Thanks to a low carb diet, the ice cream consumption has been pretty rare over the past few months. About a week back, I received an email from my friend Becky at Tillamook regarding their new Seasonal Flavors. She wanted to send them to me to sample. If you are going to break a low carb diet, might as well do it with some Tillamook ice cream! I came home Tuesday to find a box on my porch. Included in this box were 2 flavors. Pumpkin Cookie Butter, and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark.
After sampling the Pumpkin Cookie Butter, I scooped out some of the White Chocolate Peppermint Bark next. This flavor is described as, "White chocolate ice cream swirled with peppermint crackle and bark pieces." Sounded delicious! I am a pretty big fan of mint type ice creams so I was very excited to try this one.
I removed the lid and noticed the white chocolate base as well as some streaks of pink and a couple of pieces of chocolate peeking through the top. I scooped myself out a bowl and dug in! First impression...it was great! The peppermint really came through in the first bite. Not as powerful as the "pumpkin spice" of the other flavor, but the peppermint flavor was nice and cool and refreshing. Reminded me of eating a candy cane or an Andes mint almost. After the initial blast of peppermint, you could get a hint of the white chocolate. As usual, the Tillamook ice cream was incredibly smooth. As I was eating it, you could clearly see the pink swirls of peppermint in the base! It was visually appealing to eat the whole way through. Eventually, I encountered a couple of pieces of "bark" as well as some chocolate pieces. The bark provided a nice crunch and the chocolate pieces were rich and delicious. Like the other pint though, the mix in pieces (bark/cookies) were kind of skimp. I would have preferred more of them. Even without as many mix ins as I usually prefer, this ice cream was still fantastic! I liked it way better than the Pumpkin Cookie Butter! My wife liked this one a lot better, too!
Overall, this flavor was great! One of the better Tillamook flavors out there! Probably in the top 5 overall that I have had from them! If you like mint flavored ice creams, you will love this one. This flavor definitely belongs in the quart/half gallon container, and would be a great addition to their lineup even if it wasn't just a seasonal flavor. We both really enjoyed this one a lot!
Where Timothy Found It: www.Tillamook.com
Timothy's Grade: A
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