Well, I have a few pieces of sad news to start off with. Uhlman's, my very favorite lunchtime hangout, closes for the season after Columbus Day. I've mentioned before that ice cream eaters must hibernate in New England since most local shops close for the winter.
The second piece of bad news is ....and I hate to admit it ....I didn't finish my ice cream. In fact, I didn't even come close. It's no knock on the ice cream, I just couldn't finish it. Off day I guess, it happens to the best of us.
Now originally I wanted to go chocolate-y, but after reviewing the flavor list, I decided to go with M&M. Let's be honest, this is one spiffy* looking ice cream cone with the way the colors have blended with the base. The question is: what is the base? It doesn't taste like vanilla, it's just so mild that I can't really place it. They also went with full size M&Ms mixed in, some whole, some split. They are very solid (they are frozen, but sometimes you have to state the obvious).
Anyway, i got through the top scoop and was about half way through the bottom scoop when I realized I was full. I went a little farther but it just wasn't meant to be. Overall, I'd say it's still a decent flavor, but I do feel a little silly reviewing it when I can't even describe the flavor.
*feel free to substitute the word spiffy with any positive word of your choice. I've tried about a dozen times and still can't pick the write, grrr, right, word.