Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Turkey Hill Stuff'd Junior Mint
A Frozen Dairy Dessert Review

Have I ever mentioned how nice the Turkey Hill people are? They wrote to me several times and apologized when I don't like a flavor. It's so polite and truly embodies the spirit of how ice cream is here to make us feel better. That said, I've got good news and bad news.

The good news is that this is crazy low fat and tastes like junior mints.
The bad news is that it also has that Stuff'd funk that I truly dislike.
. . .
The best news is that I can totally pawn this one off on my daughter who's really enjoying it

Turkey Hill Stuff'd Junior Mints Frozen Dairy Dessert
Creamy mint frozen dairy dessert stuffed with rich fudge and Junior Mints minis

Bright white faux ice cream
with a non-evident fudgy swirl (more underneath)
and a decent amount of mini Junior Mints

Closeup

Photos aren't complete without the penny test

So I've taken a first and second scoop at this thing and I don't really like it. I will admit that if you aim for just the mints and keep the ice cream to a minimum then this really does taste like the candy, at least for the first few bites, but then I started getting more of the base and that Stuff'd funk was back in action.

At this point, I give up on Stuff'd. The lack of calories just doesn't justify the weirdness. There's jut something not write about it. It's not the candy bits, and it's not the swirl, it's the base. Sure, it doesn't bother everybody, I know I tend to be picky, but I'm not buying any more of these. There are too many cool new products out to keep wasting my time on this stuff/

On Third Scoop: Ok, good news! If you crush a good amount of Oreos into this stuff, the funk is covered up and it's not too bad, if not eye-opening minty... that's not to be confused with high end tingly minty, no, this is a straight forward, overpowering minty. This was my first full bowl and I'm pretty sure my entire esophagus is now minty fresh... I'm going to be tasting this in the morning, aren't I?

Verdict?  Very Minty, Crazy low fat, Stuff'd funk
Buy Again?  Nope

13 comments:

IndianapolisEater said...

Just saw this for the first time this past weekend and was curious about it. After reading this, I'm so glad that I didn't buy it and I won't be buying it for sure now. Once again, you've saved me money!

Dubba said...

that's what I'm here for!

Rodzilla said...

what is the stuffd funk? Is it a texture or taste thing? If you have to crush oreos to add to your light ice cream, you might as well just go with the premium stuff haha.

Dubba said...

Iunno, there is a weirdness about it. It's probably a flavor/texture combo that just doesn't sit right with me.

Hahahaha, let's see, a 1/2 cup serving plus two whole foods oreos means 14% fat & 17% sat fat total, still not too bad :)

Nick Rovo said...

I've come to the conclusion that mint only works for me when dark chocolate is involved. Maybe if these were dark chocolate junior mints it would've worked better.

Dubba said...

only if there are enough to cover over the base!

Nick Rovo said...

I've yet to try the stuffd variety but I recently came across a random grocery store that carries a few of the pint varieties so I'l have to give them a try to see if I get the same funk.

Anonymous said...

Once again you have spared me from wasting my money and calories! Quite a public service you are providing for us Dubba and we are grateful!

Danielle said...

So I found this one at the store last night and decided to give it a try. I HAVE to try each new flavor for myself, it's an obsession! Right off I did notice the vanilla was def frozen dairy dessert but the fudge swirl was decent and I liked the chewiness of the mini mints. (But I did toss a choc choc chip muffin in the cup). However after a few scoops it does become too much (good for me because I lack serious self control) and I did feel as if I may never need to use Scope again I was so minty fresh..haha! Wouldn't buy it again but worth a shot!

Anonymous said...

Tastes like toothpaste yuck. Never again!

Anonymous said...

My husband brought this flavor home for me to try. I liked it but when I noticed it said frozen dairy dessert, I decided to do a google search on this product. I wish now that I had not read all the negative comments. I think the comments have influenced my taste for this product. Even though I thought it was good I am now trying to experience/taste the "weirdness" about it. I probably will not choose this product again.

Anonymous said...

Really surprised to read this review. I tried this product last week for the first time, and absolutely fell in love with it - enough that I went googling for vendors in my home state and came across this blog.

I should also mention that I shared this product with 2 family members, and we unanimously agree it is now our favorite flavor. The junior mint taste is thoroughly blended throughout the ice cream.

Regarding the light texture, this product is much closer to soft serve ice cream than traditional. To those who haven't tried it yet - you can scoop it out of the dish with a plastic spoon even after it's been in the freezer for days.

If you love junior mints, and prefer soft serve ice cream over traditional, then I suspect you will like this product.

Dubba said...

there are plenty of people who dont have an aversion to frozen dairy dessert, and that's fine, I'm glad you like this one but keep in mind that Edys/Dreyers has completely ditched frozen dairy dessert because of the consumer backlash.