I have made my way through a few pints of this companies delicious ice cream. Tonight, my wife chose the flavor. She had just gotten back into town and wanted to split a pint. Who am I to say no? She decided on the Praline Crunch pint. Praline Crunch is described as "Our Delicately Flavored Praline Ice Cream With Crunchy Whole Caramel Pecans, A N'awlins Favorite". It sounded mighty fine!
I opened the lid and noticed the light brown/caramel colored base. I could see a few of the pralines trying to poke through the top. I took my first bite and was immediately impressed! This base was ultra smooth and creamy. The first flavor that hits you is that of a butter pecan type ice cream. The praline base was incredibly delicious and rich! It was plenty sweet but not overpowering. I would soon encounter some of the pralines. These toasted pecans were perfect. They had a nice light taste to them but were nice and crunchy and caramelized. You know those nut vendors you see at the mall, or the stadium? The ones you can smell from a mile away? Hot, roasted, almost candied nuts? This pint reminded me of that! This pint was loaded with pralines and every time I encountered one, I smiled :-)! My wife really enjoyed the pint, too. She scooped herself out about 1/3 of the pint and finished it pretty quick and came back to get another couple of spoonfuls from my portion!
Overall, this may have been the best flavor of New Orleans Ice Cream yet! I was very impressed with the texture of the candied pralines, the smoothness and buttery creaminess of the base and the overall "wow" factor. This is a definite repeat purchase!
Where Timothy Found It: www.TheIceCreamSource.com
Timothy's Grade: A