The Chicago White Sox Introduce an Insane Dessert Option


Apr. 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A young fan eats ice cream during the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Hot dogs. Peanuts. Cracker Jacks. Beer. These are what most people think of when ballpark fare is mentioned. Of course, different ballparks have their own unique items, such as the sushi at Safeco Field or the loaded rib-eye sandwich at Kauffman Stadium. The Chicago White Sox are certainly looking to add to the list of unique ballpark food.

The White Sox announced several additions to the menu on Tuesday, highlighted by a Banana Split Sundae Helmet. While the concept of getting an ice cream in a miniature replica helmet is nothing new, this dessert item is set to far outpace any other ballpark ice cream.

Served in a full sized batting practice helmet, the colossal dessert featured a whopping twelve scoops of ice cream (four each of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla), two bananas, caramel, strawberry and chocolate sauces, and is then topped in whipped cream and cherries. And how much is this massive amount of ice cream going to cost? For $17, you can attempt to wolf down the entire dessert on your own.

Of course, that is not what the White Sox intend. Instead, that dessert is meant to be shared by multiple people, perhaps a family or a group of people seeing the game together. Naturally, the White Sox understand that people are going to attempt to eat the entire thing on their own. They have even indicated that there will be something for the first person to devour the sundae on their own.

"“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 senior vice president of sales and marketing, said. “That being said, we’ll have something special for the first person who takes it down by themselves.”"

Any fans wanting to attempt to risk putting themselves in a sugar induced coma to snare some White Sox swag may want to hurry up. The 285lb Adam Dunn may decide that he is in need of a snack, and attempt to devour an entire sundae. Noted jolluxes C.C. Sabathia and Prince Fielder will be making treks to U.S. Cellular Field from May 22nd through May 25th and from August 4th through 6th respectively. That does not even factor in other heavyset players such as David Ortiz or Billy Butler.

If you have ever thought about what it would be like to eat three pounds of ice cream, now you can find out for just $17 this season. Why do I sense a Man vs. Food – Ballpark Edition coming down the pipeline?