Tuesday, October 1, 2013

READER REVIEW: Steve's Review of Blue Bell Blueberry Cheesecake

The second half of my Saturday ice cream ritual is a half-gallon of Blue Bell in the evening. This weekend it was Blueberry Cheesecake.

Having had mixed experiences with Blue Bell's fruity cheesecake flavors (Cherry is excellent, but Strawberry was a big disappointment) I didn't have any particular expectations about how I'd like this flavor. Peeling off the top, my mouth began to water as I observed the thick ribbon of blueberry and the off-white color that is the tell-tale sign of Blue Bell's cheesecake flavored ice cream base, which I have always enjoyed.

To my delight, Blueberry Cheesecake has all of the elements that caused me to enjoy Cherry Cheesecake so much: (1) A thick, almost jam-like ribbon of blueberry that wrapped its way generously throughout the container, (b) a creamy base ice cream that tastes quite a bit like real cheesecake, and (c) best of all, an abundant supply of chunks of what tasted like real cheesecake! What's more, these chunks came in different varieties. Some of them are pure cheesecake filling, while others are a combination of this filling with what appeared to be and tasted like crumbly graham-cracker crust. So the chunks themselves offered different, but always delicious, flavor experiences.

The overall effect was quite impressive, as a typical bite included a swirl of blueberry, a chunk of cheesecake, all embedded within the tasty cheesecake flavored ice cream base. And importantly, Blueberry Cheesecake lacked the thing that, in my opinion, almost ruins Blue Bell's Strawberry Cheesecake flavor: It did not have any chunks of frozen fruit. The blueberry presence took the form of the ribbon-swirl only. And you get all this for an astonishingly low 170 calories per serving!

Where Steve Found It: Target
Steve's Grade: B

1 comment:

  1. Addendum: Since the original review was published, I have eaten nine more tubs of this flavor, and it continues to grow on me! The cheesecake chunks, cheesecake base, and rich blueberry swirl combine for a very delectable flavor. I would update my review and assign this flavor a solid "A" grade.


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