Saturday, July 22, 2017

Heading Home

Hey everyone, I thought I could sneak in a few blog posts during vacation but not so much. We are heading home so there will be something up tomorrow at the latest. 

Lincoln says hi. Be well everyone. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cumberland Farms Toasty S'mores Ice Cream

My home ice cream selection doesn't do me much good at work, so I often wander off to find myself a treat. I've already tried most of the new 2017 stuff, so sometimes I have to improvise. And sometimes when you improvise, you grab the 2 for $7 deal.

Cumberland Farms Toasty S'mores Ice Cream
dark chocolate flavored chunks, chocolate covered graham pieces
and a toasted marshmallow swirl in graham cracker flavored ice cream

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Turkey Hill Blueberry Ice Cream

[New for 2017] Disclaimer: blueberry ice cream is not my thing. Ok, I say that about a lot of things, but it's just not something I gravitate towards unless there is an x-factor like pie crust bits. That said, I wanted to try at least one more of the new flavors in Turkey Hill's all natural line up.
(Note: this line up is what I eat when I'm not eating/reviewing something new).

Turkey Hill All Natural Blueberry Ice Cream
blueberry ice cream

Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer News Update

Hey everybody. I keep getting emailed ice cream presses releases and haven't posted a single one, so let's get caught up. Also, I keep getting these free coupons for Halo Top "ice cream". The first was from Price Chopper and now I got another from Stop & Shop (Giant).

News: Blue Bell Sweet n Salty Crunch was announced this week and it's already being spotted on shelves. It's "vanilla ice cream loaded with chocolate-coated pretzel bites, chopped roasted almonds and milk chocolate chunks". I hope those pretzel chunks stay crunchy!

News: Haagen-Dazs has a non-dairy line up out now. There are four flavors: Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle, Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge, Mocha Chocolate Cookie, and Coconut Caramel. Like H-D sorbet pints, the lids will say "non-dairy". I'm not 100% sure how it works, but basically the main flavor component becomes what binds these together. So that would be the cocoa, the coconut, or the peanut holding each flavor in a solid form. In other words, they seem to be more sorbet than anything, but they aren't calling it that. I'd love to get some back story on these. Are they basically just trying to squeeze in to the "non-dairy" space as opposed to the sorbet space? Do we really need to get that semantically challenged? Yes I'm ranting a little.

News? I never got to try Made with Twix from Baskin-Robbins last month. It's not look so good for "all about Oreo" either at the moment. Today would have been a "good day" to go (in theory) as they were handing out samples of Polar Pizza. I quote good day because for the last several weeks they have been working on the roads between me and my local Baskin-Robbins.

News: local and new, the lactose-free company Minus the Moo will have a pop up shop at the Boston Public Market from July 18th to July 30th. They will have "5 classic flavors plus 4 surprise flavors" for complimentary sampling.

News: Isaly's ice cream is back! I had never heard of them because I didn't grow up in their area and they have been gone for awhile. Since I had nothing to lose, I asked if they would send over samples... and they agreed! Look for that review during the last week of July.

That's it for now. I hate to admit this, but several companies have tried to sponsor posts during July but things have been kind of messy to schedule most of it. I apologize to them and to you for any missed opportunities. Have a good weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cumberland Farms Chocolate Peppermint Palooza Ice Cream

[New for 2017] I didn't plan on trying more Cumberland Farms flavors since I know many of you will never be able to try them, but check out the coloring on this new flavor. How can I resist something that so blatantly mimics the coloring from a York Peppermint Patty?

Cumberland Farms Chocolate Peppermint Palooza Ice Cream
cool mint ice cream with rich fudge swirls,
loaded with indulgent mint cups and dark chocolate chunks