Hmmm, well the power has already been flickering for about 18 hours, so I'm thinking I need to go freezer diving before I wind up crying myself to sleep again overall the loss of my beloved flavors (just teasing, I was upset last year, but I didn't cry... much... ok, I'll stop, no tears, real men don't cry... except when...)
At first I was thinking of doing a Sandy inspired Showdown featuring....
Wonka Chocolate Mintropolis Ice Cream
and Maple's Fresh Mint Stracciatella Organic Gelato
I first try the Wonka and it's a really nice chocolate mint flavor. My daughter devours her small sample serving and quickly asks for more (and I think I know why).
Now the competition? Well, the bottom of the Maple's says August 15, 20(fade to nothing). Ummm, best buy date? use by date? I scrape off the top and shoot for the heart of the gelato (usually the safest part of an old treat). I take a small bite... gritty, kinda minty... then another.. oh, oh no, something ain't right. >spit< ewww >spit spit<. Oh yeah, this one is long past it's use by date >spit< (rinse) It's bad enough it's gone gritty, but I can't tell if the taste is burning my tongue or what, but down the drain it goes.
here it is melting in the drain
Bummer, those are some funky looking chunks in there
Let's hope this next one didn't go bad too.
This is Wegman's Bordeaux Cherry Brownie Premium Ice Cream
Cherry Ice Cream with Bordeaux Cherry Pieces, Brownie Chunks, and Black Cherry Sauce
Wow, that's alot of ice (it formed under the plastic seal)
In it's defense, it does say Best Buy July 13th 2012.
No need to scoop from the top, let's just CUT to the chase
(I cut the pint in half)
Offhand, I can't think of any other flavor that has a cherry swirl in it. This one is definitely a step above the rest, much like Wegman's Premium cookie dough was top notch. I'll definitely have to pick this one up again (especially since it was suppose to be a surprise for my wife, whoops!)
Now my daughter would have been happy to call it quits and just finish up the Mint Wonka, but you know, I would be heart broken if my rare Graeter's flavors would bite the dust in a power outage. Back to the basement I went! (Stay tuned for Part 2 of our adventure tomorrow)