One of the neatest looking new 2012 products has to be the York Peppermint Patty Ice Cream bar. A York is a straight forward (and tasty) treat that should translate well to ice cream... ok, no suspense today. This treat does translate pretty well, but let's dig into why this is a good treat and not a great treat.
I'm sure you are noticing what I did. The ice cream's chocolate isn't as dark and doesn't have that cool trademark ripples of the original despite the fact that the box implies it will have them. (I don't like false advertising, it's not nice!). I took a big whiff but that wonderful York smell isn't really present either.
Ok, let's recap. One, it needs a better wrapper. Two, the shell could be thicker and darker, and in a perfect world, I'd love it to be a little softer just like the original. Three, the ice cream is perhaps a smidge mild, but I don't want to complain too loudy because it's better than being overpower. You know, I rarely ever crave a York peppermint patty, but when I do have one, it always hits the spot. It's just a straight forward and consistent treat. I think it's the peppermint filling's texture that sells it for me. If they could some how add a bit of grit to the ice cream's texture, this thing would be perfect in my mind.
So there you have it. A nice minty treat that should sell well. Nice job Good Humor.
On Second Scoop: This really is a nice homage to York Peppermint Patties. I just had one and I'm totally in the York zone... in winter. There's that familiar York tingle, the dark chocolate balance, it's all here, it's just in a chilly place. This may not have been clear before but I really do like this treat. I know I nitpicked a little, but it's only because I have a lot of respect for the original. Try these out.
Verdict? A nice addition to the freezer aisle
Buy Again? [I have a few times]
|Serving Size 1 Bar (58g)|
Servings Per Container 6
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 170||from Fat 90|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||15%|
|- Sat Fat 7g||35%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|- Dietary Fiber <1g||3%|
|- Sugars 15g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 0%|