So I was trying to get my office cleaned up yesterday, and as a reward, I knew that lunch time meant ice cream time. Since DQ is closed, I headed over to Roche Bros to take a stroll down the ice cream aisle. I didn't expect to find anything different, but then I saw it.
I change my aim and find a small patch of just white chocolate ice cream. Mmmmm, man this base is good. It's wonderfully creamy and the white chocolate flavor is spot on. I can't help but wonder why H-D doesn't sell the white chocolate all by itself. It's really good and would hit the spot when I'm in the mood for something peaceful.
Now that the base ice cream has built up a nice coating on my taste buds, I can settle back into my treat now.
Another nice touch is the peppermint pieces scattered throughout the ice cream. They add these neat little red specs everywhere. Often they aren't more than the size of a crumb, but other times you start hitting a few of the larger pieces (like a 1mm thick candy cane cross section). However you find them, they do seem to add flavor so that's what matters.
All in all, an excellent seasonal ice cream. The base is excellent and the mixins are unique, but you better be real sure you like mint before digging in. For example, if you like shoving multiple York peppermint patties in your mouth at one time, you should definitely enjoy this one. As for me, I'll be enjoying this one slow and steady. It's just so flavorful and rich, there's no real reason to have more than one serving at a time.
On Second Scoop: Well, I was going to bring this one home to my wife since I'm almost positive she'd like it.... but, well, I just blew through my second serving and there's not a whole lot left now (I'll just pick her up her own container). All my second scoop early bites were just ice cream and candy cane bits and this led me to a thought. Peppermint Bark needs a limited edition brother named Candy Cane. It'll be the same thing, just without those neat chocolate covered bits. We all know how candy canes crunch, especially when it's thin, now just picture that in an ice cream. If that floats your boat, I suggest you go pick up a pint (or three). My only real complaint is that at some point during the treat it always overpowers me. I'm going to be tasting mint all afternoon (...and evening) ---- note: my wife did eventually have some, and she agrees, it's really well done.
Verdict? Potent but very well done
Buy Again? 'tis the season
Some Other Peppermint Options:
Edy's Limited Edition Slow Churned Peppermint
Starbucks Limited Edition Peppermint Mocha (currently retired)
Blue Bunny Seasonal Perfectly Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches (retired?)
2012 Update: You can now also get Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Bars
Creamy White Chocolate Ice Cream dipped in thick dark chocolate with peppermint candy pieces
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (100g)|
Servings Per Container 3.5
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 280||from Fat 140|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||25%|
|- Sat Fat 10g||50%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 30g||10%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 26g|
|Vitamin A 10%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 0%|