The cookies on the carton are your standard chocolate chip variety but the cookies in the scoop look nothing like that. They look as if they’re cream filled to me since they’re so white. This really shouldn’t bother me but there’s nothing that bugs me more than when companies aren't specific with their descriptions. I’d rather them not even put a description and let my mind draw its own conclusion instead.
Here’s the twist though. This bothered me so much; I felt the need to contact Edy’s to find out just what kind of cookie they are using. Well they’re neither chocolate chip cookies nor cream filled cookies, they’re biscotti! While the news made this flavor 10 times more appealing, I can't help but wonder why couldn’t they have saved all the trouble and named it Coffee & Biscotti? That sounds way better than Coffee & Cookies and saves their customer service reps from having to deal with my random questions. Okay, with that all settled, let’s get right into the ice cream.
This is Edy’s Slow Churned line so you’re not going to get the densest of ice cream. That said, the light, almost fluffy texture is a nice vessel for the coffee flavor. While not as robust as I’d like, it’s not overly milky either. You’re able to appreciate the coffee’s bitterness without it being completely drowned out. It’s the ideal base for mix-ins and those are the main draw of this flavor.
Going into this, I thought I was going to get bored with just the one type of mix-in but that wasn’t the case. That crunch factor from the biscotti really makes you want to go back for more. I would have liked to have an added fudge swirl, but it’s still a solid flavor as is. I feel like the description will make people less likely to pick this one up. Since I went through all that trouble, don’t be hesitant to grab this one next time you see it.
Verdict? Biscotti needs to be used more in ice cream
Buy Again? If I can find the Grand version, I’ll definitely pick it up
Note: Junk Food Guy reviewed the grand version here