Even as MLB teams are introducing lots of exotic new food offerings -- think 18-inch corn dogs for $25 and poutine dogs -- a new plate that will be served at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago this season may take the cake. Er, the ice cream.
The White Sox announced that fans at their games this year can purchase a full-size batting helmet with an ice cream sundae inside. That amounts to 12 scoops of ice cream (four each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry), drizzled with caramel, strawberry sauce and chocolate syrup and adorned with two bananas, whipped cream and cherries.
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The entire dish weighs three pounds and will cost $17.
The item is meant to be shared, but the team has no illusions that some daring fans will view this monstrosity as a challenge.
"I'm sure a couple fans are going to try to crush it alone, but we're hoping it's for a family," Brooks Boyer, the White Sox's senior vice president of sales and marketing told ESPN. "That being said, we'll have something special for the first person who takes it down by themselves."
The mini-baseball helmet served with a few scoops of ice cream is a popular item across the country, but this may be the first full-sized helmet around. One can only imagine what comes next.