But even I have to admit that HEB has taken things a bit far. HEB is a large grocery chain here in Texas. Like many large grocery chains, they have their own line of foods, including "Creamy Creations Premium Ice Creams." For reasons I don't fully understand, that line of ice creams has way more flavors of vanilla than are necessary. Eight (as far as I've seen so far), to be exact: Handmade Vanilla, 1905 Vanilla, Vanilla Bean, French Vanilla, Lo-Cal Vanilla, Hand-Churned Vanilla, Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, and, because someone clearly had a sense of humor about all of this, Vanilla.
Clearly, just randomly picking one of these each time I get ice cream is not adequate. I had to figure out which one I like best. So, logically, I had to set up brackets.
So far in round 1, Handmade Vanilla pulled off an upset over 1905 Vanilla (going into this, I thought 1905 Vanilla was my favorite, but it lost handily when I put it in a head-to-head). I have Vanilla Bean and Vanilla in my freezer now for their first-round matchup. I'll report more as I get further into the project.