Fans Of Sonic's Ice Need To Know About This Fancy New Fridge

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Watch out, Sonic! You might not be the only ice show in town for much longer. The tiny, crunchy, ice (a.k.a. pellet, nugget, or pebble ice) from Sonic has such a fan following that the restaurant chain even put a 44-ounce cup of the ice up for auction last year on eBay, with the proceeds going to DonorsChoose (via Fox News). Sonic customers have been known to purchase cups of ice, sans beverage, and some Sonic locations will even sell die-hard fans a 10-pound bag of ice for just $2 (via Hip2Save).

What's the big deal with this ice? Sonic's vice president of product innovation and development, Scott Uehlein, told GQ, "The ice melts at an optimal speed without diluting the drink flavor too much." OK, we get it. People like a cold drink that doesn't get watered down, and maybe they even enjoy crunching on ice. But now there may be a new way for Sonic ice fans to skip the drive and start making their own ice at home in the form of a refrigerator that provides instant Sonic ice satisfaction.

How you can make Sonic ice in your kitchen

Samsung just introduced a super fancy refrigerator and named it the Bespoke 4-Door Flex. (Even the name sounds high-end.) And boy, is this thing loaded with customizable features! However, one element in particular stood out from the refrigerator pack. Inside the hidden Beverage Center, as Samsung describes, there is a "Dual Auto Ice Maker that can make regular cubed ice as well as nugget ice — smaller, more chewable pieces of ice that will cool down your drinks even quicker." Notice how Samsung emphasized the term "nugget" ice? They know what they are doing. They even feature a photo pointing out the "Ice Bites."

However, not to harsh your groove, these new high-end fridges will likely cost a pretty penny... and most dentists frown on chewing ice. Not only can chewing ice damage your tooth enamel and gums, but you can even chip a tooth or two. Ouch! Additionally, if you find that you are chewing ice more often than usual, you may want to check with your doctor about an iron deficiency or something called PICA, a compulsion to eat nonnutritive foods (via Insider).