Baskin Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream with Roasted Almonds & Chocolate Flavored Ribbon
I’m going to be up front, I don’t exactly like roasted almonds all that much. I prefer them raw but if they’re roasted, I’d rather they be cocoa roasted like the ones Emerald makes. Hopefully the roasted qualities of the almonds will blend right in with the flavor of the coffee ice cream.
While not the prettiest looking ice cream, you’re able to see all of the components right off the bat. The almonds look like they’re a decent size and the chocolate ribbon like it has some thickness to it.
Well I was right with the bars. The ice cream is right on the border of super-premium territory. Think of it as a denser, more premium version of Blue Bunny. However, the flavor of the bar and the base of this ice cream are completely different beasts. While the bar was bold and more on the black side, this ice cream is milky with a less assertive coffee taste. I've grown to like both kinds of coffee ice cream but I wasn't expecting the flavors to be so different considering that they share the same name.
The chocolate swirl adds to that sweetness giving this one more of a mocha profile. It's funny how I typically complain about the consistency of companies that promise fudge swirls but that are more like syrup. Well Baskin-Robbins' chocolate swirl is actually the proper consistency of fudge when I was expecting something syrupy. The thickness of the swirl helps to intensify the rich milk chocolate flavor, almost canceling out the coffee base at times.
Now as I had thought, I'm not a fan of the roasted almonds. Their flavor just doesn't mesh with the other components properly. Now if this was the same ice cream as the bar and the swirl was dark chocolate flavored I could see them working. As is, they're just out of place and make the bite they're in unpleasant for me. I'm sure people who traditionally like roasted almonds might enjoy it but they just feel out of place to me. Hopefully I’ll have better luck with the other flavors in my freezer
Verdict? Should have used cocoa roasted almonds
Buy Again? I'd just buy the bars instead