Monday, November 23, 2015

REVIEW: Front Porch Caroline's Coffee & Caramel


Back a few years ago we made our way through the entirety of the introductory lineup from Front Porch. Since then, they've added even more southern-inspired creations to their list of available flavors and some have shown up in stores in my area. The one I immediately gravitated towards was Caroline's Coffee & Caramel. Their website reads, "Coffee ice cream, brownies and caramel all mixed together into one delectable dessert! Sounds like the ingredients for a proper Southern afternoon get together on the front porch."


With the lid removed, the front layer shows off the aforementioned caramel ribbon poking through the top, but I'm still concerned about the consistency. I hadn't tried any Front Porch pints in years, and the actual weight of the container seemed far less than other super-premiums despite being around the same cost. As far as taste goes for the coffee ice cream, this was simple and well-executed. As expected, the lightweight feel of the base was a bit beneath what Front Porch should have given us.


Luckily for the consistency, the ribbons of caramel and bits of brownies help alleviate our concerns. The caramel adds texture and more sweetness to contrast the coffee and the brownies provide some chew. The chocolate flavoring complements the other ingredients just enough to bring this to an above average rating. Hopefully Front Porch will continue adding new concepts to their collection.


Where I Found It: Harris Teeter
Grade: B

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