Friday, August 28, 2015

READER REVIEW: Elliot's Review of McConnell's Summer Fruit Cobbler

As summer comes to a close, why don't we take a look at McC's take on a classic summer combo? Peach cobbler a la mode. Even as words on a screen, it conjures up excitement and fond memories of summer meals with family and friends.

Per the container I'm eating from…

Thursday, August 20, 2015

READER REVIEW: Timothy's Review of Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I was in the mood for some ice cream so I decided to head to my local Fry's and scope out the selection. Haagen Dazs was on sale this week so I decided to grab a pint. They were out of a few of the flavors but they had most of the good ones. I hadn't had a cookie dough flavor in awhile so I decided to purchase a pint of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. This pint is described as "For those who relish a taste of something playful, we re-created a childhood treat. We blend chunks of buttery cookie dough and sweet fudge chips with our finest pure vanilla ice cream. Ah, such sweet memories".

Friday, August 14, 2015

REVIEW: Talenti Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

With the opening of a Whole Foods in my area, I've recently been exposed to some certain brands, and even unseen flavors from known manufacturers. As I scanned the ice cream aisle I was pleasantly surprised to see the flavor above, one that I'd been wanting to get my hands on for some time. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie may be my favorite cookie in existence, so anytime we review an oatmeal raisin cookie themed pint, there's always all-time greatest flavor potential. Ben & Jerry's came close with Oatmeal Cookie Chunk, but now we'll see how Talent's attempt with gelato turns out.

Talenti writes, "Serving real cookie pieces in gelato, along with dark brown sugar, cinnamon and sweet raisins, will quickly launch you into Figurative World’s Best Grandma status. Because everyone should be trying for that title." The first spoonful immediately exposed some of the mix-ins that have been added to this cinnamon and dark brown sugar infused gelato. The feel of Talenti's gelato has already been described as exceptionally smooth in our prior reviews and this is no different.

Friday, August 7, 2015

REVIEW: Haagen Dazs Spiced Pecan Turtle (Artisan Collection)

After sampling a few of the available flavors from the new Artisan collection of ice creams from Haagen Dazs, I've made it an immediate priority to try them all. Both Ginger Molasses Cookie and Chocolate Caramelized Oat were above average ice creams, so we quickly scooped up a pint of Spiced Pecan Turtle as soon as we saw it. Haagen Dazs writes, "working closely with Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate™, we created an ice cream recipe inspired by their spiced pecan turtle chocolates. together we combine chocolaty spiced pecans and swirls of caramel blended into rich chocolate ice cream."

Thursday, August 6, 2015

REVIEW: Publix Premium Buckeyes & Fudge (Limited Edition)

As I discussed in my last Publix ice cream review, the construction of a new Publix in my area has once again given me access to some of the best limited edition flavors you'll find in a full half gallon carton. Mocha Mud Pie, which I reviewed a few months back, served as a very nice re-introduction to the brand. This time around we opted for a flavor called Buckeyes & Fudge. This one features premium peanut butter ice cream loaded with chocolate-covered peanut butter buckeye candies and swirls of thick fudge.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

READER REVIEW: Ryan J's Review of Steve's Whoopie Pies & Sweet Cream

Here it is. A flavor of a popular New York ice cream I've long searched for has reached the depths of Kentucky. And funny that it was only one of two pints left on the shelf at the Louisville Whole Foods. Now if they hadn't ignored my product request card, they could've been selling these things like hot cakes for several months!

READER REVIEW: Ryan J's Review of Crank & Boom Coffee Stout

Okay, this one's a bit of a tease because probably about 98% of you all reading this review won't be able to find this brand at your local grocery store. This is Coffee Stout-flavored ice cream from Crank & Boom based in Lexington, KY. Crank & Boom is a creamery that spun from Toa Green and her family-operated restaurant Thai Orchid Café. Recently this brand has stretched its grasp from Lexington over to Louisville store shelves, and it may continue further... because this ice cream is good.

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