Thursday, May 21, 2015

REVIEW: Graeter's Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip


A few times a year we exchange emails with Greater's marketing team and get updated on all the new products being pushed out. This time we received a package containing some of their new, exciting gelato flavors, along with this pint of French pot ice cream called Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip. Over this blog's existence, we've had over a dozen Graeter's ice creams paired with their signature chocolate "chips", but none have used any type of alcohol additive to derive more flavor.


"Kentucky bourbon flavored ice cream? Check. Buttery, roasted, salty pecan halves? Check. Our signature dark chocolate chips? Check. Three complex flavors that exist in perfect harmony. Boldly flavored, kid safe." The first visible layer after removing the lid looks promising. Some of the pecan halves and chocolate shards, as they do in other Graeter's flavors, include enough small pieces that every single bite contains at least a tiny sampling of the mix-ins. Following our first bite the consensus opinion was that the Kentucky bourbon flavored, sweet ice cream seemed to be made exclusively for these extra ingredients.


With just the right amount of bourbon flavoring, the bits of soft, roasted pecan and varying size of chocolate make each bite incredible. Graeter's usually sticks to the classics when it comes to creating new ice creams, but we're glad to see that they've brought their French pot process together with some creativity for a change. Keep an eye out for our Graeter's gelato reviews coming soon!


Where I Found It: Graeters.com
Grade: A

4 comments:

  1. Love this flavor - It's absolutely fabulous ..

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  2. I must have had a bad batch. The chocolate chips had a very strange, overly chewy consistency and the base smelled like rubbing alcohol and wasn't smooth. Idk if i'd try again. I've never had to suffer through a pint that way.

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    1. No, that's the way it is supposed to be.

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