Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friendly's SundaeXtreme Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - A Frozen Dairy Dessert Review

Well hello there. The plan this past sunday was to do a very special "Extreme Sundae Sunday" starring one of Friendly's SundaeXtreme flavors.... that was until I got the evil super bug from wherever that has inspired a week long cough. Grrrrrrr. The worst part is my daughter then got sicker than I did with the same menace.

So Sundae Sunday was cancelled, but the ice cream lived on and was easily devoured. Let's take a look at what would have been - Friendly's SundaeXtreme Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough which is billed as Vanilla Flavored Frozen Dairy Dessert with Cookie Dough Pieces, Semi-sweet chocolate chips and Cookie Dough Swirl. They had me with the cookie dough part so let's dig in.

Well that's one funky opening shot for a cookie dough. I think I'm excited.

Nice! I slice off the top and it looks even better. I'm definitely excited now.

There's lots of random swirl, tons of cookie dough chunks, chips everywhere... wait, HAHAHAHA, there's no chips in my cookie dough! Look close and you'll see that Friendly's has split them apart. Part of me wants to complain but the other part says what a unique way to boost overall chip count.

Weird, I almost think I taste peanut butter with that first bite, maybe because I got two or three cookie dough bites in there. Inspired, I continue on.... but several bites in and I keep missing the cookie dough, hmmm, they seem to be clumped together since I just got two again.

To be honest, I'm not loving the tiny chocolate chips. They are very itty bitty. I do appreciate them being different, but I think some mystique is lost by them not being in the dough. They just don't balance each other out the same way.

Wow, that was quick. I didn't scoop myself much and let it sit longer than i usually do, so I plowed right through it. Guess we'll just have to wait for the in depth second scooping.

On Second Scoop: Yeah, the second and third scoopings were just as quick. It's a soft ice cream that puts up little resistance going into your belly. It's a decent ice cream, but I don't love it. It feels incomplete despite being chock full of goo and chips. It's close, but it's just not there.

Verdict?  Not bad, but not EXTREME
Buy Again?  Maybe now and then


IndianapolisEater said...

It looks incredible. Too bad it didn't taste that way.

Dubba said...

indeed it does, and it is decent, it's just not epic.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you and your daughter have been sick.

The ice cream looks good but seems to have a lot going on.

Wishing both you and your daughter improved health soon!

Dubba said...

thank you, we are shaking the bug slowly.

And yeah, it's very busy... busy but not quite there.

Danielle said...

Dubs sorry to hear this one wasn't a winner (still can't find this one in my local stores). I loathe FDD but the one Friendly's Xtreme I like is the Mint Cookies and Cream.