Wednesday, August 21, 2013

READER REVIEW: Ryan's Review of Private Selection Raspberry Buttercream Cake

Flat out Private Selection is an excellent brand for ice cream. This being said I didn't really expect anything sub par before I opened the container. Pieces of white cake folded into buttercream ice cream with a raspberry swirl? Sounds plenty good to me.


My first thought upon opening this delectable sounding ice cream was the cake pieces. At first glance the container gives a clear indication that these cake morsels won't be few and far between and knowing Private Selection that statement is probably true. I take my first scoop. The base is spot on sweet, not overly mind you, but sweeter than a vanilla base most certainly. The cake pieces are , soft, and have a great sense of quality to them.


Continuing on, the raspberry swirl is worth mentioning almost before anything else respectfully. There was a whole infrastructure of this stuff almost like a highway system for the cake pieces. This fruit swirl in this ice cream remained thick and rich and avoided the ice like texture that some fruit swirled ice creams succumb to. Overall its the combination and theme that set this flavor aside. Its an excellent take on the dessert and warrants a good grade.


Where Ryan Found It: Kroger
Ryan's Grade: B

9 comments:

  1. I'd love to see more Private Selection reviews! Their mint moose tracks is amazing, as well as their chocolate moose tracks.

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    1. By far the best of the generic brands it seems like!

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  2. I agree with Olivia. I always choose my chocolate favorites - extreme maximum moose tracks and Denali Bear Claw, but I often wonder how some of the others taste this being one of them and the Maine Blueberry Cheesecake. I was very disappointed when they stopped making I think it was called chocolate cookie crumb. Chocolate ice cream with ribbons of just the chocolate cookie crumbs, not like a cookies and cream. A thick ribbon of cookie crumbs gave an interesting texture. I don't know of anything like it.

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    1. I HAVE to find this Extreme Maximum version of the Moose Tracks. I had their Maine Blueberry Cheesecake and was a little disappointed. I found it a bit too tart.

      The Chocolate Cookie Crumb definitely sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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  3. Yes, I realized after I posted that last night you did a review of the Blueberry Cheesecake. I am telling you, you need to get your cooler and take a road trip to the nearest Kroger! Hopefully, they will have it and hopefully, it will be worth it to you!

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    1. I really do. Unfortunately the closest one is about 3 hours away.

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  4. Bear Claw and the amazing Raspberry Buttercream Cake have disappeared from the shelves in Southern California for the past few months. I am seriously withdrawing. I am hoping this is some kind of temporary hiatus! Ralph's and Food 4 Less both have stopped carrying those two! Waaah!

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  5. Where do I get this ice cream in Portland Oregon?

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  6. I used to buy this all the time in Oregon City at the Fred Meyer but I haven't seen it around for three years and I really hope I'll see it again soon because I am fully having withdrawls still. It's a cruel cruel world.

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