After an unsuccessful trip for So Delicious' snickerdoodle cashew milk "ice cream", I settled on trying something different, The Farmer's Cow "Farmland Crunch"
I've seen The Farmer's Cow ice cream in stores before, but never gave it much thought. In my experience, regional ice creams rely on the "home grown" selling point and tend to be mediocre at best. Everything in Connecticut is boring anyway, right? Checking the stat sheet, 320 calories per 1/2 cup hinted that these folks aren't playing around. Without a real flavor description, I'm more or less left to guess what the flavor is about based on the ingredients. Caramel? Sold!
First scoop and yep, this is rich. Like Greenwich rich. It took me a while to hit caramel paydirt, but when I did, it was glorious. The caramel is not salty at all, which is a nice break at this point, but it's not that regular caramel we're used to either. This... was buttery caramel and even the base seems to have overall buttery undertones. The lack of "crunch" was a bit of a letdown, as the candy pieces were essentially non-existent, though maybe it's just this pint. Ditto on the almonds, I didn't notice them until I found the little bits stuck in my teeth after the fact.
Overall, this ice cream was very good, and I was pleasantly surprised though it's hard to make a thick rich ice cream with caramel and not have a winner. I'm definitely looking forward to trying their other flavors.
Where Mike A. Found It: Stop N Shop
Mike A's Grade: B