Tuesday, December 31, 2013

REVIEW: Turkey Hill Key Lime Pie (Limited Edition)


Key lime ice creams have been a bit of a conundrum for us over the existence of this blog. Some companies are able to incorporate the tart fruit from Florida with little problem, while others have failed miserably. Even though it took nearly all month to find Turkey Hill’s Key Lime Pie, I was excited to see they had once again opted for a taste of summer to act as December's limited edition; similar to what they did last year with Coconut Cream Pie. This combination of lime flavored ice cream with graham pieces and a key lime swirl comes in at just 150 calories and looked promising from the illustration on the outside of the carton.


With the lid removed, the first layer was made up of a light green base that already showed plenty of the graham pieces, but as soon as the first few layers were scooped into a bowl, we got our first glimpse of the thick, key lime swirl. While the lime flavored ice cream started out sour, sugar soon rushed to the rescue to assist in balancing everything out. Due to the large amounts of graham cracker, the soft, pie crust impersonators are involved in nearly every bite and do wonders texturally. Although not found as often, Turkey Hill’s latest limited edition reaches its full potential when the key lime swirl comes into play. Adding another element of tartness, this brings another level of authenticity, but doesn’t compromise the balance between sweet and sour. Add Turkey Hill to the list of companies that managed not to mess up key lime ice cream.


Where I Found It: Kroger
Grade: B

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