Monday, October 28, 2013

REVIEW: Edy's Sunny Salted Caramel Pretzel (Limited Edition)


After making sure I’d reviewed the two current limited edition flavors from Edy’s, Pumpkin Patch (Slow Churned) and Peppermint Wonderland, I saw an unfamiliar face sitting amongst the holiday cartons. Seeing as how the temperature in North Carolina had dropped significantly this week, I saw this is a sign to reminisce on summer with this container of Sunny Salted Caramel Pretzel that had somehow lost its way. Edy’s Grand interpretation of the salted caramel craze also incorporates a little crunch by blending together vanilla ice cream with a salted caramel swirl and pretzel pieces.


Like many other options from Edy’s, the calories are kept low, and in this instance, to a mere 150 calories per serving. I’ve learned never to expect greatness from the consistency or flavors contained in the majority of Edy’s ice creams, but they’re always dependable for a simple, yet creative, low calorie option. Not lot can be said of the light vanilla base aside from its sweet, simple flavoring and quick melting tendencies. The salted caramel swirl is one of the better ones offered by Edy’s, and ranks pretty highly as far as saltiness goes in ice cream. Some manufactures play it safe, while Edy’s and others really let the sodium levels soar.


In an attempt to add some texture, they’ve also thrown in pretzel crumbs, as I would call them. These small, poor excuses for pretzel pieces are some of the smallest I’ve ever seen and are barely visible even in my high-resolution pictures. Despite their miniature size, they still serve their intended purpose of adding a little crunch to some bites. Even when all three ingredients are included in a single scoop, the result is still average at best.


Where I Found It: Walmart
Grade: C

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