuable to me.
A "zero taste profile," just like my line of shoes!
For that amount of money, it better come from a 10,000 year old glacial core.
I could never trust a firm so sloppy they only get 10 ice cubes from a 300lb block of ice.
Who would buy this bullshit? Some rich fuck with money to burn? Donate the money to charity to help the unfortunates of our screwy society to do good instead. You know how much food $75 would buy for a struggling family? A lot if donated to a food bank. Every day the hungry, homeless, the foreclosed, the disabled, line up at food banks to get food. It's oftentimes shitty, like boxed mac 'n cheese or spam, but hey, it gives life. You know, if everyone gave a little hunger would be wiped out. No one should be going hungry in the U.S.A., yet they do.
To spend $75 for ice cubes because they come from an iceberg is sheer insanity and excess. It really is a disgusting thing if you think about it.
Shipping kills the deal...it's $30.
[quote] To spend $75 for ice cubes because they come from an iceberg is sheer insanity and excess.
They don't even come from an iceberg.
This is disgusting. You could feed a poor family for a week or more with $75. Many poor kids right now would LOVE $75 to spend on a back to school wardrobe. Hell, most would take half that just to cover basic school supplies. But some douchbag 1%er is going to spend that amount to keep his 40 year-old scotch cold.
When is that revolution going to start?
It truly is disgusting. Everyone knows that to chill premium whiskeys one uses stone cubes.
[quote]When is that revolution going to start?
It cant start soon enough for me.
Why are you boneheads trying to tell other people how to spend their money? If you work hard and want to treat yourself with these ice cubes, more power to you. I'm so tired of the numb nuts goody goodies, trying to tell you to not treat yourself so you can feed a bunch of poor people. Hey poor people, look at me sipping on my 100 year old scotch with 80 dollar ice cubes. Jealous?
[quote]Why are you boneheads trying to tell other people how to spend their money?
Who here is telling people how to spend their money? Oh, thats right, no one. You just made that up.
[quote]Hey poor people, look at me sipping on my 100 year old scotch with 80 dollar ice cubes. Jealous?
That is the attitude of an evil person.
What's their return policy?
(rolling eyes at R27, as she balls her fists and stamps her feet)
R27 eats piles of shit.
I ordered some, but when the package arrived in the mail there was only a soggy spot on the bottom of an empty box.
These will be perfect for organic gooseberry and cucumber smoothies.
Why don't all the haters just fuck off! This is SO typical of DL. They are PERFECTLY spherical ice cubes.
While the concept of paying $75 for ice cubes is completely insane, it's not the least bit insane to point out that some ice is better than others, just like some water is better than others. All the "craft cocktail" bars that spend thousands of dollars on ice machines that can produce huge cubes (or spheres, or even rectangles) have a point: if you're sipping something like a 21-year-old single malt and want it chilled instead of neat, you need to put an ice cube with, yes, a zero-taste profile in it. The municipal water supplies in some cities are utterly disgusting, to the point of the water being undrinkable because it's overchlorinated / smelly / brown.
But yeah, buying ice cubes via MAIL ORDER is just nuts.
I'd pat $75 for ten ice cubes only if they were made with Matt Bomer's ass sweat.
[quote]Who would buy this bullshit? Some rich fuck with money to burn?
Exactly. If MTV's Cribs was still on, every rapper featured would be proudly showing this off in their freezers.
"Mariko" = pejorative Spanish slang for a gay guy. Lol! Whoever slipped that by knew the target market!
$75 for posh, status ice is ludicrous, but the money recirculates-they're not burning cash. When I was young I was incensed hearing that Saul Steinberg spent $50K renting spotlights to illuminate stained glass windows for his daughter's nighttime wedding. It was just money going to a small business.
Best not to count other people's money - even the biggest cretins. Jay----Z spent $100K for a champagne fountain at a fundraiser. This is what when thrifty Yankee Wasp ways are replaced by Cali cartel-style conspicuous consumption.
Next month's "Martha Stewart Living" will have an article on how she makes these at home with the frozen pond on her estate and her three-room, split-level ice house.
If you're sipping on a 21-year old single malt, you'd be a fucking idiot to put ice in it in the first place.
To buy a $7.50 ice cube only adds "douchebag" to "idiot."
But you know, when there are a few people with more money than they literally know what to do with, products like these will creep up to fill the void.
It's the ONLY ice I use. I have a special walk-in subzero just for my ice cubes, which melt slower and taste better than YOUR ice cubes, Dear.
