2012 Update: This may have happened last year, but Smooth & Dreamy Rocky Road is no more. I can't say I am sorry to see it go, but on the other hand, I would have rather seen them fix it.
Ever since I first met smooth & dreamy, there's always been one flavor that's evaded my grasp. I've mentioned that I shop at around 12 different places for this blog, but for some weird reason, none of them had ever ordered Rocky Road....
As I'm driving back to work (and painfully waiting at every red light), I make the command decision that I need to try this when I get back to the office. Rocky Road will always be one of my very favorite ice creams and I just can't stand to wait any longer! When I got back to my desk, I opened the container, saw the massive marshmallow streaks before me, and dug in.....
That first scoopful, that first bite, that first taste ...was all it took to remind me that somewhere along the road Breyers totally messed up their all natural marshmallow swirl. Oh man am I bummed. All this waiting just for this. I just don't get it. It's an all natural swirl, so why does it taste so cheap and artificial? Oh this bugs me to no end. This would be a perfectly acceptable low fat ice cream if it wasn't for that annoying faux artificial taste that permeates every bite.
Am I crazy? Maybe, but having eating hundreds of gallons of Breyers Rocky Road as a kid. I just don't understand and it makes me sad. Sure, I'll still finish the container, it's not so awful that I'll waste. The base ice cream is a low fat churned style with a decent milk chocolate taste and so it's still a refreshing treat. It's cold, it's got some crunch to keep it interesting, and I'm thinking it's probably decent served in a cone. I just think it could be so much better.
Other Smooth & Dreamy Reviews:
Strawberry Cheesecake -- Chocolate Chocolate Chip -- Vanilla Chocolate Strawberry
On Second Scoop: I really really really want to like this flavor, and it's not awful, but it just isn't as good as it could be. Even in a cone, it's still just a sad version of it's former self --- Note: I may never forgive Breyers for messing with their Rocky Road.