Clocking in at 45 miles away, I found one in Harvard, MA!
So what could get me to go this far for ice cream?
Why have I finally given in to temptation after all these years?
Well, I did it for the new Baskin-Robbins OREO Nutty Salted Caramel ice cream
Vanilla-flavored ice cream with a salty caramel ribbon,
OREO® cookies and honey glazed peanut pieces
I tried not to hype this one up too much in my head, but we finally made it to a BR and I gotta say, it was worth the trip to try this fresh take on my beloved Cookies 'n Cream ice cream. First off, it looks great and it tastes super fresh. The neat thing is that this is still more or less cookies and cream but it has this nice caramel swirl that has salted peanuts buried in it. It totally rocks the classic CnC vibe while adding nice caramel undertones and then hits you with the salty peanuts here and there. It's really top notch stuff.
"How can a swirl be too much?" you ask, well, to be honest, it almost had a bit of an alcohol vibe to it. I know in reality it doesn't, but I'm not sure how else to describe the unique taste coming from this swirl. Just like my nutty Oreo, this small bowl is super fresh, top notch ice cream, but that fudge swirl was dominating everything. She was a trooper and finished it, but as her dad I did feel guilty for making her give up her beloved traditional Oreo only to be sideswiped by this complex upgrade.
Nutty Verdict? Nice unique addition to the CnC family
Chocolate Verdict? ask for a test scoop first
Now that we've actually made it to Baskin-Robbins, I realize that it is possible to get them on the blog from time to time. Not often, but when something unique comes up, I'm willing to venture out to show you guys what's new. As always, feel free to let me know if there is something in particular you want me on my next trip.