Behold Perry's Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream and their new Apple Pie Ice Cream (which was discontinued a few years later). Nothing says fall like Pumpkins and Apples. I'm digging the black limited edition packaging. I mean, besides Breyers, who else rocks black?
Nice, our premium ice cream is sealed from the elements, just the way I like it.
Fat content puts them in premium range, though 70g does seem a little light.
- So we've got -
Pumpkin Ice Cream with swirls of whipped cream flavored ice cream and pie crust pieces
Apple Ice Cream with Pecan Swirls and Cinnamon Pie Crust Pieces
I figured I would probably like the apple pie more... so I dug into the Pumpkin first.
Now I wasn't to sure what to think at first, but I settled in after a few bites and I have to say that this is a really nice flavor. It's not some bright orange and artificially flavored thing, instead it's a nice pumpkin pie orange-brown with a mild yet authentic flavor. If you were hoping for an overload of pumpkin spices, then look elsewhere. If you were looking for something seasonal that everyone can like, than you are in the right spot.
The bright white whipped cream flavored ice cream probably seems like a gimmick (because it almost always is), but you know what? I do, albeit mildly, detect notes of whipped cream. It's not going to be like a giant squirt of whip cream on top of your pie, but it does mellow out the pumpkin pie base a little. It's a neat little touch that is mild enough to not come off as artificial (or annoying). It just spices thinks up a little, no pun intended.
Verdict? the best of the mid-range pumpkin ice creams
Buy Again? if I needed a pumpkin fix, I would look here first
I take my first few bites and to my surprise it's very soft and even a little gummy, but it's definitely a nice clean taste. Just like the pumpkin, this isn't trying to blow my doors off, instead it's just trying to keep an authentic and non-artificial taste (which is appreciated!).
Wow, this was is going down real easy. It's just a nice apple pie flavor, it really is. Again it's something that can be pleasing to everyone, not just the hardcore apple fans or those fearful of the fruit. It's middle of the road... or should I say middle of the table?
You know, I love when the melted ice cream is chuck full of little bits of ingredients and flavoring. It's just exciting to see. When I look down, I can taste it without scooping it and it's always been one of my favorite things about vanilla/light colored ice creams. I just love to see the flavor. I want to see it, smell it, taste it. All the best flavors are a complete experience. Ok, sidebar over.
Doh! I just realized I'm not picking up any pecan flavor, or if I am.... no, I'm not, but I'm not complaining. The ice cream has a nice complete flavor and I'm guessing the pecans have wound their way through the other flavors to tie everything together. I'm probably just not refined enough to pick it up on its on.
Well that was quick and I am totally debating bowl #2. It's a fairly light ice cream, it's soft with little resistance. You know, when you have a super high fat content ice cream, it's easier to slow scoop. Something like this you just devour and then go "mmm, that was good.... now where's my apple pie?". I mean that, I totally want a slice of apple pie right now.
On Second Scoop: I started the second scoop with as much swirl as possible.... but I'm still not tasting the pecan. Oh well, no big loss, I'm sure it's subtly in there somewhere.... Oops, meant to eat that bowl slower. Let me just say that I ate 4 or 5 pie chunks while I was scooping which unfortunately only left one in my bowl. Bummer.... hehehe, just got a little apple chunk on that very last bite - Wow, now I wish there were more of those. Flavors like this are always a balancing act but I gotta say, if they really beefed up the swirl and jacked it full of these apple bits, oh yeah, this flavor would jump to the front of the line for me.
Verdict? a nice flavor but could be tweaked
Buy Again? If the apple mood struck
Thanks again to Perry's for the free samples. I'll be here if they want to send anything else over :)