Three Things I Saw In Madrid This Past Year:

19 Sep

1. A Gold Vending Machine: It was in my hotel.

2. The largest potato chip I’ve ever seen in my life.

3. And the three worst ice cream flavors in history. That’s Tomato. Blue Cheese. And Serrano Ham.

29 Responses to “Three Things I Saw In Madrid This Past Year:”

  1. pamelalovescharlie September 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Ewww…lol…did you try the ice cream? It sounds awful…but the gold machine is pretty cool!!!

  2. Kate September 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    I don’t know…if the blue cheese flavor doesn’t have sugar in it, I’m SO ON BOARD WITH THAT.

  3. Patty September 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I’ve seen worse flavors…they had maple bacon ice cream sundaes at Denny’s! Oh, the food adventures you and S22 have!

  4. Debbie M. September 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    LOL, I hope you didn’t eat that unhealthy potato chip. I wouldn’t go near those ice cream flavors.

  5. Sam Grant September 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    A friend of mine made jalapeno ice cream she said it was pretty good

  6. Say September 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Jorge , you visit some interesting places. who on earth eats Blue cheese ice cream!!!?!?!

  7. Kristianna September 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Yikes. I have heard from a few people that the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s garlic ice cream is actually rather good, and now that I see your post, I think it’s gotta be way better than bleu cheese. Egads. Though, maybe you put the three flavors together and you have some wicked sandwich-y sundae??

    Gold to go. Very practical.

  8. leendadll September 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    hahahaha… did you buy the gold? did you try the ice cream? did you eat the chip? we need to know these things!

  9. PrincessPeach September 20, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    Ok, You have to come and have an ice cream in Italy, there’s beans, pore mushroom, onions, pasta….. EW!!!

  10. MM September 20, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    That’s one beast of a potato chip, kinda looks like Evard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ if you tilt your head to the right.

  11. Claudia September 20, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    I wonder who would even consider eating that ice cream???? YUCK.
    You find the wildest things, always crack me up.

  12. MARTA(BcN) September 20, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    jjaaj cosas españolas,, spanish things! está muy de moda vender oro,sell gold is in fashion..we are in economic crisis :S ,hay mucha crisis economica en españa y las tiendas de venta de oro se han disparado por todo el pais, desde capitales como Madrid o Barcelona, hasta en ciudades mas pequeñas.

  13. Jeff September 20, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    At our state fair that ended a couple of weeks ago, they were selling sweet corn ice cream.

  14. jennY September 20, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    wow those are some crazy flavors! gold bar vending machines awesome! big chips mmmm!

  15. James Hernandez September 20, 2011 at 11:19 am #


    Haven’t the Spainard’s heard of ATM theft? Or does the machine dispence an ownership certificate?

  16. photoskunk September 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    The things I learn from your blog – had no idea there were gold vending machines!

  17. Donna Siano September 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    I just have to say one thing first. You are so so cute in this picture. I think they go to far when it comes to Ice Cream. Vanilla and Chocolate ok and maybe Mint and chip. I like homemade the best. Thanks for the pictures.

  18. llisa September 21, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Did you get Bethany a little something from the vending machine???… what… it didn’t take quarters? Bhahahahahaha

  19. Pedro September 21, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Nunca he visto máquinas que venden oro, ni sabía que exiten y vivo en España. Las patatas fritas seguro que estaban buenísimas pero en cuanto a los helados decir que a mi tampoco se me hacen nada apetecibles el de tomate, el de jamón y el de queso azul.

    Yo creo que donde esté un buen plato de jamón serrano de pata negra que se quite cualquier helado por mucho que se le parezca.

    Un saludo Jorge,

  20. Melody September 21, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Evidently they have those gold machines in Las Vegas casinos now too. Blue cheese? I don’t even like that in normal form, let along ice cream. Gross.

  21. Calandra September 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m thinking they don’t add sugar to the ice cream flavors, so it’s probably not sweet. I would definitely eat tomato or blue cheese ice cream, but ham seems like a weird flavor.

  22. Tadge September 22, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Nah you know I think I could dig the blue cheese one if it wasn’t too pungent 🙂

  23. Mark Brockman (@markbrockman) September 23, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    Ham might be good.

  24. Rafa acmewolf September 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    My friend, these things are not uncommon.
    The real Spanish omelette with potato and onion is.. but many people do not want onion and is a problem. In Spain, the omelette is really egg and potato and onion. We will not have a problem.

  25. Rafa acmewolf September 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    A Spanish tortilla with egg and potato is fine.

  26. jackson September 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    MMMMMMmmmmmmm!!! I want me some ham ice cream . . . Here’s something to think about: using it in a rootbeer float!

  27. Karla September 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I used to live 45 minutes from the Gilroy Garlic Festival and yes, the garlic ice cream is pretty good, but to be honest by that time I had eaten so much garlic that it was going to be garlic ice cream no matter what.

    I would have tried the tomato ice cream…

  28. Brandy October 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    In Vancouver there is Casa Gelato, when I was there I sampled portobello, blue cheese and pear, kimchee, and a few other weird flavors. Of course I ordered something normal.

  29. David October 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Have you tried the serrano ham ice cream? I’d really be curious about its taste.

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