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What’s Your Favorite Torico’s Ice Cream Flavor?

Torico’s Ice Cream is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on July 8 and we want to hear from you! What is your favorite ice cream flavor from the store? The poll gives you a choice of 10 unique flavors from the shop.

What is your favorite Torico Ice Cream Flavor?

The first and perhaps most unique is their Ube flavor. This ice cream is a very popular flavor in the Philippines and gets its color from a sweet purple yam called ube used in many Filipino desserts. 

Chocolate lovers rejoice as they have tasty flavors for you including either rocky road or chocolate blackout. What’s better than chocolate? Peanut butter flavored ice cream surrounding chunks of chocolate and banana throughout!

For all you coffee lovers out there, they also have a coffee cookies flavor to get that sweet taste you know so well. In addition, they have: coconut joy, poundcake, cookies & cream, butter pecan, strawberry cheesecake, coconut sherbet, cherry pistachio and bubble gum.

Let us know in the link above what your favorite ice cream flavor is!

Sophie Gutter on Chess For Chicas

Sophie Gutter, creator of Chess For Chicas, sat with Maria Falzo in the #HipNJ studio to discuss making playing chess fun for girls.

Sophie wrote a book titled, Chess for Chicas: How to Play Chess and Love It, after noticing that the vast majority of kids she was playing chess with were boys. She began playing chess when she was four, and began competing in tournaments when she was in Kindergarten.

Emily Levy, Sophia’s mom, tells Falzo that her daughter got the sense that other girls were not as drawn to chess as she was, so she developed Chess For Chicas. The mother and daughter team developed both the book and a chess set, aimed at making chess exciting for girls.

What is Sophie’s favorite part of the game? “Winning,” she says. To learn more, click here.

Celebrate Read Across America Day in New Jersey

Read Across America Day is today, and #HipNJ has compiled a list of events throughout the Garden State to help you celebrate!

NEA‘s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Seussian Storytime

March 2
Teaneck Public Library

Read Across America Day Celebration

March 2
Union Public Library

Read Across America Day Celebration

March 2
Montclair Public Library

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Breakfast

March 3
Liberty Hall Museum

Read Across America 2018 Program

March 3
Paterson Free Public Library