Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Great Value Hip Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

I don't know why, but I've been dying for chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches recently. So, while I continue to search for new stuff, like chow down on a box of...

Great Value Hip Chip Ice Cream Sandwich
vanilla ice cream with fudge ribbon between two chocolate chip cookies,
edged with mini chocolate flavored chips

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friendly's Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Singles

[New for 2019] Of the four "new" Friendly's cake singles, this is the only one that's truly a fresh flavor that's not a rehash of an earlier sundae to go flavor. No cheesecake isn't at the top of my priority list, but I do adore graham!

Friendly's Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Singles
layers of cheesecake flavored and strawberry ice creams
separated by a center layer of graham crunchies,
topped with graham variegate, whipped icing with more graham crunchies

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Friendly's Chocolate Krunch Cake Singles

[New for early 2019] Guess what? Friendly's has themselves a pretty clever idea here because there are people out there, like me, who adore ice cream cake but can't really justify buying an entire cake to eat by themselves. So, how did they solve this problem?

Friendly's Chocolate Krunch Cake Single
layers of vanilla and chocolate ice creams
separated by a center layer of chocolate & vanilla flavored crunchies,
topped with fudge, whipped icing with more chocolate & vanilla flavored crunchies

Monday, January 7, 2019

My first find of 2019 is...

...in the downstairs freezer. It's a set of three actually (out of at least four known flavors). Unfortunately 9:30 at night is not the best time for me to dive in to a 600 calorie treat (though don't be surprised if I try one of the three for breakfast). Should I give a hint? Hmmmm...

You are on the hunt for new stuff right? I'm currently scouring Stop & Shop (Giant), Hannaford (Food Lion), Market32 (Price Chopper), Wegmans, Shaws, Roche Bros, Walmart & Target.

Fellow freezer stalker @candyhunting has already found a ton of new Blue Bunny stuff at Hy-vee. We're talking 8 new Load'd Sundaes, 4 new mini swirls, and two new bunny snacks!

Fellow ice cream enthusiast @familyfooddude posted two new Ben & Jerry's pint slices (he and a least a few others got early review samples)

Coolhaus is teasing four new dairy-free pints and sammies and one new dairy flavor and who knows what else is in store from them. I actually found two of their older flavors in their newer packaging today, though I never did see their seasonal stuff in my area.

The Haagen-Dazs Spirits line is coming to the U.S., but what else will we get?

The Turkey Hill limited edition calendar has nothing new on it  :(

Is there anything you want to see in 2019?

P.S. High Road Craft ice cream bough Ciao Bella incase you are wondering why they are back in the paper containers!

Update #1: The impulsive buy is posting pictures of several new Chilly Cow options.

Update #2: Ben & Jerry's is reinvigorating the Core lineup with three new Cookie Dough Core flavors! Their is sugar cookie dough core, a chocolate chip cookie dough core, and a "no bake" (chocolate looking) cookie dough core.

1/14/19 - Ok, since you can't really read the descriptions, here goes:

Sweet Like Sugar Cookie Dough Core: sweet ice cream with a hint of almond flavor & shortbread cookies & cherry ice cream with cherries & a sugar cookie dough core

Wake & "No Bake" Cookie Dough Core: vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cookies, peanut butter ice cream with fudge chips & a no bake cookie dough core

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Core: cookie milk ice cream with fudge chips & a chocolate chip cookie dough core.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Top Ten Reviews of 2018

Hello peoples who still visit the blog! Hehehehe. Yes, readership declined another 20+ percent here on ye olde blogging platform this year. Instagram continues to be the hot thing right now and it has it's own top nine thing, but I'm here to talk about where people landed when they get here. The tough part is that with less traffic, the difference between each spot can get pretty small. There's less than a 25% difference between the #1 spot and the #10 spot (back in the day the difference could be double or triple).

Technically the 9 spot is taken by much maligned Museum of Ice Cream and the 10 spot taken by the delightful Haagen-Daz honey flavor, but these are chased very closely by two Ben & Jerry's flavors, and then those are chased by another H-D flavor and then poor DQ trying to break back on to the list. (the three late season tubs didn't make the list)

#8: Coolhaus made's it's first top ten appearance last year and they follow that up with an appearance featuring the snazzy sounding Milkshake & Fries flavor. I didn't really understand it, but it doesn't mean that it doesn't grab peoples' attention.

#7: Magnum has their strongest showing ever this year with the introduction of their ice cream tubs in the U.S. This spot goes to their Milk Chocolate Vanilla flavor but there are more to come. The only flavor that doesn't show up is the hazelnut flavor because I never actually got around to reviewing it (because I just don't really get hazelnut)

#6: Nick may be off to conquer the ice cream & gelato world, but two of his reviews snuck in to the top ten (which seems ironic since none of his reviews were on the 2017 top ten list).  First up is Talenti's Almond Butter & Honey flavor.

#5: Nick's review of Halo Top Pancakes & Waffles brings us in to the top five reviews.

#4: My disappointment known as Ben & Jerry's Moo-phoria snags the 4 spot with my encounter with the P.B. Dough flavor.

#3: Magnum's White Chocolate Vanilla flavor snagging the 3 spot!

#2: Wait, my Arctic Zero light ice cream review steals the #2 spot?!?! What is going on here?

and the top review for 2018 by the slightest of margins is...

#1: Magnum's Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tub. Man, Magnum crushed the list this year. I'm not surprised it was a big deal, but I don't know if I expected it to be a HUGE deal.

Ok, time for you to pick a few favorites from 2018. Whattaya got?