Friday, November 14, 2008

Breyer's Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

2012 Update: As reported by fellow (former) fans of Breyers, Cherry Vanilla has also been carelessly demoted to a frozen dairy dessert. I know this wasn't a weekly purchase for me, but it was quality stuff, and now it's junk.


Having grown up with Breyer's, there's always a certain amount of faith I have in them to serve me a nice, refreshing treat in the form of one of their all natural flavors. When you go Overload! or Double Churned, you can't be sure what to expect, but when they stick to the basics, you are almost always good to go.

Case in point is our new freezer friend, Cherry Vanilla. I've mentioned in the past that I'm not a huge fan of most things cherry, but what Breyer's has done is slip Cherry back to the mild side by blending it into their tasty all natural vanilla ice cream. To me, it's just the right amount of cherry flavor. There are some cherry pieces mixed in, but they've totally mellowed in their new home away from home. So, good job Breyer's, this one was a nice pleasant surprise.

Nutrition: 130 / 50-4 / 0 / 2

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If any of you have grown up eating Breyer's Cherry Vanilla you know that Bryers has been extremely inconsistent with this once glorious product. For one, the cherries used to be more "natural", meaning they weren't candied like they are now. The tub used to be packed with luscious half cherries not the tiny flecks of cherry you get now (which are few anyway). I know the economy is bad, but I can't stand when companies try to hoodwink their customers by using cheaper ingredients, less of the more expensive ingredient or misleading packaging sizes to boost their sales. Case and point, remember how big the Cadbury easter eggs used to be?

Breyer's please change back this horrible impostor that was once was my favorite ice cream! You're taking away the nostalgic qualities of your products!

Anonymous said...

My recent purchase of Cherry Vanilla tasted terrible. Gummy and horrible. I looked at the package, and it is no longer ice cream. It is "frozen dairy dessert"!
It tastes disgusting, and they better go back to the original or I and many others will be gone as customers.

Scott Bourquin said...

I won't be anonymous, my favorite dessert, Breyers all natural Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream is now dead and gone. I posted on Beach Street News my opinion of the carton of "Vanilla Flavored with Cherry Pieces Frozen Dairy Dessert" experience.

Anonymous said...

I agree, I just finished a carton of the new Cherry Vanilla Frozen Dessert and had told my family when I had my firt bowl over a week ago that it tasted different. Tonight when I was throwing the carton away after eating the last of the stuff, I realized it was no longer ice cream,but a frozen dessert. I am proud of myself for realizing it had changed, but sorry that they have joined the ranks of cost cutting, mass produced bland products. My last bowl of Breyers was eaten tonight. Sorry, I grew up with you, but you have changed, and I loved the old you.

Brian said...

I agree fully. I "got to" do the shopping this week and spotted it back in stock. I was excited to have it again. One bite and... ewwww. Look at the package and Corn Syrup? Guar Gum? It's like the crap Friendly's sells.

They had better not touch my Vanilla...

Brian said...

I just sent Breyers a comment about this. My favorite flavor is dead. They had better not touch Vanilla. This is what I always feared when Unilever bought them.

Let them know what you think: https://secure.breyers.com/contactus

Unknown said...

I just worked my way through a cup of Breyers Cherry Vanilla, which was one of my all-time favorites, and something wasn't right. Too creamy and artificial tasting. I kept eating, hoping it was just me. Nope. Look at the crap they're putting in it now! Gums? Corn Syrup? Carrageenan? Totally bummed out and gonna let them have it as soon as I post this...

Anonymous said...

I agree I am sooooo disappointed with the new cherry vanilla. It used to be my absolute favorite. I commented on their Facebook page and they deleted it. I commented also on their website. Companies just don't get it. People will pay more for quality. I bought a carton last week and couldn't even finish the first bowl because it tasted funny. I looked at the ingredients and didn't know what they all were. Then I didn't want to eat it for sure. Not to mention the 1.5 quart containers. When I was a little girl (35 now) breyers came in gallon containers. That is less than half of the original size!