Tuesday, July 8, 2014

REVIEW: Friendly's Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk


After our run-in with Friendly's Coconut just last week, the yellow "New!" tagline had us ready to revisit yet another flavor from this chain restaurant's pre-packaged products. Their new Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk is described as black cherry flavored ice cream with bordeaux cherries and chocolate chunks and comes in at 160 calories per serving.


While the description sounds similar to that of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, a flavor that we've always thought to be a bit overrated, Friendly's version is quite a bit lighter than its super-premium comparison. Our first bite of the black cherry ice cream is easy-going, full of sweet cherry flavor, and doesn't melt down as quick as some other sub-200 calorie per serving ice creams. Although they aren't found too often, the bits of bordeaux cherries and chocolate chunks certainly help out the slightly above average base, however their infrequency led us to give Friendly's new flavor an average rating.


Where I Found It: Ingles Markets
Grade: C

4 comments:

  1. After buying two cartons of the Black Cherry, Chocolate Chip ice cream from our local super market, there was absolutely No cherries to be found in either package. I have bought this item many times in the past and it has been excellent. The product has "New" in bright yellow on the front of it now. If this is the best they have, I will not be buying anything from them again.

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  3. was not expecting chunk cherries, so thought it was excellent, but point taken.

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