Saturday, January 21, 2017

Random Post: FDA Serving Size Changes

You remember last year how the FDA said that changes were coming to the nutrition label? I remember it happening but I didn't exactly go scouring the FDA announcement to dive deep in the specifics of it all. Basically I've just been waiting for the changes to kick like everyone else. As the title of this posts suggest though, there is something else that is changing.

image courtesy of the FDA

As you can see, serving sizes are going to become more realistic. I like to think that I've been a long term proponent of pacing yourself while eating ice cream, but getting 4 servings from a pint is a pretty hard thing for me to do. Yes there are times when I inhale a pint in two servings (made easier if it's regular ice cream and not heavier, super premium ice cream), but I really do think 3 is a fair number for a pint. So instead of a review today, I will ask a simple question: how many servings do you get from a pint? or a quart if that's your thing? do you approve of the FDA's changes? or is it just really boring waiting for the 2017 ice cream season to start?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

[Announced late 2016] For 2016, Ben & Jerry's created three flavor flips. The first two were Totally Baked and Tubby Hubby, both exclusive to scoop shoppes, but they added a pint version to the third flavor. Well, it's January now and I finally found...

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
chocolate ice cream with cherries & fudge flakes

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Yuengling's Butter Pecan Ice Cream

[New for 2016] This is the last of the four new Yuengling's flavors that debuted for 2016. I don't know why it took so long to pop up in my area, and yes this is something Nick usually reviews, but I'm hungry and it's either this or Gifford's Power Play Fudge ice cream (announcement here).

Yuengling's Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Pecan Pieces

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stewart's Shops Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Ice Cream

[By Nick] It seems like oatmeal cookies are finally getting some love in the ice cream world. After Ben & Jerry's killing off Oatmeal Cookie Chunk, the market was pretty barren in the oatmeal depart. In the past couple of years, Hershey's and Talenti both put out there own respectable options. Now there's a limited time option perfect for winter time out in the ice cream world.

Stewart's Shops Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Ice Cream
Oatmeal flavored Ice Cream with a Cranberry Swirl and Oatmeal Cookie Streusel

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Graeter's Toffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

For Christmas, my in laws decided to surprise me with a delivery of the holiday pack from Graeter's ice cream. It is a six pint pack that comes with cinnamon, eggnog, peppermint stick, vanilla, black raspberry chocolate chip and...

Graeter's Toffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
vanilla ice cream with Heath toffee pieces and milk chocolate chips