Monday, May 30, 2016

The Nosh Show Episode 79

Alrighty, hope everyone is enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully it's involving treats fresh off the grill and fresh out of the oven. If you need something to wrap up the weekend (or listen to on the way to work tomorrow), why not check out Episode 79 of the Nosh Show.

So, be well everyone, rest up, back with a review of something soon enough, and for now.... well, I need to stop playing with pie.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Discussion Time: Do you ever throw out ice cream?

Now blogger isn't the best at having a discussion, but let's try it anyway. Now as you can tell from the title of this post, I want to talk about what we do with terrible ice cream. Since I am a very literal person, I find myself confused when people comment "the [frozen product] was so bad that I took a few bites and threw it in the trash". Are they saying that they literally threw $3-$6 of product in the trash, or is it just a euphemism of they really didn't like something?

Yes, on occasion I have thrown out a product, but with 9 out of ten bad products, I'll finish the bad product. It's just what's ingrained in my brain. I'm not saying I'm perfect, please don't think that, I've left more than my fair share of food go bad or stale, but if I can help it, I will still eat something. Not saying I'm about to eat expired meat products, but if i'm a few weeks past the best buy on some chips or crackers, I'm going to try it before it goes in the trash. Ahhh, sorry, getting side tracked.

So, discussion time, have you ever thrown out ice cream? If you don't want to leave a comment, just fill out the poll on the right side on blog. For those who have resisted the urge to toss something, what's your trick? My favorite trick is the milkshake. Some quality milk and a healthy amount of nesquik can fix drown out most flavors. Actually my first line of defense is trying to pawn it off on my wife or daughter, milkshake is actually my backup plan. And for those who have tossed, what got you hooked in to the product in the first place? impulse, packaging, heard good things?

Thanks for helping out everyone, I really do appreciate the input.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Ben & Jerry's P.B. & Cookies Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

[New for 2016] Since Nick lost his camera cable and I can't remember to send him the extra one I have, it looks like I need to review one of the new Ben & Jerry's non-dairy pints on my own. It's not like I didn't want some first hand experience with them anyway.

Ben & Jerry's P.B. & Cookies Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert with
chocolate sandwich cookies & crunchy peanut butter swirls

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Haagen-Daz Pomegranate Swirl Gelato

[2014-2015] Oh Haagen-Dazs Gelato, we'll miss you so. Ok, we won't really miss you that much, and you aren't completely gone, but if you stare at the freezer aisle a lot, you've probably notice that the HD gelato offerings are a lot smaller than they use to be. Technically tiramisu, dark chocolate chip, black cherry and caramel have survived the 2016 culling, but I would be fairly shocked if they make it in to 2017. Anyway, to commemorate the culling, I give you the cull-ee....

Haagen-Daz Pomegranate Swirl Gelato
pomegranate gelato swirled with vanilla gelato

Monday, May 23, 2016

Skinny Cow Ultimate Chocolate Sandwich

[New for 2016] First, a quick announcement aka bad news. I'm not sure if I can pull off posts every other day anymore, there's just not enough going on. I will do my best, but if you see me slip to three days here and there, that's why. It's part logistics, part availability, part monetary. I just wanted to warn everyone ahead of time so that I feel a little less guilty when it actually happens. That said, let's dig in to Skinny Cow's new line up of "fully dipped sandwiches". We've got creamy caramel, vanilla bean dream, and....

Skinny Cow Ultimate Chocolate Sandwich
low fat chocolate ice cream with chocolate wafers
fully dipped in chocolatey coating