Turkey Hill Butter Brickle Ice Cream
toffee flavored ice cream with buttered toffee candy pieces
"But wait Nick, aren't you supposed to be promoting Turkey Hill's all natural ice cream as an ambassador?"? Technically yes but here’s a few reasons why I'm reviewing this one today. First, you guys all know my love for toffee so this was already on my list of flavors to review. Second, Dubba and I still have our competition to see who can review the most limited edition Turkey Hill flavors. Seeing as Dubba couldn't handle Gifford's toffee flavor, this was an easy point for me. Last but certainly not least, I do as I please! Enough semantics, I want some toffee ice cream.
The toffee bits are well distributed throughout the container and it's hard to get a spoonful without one in it. They taste a little off to me to be honest, but off in the sense that they have more of a butterscotch type flavor and are missing something. Looking over the ingredients, it looks like Turkey Hill decided to not include almonds in their toffee. That's exactly what's missing too. That little nuttiness the almonds add is noticeable to me. It's not that it's a bad thing but I want my toffee to have almonds in it.
Actually, remember how Dubba wasn't much of a fan of B&J's Scotchy Scotch Scotch? Well that's what's going on over here. This flavor actually tastes like that if you get a good amount of the toffee bits on your spoon. Suffice it to say, I really enjoyed this flavor. Be warned though, this might be too strong for some people so have your expectations set if you decide to pick this one up.
My only complaint is that I'd like to see some sort of swirl to go along with it. Maybe a caramel swirl to help balance the saltiness of the toffee flavors. I can easily remedy that situation on my own though. This flavor should be around until the end of July so it's very likely that I'll be grabbing another container before it's gone for good (or at least gone for the rest of this year).
Verdict? all out toffee/butterscotch assault (toffee/butterscotch pessimists beware?)
Buy Again? At least one more container to experiment with
Dubba's 2015 Note: Since this flavor doesn't appear to have any almonds in it, I decided to bring a container home when it was on sale and I'm glad I did. Nick mentioned it might be a bit much for some, and it is for me, not so much for the flavor, but for how salty it is. This may sound strange, but it very much reminds me of Turkey Hill's Pretzel flavor. It's not a straight one to one of the flavor, but they are very similar in their saltiness and overall complexity. It's so salty that I can't really it it by itself, but when you add some caramel, oh man does this one come alive. It's actually a great morning snack because of the pep it has. So, if you have been tempted to try it, I say do it, just keep some caramel handy (and maybe some crushed Biscoff cookies for good measure).
[The following contest is now closed]
Okay, time for the second contest! I'm about to go all Lebron James on you. No I'm not going to cramp up. However I have not one, not two, not three, not four...you get the picture. I have 9 coupons for free Turkey Hill All Natural ice cream to give away. This time we're going to have three winners, each receiving 3 coupons each. I'll even throw in a coupon for a free jar of Peanut Butter & CO. as well as some Turkey Hill magnets just because.
Now this contest is going to be twitter focused. Of course you can always earn an entry by commenting on this post. You all know one of my favorite mix-ins is toffee so I want to hear what your favorite mixins are in the comment section. To get a lot more entries however, you have to be following @OnSecondScoop and @NickRovo on twitter. Periodically we'll post a tweet about the contest. If you retweet it, that will earn you an entry. So depending on how many tweets we post, you can earn another entry each time you retweet! That's not all though. You can tweet this out to your followers to earn an entry as well: "Hey @TurkeyHillDairy, @NickRovo is the bestest #TRKAmbassador!" (Dubba's note: my apologies, the boy has no shame). You're able to do this once a day. The contest will last until June 30th 2014 11:59 PM Eastern Time. If you were to tweet that line each day, you'd earn a total of 15 entries. Now if that doesn't sound like an easy way to win some free stuff than I don't know what is. Get to entering and may the odds be ever in your