Wednesday, August 27, 2014

REVIEW: Three Twins Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

Even though we're located on the opposite side of the country from where Three Twins operates, a handful of their products still make the journey all the way from California to North Carolina. We've tested quite a few of their prepackaged pints of ice cream and their Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches turned out to be our favorite. In no way did we think that their more subtle sounding Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches with organic vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies could outperform its salty counterpart, but fortunately for everyone involved, we were wrong with that assumption.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

READER REVIEW: Steve's Review of Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream "Oreo Cookie" and "Chocolate Fudge Brownie"

While visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming this past weekend I received several very positive recommendations about a place called Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream so even though the temperature was in the 50s I decided to try out two of their approximately fifteen flavors that they had out that day, Oreo Cookie and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I ordered a two-scoop serving with a scoop of each. Moo's claims this is homemade ice cream made on the premises with all organic/natural ingredients, so my expectations were high!

Dipping my spoon into the Oreo cookie flavor (darker scoop on the left) I immediately noticed how rich and creamy this ice cream is. The ice cream had a very thick consistency. This appraisal was confirmed when I started eating it. Oreo cookie has a creamy milk-chocolate base that was extremely tasty. Usually, Oreo flavors use a vanilla base but this milk chocolate ice cream was a pleasant surprise. Even better are the large chunks of Oreo cookies that riddled my scoop. These chunks are thick and chewy and have excellent synergy with the chocolate base. This ice cream was so rich it took me about fifteen minutes to eat the single scoop.

NEWS: Malt Shoppe Ice Cream, Blue Bell's Newest Flavor for September

Following up on the huge success known as Magic Cookie Bar, this month brings us Malt Shoppe Ice Cream, a tasty chocolate malt ice cream loaded with milk chocolate-covered malted milk balls. Keep an eye out for an official review for this flavor coming soon!

Friday, August 22, 2014

REVIEW: JC's Key Lime Pie Pops

The trend that first started with small, scale artisan brands of prepackaged pints of ice cream and frozen yogurts making their way into organic supermarkets has now evolved into frozen treats of all kinds. One of the products that recently caught our eye was a brand of ice cream bars called JC's Pie Pops. Initially passing on flavors like Apple Pie Crumble and Strawberry Cream, we opted for the Key Lime kind: tangy key lime cream covered in a crunchy meringue, key lime and graham cracker crust. Each box contains two pops and contain 280 calories of all-natural ingredients.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Candy Bar Pie (Limited Batch)

Following our trip up Vermont to the Ben & Jerry's Factory back in April of 2013, we've been looking forward to the transition from offering Candy Bar Pie exclusively at scoop shops to becoming readily available in a prepackaged pint. At that point, this flavor was slated to hit shelves sometime in September-December of 2013. Unable to wait any longer, we tried a hand packed pint from a Ben & Jerry's scoop shop in June, which received high marks across the board. September, October, November and December came and went without any signs of Candy Bar Pie as flavors like Scotchy Scotch Scotch seemed to take precedence. Finally, 8 months after its scheduled release, we finally have this Fairtrade peanut butter ice cream with fudge flakes, chocolate nougat, and sweet and salty pretzel swirls in our hands.

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