Tuesday, June 2, 2015

READER REVIEW: Matthew's Review of Publix Premium White Chocolate Raspberry (Limited Edition)


Publix has a number of summer flavors that just released, some new and some from last year. I always get excited for a white chocolate flavored base, but it is really hard to replicate. I immediately thought of Haagen-Dazs’ White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle when I first heard of this new flavor by Publix. Upon popping off the lid, there are swirls & chips mixed in the white colored base. The density of the ice cream is the same utilized in all of Publix’s half-gallons, not near as dense as premium ice creams and melts relatively quickly. The white chocolate flavor is there, but it is subtle, not near as chocolaty as I would have liked. I honestly think it is hard to taste due to the raspberry swirl being all over the place. When you scoop some of the ribbon, it comes off on the sweet side, reminiscent of raspberry jelly/jam. However, as I dug deeper I came across gobs of it and taken in big spoonfuls, the tart flavors kicks in tremendously. This contrasts very well with the sweet white chocolate base though.


Imagine chocolate chips but pink & white swirled in color, and this is what finalizes the ice cream. There were more than enough as I encountered at least 20+ in the first quarter of the half gallon. Although the chips are swirled, I encountered some that tasted more raspberry and some more white chocolate. I enjoyed this because it kept you guessing, and the white chocolate ones were a much better replication of the flavor than the base by far. The chips also give you a perfect crunch, melt in your mouth texture that was missing with this one. I am glad I scooped it while it is limited edition, but I wouldn’t rush out for it unless this is your type of flavor. HD’s offering is much better quality and swirl wise. However, Publix’s contained way more chip mix-ins than you could imagine.


Where Matthew Found It: Publix
Matthew's Grade: C

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