Monday, March 30, 2015

READER REVIEW: Ryan J's Review of Steve's Blackberry Crumble

Steve's Ice Cream has released a slew of new flavors this month! And I've been anxious to try a few. Finally, I've managed to get my hands on one - Blackberry Crumble. This flavor is one of their dairy line. Steve's does have an expansive line of dairy-free, coconut-based ice creams but this isn't one of them. When the new flavors were announced, it seemed a few of them were made as challengers to popular Jeni's flavors - with Blackberry Crumble as Steve's response to Jeni's Brambleberry Crisp (which I've tasted). So, I'll use that as a key to judging this new flavor.

One thing to note about Steve's new era is the packaging makeover and changes shown with it. Before, I believe that all sugar in Steve's ice creams was certified organic, but that's not the case with Blackberry Crumble. I don't know if this is a change to all Steve's products or if only this flavor, but it is a relief to see that they've added the "GMO free" guarantee on the front of the label. Win some, lose some I guess...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Buttah Cookie Core Versus Boom Chocolatta! Cookie Core

Recently, we've been very unlucky in getting any of the recent Ben & Jerry's releases. In fact, until we stumbled upon these two flavors earlier this week, we hadn't seen any of the Cookie Core flavors in our area despite being released at the beginning of the year. Even though reviewing a pint of Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Core wasn't possible, we pressed forward with a showdown between Peanut Buttah Cookie Core and Boom Chocolatta! Cookie Core. The carton on the left features a peanut butter ice cream with crunchy peanut butter sugar bits, peanut butter cookies & a peanut butter cookie core while the one of the right brings together mocha & caramel ice creams with chocolate cookies, fudge flakes & a chocolate cookies core.

FREEZER FIND: Sam's Choice Release Two New Flavors, Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle and Butterscotch Salted Chocolate Fudge

Yesterday, a reader of ours submitted this Freezer Find. It seems as if Sam's Choice is having success with their super-premium quarts of ice cream and are looking to expand their lineup by adding Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle and Butterscotch Salted Chocolate Fudge. Given the flavor success of Sam's Choice in the past, these may be worth picking up.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

FREEZER FIND: Ben & Jerry's Blondie Ambition, The Flavor Formerly Known as Rockin' Blondies

Two loyal and very passionate Ben & Jerry's brand enthusiasts stumbled across this Freezer Find in Middletown, NJ. Blonde Ambition, buttery brown sugar ice cream with blonde brownies & butterscotch toffee flakes. Interestingly enough, this is the exact same description as Rockin' Blondies. It appears as we have an official name change.

NEWS: Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard, Dairy Queen's Blizzard of the Month for April 2015

It's been a while since a Blizzard has enticed us to head towards the Dairy Queen drive-thru, but this combination sounds like it may do the trick: deliciously decadent salted caramel truffles, buttery toffee pieces, rich cocoa fudge, and choco chunks, all blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. Let us know what you think once you get your hands on a cup.

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