Conagraphs (kohn’ a grafs) – n. The raised relief squares on an ice cream cone.
Even though the weather outside is frightful, that does not stop us from wanting ice cream any time of the year, and what could be better than a double dip of any favourite flavour in a sugar or waffle cone. Conagraphs are what make these cones so much better than those little cup cones that get served at the fast food outlets. Anyone that frequents places like Baskin-robbins or more obscure places like Going Banana Splits, you want those conagraphs to catch every little drop that might slide down into the bottom of the cone. Ice cream is a precious commodity that has only been put in such cones for about the last century. We should enjoy it while we can, and only go for those brands that feature all natural ingredients so we can savour the many wonderful flavours from home-style vanilla to daiquiri ice and everything in between. The combination of ideas for flavours never seems to end. Conagraphs come in two varieties, large and small, but the large waffle cones tend to be more popular. Back in the 1980s, many outlets baked the cones on site in a special waffle iron, so you could smell the sweet goodness all over the street or themepark, which was so good for business. Don’t know how many places still do this, but if you run across one, don’t leave without giving it a try.