So how bad is this one? Well, my wife hated it from bite one. The next few bites weren't any better. However, she was a trooper and pressed on and finished the bowl. See, the secret is to not taste what your eating, just shove it in quick and maybe you won't notice just how terrible it is. Me? Well, I kind of cheated. With the container in front of me, I aimed for those big samoa pieces first. I tried to work up a nice cookie coating before diving in to this smelly mess. The coconut is just way too strong here. For all the hard work Edy's and Talenti did to get me to like coconut, Breyers has just undone it all. This one is way too strong.
Dear Girl Scouts,
I regret to inform you that you have made a terrible mistake in trusting Breyers with your brand names. Edy's is coming back strong after ditching frozen dairy desserts, so why not stick with them? We just had the pleasant Caramal Coconut Cookie, why leave and ruin your good name?
Well our painful taste test is over.... or is it? My wife goes "ummm, it kind of feels like my tongue is burning". Oh man, I thought it was just my imagination, but I have to agree, the aftertaste is off. It kind of feels like I was licking the rough surface of an oatmeal cookie or something. Actually, it feels like I just laughed milk soaked oatmeal cookies out my nose. I'm now cleansing my senses with some tasty multigrain tostitos.
<several tostitos later> Wait, can I still taste coconut? Ahhh I can! Waaaaahhhhh!!!
On Second Scoop: Ok, the first scooping was pretty harsh and we were admittedly a bit afraid to go back. That hasn't happened in a long time, but sometimes the stars align and that's what happens. Well, it's Sunday now and my wife bravely went back in for a second scoop. Thankfully it wasn't nearly as painful. She set her expectations so low that I think she was a bit more receptive this time. Alright, if she can go back in, I can too. Now my second scoop consisted of just a few small bites, but I can see where the hard core coconut crowd might like this flavor. I still think this will be scorned by most, especially since the Edy's version is a hundred times better. I do feel kind of bad about the burning comment, it's just that the coconut taste is so potent and it sits very unhappily with me. I've always said I've hated coconut so keep that in mind with this review. Do as you must with this flavor, but don't say I didn't warn you.
Verdict? too much coconut
Buy Again? Not on my watch