Tuesday, June 10, 2014

REVIEW: Sam's Choice Peanut Butter Chocolate

As we continue our exploration of Walmart's super premium Sam's Choice lineup, Peanut Butter Chocolate was next on our to do list. With a description like chocolate ice cream with peanut butter ripple and peanut butter cup pieces, this concept isn't new to the world of ice cream, but after seeing what they were able to do with coffee, cheesecake and caramel ice creams, we were more than willing to see what they were capable of with this classic combination. As we've seen with some other cartons from Sam's Choice, the first layer takes pride in showing off its swirl; in this case a thick concentration of peanut butter ripple poking through the top.

Our first bite of the chocolate base left us unimpressed, but with all the other mix-ins circling about, we weren't too concerned. The huge stripes of peanut butter were rigid and required breaking into smaller pieces with our golden spoon, but were well worth the extra effort. This peanut butter swirl was reminiscent of eating the real stuff straight from the jar and the natural saltiness complemented the sweet, chocolate ice cream. The final component were the huge peanut butter cup halves, that when combined with the other ingredients, almost became overkill; which isn't something we say often. Bites including all three pieces were almost too rich, however that still doesn't change how tasty the first few bites were.

Where I Found It: Walmart
Grade: B


  1. Cool review! I think I know exactly what you mean about the bold saltiness of the PB strata and the overwhelming amount of mix ins. There was something about the way the ho-hum chocolate base melted down that worked for me, as it provided a respite, and allowed me to run for cover from the relentless jingle jangle of all those mix ins. I really enjoyed this flavor.

  2. This ice cream really shocked the mess out of me! I thought I didn't like it but I liked it. After a few bites it's pretty amazing how everything works together. I'm not a fan of peanut butter cups in my ice cream and when I bit into this huge one I was like NO WAY!!! The chocolate chip ice cream didn't taste like chocolate either but when you ate it with the peanut butter ripple the taste seemed perfect. Very confusing but DELICIOUS!


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