Wednesday, June 6, 2012

REVIEW: Blue Bell Butter Crunch

A few local grocery stores carry copious amounts of Blue Bell pints. During my latest visit to Ingles to pick up a few things, I decided to grab a few of the smaller portions so I could try some more flavors without having to invest in an entire half gallon. I hadn't seen or heard of Butter Crunch prior to seeing this bright yellow carton. I had barely even begin to scratch the surface of what Blue Bell had to offer. I hardly remembered even throwing this one in my cart by the time I arrived home and started putting things away. After stowing away most of my other groceries, I decided to go ahead and put a few bites out of their misery.I pried the lid off and was greeted with an off white looking vanilla ice cream with small brown and amber flakes.

Blue Bell describes Butter Crunch as vanilla flavored ice cream with chunks of crunchy chocolate peanut butter candy. Although it doesn't sound too complicated, I was caught off guard by how effective this simple combination could be. The consistency of the vanilla flavored ice cream is light, fluffy and possessed a nice density without the heaviness of a true super-premium. Coming in at only 180 calories per serving, this can easily be fit into anyone's diet, or in my case, my lunch break. The simple base served as a solid foundation to showcase the chunks of candy that infiltrates every bite.

The bits of chocolate peanut butter candy are broken up into bits so small that they give the entire feel of Butter Crunch an interesting texture. The chocolate and peanut butter linger around considerably longer than the vanilla ice cream, requiring a few bites before they fully break down, giving the finish to each spoonful a rich aftertaste. The end result is a spot-on impression of a Butterfinger Blizzard from Dairy Queen. 

Where I Found It: Ingles Markets


  1. I'm ice cream obsessed and I love Dubba's blog On Second Scoop. He added you to his suggested reading list and I'm glad he did! I've gobbled up all your reviews in an afternoon. More please!

    And where do you buy Blue Bell? They don't seem to sell it at my local grocery stores.

    1. I'm glad you were able to locate my blog! Bookmark it! I have a ton of new reviews coming up soon.

      I'm located in the Carolinas and Blue Bell is in pretty much every supermarket around. I know...I'm spoiled.

  2. I searched for reviews of this ice cream because my wife and I just discovered this and were curious if others thought it was as good as we do. It's very quickly becoming a household favorite. We polished off a 1/2 gallon within a week and had to go back and get another. Thankfully, we grabbed the last one! This discovery comes as I'm training for my first 5K. Not good. Oh well, you have to treat yourself every now and again, right?

    Thanks for your thorough and hilarious review. Great blog.

  3. this sounds really good. I really wish they sold Blue Bell in VA

  4. This is one of my all-time favorite ice creams. You gave it a good review, so why does it only get a "C"?

  5. To me it doesn't taste like a peanut butter crunch it taste like a butterfinger exactly like a butterfinger it is so amazing

  6. Did the name of this used to be butter nut crunch?


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