Friday, September 5, 2014

REVIEW: High Road Sticky Toffee Pudding


We've had somewhat of a frustrating experience with High Road Craft Ice Cream on this blog. They're creativity and willingness to experiment seems is only rivaled by a few other companies, but in today's time of ice cream buying a seven dollar plus pint of ice cream without any mix-ins is hard to swallow. The times they do include large, gaudy bits of additional goodies typically receive a very high rating, but when we open up a pint like French Toast and only get a simple base ice cream, we can't help but want a little more. We had the same initial excitement about Sticky Toffee Pudding which High Road had this to say about, "This is an homage to a culinary classic; where jammy dates are mashed with dark brown sugar, plenty of butter and a good pinch of salt before being spun into a luxurious ice cream."


Dates aren't something we typically see in our everyday eating and especially not in ice cream, so we were interested to see exactly what this one would taste like. Our first bite was full of the brown sugar, buttery flavoring explained on the side of the carton, and even though each bite was complex, that didn't equate into a flavor we were crazy about; especially when offered at such a high price. This wasn't bad by any means, but we were just expecting a bit more.


Where I Found It: The Fresh Market
Grade: C

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