Thursday, November 16, 2017

Packaging / Branding Alert

Have you ever seen a Giant / Stop&Shop in house flavor and wished you could find it, only to remember that you only live near a Food Lion / Hannaford? Well, fret no more! In the summer of 2016, the owners of all those grocery store chains came together in a big merger and the effects of that are finally popping up in my local Hannaford (Food Lion).

Notice that it looks like a 2017 Giant flavor but no longer has the 3 leaf logo on it. That now generic look means it can now be plopped down on any freezer shelf. So far I've only reviewed the newer Salted Caramel Toffee flavor and the older Toasted Marshmallow flavor, but with distribution reaching so many people now, I will try to pick up more of their flavors going forward.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cool Haus Dirty Mint Chip Ice Cream

Wow, I've really fallen off the blog horse haven't I? My tentative goal right now is to make sure the freezer is flushed out and ready for 2018 by the time 2018 rolls around. There are still a few free samples floating about my stash including....

Cool Haus Dirty Mint Chip Ice Cream
fresh mint leaf ice cream, brown sugar, dark chocolate chips

Friday, November 10, 2017

A La Mode Ice Cream Bars

[Review Note: A La Mode contacted me to let me know that the speed bump box I purchased is not a good representation of their company. They have sent free samples of their entire 2017 lineup which will be reviewed in the coming days to update this review].

[New for 2017] Who's ready for another nut-free, egg-free, sesame-free treat? I was originally going to break this review in two but let's keep these new bars together.

A La Mode Speed Bump Ice Cream Bars
deep chocolate with marshmallows, white and dark chocolate chips

A La Mode Partly Cloudy Ice Cream Bars
blue cotton candy ice cream with mini marshmallows

Friday, November 3, 2017

Ben & Jerry's Marshmallow Moon Ice Cream

[New for Nov 1st] Late Wednesday night, November 1st, Jimmy Fallon announced his latest collaboration with Ben & Jerry's. This "Special Stash" (aka micro batch) is only available online and in scoop shops. In other words, I just shelled out $6.50 to bring you a review of....

Ben & Jerry's Marshmallow Moon Ice Cream - Special Stash
vanilla ice cream with marshmallow & graham cracker swirls & fudge chunks

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I hope everyone had a good Halloween, though I realize it's late and many of you probably just did the Halloween party thing over the weekend. That's where these cookies came from. It's a fairly standard sugar cookie recipe with food coloring and chocolate chips for fun. At least everyone got a kick of out them, especially the kids.

Ok, back on Thursday with a new post. Note that Dairy Queen announced the new Hot Cocoa Blizzard which is just really sad on their part because it's just a chocolate Oreo blizzard. What's the point of even reviewing it? They couldn't be bothered to add a marshmallow factor or maybe even Hot Cocoa Oreos? Uggg. DQ also brought back the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard (reviewed here). I think DQ needs someone new on the flavor team and I'm open to relocating if that's what it takes to join. Give us something! How about a Candy Cane Brownie blizzard? Candy Cane Bark blizzard? Everyone else is stepping up their game, they should too!

Alrightly, keep commenting on my last post and dig in to that Halloween candy! I'll also continue to dig in to this bag of Reese's Dipped Pretzels that I have at work. If you've had Utz Butterfinger Pretzels then these are similar in flavor. I love Reese's and pretzels so this was easy to enjoy.