Friday, October 14, 2011

Blue Bunny Super Chunky Cookie Dough
An Ice Cream Review

Over 3 years ago, I had Blue Bunny ice cream for the very first time. The blog was just two months old and I was a cranky, unsophisticated little spoon at the time because I was not nice to Super Chunky Cookie Dough at all. I don't know what I was thinking back then, but man, this stuff is good.

Super Chunk Cookie Dough is Cookie Dough Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks, Cookie Dough Batter Ribbon and Chocolate Flakes. Did I say cookie dough enough for ya? My wife picked this up last week and I was like "eh, whatever". I've had a lot of great Blue Bunny treats since I first had this ice cream, but still, I wasn't that excited to see it again (correction: on occasion I have debated trying this one again)


Well, I got hungry Wednesday night and suddenly had the urge for cookie dough. I cracked the container open. Is that a saucey cookie dough swirl I see? I take a bite and it is a sinfully sweet cookie dough sugar rush. It's borderline too sweet, but it's riding that line with a taste that is making me scoop for more. Ohhh man, just give me mug of this stuff and I'll be happy (and quite possibly delirious).


Next I start aiming for the cookie dough bits. Sure, they look fairly standard in the penny test, but the secret here is a wonderful crunch factor. The center of the bit has a butter cookie like crunch that sets it apart from any other cookie dough bit I've ever had. How did I not notice this before? Talk about adding just a touch of crunch, very cool. My question now is how did they make it. Is it a small bit of cookie wrapped inside cookie dough? I just don't know, but I like it!

Oh, there's one more thing that I need to point out. My big complaint before was a butter like taste to the ice cream but now I don't even notice it. Not on the first scoop, and not even on the larger second scoop. Part of me wonders if maybe I got a container that was a little off last time? I mean I don't even remember seeing the swirl before. It's that, or maybe my tastebuds have matured? I don't know what it was, but Blue Bunny has definitely come out with a unique cookie dough flavor here. Awesome job.

Verdict?  Excellent sugar rush
Buy Again?  Yes!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks really good! Maybe Blue Bunny tweaked it a bit since the last time you had it.

Nick Rovo said...

I agree with you so much on this ice cream. I'm happy that this part of the slim offerings of blue bunny in my area even if it only comes in the personals size. That almost might be a blessing seeing I'd want to devour a lot of it at once given the opportunity.

Rodzilla said...

I really wish I could find bluebunny personals in my area.

Dubba said...

@Anon: maybe!

@Nick: ha, I was having trouble scooping the bowl without eating every other bite.

@Rodzilla: yeah, they have very inconsistant offerings around here, but at least I have some choices!

Nick Rovo said...

@rod,
my area just got personals and nothing else. We've just had their basic ice cream sandwiches until we got the personals. So hopefully this is a sign my area will realize how good blue bunny is.

tudor3x8 said...

Mm... that looks so good! I'd definitely try it, but I can't seem to find Blue Bunny anywhere near me!

Lot-O-Choc said...

Ahhh this looks amazing..and the cookie dough pieces look so big and satisfying!

Mike SE Georgia said...

This is by far the BEST cookie dough ice cream by anyone. The main reason is the
Cookie Dough Batter Ribbon they put in there. How do they do that? If you let the
ice cream sit out on the counter 20-30 mins. then begin to eat it slowly then all of a sudden there it is this Amazing Cookie Dough Batter Ribbon soft & so SWEET it's additive!!!! Someone else said just give me a Mug of the Cookie Dough Batter Ribbon. They need to put more of that in the ice cream, then again maybe not!!!

It's hard to find this flavor I take my cooler chest with me & two bags of ice
because when I find it I stock up!!!! ADDITIVE!! I have come close to eating a whole 1/2 gallon in one sitting. I never use a boul. I just wrap a towel around it & enjoy!!!

Mike in SE Georgia

Dubba Scoops said...

@Mike: that's just wrong that you cant always find it. The selection in my area is limited, but Walmart always has this in stock in my area. The ooey gooey swirl is a very unique feature compared to most cookie dough varieties.

Mark said...

How does this compare and/or differ to 2nd St can't tell me no cookie dough

Dubba Scoops said...

@Mark: a totally different beast, mainstream 1.5 quart container vs a premium pint. I would give it a shot, but please don't expect an apples to apples type product. This version is very sweet, I will give it that!

Ryan DeMent Morford said...

Don't do it! Not for now at least. Blue Bunny made huge changes to this product this spring. The dough goo is more of a caramel, the cookie dough is dry balls that turn to a powdery grainy texture in your mouth. Also the ice cream itself is grainy. What happened? I don't know but its no longer the ice cream my wife and I had to each have our personal container so we didn't fight over who got the goo. Please Blue Bunny bring back the good recipe!!

Dubba Scoops said...

Sorry for the bad experience, but let me make two points. One, sounds like you got a freezer burned container, and I say this because of point two: we're actually enjoying the upgraded version. We've bought 8-10 of them now and the swirl is kind of evilly delicious. I can see some people saying it's too potent, but they've amped up the brown sugar factor in that swirl and it's addicting to someone like me. Yes, the base is a little different, but it's not crazy grainy nor are the chunks. I really do believe you got a bum container.

Anonymous said...

I use to love the Cookie Dough Ice cream. Now there are not as many cookie dough balls in the batter as there use to be. What a shame!My husband and I would rather go to Cold Stone Ice cream and pay more to get our Ice Cream the way we want it Why try to fix something that isn't broken.