Chester Janick has had more than a taste of success in his long career. Janick, of Aurora, Ill., estimates he has eaten more than 11,000 pints of ice cream on the job--mostly in tablespoon-size bites--and has tried more than 200 flavors, including many he created himself, as a professional ice cream sampler. Some flavors never made it past the testing stage. "There was the chocolate-pineapple," he recalled. "We tried it about 20 years ago, and it just didn't work. Those two flavors don't work out together." But people scooped up many of his other flavors, such as razzmatazzberry, ivory chocolate and cherry cordial. Janick, 63, has some advice for amateur ice cream tasters: Because of the effect of freezing on ingredients, "people should eat their ice cream when it's just beginning to melt." Janick, who began his career in 1943, can't seem to get his fill on the job. "I also eat ice cream at home. Usually with toppings and a couple of times a week."
--Even though Denver seems to have plenty of room for the buffalo to roam--13,000 acres of mountain parkland in Jefferson and Douglas counties--city officials want to reduce their herds. So, bison buyers will have a chance to bid Thursday when 25 yearlings go on the block to keep the city's two-herd total to a manageable 50 head, Denver Mountain Park officials said. Park foreman Lee Gylling said buffaloes brought an average price of $450 at last year's auction.