Gifford's Flyfishing Fudge Ice Cream
M&Ms, cookie dough, and chocolate chunks jump in and out
of a fudge river flowing through vanilla ice cream
I'll be honest, I was hoping for a ton of M&Ms on my first glance, but no need to fear just yet.
It seems like a long time since I've had M&Ms in ice creams, and full size ones no less... oh yeah, there's the crack of the molars. Ahhh the joys of frozen candy. I've always had a love/hate relationship with full size M&M's in ice cream. Sure they stand out more than mini M&Ms, but man, are they solid! The chocolate chips they've included are way easier on my teeth.
Time to go digging for cookie dough. I see them here and there, but I want to taste one.... ahhh, there's a bit of cookie dough. Ha, I could hear the sugar crunching on my teeth. I really dig the big hunk of somewhat soft texture change, but there is zero cookie dough flavor making it's way through the fudge. In fact, I can't taste the base at all, there's just way too much fudge flavor. I mean, the texture is good enough, but it's hard to give a super accurate read on this first scoop.
Well, my serving is done, but I need to ask this before I go: is there an ice cream with peanut M&M's in it? That would be crazy! (hopefully crazy good and not crazy, teeth breaking bad)
On Second Scoop: You know what? I'm pretty excited about second scooping this one. I think my expectations are set where they need to be to have a nice afternoon snack... My new thoughts: Why not use pre-split M&Ms? And why can't there be more cookie dough (the star of this quart)? The quality of the fudge just isn't where I want it to be. I know this isn't premium ice cream, but it comes across as more budget than mainstream.
On Third Scoop: Just to be clear, I can see how the diversity of this ice cream might put it on someone's favorite list. It's a busy flavor that makes a nice afternoon snack, I just don't personally love it.
Verdict? has moments, overall so-so
Buy Again? nah