Well, it sure smells good enough, and it's definitely very cool looking.
In fact, let's zoom in on the swirl.
Yeah, I've never seen that in a swirl before. It's like cocoa powder. We better dig a little deeper.
I start munching through my bowl and it's not terrible.... definitely not terrible. There is some mint effervescence but not the kind that you might find trapped in a premium ice cream. In fact, it's kind of weird how it's not COLD COLD. Like I can take a bite that looks like ice cream but it totally tastes room temperature. It's a little disturbing (or maybe it's just the mint messing with me).
Ok, it's not bad, it's just not real satisfying. We're kind of back to the whole too smooth for a cookie flavor thing that I mentioned when digging into the slowchurned Edy's version. There are cookie bits here and there, but nothing large, nothing standing out. If there were more, I might actually be happy right now. This certainly isn't the worst of the blasts flavors. You won't regret purchasing this one, you just wont be running off to say "oh you gotta try this". Hey, at least I didn't suffer this time!
On Second Scoop: I'll admit it, this one is hard to hate. Oh there's plenty of ways to improve it, but there's nowhere near the shock that I got from Samoa. Breyers thin mint is just a neat looking ice cream though I do wish it had way more cookie pieces. I miss the the bits of chocolate cookie shell that we've found in other versions. I've had better, but that doesn't make this one bad. If you want to try this one, I won't stop you.
Verdict? Not Terrible
Buy Again? Better options