I love ice cubes. They crunch and cool you down. The square ones out of the bag are the best. They are mostly such proud individuals, with the occasional social group solidified together. They make my drinks happy and my teeth eager...to crush and pulverize. It's worth the risk of that one little piece that seems to sit on a tooth a little too long and ZING it touches that nerve. So, you wait a minute or two and tap that cup again. A new, slightly melted, slippery soft cube rushes in and you start all over. I love ice.