Peppermint Cookies 'n Cream
Stone Ridge Creamy Limited Edition Real Ice Cream
Now I'm not seeing alot of cookies here, but I definitely see a lot of candies.
I take a big whiff and it's definitely got a decent holiday scent
I take my first bite: There's definitely more of a candy cane vibe than there was in Breyer's Grasshopper Pie (which is expected, but you never know until you try it sometimes). The cookies 'n cream vibe is pretty weak. I try aiming for big cookie bit and it does help a bit, but the big bits are few and far between.
Ahhhhh, there's that familiar menthol candy cane mouthfeel. No peppermint treat is complete without it. We've also got a fine mainstream texture here, definitely not gritty or gummy. Overall, this ice cream has got a lot of positives for an entry level brand.
On Second Scoop: I've dug a few more servings and there is still no sign of increased cookie activity, so my beef with this ice cream isn't going to be that it's bad, it's just mislabeled. It's got that nice candy cane vibe to it, it's just totally underwhelming in the cookie vibe department. So I'll admit that I'm disappointed in that respect, but with a nice base texture and good mint flavor that always has me pining for a second bowl, this one is still a nice edition to this in-house brand.
Verdict? Needs more cookies!
Buy Again? It's possible