10 sandwiches in a box.
Side note: Blue Bunny has always had a "BIG" line of individually wrapped ice cream sandwiches (I had one three years ago).
Round 1: Getting my Attention
Ok, well we've already seen both the boxes and I guess I'd give the edge to Blue Bunny because the graphics are a bit crisper. I'm not a huge fan of the blue glazed cake pieces on the BB box, but it's hard to ignore the closeup of the overfilled sandwiches.
Strangely enough, it's the big pink six that catches my eye first with the Perry's box. That hard core ice cream sandwich fan inside of me just goes "mmmmm, six sandwiches". I know, it's silly, but my brain is already planning out six snack breaks.
Round 2: Unboxing and unwrapping
Round 3: Taste
Well, there's no denying that blue bunny has a strong birthday cake flavor and it's pretty much what I expected from them. Perry's was the real wild card here and it turns out that the flavor is more mild in comparison. In fact, you get less of a cake vibe and more of a sugar cookie vibe. I took my sandwich apart and the cookie flavor seems to be emanating from both the wafers and the ice cream. Funky.
Are there any other surprises? Well, I'm getting a fair bit of crunch from Perry's sprinkles. I don't even notice them in blue bunny except on rare occasion. Granted I do seem to flip flop on how I feel about sprinkles in ice cream, but they are working for me here.
So what does the rest of the household think? The youngest judge likes blue bunny (shocking!). Judge #2 appreciates both, but prefers Perrys. Me, well, you've probably already figured out that I'm leaning towards Perry's too. The blue bunny is neat, but you all know I prefer milder cake flavors and not the strong stuff.
Both fighters can hold their heads up high as they both brought a unique take to the party scene. In fact, I just did a rematch before releasing this post and I'm torn as to who really wins this one. The birthday party struck me as less potent this time while I started questioning how different the Perry's really was. Usually I can pick a winner but I just can't do it here.
Let's put it this way. If you want something that the kids will dig, go blue bunny. If you want to take things a little easier, then you might want to consider the Perry's version. Good job fellas, you both tried. Now go hit the showers and head on home.