To be fair and honest, I would like to preface the following statements by saying that this ice cream is all gone. That's right, our simple little dark chocolate friend did not stand a chance in the freezer. At a very unfilling 110 calories per serving, it was easy to make it disappear (you're going to need a nice big bowl to fill your belly).
The first scooping was when we brought this home from the store. I will admit to having delusions of getting the flourless chocolate cake dark chocolate vibe in a very low fat format. Realistic? No, but hey, this is Breyers, so you never know what new flavor might win you over.
Success? Nope, definitely not that strong a dark chocolate vibe. Sure, it's there, but it's not taking you to dark chocolate-ville, it's more like seeing the exit but you keep driving. You know it's there, you just aren't hanging around long enough to be truly satisfied. When they say this is a light ice cream, they mean super light. We were both still hungry when we were done. I understand that light ice cream isn't meant to be heavy, but I was just shocked that I didn't even feel remotely full.
Boredom note: this ice cream is in bad need of a mix in. I know there are plenty of ice cream bits out there, and lots of people are purists, but I just think that some "low fat" tiny brownie bits or something similar would go awesome in the ice cream. Nothing too crunchy, don't want to ruin the soft texture of the ice cream here, but a nice soft (somewhat chewy) mix in would have been really nice.
On Second Scoop: I went on to try the ice cream several more times. It's decent, and I have no problem recommending you give it a try, just don't set your hopes too high. Maybe it's best served with something else, I'm just not sure what, maybe it needs just the right kind of crushed cookie bits on top.
If you are curious, the other new Smooth & Dreamy flavor is Coffee Fudge Brownie, but since I just can't seem to get into coffee ice creams, it won't be on the blog anytime soon.
Oh, the last two servings went into a dark chocolate milkshake. Knowing that the ice cream melted quickly, I let it sit a little bit and then did my best to add as little milk as possible... after making a giant mess, I learned from my mistake and added a bit more milk. The good news is that this kept the flavor fairly strong, but the problem is that the dry nature of the dark chocolate flavor battles the milky refreshing-ness that you expect with a milkshake. It was kind of weird and just not something I would want to do to my tastebuds on a regular basis.
2013 Update: This one didnt make it to the 2013 season