This is Blue Bunny's new Duff Goldman flavor. Not only was it a smart idea to continue the relationship with Duff, but they've gone and expanded it with this and the Cup o' Coffee Cake flavor.
Looking back, the only other carrot cake flavor we've ever had on the blog was Ben & Jerry's Carrot Cake from late 2010, but that one was a bit of a cheat since they used a caramel ice cream base. Blue Bunny is going way more extreme by using a carrot cake flavored ice cream swirled with cream cheese frosting flavored low fat ice cream and carrot cake pieces. Quite a description eh? Note that there is no gooey frosting swirl here, it's been replaced with low fat ice cream.
On Second Scoop: Confession time. The pictures you see above are from April 17th when I first tried this flavor. I was so perplexed when I first tried it that I wrapped the flavor back up, took it back downstairs, and grabbed something else.... and then it got buried under an avalanche of new spring products.
We've been trying to clean the freezer this week and so I dug in and brought this non-chocolate flavor up to try again. I scooped myself another bowl last night and oh man does this taste like carrot cake. It's almost too similar, like my brain still doesn't know how to register it. What I do know is that it makes me feel like an incoherent blogger, but not every flavor is clear cut.
I read the ingredient list and see oatmeal raisin base. You know, now that they mention it, that's what I taste! I mean I think I taste carrot cake, but it's more familiar than that. Now that I've read the ingredient list, oatmeal raisin is all that I taste. I do hit cake bits from time to time, but they don't really pop against the back drop of the consistently flavored base. I don't want to call it overpowering, the flavor is just always there. There are two flavored bases but it doesn't really seem to vary from spoonful to spoonful.
I think the low fat nature is also creating an overall gummy feel to this one that isn't helping me fall in love. Sometimes I like products that aren't extreme but there's just something about this one that doesn't sit well with me. Maybe if this was a gritty froyo it would all make more sense.
As always, I know there will be people out here that like this one, it's just not something I want to eat.
Verdict? Tastes like carrot cake... yet still unexciting
Buy Again? Nope
Updated BB - Duff Goldman Rankings:
- Triple Chocolate Cake
- Strawberry are Forever Shortcake
- I Do, I Do Wedding Cake
- 24 Karat Carrot Cake
- Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (62g)|
Servings Per Container 14
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 130||from Fat 50|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||8%|
|- Sat Fat 3g||15%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||6%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 0%|