If we all screamed at once for ice cream, the resulting sonic boom would destroy the sun, turning the entire solar system into a freezer in which we could store more ice cream. Warm up your shoutin’ muscles with today’s Groupon to Country Lane Bulk Foods in Independence. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a 10-scoop ice-cream punch card (a $20 value).
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Amish pickles, butter, and sweets.<p>
Country Lane Bulk Foods weaves delicate webs of nostalgia with more than 20 flavors of locally churned ice cream and hand-crafted treats from Amish communities throughout the country. Frozen mounds of sweet cream flavored with fudge brownies, cinnamon, or blueberry muffins fill cones and dishes in the shop’s charming café. A plethora of pickled vegetables that hail from the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and local Amish and Mennonite communities range from watermelon rind ($5.29) to bread ‘n’ butter pickles ($4.49), tastefully stretching vinegar’s usefulness beyond the usual boundaries of powering science-fair volcanoes. Pickled okra ($5.49) or beets ($4.89–$6.99) and spicy ginger snaps ($1.64/12 oz.) tingle tongues, and rolled butter ($4.29/10 oz. or $8.90/2 lbs.) evokes sentimental memories of antique butter churns checking their pagers.