Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friendlys Forbidden Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sundae

[New for 2017] If there's one thing I've realized about this signature sundae series from Friendly's, it's that people really dig them on instagram. HA! But seriously, these are a pretty economical to rock a treat that brings the #funfactor. Let's see how this one lines up with the others.

Friendlys Forbidden Chocolate Fudge Brownie Signature Sundae
forbidden chocolate ice cream with fudge, topped with more fudge,
whipped topping and brownie pieces

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Burger King Lucky Charms Shake

[Limited starting June 2017] I'll admit it, I was not amused when GrubGrade posted the news about another cereal shake at Burger King. Granted, I get the marketing progression here. Let's cycle through popular cereals because the reality is that a lot of these shakes are going to be one and done with little chance of repurchase.

Burger King Lucky Charms Shake
vanilla-flavored soft serve, LUCKY CHARMS oat cereal with marshmallows,
and sweet sauce spun together

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vanillite and the Nerd Lunch Episode 274

Hello Nosh Show Listeners! Wait, I mean Nerd Lunch Listeners! Big apologies for no new Nosh Show last week, but I did get to hang with my internet pals the Nerd Lunch for their 274th Episode. So it was me, CT, Jeeg, Pax, and also Charlton_Hero to figure who is the best cartoon dog.

I know this is an ice cream blog but think about a couple of your favorite cartoon dogs from your childhood and then give the show a listen. I'll give it a tease by saying that one of my pics makes it to the final round! Man I love talking about cartoons. I should do it more often (but not here).

If I can, I like to bring up some kind of nerdy/frozen crossover product when I post about Nerd Lunch. So, what's this crazy pokemon card infront of you? This is Vanillite and he is an icy snow Pokemon. This is his basic form where he is an adorable sugar cone filled with vanilla softserve. My son adores Pokemon and wanted to get me a few packs as part of my Father's day presents and this was in one of those packs. Vanillite evolves in to Vanillish which is basically a sugar cone, and then Vanillish evolves in to Vanilluxe which is basically one of those crazy twin scoop ice cream cones. I'm sorry, but I find that highly amusing.

If you are curious, most of the pokemon cards will go in to my son's collection. He is "guarding" them for me. That's it for now, have a great week everyone!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Perry's Espresso vs Coffee Ice Cream Showdown

[New for 2017] We all remember I don't like coffee ice cream right? Ok, good, please keep that in mind going forward as I do my best to showcase two new coffee flavors that Perry's sent over for testing. The caramel one is from February and the other is from April. Yes I know it's June.

Perry's Caramel Frappe Ice Cream
Perry's Cold Brew Coffee & Cream Ice Cream

Thursday, June 15, 2017

a la mode COOKS ice cream

[New for 2017] About two months ago, I posted a shot of six a la mode ice cream flavors that had started popping up at my local Shaws supermarkets. I had never heard of them before because they are just a mere two years old, yet here they are with some fun looking pints and flavors. Every young company needs a hook, and theirs is making ice cream that is nut-free, egg-free and sesame-free. You may be thinking "plenty of ice cream is technically 'nut-free'" but that's not the same with so much cross contamination nowadays. A la mode is made in an actual nut-free facility. I believe the only other company doing this is Chapman's up in Canada. When Chapman's built a new facility, they converted their old facility into a nut free facility (which is awesome ofcourse). I was going to try a la mode later this year, but then I found new...

a la mode COOKS ice cream
combination of vanilla & chocolate cookies,
classic vanilla ice cream swirled with chocolate fudge