Now this was originally supposed to be a review of just their Vanilla ice cream because they are extremely proud of their vanilla. Well there must have been some sort of mix up because it wasn’t included in my shipment. Thankfully Bassett’s sent over a couple of slight variations of their vanilla ice cream so I can at least get a general reading of it's flavor.
This isn’t some cheap peanut butter that’s been filled with chemicals either. The ingredients list labels just peanuts and salt and that holds true for the taste because the peanut butter is definitely on the salty side. That’s not a bad thing though because that’s how I like my peanut butter. It also worked perfectly with the sweetness of the ice cream to balance things out. Unlike most peanut butter swirls you find in ice cream, these are more pliable. I’m not sure how they achieved that but I’m grateful for it. Actually I wouldn’t even call them peanut butter swirls; they’re more like peanut butter drops disbursed evenly throughout the base. I’ve never seen this done before but it’s pretty ingenious and effective.
Both of these flavors have been solid variations on their standard vanilla. Now I prefer my ice cream a little more complicated but if I was at a place that served these flavors by the scoop I would definitely pick them up. They’re just well executed flavors that hit the spot when you’re craving the specific elements. You could even combine them for a take on PB&J (wait, am I the only one who eats peanut butter and cherry jelly?)
Verdict? Their well done vanilla makes for a great base for the different mix-ins.
Buy Again? Explained in the last paragraph.
Cherry Vanilla Nutritional Info (PDF)
Peanut Butter Swirl Nutrtional Info (PDF)