Saturday, July 11, 2009

Breyer's Rocky Road Ice Cream Review

ahhhh, Breyer' Rocky Road, arguably one of my favorite ice creams of all time....
...until now!! oh am I ever unamused!! They have gone and ruined my favorite flavor! what we're they thinking! sure, its been awhile, but i never expected to be greeted by an overpowering cheap marshmallow flavor!

One of my very first posts was about how I adore their rocky road...and now this!! shame on you Breyers. Guess I'll only be eating haagen-daz rocky road from now on.

On Second Scoop: I'm still unamused...I remember the swirl being more mild and not so cheap tasting...maybe I've just been spoiled by the last year of reviewing. The base chocolate is still fine, and the almonds are sparse like they've always been (which is ok with me), but man...this swirl...

2012 Update: To add insult to injury, my favorite childhood ice cream has been demoted to a Frozen Dairy Dessert. What are you doing Breyers?

Nutrition: 150 / 70-4.5 / 1 / 2


JuJuBeans said...

I dislike all rocky road ice cream, but the funny thing is Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road is my second favorite ice cream after Amazon Valley Chocolate. The marshmallow isn't fake tasting and has a smooth liquid consistency unlike other gross fake tasting rocky road ice creams. I have to say Haagen-Dazs is the best store bought ice cream and I also love Laloo's goats milk ice cream black mission fig.

Scott said...

As someone that really likes rocky road, the three part triumvirate that makes it great is 1) great chocolate flavor; 2) great almonds; and 3) real marshmallows (not marshmallow cream.)

The contrast in consistency between the spongey marshmallows, the crunchy nuts and the creamy ice cream, combined with the flavors of all is what makes rocky road fans happy.

In my book, Blue Bell is the best overall and only store bought ice cream worth eating. All the rest use that nasty, cheap marshmallow cream.

Baskin Robbins is also great - with a darker chocolate flavor than Blue Bell's.

Z said...

I bought some of this today and although I love or thought I loved Rocky Road Ice Cream, if this was the first Rocky Road I had ever tasted I would not be a fan. I think it had chocolate covered peanuts in it. The round nuts tasted and looked like peanuts. They definitely weren't almonds. I will probably throw it out or at minimum pick out the chocolate things and throw them out. Not good at all. Four dollars down the drain.

Anonymous said...

I agree.

Normally, I'm a huge fan of Breyers ice cream, and especially their Natural Vanilla, Cookie Dough, and brownie flavors, which beat their competition for comparable flavors.

So you can imagine my disappointment when I got some Rocky Road the other day (traditionally one of my favorite flavors), and inside, I found... chocolate ice cream with marshmallow swirls.

Umm... there's a little more to Rocky Road than that. I'm pretty sure that Rocky Road is supposed to have some nuts in it. And, optionally, chocolate swirls and/or chocolate chips. But definitely nuts. Which were most definitely NOT in there, unless they somehow all wound up at the bottom of the carton (I've now had the whole top half of the carton, and have yet to see signs of a single nut).

Jen said...

Hi, I am just finding this blog and post now and I sit and devour rocky road ice cream...i had to know other people's feelings on different brands! I remember Breyers Rocky's been years since I had it, but reading that they changed the marshmallow - I will not even consider buying it!

The other day I was at Whole Foods and saw they had the beloved rocky road - I had to have it...It's perfect! Nutty, creamy from the smooth marshmallow and sweet enough chocolate to not be considered overpowering..The almonds are roasted and small which I think helps add to the bite of the ice cream..Glad I found this site and hope you guys get a chance to try the Whole Foods brand R.R. would love to know your thoughts!

Dubba said...

I'll keep an eye out for it!

Anonymous said...

The chocolate flavor is weak, the marshmallows are fake and the almonds are too sparse. Any more corners to cut guys? No? It's a circle already? That's what I figured. Man, I hope Baskin Robbins doesn't suck now too.