Anyway, must focus. Now, we don't cover Brigham's too much because even though they were my first introduction to premium ice cream during freshman year of college, I kind of forgot about them after meeting many, many pints of Ben & Jerry's. Brigham's makes fine ice cream, and it used to come in these cute little single serve size containers in the school store, but they're just not nearly as fun as B&J.
Distribution is limited to the northeast, so I know many of you won't be able to grab this one, but it's time to get Brigham's back on the blog.
Oh wait, don't forget to notice the bright white, squishy marshmallow swirls along with a plethora of small chocolate chip bits ranging from itty bitty to small (they've used actual tiny chocolate chips, some of which are still intact). This is definitely a good looking ice cream.... not that I would be opposed to a graham or fudge swirl, too.
I dig in and I am impressed from the very first bite. This one really does taste like graham. Finally, after all this time, it's a little company in my own back yard that finally manages to tack down graham flavored ice cream. To me, graham is synonymous with desserts, so I don't know why more companies don't try this. I mean, we've got several attempts at a s'mores flavor, but this is the first time that my tastes buds have ever been encircled by such a complete graham flavor.
My only problem on this first scoop is that my brain wants some graham grit to go with all this flavor. Sure, there are a ton of chip bits everywhere, but other than the occasional tiny thud, this is a regular creamy ice cream. I know, I know, I'm nit picking, but it's what ran through my head.
I'm also not hitting a ton of marshmallow swirl or flavor for that matter. Oh sure I see it, but it's not really coming across at all. Neither is the chocolate flavor for that matter. Graham is pretty much hogging all the spot light.
If you love graham like I do, you need to try this. No, it doesn't nail the S'mores flavor, but I'm thinking a little high quality chocolate sauce could fix that. My wife says the graham flavor is too strong for her liking, so I am thinking of maybe serving a scoop of this with a scoop of Rocky Road. Mmmmmmmmmmm, man that would be excellent... oh I wish I had some rocky road handy right now.
On Second Scoop: I couldn't wait to try this one again since it hit the spot so well the first time. I scoop myself a nice size bowl, plop in front of the tv (bring back Jamar!), and enjoy my treat. Mmmm, still lovin' the graham flavor. It's nice and strong and puts a smile on my face. I take some more bites... and some more... and some more... and that's when I start noticing something. There's a little bit of flavor funk building up. The packaging mentions artificial flavor and I think it's gently building up in the background. It's not terrible by any means, but there's definitely something there..... actually, upon further investigation, I'm not sure its the graham flavor or the marshmallow flavor that is acting up (or maybe both). It's going to be an issue for some, but I have to admit, I'm still excited to come home to this one.
Verdict? Strongest Graham flavor I've had yet
Buy Again? Yes! (It's not perfect, but it does fill a void in the flavor lineup)
|Serving Size 4 fl oz (83g)|
Servings Per Container 8
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 210||from Fat 90|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||16%|
|- Sat Fat 7g||33%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||9%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|- Sugars 20g|
|Vitamin A 8%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 10%||Iron 0%|