Claremont High School junior Loraine Ong made Round 3 in the Cold Stone Creamery contest for her ice cream mix flavor, Heath Wave, which I wrote about in September. But her chances of winning the $30,000 grand prize seem to be, sad to say, melting.
She’s ranked No. 11 * in online votes, with 60 as of Friday. The No. 1 contestant, Orlando Morales of Puerto Rico, has 877 votes.
His flavor, Black & White Delight, has French vanilla ice cream, brownies, white chocolate chips and caramel. Ong’s has French vanilla ice cream, brownies, a Heath Bar and fudge.
Call me biased as a Claremonter, but does Morales’ flavor really sound 15 times better than Ong’s? Or even any better?
So stop into a Cold Stone, buy the Heath Wave creation (or any ice cream), ask for the voting code for Heath Wave, go to http:imixamerica.com and give her a vote. Voting closes Dec. 31. We can’t let Puerto Rico punk us.
* UPDATE: As of Monday morning Loraine jumped to No. 5 with 335 votes. Wow! She’s still in this thing, folks.