Actually, I do have a special ice maker, it's a Scotsman. It produces beautifully formed ice that has a slower melting rate. The unit isn't cooled, just insulated, so the ice never sticks together, it slowly melts. It's wonderful. It was like 1200.00, but it is like 15 years old. So quite a value per cube!
Put a sock in it, Goopy @ R43.
R45 OB-viously has not read any of the fine cookbooks I "authored" or he would know the value of a 5-star ice cube.
Can I have a look? 'Cause if I can't....
love that, R47!!
Sure...I have to get the manager to unlock them...but these Aniston ice cubes are just like the shit ice cubes you've got in your hand, only much more expensive.
They have all kinds of shit out there for rich people to spend lots of money on. There is a service that provides first run movies to screen in your home theatre for $500 per movie.
I love r47!
If you're worried about zero-taste profile for your ice try using high quality distilled water for a couple of bucks. The ice tastes pure and great.
Really r27? It's fucking ice. ICE.
Didn't I sign for you my new "Cooking With Ice" cookbook for you last weekend in the Hamptons?
A super lovely idea for gracious living. Will have the house manager order them for Saturday night cocktails around the pool.
I have a better line of ice cubes. Mine are crystal clear and have a pool of semen from endangered animals in the center.
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Go look. Mazeltops!
Stop calling these $75 ice cubes. They're $105 ice cubes including shipping.
Don't hate: Refrigerate!
WW for r58.
I think I'm more offended by the $175 three layer butter cake on that site. One hundred seventy five dollars for a CAKE.
I'd buy them, if they were vanilla flavored.
[quote]It produces beautifully formed ice that has a slower melting rate.
Two people have said this now, but how does expensive ice last longer than cheap ice? Isn't it H2O + temperature = water regardless?
And a follow-up question: Isn't the point that the ice melts to cool the drink? So slow melting ice would be less efficient ice, right?
I'm the first to admit I know nothing about science, but I do seem to recall this discussion from about 2nd grade--right after the part about no two snowflakes being alike.
R62, it's "clear" ice... the clarity comes from the lack of bubbles, which means less surface area, which means it will melt more slowly (it will also chill your drink more slowly, but that's not super-relevant I guess, since the point of this is to savor, and you probably pour the drink in slowly over the ice, so it gets cold enough "quickly enough").
I just ordered a case to be delivered to the starving Darfur orphans.
Are they reusable?
I love that website, r25! Thanks for posting it, I had never seen it before.
I'd love to try that just for the sake of it.. love ice cubes. But melting rate?!? Come on.. sounds like an article from the Onion.
r75 Nope, it's the real deal. If there are air bubbles in the water as it freezes, they take up space that could be occupied by more water. Water also expands as it freezes, as opposed to most other things. That trapped air allows more air to enter, WARMER air, and thus the ice melts faster(since it's melting from the outside and the inside simultaneously) Water used to make ice that has been boiled, cooled, boiled again eliminates this problem-try it.
Interesting r76. Come to think of it, there would be a melting rate for the polar ice caps or whatever, but it does sound odd in this context.
Next up: Frozen Holy Water from the River Jordan.
[quote] Water used to make ice that has been boiled, cooled, boiled again eliminates this problem-try it.
So, is that how you make crystal clear ice sculptures?
[quote]it's not the least bit insane to point out that some ice is better than others, just like some water is better than others. All the "craft cocktail" bars that spend thousands of dollars on ice machines that can produce huge cubes (or spheres, or even rectangles) have a point: if you're sipping something like a 21-year-old single malt and want it chilled instead of neat, you need to put an ice cube with, yes, a zero-taste profile in it.
Steam-distilled water is the cleanest, purest water possible, and is affordable to everyone.
Only a pretentious jackass would spend ANY money on ice cubes (not counting buying a bag), never mind $75!
There are YouTube videos that show you how to make you're own "clear" ice. The trick is to use distilled water and freeze it VERY slowly. And then to cut away the top layer of ice which will still have bubbles in it.
There are also simple molds you can buy that will allow you to make perfectly spherical ice-cubes (interestingly, you start out with a large hunk of ice, and the mold presses in and melts away all but a sphere.
Again, there are videos on how to do this all over the internet.
You can make your own for WAY less than $7.50 a cube.
For ice sculptures, they have freezing machines that also keep the water in motion. Air bubbles continuously rise to the surface, most go off into the atmosphere, some are trapped in a layer at the top(which are then either chipped off during the sculpture process, or, if the water was in a decorative mold, the bubbly layer now becomes the base) Isn't science wonderful?