Behold, the brand new ice cream desserts from Culinary Circle. There are 8 excellent looking flavors in all (the other 3 are hiding behind these 5). It was extremely hard to pick who should go first ...and then I started thinking about peanut butter.
Ahhh, Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream Dessert. We have "layered peanut butter flavored ice cream and vanilla flavored mousse; topped with fudge sauce and peanut butter mini cups". Makes that picture look even better after reading that, doesn't it? They've done an excellent job on the packaging ...and they need to, because it's $4.49 for just (2) 8 ounce cups and that's going to throw people off for a second ...but then they're going to look at the picture again and buy this anyway. I knew these were coming in the mail and I was still tempted to buy one when I saw it in the store.
Here's a size comparison for you incase you've tried one of the Edwards Singles. The funny thing is that when you pick up the box, you brain tells you it feels light, but when you take the individual cups out of the box, your brain tells you it's got some bulk to it. (blah blah, center of gravity, blah blah, all good, etc etc, sure it makes sense or something)
I removed the paper (not plastic) lid to reveal a very gourmet looking dessert, and more importantly, I was greeted by the very pleasant aroma of peanut butter ice cream. Mmmmm, excellent, this may sound silly, but it smells fresh, like a sundae that was just made behind the counter. Like I said, I'm a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate. In fact, I was so excited that I handed my daughter her dessert before flipping it out of the container.
Ahhhh, there we go, the treat is unleashed at last! It looks almost as good as the picture, actually, no, it looks better because you know it's real. It smells great and it's time to dig in, and dig in we did! Guess what? it tastes as good as it looks, this is excellent, awesome, fantastic and I'm loving every bite.
I'm so impressed with this treat and it's top notch ingredients. First you might notice the tiny peanut cups on ...oh yeah, they're perfect little cups that melt in your mouth, oh so good. The gooey fudge sauce is excellent. The peanut butter ice cream is top notch. It hits that perfect spot for me of a flavor, not too weak, not too strong, just quality mid-range flavor, and the texture is just excellent. Sure, the heat helped it soften quicker than it may have on some cold winter day, but this is just well made ice cream and the perfect texture for a dessert like this. Actually, maybe it was the vanilla mousse mellowing the peanut butter a bit, but whatever it was, they blend perfectly together.
I'm sorry, I just can't say anything bad, except, well, I actually didn't finish it. I actually saved the last few bites, I just didn't want to stuff myself and ruin the moment. I don't even think I was in that good of a mood when I started eating this, which can make me a bit more critical, but this snack had me hooked before I even put my spoon in.
Excellent job Culinary Circle, you are more than welcome to send me treats any time!
Nutrition: 1/2 the cup (86g): 230 / 110-7 / 1 / 4
Wait! that's why I was full! I thought the stats were for a full cup (dessert), they're actually for half a cup! Doh, that means 70% of your saturated fat for the day if you eat the whole thing. Ok, I guess we found the one flaw with this most excellent little treat....oh, who cares! put your pants on, grab the car keys, and go to the store right now!