Saturday, July 26, 2008

Food Jargon of the Day: Chewable Ice and The Chew Belt

Chewable Ice
Tiny, pellet-sized "cublets" created by ice makers to satisfy compulsive ice chewers. Developed by Scotsman Ice Systems, chewable ice is sold under a variety of brands including Chewblet, Nugget Ice and Pearl Ice.

The Chew Belt
a.k.a. the Southern U.S., home to the greatest concentration of compulsive ice chewers.