Thursday, July 14, 2011

Edy's NEW! Limited Edition Black Raspberry
Light Ice Cream Review

Ok, quick review time with the obligatory disclaimer: This treat was bought with a free coupon from the generous folks over at Edy's ( Dreyer's ).

You know, I was about to ping Edy's for downgrading Black Raspberry to a limited edition flavor. Like many of their other flavors, I thought they had knocked it down to slow churned status and then declared it a "NEW!" product. The truth is, I don't think they ever had it as a full time flavor. I even did some digging and I can't find any signs of it. Weird. I'm just so use to everyone having a raspberry flavor that it never even dawned on me they didn't. Well, let's see how this light ice cream is.

Hmm, looks fairly airy as you might expect. I dig myself a bowl and do my sampling thing. Shocking... I don't really like it. I know I tend to be vague when I don't like something  to a mild degree, but this isn't good ice cream. A good black raspberry needs a nice clean taste and texture, and this has neither. I can forgive one, but not both, though it does earn a little forgiveness for being very low fat. I just can't recommend this. My wife concurred, though she helped me finish it anyway.  If you are hoping for a raspberry fix, this ain't it.

Verdict?  not too good
Buy Again?  NOPE

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (60g)
Servings Per Container  12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
- Sat Fat 1.5g8%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 40mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g5%
- Dietary Fiber  0g 0%
- Sugars 11g
Protein 2g

Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%Iron 0%

12 comments:

Adam said...

It seems like your problems with low fat ice cream come from airy texture, not with flavor. Texture aside, is the flavor bad? I just can't see myself NOT liking a flavor like black rasperberry.

Mrs. Dubba said...

I felt that it had almost a faint gummy texture. This seems fairly typical for dairy desserts, but I am not certain if this was listed as a "dairy dessert". Basically, in my opinion, it did not have the same texture as ice cream. Also, I could taste a hint of cream cheese flavoring. I don't believe that this product contains cream cheese, though. I love cream cheese and it was lower on the calorie scale so that is why I finished this.

Dubba said...

@Adam: No no, the flavor is definitely off here. It's not horrible, but it ain't right.

Adam from GrubGrade said...

Haha, fair enough. So Dubba, since you never seem to finish up the low fat stuff, mind sending me your leftovers haha!

Dubba said...

HAHA, nice try! but when all else fails, all flavors become milkshakes (including this one)

Courtney Landers said...

Thanks for the review. I'm always on the lookout for a tasty ice cream that's somewhat a healthier option. I might try this if it's on sale.

Anonymous said...

I bought this for my sister for her birthday because she loves black raspberry ice cream. She loved it. Maybe it's not for everyone but she's pretty picky and she thought it was great.

GailCC said...

I just had some, and I thought it was delicious! Like a raspberry sundae without the high calorie raspberry topping. Only 90 calories!

The carton looks different, maybe the 2012 model. :)

Dubba said...

Yup, all the Edy's (Dreyer's) cartons have been redone for 2012. I don't know if they've tweaked this particular recipe at all though.

Anonymous said...

This ice cream is amazing! I loved it last year when I tried it and fell in love with it all over again this year when it came back. I wish they'd keep it as a permanent item!

Food junkie said...

This is the best ice cream for the calorie . I have been waiting all year for it's return. I don't understand why they don't have it year round.
Mike in Fullerton

Dubba said...

Yeah, most companies keep their black raspberry flavor all year long, Edy's is the only one that comes to mind that doesnt do this.