There are those who prefer nugget ice and then there are those who are cavemen and cavewomen.

In Utah, using nugget ice is a status symbol. It's like driving one of those Kia Telluride's that every Mom, Dick, and Harry is cruising around the TJ Maxx parking lot in these days. If you're not using nugget ice in a Stanley mug then you're probably not going to the Morgan Wallen concert in Vegas and you sure as heck aren't meeting your sales goals for Young Living Essential Oils.

At Costco, they have a nugget ice maker that is taking the Western world by storm. It costs $220 bucks an I'm sure they aren't going to be there long.

Helen Rosner of The New Yorker is one of the initiated: (full article)

"I knew that I loved the good ice before I knew what the good ice was called. There was the cherry limeade I ordered, mid-road-trip, at a Sonic Drive-In in central Florida, which was gloriously sweet and tart but also somehow sparkled. There was the iced latte I drank at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, on a jet-lagged morning in Los Angeles, which somehow felt more right than any of its counterparts at trendier cafes nearby. There was the whisky-rocks at a New Orleans bar (crowded, dimly lit, awfully late at night, I have no idea where it was), which was more of a whiskey-gravel, a not-quite slush that was cold and peculiarly soft. The good ice makes average drinks great, and great drinks godly. The good ice is pellet ice, and to know it is to need it."

Are you a nugget ice snob?

The Feds Say These 6 Utah Homes Used To Be Scary Meth Labs

These are the six homes and buildings in Utah that the DEA lists as having once been a "clandestine lab" or a drug lab.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

More From Sports Radio 97.7