I love the fresh packed look of this! It's just begging to be eaten!
I take my first bite. Mmmmmmm, fresh from the store goodness! I take another bite. OH YEAH! THERE'S THE CRUMB SWIRL! Delightful! It's flavorful, sweet, and providing the gritty texture I adore. I must find more of it! I take yet another bite. Ahhhh, and there's a nice hit of cherry pie filling. Mmmm. It's sweet and not very tart, just the way I like it.
Mmmmm, I'm totally digging this. I don't think I've ever had true cherry pie ice cream and this tastes fresh from the ice cream stand. I wish I had a fresh cone to put it in.
If you are worried about the cherry overpowering everything, well, don't be. It's distinctly a swirl and there is plenty of base vanilla to go around. I'm trying to get a nice blend on my spoon every time. It's oh so nice to have a flavor that's not overrun by amaretto or maraschino.
Oh I love the swirl, it tastes like it's fresh out of one of my mom's sweet cherry pies, the kind I like with lots of sugar (she knows me well!). I should probably share this with my wife shouldn't I? Do I have to? She can't miss it if she doesn't try it..... ok, I let her have some and she agrees, it's good... and there's still some left, it's mine all mine!
I should save this one but I can't, I'm having too much fun digging for more swirl. I can't get enough of the graham that still tastes fresh and clean, not soggy. This ice cream itself has got a nice soft, mainstream texture, which is working well with a flavor that varies from spoonful to spoonful. Sometimes it's a mild cherry, sometimes it's some, sometimes you get that magical spot that's got a ton of sweet liquid-y swirl to remind you it's all about the cherries. My love of cherry pie is clouding my judgement isn't it?
Nice job Perry's! Thank you for making such a neat flavor and then taking the time to send me a free sample. Apparently there was a local taste testing at Perry's at the end of March and so the delivery above is kind of an extension of that idea. I personally thing it's genius. It's a double scoop serving size of each of the new flavors and it's just smart marketing to get the blogosphere involved like this. Well that and I just love playing along at home, hehehe. Thanks again guys. I can't wait to see which flavor you announce tomorrow.
Verdict? Love It