Geedunk is Deelicious

Story by Johnny Sain

Photo by Liz Chrisman

The Geedunk Co.

200 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville

The lingos found within every subculture are so interesting. Military subcultures particularly so since the meanings of many words and phrases founded there have double-duty in civilian speak. “No man’s land,” “on the double,” and catching “a lot of flak” are just a few of the more commonly used.

Now you can add “geedunk” to that vocabulary.

Navy folks know this one well. The geedunk is where you get the goodies — chips, sweets, and other snacks on a ship.

And in the River Valley, The Geedunk Co. is where you go to get incredibly delicious frozen treats — soft serve ice cream (from Russellville’s own Sugar Creek) with a twist, Dole whip (dairy free, lactose free, gluten free and vegan) creations, milkshakes, sundaes, chilly willy’s and waffle cone boopdiddley’s.

I sampled the Chub Club — vanilla ice cream topped with cookie dough bites, brownie bites, chocolate chips, and drizzled with chocolate sauce. It was exactly the cool sugary decadence you’d expect with those ingredients.

Liz tried the slightly healthier option of a tropical fruit sundae, which is Dole whip piled with fresh pineapples and strawberries.

Truth be told, you can’t go wrong with either selection or the multitude of other options available.

The Geedunk Co. offers a boatload of summer selections sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.