Monday, July 21, 2014

REVIEW: Sam's Choice Moose Tracks


We consider Moose Tracks somewhat of a mercenary service for store-brand ice creams. Some underachieving, low-fat flavors call upon this famous fudge to help escalate their effectiveness. So what happens when Moose Tracks fudge is added to a super-premium ice cream that could already hold its own? Sam's Choice is here to let us find out for ourselves. After cranking out A-rated flavors like Coffee & Donuts, Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake and Sea Salt Caramel we were looking forward to this combination of vanilla ice cream with famous Moose Tracks fudge and peanut butter cups.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

REVIEW: Blue Bell Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla


At this point in our blog's existence there aren't many Blue Bell flavors that we haven't been able to track down. A few weeks ago though, one of our local supermarkets started to carry some of their less known flavors like Lemon, Mango and the carton shown above: Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla. We've already covered Blue Bell's classic Homemade Vanilla flavor in another review, where it scored very well for a premium base-only vanilla. One of Homemade Vanilla's best attributes is how easily it can be enhanced with just a little help from home. In this case, Blue Bell does the work for you by adding just one key ingredient.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

REVIEW: Friendly's Black Raspberry


Despite Friendly's inability to obtain anything over an average rating with their Coconut and Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk flavors, they had served as sensational bases to add in our own mix-ins. Keeping that in mind, it wasn't long before we were tempted enough to try their Black Raspberry as well. Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip had shown us how amazing this purple-colored ice cream could be, so we were hoping Friendly's version could at least come in close taste-wise. Our first bite brought on that familiar flavor we yearned for, but the consistency was far inferior to that of the French pot process used by Graeter's.


Friday, July 11, 2014

REVIEW: Farggi Paletti Tropical Swirl Frozen Pops


A few weeks ago we received an email that read, "I’ve encountered your blog a few times while researching products, and I think your reviews are great, very helpful and in depth. I’m contacting you because we recently did a limited test launch of our Farggi Paletti products in Miami and NYC, and we would love to send you some samples and get a review on your blog. To explain very briefly, Farggi Paletti are unique frozen pops that blend fresh and creamy textures, and are made right in Barcelona. We currently offer 4 flavours : Chocolate Cream Swirl: Chocolate sorbet with creamy Vanilla and Sweet Cream Tropical Swirl: Pear sorbet, Strawberry sorbet and creamy Vanilla Orange Berry Swirl: Orange sorbet, Strawberry sorbet and creamy Vanilla Neapolitan Swirl: Creamy blend of Vanilla, Chocolate and strawberry flavours. A pack of 6 pops (75ml each) goes for about $4.00 or $4.49, depending on the store." We love trying out new products, so we quickly accepted the offer and awaited our shipment.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

REVIEW: Friendly's Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk


After our run-in with Friendly's Coconut just last week, the yellow "New!" tagline had us ready to revisit yet another flavor from this chain restaurant's pre-packaged products. Their new Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk is described as black cherry flavored ice cream with bordeaux cherries and chocolate chunks and comes in at 160 calories per serving.

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