Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Graeter's Vanilla Chocolate Chip Quick Review

After stumbling on black raspberry chip and chocolate chocolate chip, I picked myself back up and fell in love with Graeter's after experiencing the excellence that is their plain vanilla flavor. I finally realized why people are crazy about this stuff.

The question is, have I grown enough to appreciate their Vanilla Chocolate Chip flavor?

Well, the white vanilla certainly is a nice backdrop to make those chocolate chunks pop out at you.

Check out super giganto slab of chocolate! Keep in mind this isn't a stiff chocolate, instead it has a bit of give to it. It's more of a chew than a crunch really, and a chunk this big, well, it'll tide you over for awhile.

So, is this as good as the vanilla? Honestly? I like the plain better. There is something just simple and fantastic about the vanilla. Here, I think the chips mess with the base ice cream. I think somehow a tiny water barrier forms around the chewy chocolate chunks and so rather than focusing on the pure vanilla base, you get these tiny watery interruptions. I know I'm being picky, and probably most people don't notice, but I can't help that I notice. The french pot process is wonderful, I would just prefer to enjoy it rather than be distracted from it.

Verdict?  Good, but I actually like the plain vanilla better
Buy Again?  rather go plain

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (114g)
Servings Per Container    4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 270from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g22%
- Sat Fat 8g40%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 40mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 34g11%
- Dietary Fiber  0g0%
- Sugars 33g
Protein 3g

Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%Iron 0%

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