When I teased the S'mores flavor, I didn't actually mean to make you wait over two weeks for the review. So, without further ado, let's dig in!
I'm going to cheat again and let you know that I've already run through the first, second and even third scoops. As you might suspect, my first scoop started with that giant chunk of swirl right in the middle of the picture above. Hmmm, my initial impression is that the ice cream is ok and the swirl is pretty good. It's not as great as the thicker Turkey Hill swirl, but since graham cracker swirls aren't exactly common in ice cream, this one will suffice.
Now let's get back to that artificial smell. I don't know the last time you had real (and fresh) marshmallow fluff, but it's a lovely, sugary thing that I have loved since we first met. It's not something you eat by itself, but it compliments peanut butter like nothing else. It's a shame this stuff isn't more like marshmallow fluff because it may have been great. Fluff isn't necessarily an intense flavor, but I prefer it to the like cheap dollar store imitation marshmallow puffs that this base reminds me of. So the smell is overpowering and the taste is artificial BUT on second scoop I learned that if you get enough graham cracker swirl on your spoon, you aren't going to care. That's right, the swirl is good enough that if get a lot of it, everything else becomes less important. Throw in the crunch of the fairly numerous chocolate chips and you have yourself a decent treat.
With that fairly impressive second scoop in mind, I stole the final bites of S'mores to get a third scoop. Problem is, well, we have a problem.. The artificial and overly sweet nature of this ice cream is starting to bug me. Without the swirl, the base ice cream is just too much. I guess I'll throw this one up as you should still probably try it, but you have been warned.
S'more competition: (couldn't resist)
Ben & Jerry's S'mores Ice Cream
Edy's Slow Churned Limited Edition S'mores Light Ice Cream
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (68g)|
Servings Per Container 12
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 170||from Fat 70|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|- Sat Fat 4.5g||22%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 23g||8%|
|- Dietary Fiber <1g||3%|
|- Sugars 17g|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 2%|