Monday, October 21, 2013
REVIEW: Mayfield Blueberry Cream Pie
As some of you may remember, I dabbled in some of the unique flavors that Mayfield Dairy had to offer at the end of last year. Their Snickerdoodle, Birthday Cake and Candy Bar creations all fell significantly short of my high standards, but after seeing the description of cream cheese flavored ice cream with a blueberry swirl and sugar pie pieces referred to as Blueberry Cream Pie, I was willing to give them another shot. Blueberry isn’t an inspiration you see used all that often when it comes to ice cream, especially outside of a cheesecake themed flavor, so I was hoping Mayfield could make up for their mediocre creations I’d tried in the past with this one.
As is often the case with premium options, Mayfield is able to keep the calorie content of their Blueberry Cream Pie fairly low at just 150 calories per serving. Remembering back on my experience with the base ice creams in my other Mayfield cartons, I was a bit skeptical coming into this one considering they were using a cream cheese base. My first bite was comprised solely of the base, and to my surprise, was much better than I had expected. Mayfield has allowed the unique flavor of cream cheese to shine through the sugar and take center stage. This time around, the consistency even seemed to be just dense enough to allow all the flavors come to fruition.
To assist their cream cheese base, Mayfield also included thick stripes of a jam-like blueberry swirl that adds a textural difference as well as a sweet, yet slightly tart addition of flavors. To finish this off, they also included small pieces of what they referred to as sugar pie and what they show as graham crackers in the illustration. What you get in the actual carton looks a bit different, but still serves the same purpose. These bits of pie crust are soft, flaky and give some additional authenticity to a flavor I probably would have still enjoyed otherwise. With a super-premium, cream cheese base, a thicker swirl of blueberry sauce and larger, less uniform bits of pie crust, this could have easily obtained an A.
Where I Found It: Ingles Markets
It just so happened that I had stopped in at Dunkin’ Donuts the same morning and had a few of their Blueberry Cake Munchkins left over. These served as the perfect addition to an already successful flavor to really push its performance over the edge.
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