Saturday, June 15, 2013

Front Porch My-O-My Peanut Butter Pie Review

[New for 2013] One of the downsides to Nick and me being in the Northeast means that we have very limited access to some of the great stuff coming from our southern friends (like New Orleans Ice Cream company). Sure we share national brands with you guys, but there's a reason there's never any Blue Bell reviews on our site. The good news is, things might be looking up.

I received an email from one of the new kids pints on the block, Front Porch ice cream, created in 2012 by Mooresville Ice Cream of North Carolina (who has been making ice cream since 1924!). Do yourself a favor and take a quick look at all the flavors that can now be found across 14 states. Gets your attention doesn't it? Good, cause we're about to dig into a free sample of one of their new 2013 products.

I can't help myself,. I gotta start with the My O My Peanut Butter Pie. I love peanut butter and chocolate too much not to start here. It's peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter swirl and chocolate pie crust pieces. I love how it says "Carolina Churned Ice Cream" . The companies that embrace their roots always do well.

Mmmmm, smells so tasty, and I'm digging the looks as I spy little bits of chocolate crust everywhere. Commence frenzied first scooping!

Ok, technically I start with some small bites to prep for this final photo.... and then I start taking bigger and bigger scoops and then magically half the pint was gone. I'm trying to be discerning, trying to evaluate the texture, the flavor balance, how the mix-ins are working, and then it hits me. This stuff is good, like real good, like probably better than Haagen-Dazs Peanut Butter Pie good.

Remember how I was saying Haagen-Dazs was trying to strike a refined balance between their dense texture and that peanut butter flare I enjoy. Well, Front Porch has taken me to where I really wanted to go. I wanted a bit more bite to the peanut butter base, I wanted my swirl a little saltier, I wanted the flavor to grab my attention and not let go. And you know what the icing on the cake is? It's got half the fat of the Haagen-Daz version.

On Second Scoop: So will it taste as good on the second try? YUP! I'm really digging the peanut butter flavoring on this one. It's present, it's a little salty, and it's just everywhere. The only possible mild complaint I could throw up here is that I would love a little more play from the chocolate bits, but we'll just chalk that up to personal preference and inherit pint variability. This was a great way to meet Front Porch Ice Cream.

Verdict?  excellent!
Buy Again?  if I could!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (118ml)
Servings Per Container   4

Amount Per Serving
Calories  190
from Fat  100

% Daily Value*
Total Fat  11g
17%
- Sat Fat  5g
26%
- Trans Fat  0g

Cholesterol  25mg
9%
Sodium  150mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate  23g
7%
- Dietary Fiber   <1g
2%
- Sugars  16g

Protein  4g


Vitamin A   6%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   10%
Iron   0%

4 comments:

Sam Todd said...

I just moved south a few days ago and had my first pint of this tonight...Scarlett Red Velvet. Pretty good stuff, but I haven't seen the peanut butter yet. It looks delicious though, I am quite jealous!

Dubba said...

really? cool. let us know how the flavor exploration goes!

StephieG said...

I am so embarrassed. I live in NC, and I'm just now hearing about this ice cream from a northerner. I'm now going to be on the quest to find this at my store, although I live in Raleigh and Mooresville is more west of me. Challenge accepted.

Teresa said...

Delicious. I live just a few miles from Mooresville and I had to find out about it from my co-workers. I will definitely purchase Front Porch ice cream now that I have discovered it!