It's a fruit based flavor so I have to do the sniff test.
mmmmm, I love the smell of a quality strawberry ice cream
So I dig in and it's not bad, not bad at all. It's a rich ice cream but not exactly the texture I was expecting. It's very solid and reminds me of something that I can't quite remember. The flavor is right where I like it: middle of the road, not too strong or too weak. I can't say I'm getting any artificial vibes here, no, my only mild compliant would be the somewhat thick and airless texture of the ice cream itself. Actually, complaint it too strong. The only thing standing out is the fact that texture isn't exactly what I expected.
Now the container does show bigger strawberry bits, and they are larger from time to time, but overall they are decorative but overall insignifigant. You don't have to worry about biting a big bit with every scoopful. It's more an occasional medium-ish chunk with small bits everywhere else. The rare big ones do taste just fine, and aren't some cheap freezer burned hunk of something.
I know I found the Starbucks Hot Chocolate Ice Cream rather boring, but this one is really hitting the spot. I know I don't pick up Strawberry often, which does help build up my excitement for such flavors, but overall this is some respectable stuff and did an excellent job of curing my need for a Strawberry fix.
Ice Cream Dino! Careful, this ice cream might bite back!
On Second Scoop: This was Sunday night's dessert and I just had some more and I do still like it. Yes, I'd prefer something that was a little more creamy and a little less smooth, but I have no problem telling you to give this one a try.