Friday, February 15, 2019

Ben & Jerry's Wake & "No Bake" Cookie Dough Core

[New for 2019] Well, it finally happened..... all those bare freezer shelves are finally full of new 2019 products! I knew it was close and yet I was still stoked to see three employees blitzing the Stop & Shop freezer aisles this morning. I went back at lunch and found all the great treats that our midwest friends have been finding for the last month. I literally didn't know where to start, but then I figured I should go with the brand that generated so many early hits on this blog. Oh yeah, it's time to dig in to one of three new cookie dough core flavors.

Ben & Jerry's 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

Friday, February 8, 2019

Magnum Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Bar

[New for 2019] Well, it finally happened, I found something both new and nationally available for 2019. I've been getting all flustered that the midwest has been finding everything before my area but looking back at the blog and instagram makes me realize that February is the more appropriate time for me to start reviewing new stuff. So, are you ready for......

Magnum Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Bar
strawberry ice cream with a strawberry swirl
with other natural flavor dipped in white chocolate

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Hood Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Ice Cream

[New for 2019] Hood likes to throw out two or more crazy limited flavors at us every year. Plenty of them fail, and yet, the craziness always calls me back in, at least for one of them. I'm not really interested in "Magic Bar" (picture shown at the end of this post), but I will take a crack at....

Hood Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Ice Cream
artificially flavored popcorn reduced fat ice cream
with a salted burned caramel swirl

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gelato Updates for 2019

First, the good news. Our old pal Nick is responsible for three of the new flavors coming out of Gelato Fiasco! How's that for awesome. The flavors have been popping up on instagram.

Image courtesy of Nick and Gelato Fiasco

Deep Maine Woods Brownie replaces the rookie Deep Maine Woods.
Nutterfluffer is an homage to my beloved Fluffernutter
     (peanut butter and marshmallow for you non-regional people).
Mint Brookie, Brownie Cookie is just for fun.

And now the bad news. Talenti has announced their 2019 lineup.... and it's BORING. Oh boy, 4 organic flavors and another (potentially GI troubling) less sugar flavor. Be still my beating heart.

image courtesy of Talenti Gelato

Lemon Bar is the new less sugar flavor, and the organic ones are brown butter caramel, chocolate mousse, ginger matcha, and oak-aged vanilla. Look, I love classic flavors, but really? That's the best you can do? I guess ginger match is out there for them, but at least throw us one crazy flavor. Since Talenti likes to stick to 40 flavors, that means we lose chocolate chipsimply strawberry, chocolate sorbetto, cinnamon peach biscuit, and chocolate caramel blondie. (I spied toasted almond as limited last year but it's not on this year's or last year's flavor list). The funny thing is that I've seen stores clearancing Talenti flavors besides these five. In particular, almost every store I've seen has wiped out the less sugar vanilla cinnamon flavor.

Update: I saw tags put out for the new Talenti Layers lineup. There seem to be four flavors and each flavor has 5 layers. We should be seeing them soon!

Technically Dove has released some new salted caramel, chocolate dipped Gelato bars as well. I have no idea why because their lineup is so small, you wouldn't think there would be room for this random treat. Ok, that's all I got for now!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Nestle Drumstick Vanilla Mini Drums

[New for 2018] I hit five grocery stores yesterday while picking up a variety of harder to find stuff for my son, and while I didn't find anything brand new, I did find a 2018 product that I had forgotten about. Let's dive in to a twenty pack of....

Nestle Drumstick Vanilla Mini Drums
Vanilla - Simple Dipped Mini Cones