Dean & Deluca
$75 for ten ice cubes
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/13/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/14/2013|
How do you ship ice cubes and guarantee that they won't melt?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/14/2013|
I would order some, but those lazy bastards at D&D failed to include any recipes.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/14/2013|
Roll out the guillotines!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/14/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/14/2013|
It's my favorite dessert!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/14/2013|
I am heartened to learned that the Spheres are spherical and the cubes are symmetrical.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/14/2013|
Rafalca loves these but I prefer a more elegant ice for our family's lemonade.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/14/2013|
They tout the melting rate of the ice, but doesn't all ice melt at the same rate?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/14/2013|
LOL@R6 ! BRILLIANT!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/14/2013|
Seriously!? I thought this was a spoof...
This world is truly screwed.
Meanwhile a starving family sleeps under a bridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/14/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/14/2013|
Cut it in half...and DOUBLE IT!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/14/2013|
Cheap at twice the price.
If only it bore a prestige logo...
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/14/2013|
r14 It's difficult to put a watermark on ice.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/14/2013|
But couldn't they try, R15? It would make the product so much more valuable to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/14/2013|
A "zero taste profile," just like my line of shoes!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/14/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/14/2013|
For that amount of money, it better come from a 10,000 year old glacial core.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/14/2013|
I could never trust a firm so sloppy they only get 10 ice cubes from a 300lb block of ice.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/14/2013|
Shipping kills the deal...it's $30.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/14/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/14/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/14/2013|
It truly is disgusting. Everyone knows that to chill premium whiskeys one uses stone cubes.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/14/2013|
[quote]When is that revolution going to start?
It cant start soon enough for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/14/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/14/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/14/2013|
What's their return policy?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/14/2013|
(rolling eyes at R27, as she balls her fists and stamps her feet)
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/14/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/14/2013|
R27 eats piles of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/14/2013|
I ordered some, but when the package arrived in the mail there was only a soggy spot on the bottom of an empty box.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/14/2013|
These will be perfect for organic gooseberry and cucumber smoothies.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/14/2013|
Why don't all the haters just fuck off! This is SO typical of DL. They are PERFECTLY spherical ice cubes.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/14/2013|
I'd pat $75 for ten ice cubes only if they were made with Matt Bomer's ass sweat.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/14/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/14/2013|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/14/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/14/2013|
Put a sock in it, Goopy @ R43.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/14/2013|
Can I have a look? 'Cause if I can't....
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||08/14/2013|
I love r47!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||08/14/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||08/15/2013|
Really r27? It's fucking ice. ICE.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||08/15/2013|
Didn't I sign for you my new "Cooking With Ice" cookbook for you last weekend in the Hamptons?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||08/15/2013|
A super lovely idea for gracious living. Will have the house manager order them for Saturday night cocktails around the pool.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||08/15/2013|
I have a better line of ice cubes. Mine are crystal clear and have a pool of semen from endangered animals in the center.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||08/15/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 56||08/15/2013|
Stop calling these $75 ice cubes. They're $105 ice cubes including shipping.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||08/15/2013|
Don't hate: Refrigerate!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||08/15/2013|
WW for r58.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||08/15/2013|
I think I'm more offended by the $175 three layer butter cake on that site. One hundred seventy five dollars for a CAKE.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||08/15/2013|
I'd buy them, if they were vanilla flavored.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||08/15/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||08/15/2013|
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").
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/15/2013|
I just ordered a case to be delivered to the starving Darfur orphans.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||08/15/2013|
Are they reusable?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/15/2013|
I love that website, r25! Thanks for posting it, I had never seen it before.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||08/15/2013|
I prefer these.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||08/15/2013|
I recall when D & D opened, the guys (John and Giorgio) swore to provide finest comestibles at accessible pricing.
That didn't last long.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||08/15/2013|
Oh, maybe it's Peter Dean. Dead long time, anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||08/15/2013|
We have a D&D in Kansas City. I love to go there and watch the shoppers. I would almost pay that for the ice cubes just to set around and observe.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||08/15/2013|
I have enough shipped weekly to melt and bathe in once a month.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/15/2013|
$18 would also help put food in our mouths you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||08/15/2013|
I'd buy them if they were made with Kabbalah water.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||08/15/2013|
This is how you KNOW the wealthy have too much damn money
|by Anonymous||reply 74||08/16/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||08/16/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||08/16/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||08/16/2013|
Next up: Frozen Holy Water from the River Jordan.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||08/16/2013|
[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?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/16/2013|
[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!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||08/18/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/18/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/13/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/13/2013|