2016 Bonus Round 4: Donuts v Ice Cream

I’m so rumbly in my tumbly
A time for something sweet

Every year I try to give my students a fun question on their final exam. This year, I received permission to receive their answers. Over the next few weeks (i.e. summer “vacation”), I will share their answers with you, for a total of 6 questions.


Round 4: Donuts or Ice Cream? Defend Your Answer.

Dunkin' Donuts Santa Monica Grand Opening

Student 1

Ice cream has a better taste and will still taste the same the next day. Donuts usually get hard and stale, and nobody wants that for a midnight snack!

Student 2

Ice cream is better because it is icy cold & is nice on a hot summer day or when you are watching a movie. It’s like heaven in a bowl (or cone, if you like those).

Student 3

I like donuts better, preferably glazed ones from Krispy Kreme. Ice cream melts. Donuts do not. End of discussion.

Student 4

I like ice cream better because there are more flavors of ice cream that I like than there are flavors of donuts that I like.

Student 5

I would have to say ice cream. There are many different flavors which I don’t find with donuts. Ice cream goes well with cake at a birthday party. Although ice cream probably has a great deal of calories, the donut has a larger reputation for them. People are more likely to eat a ice cream than a donut and not feel guilty about it. You can’t make a milkshake out of a donut; that would be awful.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone

Student 6

I like ice cream for all the toppings you can put on it like cool whip, syrup, and other stuff.

Student 7

I like ice cream better because it is a whole food. Donuts have holes in them, and I’m pretty sure it’s a scam because they don’t sell donut holes. They say they do, but have you tried putting a donut hole in the hole of a donut to make a whole donut? It doesn’t work because it’s a conspiracy.

Student 8

Ice cream because it is cold.

Student 9

Ice cream because it’s just better.

My Answer:

Donuts, especially Boston Creme or Blueberry Cake from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Just say “NO!” to Krispy Kreme.

5 thoughts on “2016 Bonus Round 4: Donuts v Ice Cream

  1. I loved the thought process or #5 and the wonderful conspiracy theory from #7. Great stuff – love reading the way kids think!

    As an aside, my kids (now heading into college freshman and sophomore) found my old notebook with writings, short stories and poetry from high school. Since I am an engineer/statistician it is fair to say they don’t see that side of me much … and they loved that insight (since they are both liberal arts people in BFA programs)

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