Mmmm, one bite down.... 3 bites down.... it's actually fairly mellow and not dry like Talenti's take on caramel. In fact, I'm getting a very strong milk vibe to every bite. Different, definitely different.
Now sometimes the caramel has that hint of burnt to it, but its just a hint, no worries. It's really about the milk on this first scooping. There's always something that sticks out in your mind when you first try a flavor, and right now, it's the caramel milk vibe.
You know, its such a unique caramel that I almost need something to break it up. I'm already dying for a pretzel or maybe some dark chocolate chips... now I'm having flashbacks to Wonka caramel nut kadoozle... I'm missing though sweet and crunchy bits scattered through... I think the problem is that I've never had a straight caramel flavor, everyone always mixes something in.
Let's step back for a second and look how little air is in this pint.
It's got a nice dark color too (something you don't see enough in caramel flavors)
This pint was really nicely done. I want to say this is the simple, mature, caramel flavor you may have hoped someone to come out with but never did. The caramel is treated with respect and delivered with a solid, milky texture and a nice mildly flavor. There's even a caramel aftertaste worthy of a worther's. Nice Job.
On Second Scoop: Look, this is a nice ice cream, I don't need to sell you on it because I think you are either going "I don't like caramel" or "finally, a simple yet worthy caramel flavor".
Verdict? Very well done (but I need a pretzel)
Buy Again? Sure
But the story doesn't end there....
Earlier this week, Junk Food Guy did a post about the brand new limited edition Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies from Pepperidge Farm. I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, so a pumpkin cookie? Yeah, I'm all for that and immediately began my search. After 3 or 4 attempts, I score a bag of cookies.
I open the bag, grab the smaller then expected cookie, and dig in. Well, it started a little slow for me, but once you hit those cheesecake bites, ooo, good times. They are almost like a soft chunk of white chocolate. Mmm, blends so well, big fan, give 'em a try.
The results are EPIC.
Awesome idea Nick, you totally called it on this one. The main flavor is pumpkin, but I got the cookie to cream ratio just right and everything tied together beautifully.... I shared it with my wife and she thought that I had brought it home from the store because it was so good. This one's a winner everyone, go try it for yourself.