New Orleans Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Vanilla Bean Verdict? Excellent
New Orleans Cherries Jubilee Ice Cream
Cherries Jubilee Verdict? Mature (and therefore, not for me, WOOT!)
New Orleans Chocolate City Ice Cream
Last up is my choice of Chocolate City. Oh sure, it seems so simple. Playing off a certain mayoral quote, this one claims to be a deliciously satirical chocolate ice cream with white chocolate chips. Wait, satirical chocolate?
He looks innocent enough doesn't he? Almost nothing going on.... but it's all a rouse.
You see, I take a big whiff, but it's not a straight chocolate I smell.
I take my first bite and to my very great surprise I am hit with a dose of coffee flavor! I quickly check the label and sure enough, COFFEE!! Now it is the last ingredient on the list, so this pint isn't a straight coffee flavor, but being an extract, it's strong enough to be a pure coffee taste. What I mean is that this isn't mocha, instead it's definitely coffee and chocolate, or maybe chocolate and coffee (I was having trouble deciding which comes first). It's one of those things where if you eat it quickly enough you won't notice the coffee much but you can't miss it if you try and savor every bite.
Now you know I'm not much of a coffee buff (I practically gagged on the Weight Watchers Latte bar), but this one ain't bad (and from me, that's a big compliment). It's a high quality ice cream, and it's got some neat solid chunks, but the coffee overrides everything for me. The white chocolate makes this awesome cracking sound when you chomp it, but I don't actually taste any white chocolate. Let me say it this way. This pint is neat enough that I can enjoy eating it, but the second I stop, all I taste is coffee and that bums me out a little.
Oh, if anyone is curious, I turned the last half of the pint into a mean nesquik shake and shared it with my wife... and by share I mean I gave her the top 70% and I ate the bottom 30% that had all the neat white chocolate chunks in it. What can I say? I am what I am.
Chocolate City Verdict? Neat unique flavor, but not really for me