(Target) Market Pantry Cake & Sprinkles Ice Cream
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This will probably sound a little mean, but the first word that comes to mind on this flavor is non-offensive. Ok, ok, let me explain, because it's actually a compliment. While most cake flavors are trying to smother your taste buds with sweetness or artificial flavor, this one isn't doing either. It's got a nice mild base, tons of soft cake pieces, and a nice unique take on sprinkles.
Instead of real sprinkles, whether the hard or soft kind, they've gone with these somewhat soft rectangles that are kind of like colored white chocolate (not so much in flavor but in consistency). It's a neat touch that works well. Sometimes we look for texture changes to bring a pint to life, but other times I really like when a flavor doesn't try to take you out of the mood by jarring you with different textures. I've got soft ice cream, soft cake bits, and soft "thuds" (sprinkles) all coming together for a mild flavored, easy scooping ice cream. It takes the spirit of cake and does a nice, mild flavored tribute to it.
On Second Scoop: I realized why I like this one more and more with every scooping. The base seemed familiar and then it hit me, it reminds me of vanilla soft serve! It's just got a nice flavor pop that works really well with the plentiful cake bites. Nice job Target.
Verdict? I like it!
Buy Again? Yup