Tuesday, April 22, 2014
One of the local grocery store chains that our blog consistently visits because of their large selection, Ingles Markets, recently started stocking Three Twins products on their shelves. Along with favorites like Lemon Cookie and their Sea Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches, they were also offering a flavor a lot of us had been wanting to taste for a while now. Previously unavailable in our area, we would finally get to try Three Twins Cookies & Cream: scrumptious cookies in a Madagascar vanilla base.
I have to say I was a bit hesitant to try this new flavor from Turkey Hill. I do like mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg and I do like pumpkin pie ice cream, even though I usually get tired of the taste before the carton is empty.
So I decided to take a chance on this sweet potato flavor - and was a bit disappointed. When I opened the carton I was surprised to see the ice cream was pure white with a bit of the pecan swirl showing, no hint of an orange sweet potato color.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one we see in ice cream often. That still doesn’t stop us from trying every single variation we can get our hands on. Due to the stiff competition in this category, this should be a suitable test for the new brand of prepackaged products from Baskin Robbins that includes Peanut Butter ’N Chocolate: chocolate ice cream with chunky peanut butter ribbon.
Friday, April 18, 2014
After past experiences with PET flavors like Double Fudge Swirl and Cookies 'N Cream Extreme, we've kept our eyes open for new offerings from this company. Their latest, Chocolate Cream Cupcake, combines chocolate ice cream and cake pieces swirled with creamy frosting. At only 150 calories per serving, this one is light on the waistline as well. We've grown fond of the epic swirls contained in some of their boxes, so we were anxious to see if their new cartons contained the same characteristics.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wegmans has released two new super premium ice cream flavors: Nutter Batter and S'mores. Personally we'd go for the vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cookie dough, caramel and peanut butter swirls found in Nutter Batter, but that's just us.
I am on a quest to see if any of the new flavors from Talenti can match up or surpass my favorite: Sea Salt Caramel. Before grabbing this pint, I read a few reviews that rated this pretty high, so I had high expectations going into this pint. Talenti Fudge Brownie is simply a dark chocolate base with small tiny fudge brownie pieces that are scattered throughout the pint. After breaking the seal, I saw a nice chocolate swirl and small fudge brownie bites with a very dark chocolate looking base.
My first bite reminded me a true Hershey's chocolate bar. This chocolate base was outstanding, It isn't quite as good as Jeni's chocolate ice cream, but it's very close. It surpasses Graeter's, 2nd Street Creamery and Ben & Jerry's without a question. After digging into the pint a bit more, the swirl seemed to overpower the small tiny fudge brownie pieces which were very lackluster in size. It's not a very thick or dense swirl.
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