Hood Old Orchard Beach Whoopie Pie Ice Cream
Chocolate and Crème Flavored Ice Cream Swirled with Cake Pieces
I have to apologized for the lack of an opening shot. I was too excited/hungry that I dove straight in. Thankfully the scooped shot looks similar to what you see on the package as well as when you open it.
Let's start with the bases first. The chocolate ice cream is one of the better ones I've had. It's milk chocolate like and kind of reminds me of a rich chocolate milkshake. It also has a bit of a cakey vibe to it which is pretty awesome.
The creme ice cream is the big winner here though. It tastes exactly like the filling of a whoopie pie! There's a bit of marshmallow like quality as well in the flavor and texture which I enjoyed a lot. The change in texture from base to base is as Dubba would say a great "fun factor".
The ratio of chocolate to creme is spot on. Even with their obviously being more chocolate, it in no way overpowers the creme base. When scooped together, there's an eerily familiar flavor going on. It took me awhile to figure it out, but this ice cream reminds me of the Rocky Road Klondike Bars (which was the product that started mine and Dubba's friendship) Those bars remind me of a chocolate covered marshmallow and that's exactly what's going on here. Well a chocolate covered marshmallow with chocolate cake chunks.
While I'd be hard pressed to tell if they're actually whoopie pie pieces or just traditional chocolate cake chunks, they're inclusion brings this flavor together as a whole. Their cocoa presence works well with the sweet bases and they add for a nice textural contrast as well.
Now does this beat Turkey Hill's version? I'd say yes. The uniqueness of the creme flavored ice cream is better than the swirl that Turkey Hill uses. You're getting more of a whoopie pie experience with Hood than you do with Turkey Hill. That and Hood's version is available year round for whenever those craving occur!
Verdict? The closest replica of a whoopie pie in ice cream I've ever had
Buy Again? The creme ice cream is worth the repurchase alone