Monday, August 12, 2013

SCOOP SHOP READER REVIEW: Bob's Review of Jeni's Splendid Trio Sundae + Gravel

While in Columbus, you have to stop at Jeni's or you don't have much attraction towards ice cream seeing its made in the city!

First of all I got 3 scoops in the sundae:
Anyway with the mix-ins on top, which are new and referred to as gravel, I had to give it a shot and I got 2 different kinds:
  • Chocolate Blackout (Shaved Chocolate Pieces)
  • Salty Caramel (Crushed up Graham Cracker Pieces)

Overall, the basic Jeni's flavors are superior as you would expect, and as I have went into detail on, but overall the Gravel does not add as much as you would expect. It honestly was worse than Cold Stone's mix-ins. The Chocolate Blackout was ok, but it's nothing like their dark chocolate ice cream, very mediocre in flavoring/taste, and the Salty Caramel was not much better. It really did not feel like a crushed up Graham Cracker. It just had a basic bland taste to it kind of similar to a stale cracker that had little chunks and little debris along the outside of the ice cream.

If i were to go back to Jeni's next time for a trio it would be without the gravel because it was not worth the time or extra money for it to be had. It honestly did nothing for the mix-in nor did it enhance it and I think it just made the final product worse. So take caution when you are going to add gravel. If i were to add gravel, I would stick to a caramel or fudge sauce with the Donut Gravel (which I didn't try). These are things i will consider for the future and give a review on when i do give it a whirl. Until next time!

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