Tradeoffs vex the production of even the most pleasure-producing products, such as ice-cream-on-a-stick treats. This study studies some of those tradeoffs:
“Energy and Economic Analysis of Ice Cream Stick Production with Brine Tank Machine,” Riswanti Sigalingging and Lukman Adlin Harahap, Researchers World, vol. 2, no. 3, 2011.
The authors, at the University of North Sumatra, Indonesia, report: “Base cost can be reduced by using less expensive ice cream ingridients [sic] but it will increase the amount of ice cream stick to be produced and sold…”