Now let’s move on to the ice cream shall we. Wait, one more thing about Stewart’s. They offer their ice cream in four different mediums. They come in half gallons, by the scoop, hand packed pints or in pre-made pints. I know it might seem uneconomical to buy the pre-made pints but they differ from the the half gallons because they’re more along the premium lines while the half gallons are more of your standard quality. Also with a normal price of $2.79, they’re still way cheaper than your typical pint of Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s.
Along with the graham cracker pieces, Stewart’s stays true to the name and mixes in finely crushed graham crackers crumbs into the base. This gives you a sort of gritty mouth feel reminiscent of what you’d get from eating a real graham cracker. That has to be one of the most ingenious ideas ever.
The caramel swirl is more of a supporting role in the pint. It doesn't really stand out much but it does work to add an extra dimension to the flavor profile. It’s a buttery caramel which I prefer in this application versus a more burnt caramel. My only complaint with this flavor is that I’d like to see them incorporate another mix-in. Maybe some chocolate covered almonds or even just chocolate chips would work nicely. Not much of a complaint seeing as I can easily add them in myself. As for texture I would say it’s not as dense as Haagen-Dazs but it is on par with the quality of Ben & Jerry’s. It’s rich without overdoing it.
If you’re ever around a Stewart’s, be sure to stop in and give at least one of their flavors a shot. I mean they do sell a lot of flavors by the scoop so you can sample a variety of them if you’d like ;]
Verdict? Frozen graham cracker goodness
Buy Again? I’ve been doing it for years, I’m not stopping now.