As fair warning, I got this sample for free. If you want to try it, it's #302 on the Schwan's website.
Schwan's Triple Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
A blend of white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate ice creams
loaded with white and dark chocolatey chunks
Does that simple white container seem kind of large?
Well it should - it's a full half gallon!
WOOHOO! Bring back the good old days!
That is the prettiest ice cream ever.
Every now and then someone leaves the comment "who cares what it looks like?"
Well, I care for starters.
There is something magical about the way this one looks.
I mean, come on, this is art right here!
See? You could frame this stuff!
At this point, it could taste like dirt, I wouldn't care.
I just want to stare at this container forever and ever and ever....
Oh, alright, let's talk about the taste.
Now textural wise this is a respectable ice cream. I wasn't really picking up any gumminess which is always appreciated. Overall it's a little soft and melted a little quicker than expected. I like it though.
The flavors are the final piece and I saved them for last because when a swirl is involved, it's not always easy to differentiate them, especially when they are all variations of chocolate. I definitely get a milk chocolate vibe similar to Turkey Hill's Box of Chocolates. The dark chocolate is, well, I kept scooping it with the other chocolates. I do detect notes of a richer, darker chocolate, but it's mixing in with the other two flavors.
The final bit is the white chocolate ice cream.... and here lies my only compliant with this flavor. When I scooped the first few bowls, there was a mix of all three chocolates. However, my wife said she noticed a chemical note to her bowl which had wound up being mostly white chocolate. On my second scoop, I too had a bowl with a majority of white chocolate and there is definitely something there. I don't know if chemical is the right word, but there is definitely something there. Maybe it's the way the white chocolate flavoring blends with the ice cream, I don't know for sure.
The good news is that you don't really eat a flavor like this one at a time. I spent 95% of my time scooping all three at once to give a nice balanced flavor. Overall I like it, I really do. It's a fun flavor that's well made. You can tell they put a lot of thought in here. The three chocolate blend is something I haven't seen since Breyer's Triple Chocolate 3 years ago. It's also a respectable flavor substitute for Box of Chocolates which is only available in February.
So, don't be afraid to try this one. It's running a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Schwan's website.
Verdict? Fun flavor, awesome presentation
Buy again? Yup
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (65g)|
Servings Per Container 16
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 140||from Fat 70|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||11%|
|- Sat Fat 5g||25%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||6%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 0%|