Friday, October 12, 2018

Magnum Milk Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Tub
Magnum Milk Chocolate Mocha Ice Cream Tub

[New for Fall 2018] When I saw all those grocery store websites with placeholders for the three new Magnum tubs on sunday, I should have known that they were going to be on shelves sooner than December (which is when the first four came out last year).

Magnum Milk Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Tub
Magnum Milk Chocolate Mocha Ice Cream Tub

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Down the Rabbit Hole

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Down the Rabbit Hole is ending. The good news is that I got to be on the second to last episode of it. Now the idea of the show is looking up one thing on wikipedia, and then another, and then another until you are very very far away from the thing you meant to look up in the first place. It can get pretty silly. Besides the guest, the show consists of CT and Pax from Nerd Lunch as well as @sommerjam (also from Talkin' Chopp).

The focus of this episode is supposed to be Halloween candy but the discussion quickly goes from my beloved Good & Plenty all the way down to some odd references to Winnie the Pooh. You'll have to listen to understand how that happens and hopefully you'll laugh with us along the way.

Many thanks to these guys for not just this episode, but for all of them. It's been fun.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Products from Mars & Magnum

Sorry, I forgot to post yesterday! My other two reviews aren't finished, so let's talk new stuff. That's right, talk of the 2019 ice cream season has begun. Now, I don't know where candy hunting gets most of her news, but I do know where the Mars stuff comes from (aka candy bar ice creams and Dove branded frozen treats). So what did they announce the other day?

The focus of the press release are the Snickers Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bar (peanut butter-chocolate ice cream that's dipped in dark chocolate) and the Twix Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bars (chocolate ice cream, caramel, and crunchy chocolate cookies in a chocolatey coating). I pretty much like all of their other ice cream bars so I can't imagine not liking these as well.

Now if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the press release, there is actually one more product line that is coming up but not pictured. It's Dove Gelato Bars! That's right, they've decided to jump in the the gelato game with the Dove name. There are only two flavors to start: salted caramel and triple chocolate. I will admit that this surprises me a bit in a time when everyone else has been jumping on the sugar replacement bandwagon. Be thankful for small miracles that we weren't give a zero sugar snickers bar or something.

Wait, wait wait, I just did a bit of digging and figured out where the new Magnum tub news came from. It looks like a few grocery stores set the SKUs up a little too early. The three flavors are Dark Chocolate Mint (peppermint ice cream with dark chocolate), Milk Chocolate Almond (vanilla ice cream with almonds and milk chocolate) and Milk Chocolate Mocha (coffee ice cream with milk chocolate). Now remember that these tubs can be found all over the planet so places like Australia already has the almond flavor. That said, it appears the mint and mocha flavors might be something new this year. I wonder if I will find these in December again? 

-UPDATE-  I found these already!!! I ran in to Wegman's this morning (10/8) and found the almond and mocha flavors (with a spot left for the mint). No one so many grocery stores have these posted already... do these even count as a 2019 product then?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Target Caramel Moose Tracks Brownie Ice Cream

Sometimes I worry that you might think that I hate all budget and mainstream ice cream nowadays due to all the food science, additives, and air overrun that can ruin the respectably of a modern ice cream. Thing is, I don't hate all of them, I really don't, I just get mad when they don't remember the secret. What is that secret? Well, you make up for a lighter texture by adding way more flavor. Case in point is this very fun container of....

Target Caramel Moose Tracks Brownie Ice Cream
caramel flavored ice cream with chewy brownie bits,
Denali caramel and famous moose tracks fudge

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Museum of Ice Cream Pinata Ice Cream

[New for 2018] Incase you missed it, there's a lot of hate out there for these lackluster Museum of Ice Cream Pints. People have an (understandable) bone to pick with something that basically bills itself as amazing and fails to deliver. My question to you is though, does that mean it tastes terrible? It can be easy to both underwhelming and terrible, but I'm not sure we have that here.

Museum of Ice Cream Pinata Ice Cream
vanilla ice cream with iced animal cookies,
frosted cupcake bits, fizzy cotton candies, and rainbow sprinkles