If you thought there was one only way to devour a scoop of ice cream, hold on to your seat — or your teeth. There's a new food debate in town, and it's bound to give you brain freeze. Licking a dripping cone of ice cream under the hot sun is a summer rite of passage. Something we never pictured in that scenario?
Police identify juvenile who licked ice cream tub in viral video
Do you bite or lick your ice cream? Photo sparks debate
The female suspect ran her tongue across the top of an open half-gallon of Blue Bell Tin Roof ice cream, and then returned the container to the freezer shelf. It was fitting that the ice cream lick seen round the world took place a day before the Fourth of July. She then licks it before putting the top back on and the carton back in the store's freezer. On HoustonChronicle. In fact, the company went one stop further by indicating that it might consider placing additional protections such as a wrapper onto the carton. According to Blue Bell's website, during production, half gallon containers are flipped upside down and sent to a hardening room where the ice cream freezes.
VIDEO: Woman Licks Ice Cream Carton in Store, Places It Back on Shelf
Some tubs of ice cream come with a peel-away plastic seal under the lid. But many don't. A viral video has hundreds of people across social media wondering why all ice cream pints and tubs don't come with an extra layer of protection. A video posted to Twitter last Monday purportedly shows a young woman in a grocery store freezer aisle opening a large container of Blue Bell ice cream and then taking a big lick off the top. After the deed is done, she simply puts the carton back in the freezer case where any customer could presumably pick it up and take it home.
The girl laughs throughout the short video. The owner of the Twitter account responsible for sharing the viral video, which goes by the name Optimus Primal, tells TIME he found the video through Instagram as part of a story shared by the actress Alexis Fields-Jackson and reposted it. He says did not know the identities of the people in the video. Blue Bell has removed all other half gallons of Tin Roof ice cream from the Walmart location.