Oh the anticipation of a new flavor!
Get me a spoon!
Great Cup Craziness! This actually happened!
This photo is not exaggerated! I can't even scoop this one!
Hello? HELLO? Are you still there?
Ok, were do we start.... dumb question. You want to know about the peanut butter cups don't you? It's ok, I feel the same way. I can't believe how many there are. They're about as wide as a quarter and tend to be pretty big as many of them are unevenly broken in half. Look at the picture above and realize that translates into one or two of these in every spoonful. It's craziness. This flavor so needs a better name to reflect that.
Now the peanut butter cups are a little more flavorful than I remember, so that's appreciated. Thing is, I was really hoping for that rich chocolate flavor that we found in Chocolate Peppermint Crunch, but it's not here. Instead we've got a more standard (mild) chocolate flavor that has been further dulled by the inclusion of peanut oil. Yeah, I said dulled. Peanut butter in ice cream has such a wide range of flavor all the way from very flat (oily) to very salty/tangy (Reese). This one falls on the flat side. What that means is that neither the chocolate nor the peanut butter fights for your attention. It's just sitting there.
Let me put it another way. My wife was digging her bowl, she gave it the thumbs up, but afterwards she mentions a bit of a strange aftertaste. Yeah, lingering peanut oil flavor in full affect... Did I mention this one has 65% of your daily saturated fat PER SERVING? Eat this one sparingly.
I'm not about to say that people won't love this one, plenty will, but for me, it's just not the flavor balance I'm looking for. I'm not just looking for good ice cream, I'm looking for great ice cream, and this one misses the mark for me. I just can't get behind the flat peanut butter oil flavor. I so wanted this one to pop more.
Oh well. Go enjoy and let us know what you think!
Verdict? delivers tons of cups, but not the flavor I want
Buy Again? nah
Serving Size 1/2 cup (106g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
- Sat Fat 13g
- Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 29g
- Dietary Fiber 2g
- Sugars 26g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%