2nd St. Creamery Mint Chocolate Victory! Ice Cream
Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce, Fudge Cookies and Chewy Brownies
The description of this flavor alone has the potential of being one of the best mint flavors I've had. Not only do they included thin-mint-like cookies, there's also brownies in the mix as well! Besides Dubba's review of tons of brownies, I've heard good thing about them. Oh and a fudge sauce doesn't hurt things either.
Removing the lid, the base is a lot lighter than I was expecting. I would believe you if you said it was vanilla by the look of it but there is a pleasant minty aroma. That's something I definitely appreciate so we're off to a good start.
The mint flavor is actually quite mild as well. It reminds me more of a mint infused vanilla from its lack of intensity. I'm okay with that though because the mint cookies more than make up for it. These are basically thin mints in flavor but the texture is off. I was looking for them to add a crunch but they're more crumbly.
The fudge sauce is the same one I encountered in Cannoli di Nonni. The Hershey's syrup like quality works well with the mint flavor but does get cloying if you get too much in your scoop.
Now for the brownies... Yeah, I don't see the hype behind them. They were too dry for my liking. They do have a little chew to them but can be crumbly just like the cookies. I do like the inclusion of the chocolate chips in them adding for an extra thud every now and again though. If anything, 2nd Street does add a lot of them in the pint. They're just no Greyston brownies like you find in Ben & Jerry's.
I really can't decide if I like this one or not. It's a nice change of pace from the traditional mint chip ice cream for sure. There's just nothing that sticks out to me though that would warrant a repurchase from me, let alone deserve the title of best mint chocolate flavor. That title still remains with Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Peppermint Crunch. I'd say give this one a shot if you're looking for something minty but have your expectations in check.
Verdict? Decent but nothing spectacular.
Buy Again? No, I'd just make my own version in a sundae