Phin & Phebes Peanutty Pretzel Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bits
Phin & Phebes is a company that has been on my radar for a while. They're out of Brooklyn but haven't been available in my part of NY. When I saw them at The Fresh Market, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I really didn't have a hard time choosing which flavor I wanted either. You all know I love peanut butter (I mean I am giving free jars of it away here) and I've wanted to try their Peanutty Pretzel since they announced it last year. Home with me it went and now it's time to break into it.
However, there's one big problem with this ice cream: The texture. It's not creamy or even smooth. I thought my freezer was set a little too high so I let it sit out and it didn't change things one bit. The ice cream is actually gritty but not in a freezer burnt kind of way either. I actually enjoyed the grittiness of the retired Edy's MAXX line but this is not even close to that. It's as if the ice cream didn't get churned properly or something. It's been awhile but I think Arctic Zero's texture is actually better than this one. I don't think I've had something this bad since my experience with Iskream.
We try to be nice here and look for the bright side in a product. Don’t get me wrong though, the flavors are pretty good. However, there's no redemption for that awful texture. I'm not sure if I somehow got a bad pint but I'm glad I picked up three flavors of Gelato Fiasco instead of grabbing another P&P flavor. At over $7 a pint, I would have been ticked that I paid for this myself and now I'm hesitant to give any of their other flavors a try. Such a shame because I had such high hopes for this company as well.
Verdict? Gritty texture is beyond unappetizing
Buy Again? I doubt I'd buy another one of their flavors with my own money to be honest.
Dubba's Note: This is a great time for everyone to chime in with their feelings on Phin & Phebes. Please tell us this was all a fluke... it has to be a fluke right??