Lake Forest, Alta.
— A new study from a group of University of Alberta researchers has found that the quality of ice cream can make a big difference when it comes to the size of your cone.
The study, published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, found that a cone of the right size was far more likely to be an attraction than one that was too small.
“When we compare the cone sizes of people who eat ice cream with people who do not, we see that the cone size that’s larger has a larger number of people eating it,” said professor Mark Crouch, lead author of the study.
“The cone size of people that eat ice creams, by the way, tends to be about 10 times larger.”
The researchers examined a sample of 1,200 people who were recruited from a database of nearly 2 million Canadians and were asked how often they ate ice cream at least once in their lifetime.
They then asked how many people ate it each day.
The results revealed that the bigger the cone, the more people who said they would eat ice-cream.
The researchers then looked at how people ate ice-milk products.
The study found that people who ate ice creamed milk products ate more ice cream each day, but it also found that those who ate more milk products were also more likely than the less milk-savvy group to report eating ice-creme products.
“We found that if you’re a little bit bigger than average in height and weight, you’re less likely to get a good ice cream,” Crouch said.
“It’s a good indication of a good size for a good cone.”
The study also found the biggest ice-cone is made of about 20 per cent water.
Crouch’s team is now planning to do a follow-up study to examine how people are getting water into their ice-cakes.