Name: Caramel Ice Cream
with Twix brand Cookie Bars
Product: REAL Ice Cream
Base Flavor: Caramel
Mix-ins: Twix Bits & Caramel
X factor? Twix
Size: Pint - 16oz
Today's breaktime special is Caramel Ice Cream with Twix brand Cookie Bars, or as most of us would probably call it, Twix Ice Cream. Alright, time for some live blogging! I break the outside seal and remove the lid. I take a big whiff of a rich burnt caramel smell.... I am ready!
Also, the little random puddles of caramel swirl are nice, but I need more. They are tiny and scattered and did I mention you rarely see them? Actually, I'm not even sure how much flavor they add considering how flavorful the base is. I guess I could see the caramel adding a nice smooth texture break to the overall treat, but it's just not happening today.
You know, this would be an easy pint to just blow through in search of more swirl and more Twix. I just really dig this swirl. It's thick, fudgy, yet not crunchy, tough or dry. I just wish there was more of it (though that might lessen the caramel experience).
As I get further down, I'm hitting random mixins that distract you from the base... and now half the pint is gone, so apparently I've enjoyed myself (despite how back and forth this review might seem)
On Second Scoop: I've been looking forward to this all day. I got a nice amount of chocolate on the very first bite to help set the mood. That rich thick swirl is at it again (very much like fudgy frosting). Neat, I just found three tiny Twix bits on my spoon. They are tasty, but they remind me of how I want many more of them. I mean, can you imagine a Twix cookie swirl? It would be epic. If I can't have that, I'm thinking I at least need to have a couple of mini Twix to get my tastebuds in the right frame of mind before I dig in to a pint like this. These aren't huge complaints, merely thoughts as I enjoy my caramel treat. I think we've got a neat flavor here in the often unloved caramel space. Sure, the texture comes across a bit gritty, but considering Twix is gritty, I can't really complain can I? At least we have a replacement for Breyers long lost Twix flavor.
Verdict? Pretty good flavor
Buy Again? Yeah, I can see picking this up now and then.