Friday, October 3, 2008

Walgreens Waffle Cone Ice Cream

You know, if you put Waffle Cone in the name of your ice cream, you should be VERY sure it actually tastes like a waffle cone. You guessed it, I am disappointed with this ice cream. It's not that it's bad, it's just that it doesn't even come close to living up to it's name.

Walgreens Waffle Cone Ice Cream
Vanilla flavored ice cream with chocolate coated waffle cones, 
chocolate peanuts, and chocolate and caramel swirls. 

The description really should be vanilla ice cream with hints of chocolate covered somethings and tiny streaks of chocolate and caramel. I really don't know what's up with this flavor. It's embarrassingly underwhelming. The base is fine, but you just keep digging for the goods and keep coming up empty. The waffle cone pieces must be really thin, because you can barely taste them when you do occasionally find one. I guess those itty bitty chocolate pieces I keep finding must have peanuts inside (not that you can taste them). And using the word "swirls" just seems wrong. It's these tiny little streaks that get totally lost in the scooping process.

This is a closeup of the picture on the container.
*** FANTASY ***


this is an actual vertical slice of ice cream
*** REALITY ***

Maybe I got a container from the bottom of the batch, but this was truly disappointing. Again it's not that it's bad, just, well, it's a lie, the ice cream doesn't even come close to the picture.

Nutrition: 150/70/0/2

5 comments:

Guin said...

I completely agree with your review. this ice cream sucks. But I guess, I can't expect much from Walgreens..the BEST and my favourite waffle cone ice cream was a line that got discontined from Breyer's called Dreamery Coney Island waffle cone. Absolutely delicious!I was so mad when the discontinued the line. it definitely lived up to its expectations..I have yet to find ice cream like that again, and well, not many other brands make waffle cone icecream, so its hard to find...

Dubba said...

Have you tried Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream? I think it's great but I'm wondering if that Breyer's flavor would still be better.

guin said...

Hey Dubba,

I tried Americone Dream not too long ago, and I must say hat I love it. it's addictive. nicely sized bits of waffle cone. and caramel! I went to the store today and they were out of it, so my eyes drifted to the breyer's brand, and I saw they have a "new" brand of the waffle cone ice cream. it's called 'Waffle cone overload'! now we get back coney island waffle cone, but this time, in a bigger serving. its the half- gallon, I think. I bought it, and I can't wait to eat it tonight

Diana Evans said...

I loved Coney Island Waffle Cone. I think Americone Dream pales in comparison. The Dreamery website is current, 2009, but it doesn't say where you can get it. I'd love to have that back in the stores again.

JuJu Berri said...

If you want great tasting waffle cone pieces in ice cream, try Haagen-Dazs Caramel Cone. It's a caramel based ice cream with chocolate covered pieces of waffle cone and ribbons of caramel. It's very sweet.