Ok, we're getting a big thumbs up from my wife who loves the salty and sweet contrast here. My daughter likes it too. I like it, but I don't love it. It's not a bad ice cream and while it looked tame at first, it's striving hard to be different. My problem is that I need some kind of bonus flavoring to balance out the salt here. It's neat, it's different, but it's just a little too much for me.
The swirl here is what sets it apart. It's like some fancy high end brownie mix that wants to take the center stage, and it does. I just need a hit of something. Give me a spotlight of caramel or sweetness to make this one shine. I have no doubt a lot of people will get a kick out of this one, I just don't think it's complete.
Verdict? liked it, didn't love it
Buy Again? probably not
Finale Update: Ok, so Penn got an extra $100,000 for his charity because he sold more of his ice cream (as predicted). That bonus put him first for fundraising for this round of the competition, but the problem for him is that over the course of the season, Trace raised more money overall, so Trace won the show. That seems a little cheezy if you ask me.