Too many words. Do I like it or love it? Let's find out.
"Ok, so what's the problem?" you ask. Well, the problem is me. I looked at this stuff and totally psyched myself out for it to be one of the best flavors ever. Sure, there's a nice caramel flavor. Sure, there are more than enough pretzel bites. Sure, I'm overly picky. It just didn't settle well the first time, I wanted more! I wanted crunchy pretzel perfection! I wanted perfect chocolate coating! I wanted the impossible! More more more!
Thankfully the second scoop went better. I started to settle, made sure I was in the right frame of mind, and dug in. It's not a super thick ice cream, but I dig it's soft and creamy nature balancing out the pretzel bits that I seem to find in pretty much every bite.
Ok, I'm on my third scoop and my suspicions are confirmed -- I like this ice cream. I just can't help it. It's not perfect, but considering there aren't a lot of pretzel based flavors out there, this one is ranking pretty high in my book. I guess what really works for me is that lingering pretzel flavor. The caramel (and a lingering salty vibe) just really pops when you eat it. Heck, you even get pretzels stuck in your teeth as an added bonus. It's like eating a nice caramel ice cream out of a pretzel cone.
I'm really glad Stone Ridge took the time to dole out some good pretzel love. I think the secret on this one is that you really need to let it melt a little so the caramel gets into every bite. Now that I think about it, every time I have a bowl of this stuff, I'm always tempted to go back for a second. It's not heavy (so enjoyable, but not overly filling), it's kinda sweet but definitely not too sweet, and it's just a nice change up in the freezer. If you dig salty or crunchy, give this one a shot.
Verdict? Another nice one from SRC
Buy Again? Yup!
So you want more pretzels?
B&J Chubby Hubby is still technically the one to beat
Tom's Twisted Pretzel finishes a very strong second
Turkey Hill's Chocolate Pretzel brings a decent flavor in a light ice cream package
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (65g)|
Servings Per Container 12
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 160||from Fat 70|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|- Sat Fat 5g||25%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||7%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 16g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 0%|