Thursday, August 21, 2014

Turkey Hill Deep Dark Chocolate Ice Cream


For those of you keeping track at home, the score is currently 1 to 4 in my battle with Nick to cover the most limited edition Turkey Hill flavors this year. I know, I know, I'm slacking, so let's make it 2 to 4 with a flavor that's been the limited edition August flavor since 2012 but this was the first year that I was actually able to easily pick up a carton of it.

Turkey Hill Deep Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
Robust dark chocolate ice cream with melt-in-your-mouth chocolaty slivers

Yeah, that's pretty much the grayish brown color we've all come to expect from dark chocolate flavors. And like the others I've tried, it's not a very drying or bitter dark chocolate, but it's definitely not milk chocolate. I'm also not getting that weirdness that I would get after several bites of the Perry's version, so that's a plus right there.

Do I like it? Yeah, I do. Can you guess why?  Look closely and you will see all the "chocolaty slivers". They are too small to have the same fun impact of the stracciatella that Talenti uses in several of their flavors, but it spices up the texture enough to keep this one interesting. Dark chocolate always seems to get boring quickly on it's own, but the slivers definitely help keep you going.

That's all I really have for my first impressions. If anything, I want the sweetness of a say a white chocolate to balance this one out... yeah, like soften this one a bit, mix in some white chocolate chips, and then set it in a mini graham cracker pie shell. Yeah, that's could be awesome, I need to make that this weekend (don't worry, I'll take pictures)

On Second Scoop: I know Nick assumes this one is boring, but, iunno, it's different enough to work. I'm not claiming that I understand the oh so tiny chocolate specks "slivers", this one is definitely not traditional, but it's one of those flavors that if you want to try it, you should go for it.


Promise kept! Sure I over-microwaved the ice cream, but I gotta say, they still came out pretty good. I only wish the whip cream was heavier so as to provide a bit more textural resistance to the dense ice cream pie. That said, I'm pretty sure I'll be experimenting with this again in the very near future.

Verdict?  don't be afraid
Buy Again?  possibly


22 comments:

  1. This is one of my fav TH flavors, the kind you only buy 1 of every season but you look forward to the variety once a year. I compared it to Friendly's Deep Choc and it blows it out of the water!

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  2. Love the ice cream, the slivers are great, but the color is just awful. I opened the carton and immediately had a visceral reaction to the color, which immediately brought to mind the type of sticky diaper mess that was the worst to clean up back when I had babies.

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  3. this is my absolutely favorite ice cream and was so disappointed to not find it at the store today that I thought for a minute I had lost my mind because I found my self staring at the freezer a few minutes wondering where it went. I am so glad that it will one day be back. color aside the slivers make it just right. I'm getting tires of the same old chunks of brownie and chocolate chips. and about the color, didn't notice. I can't taste color.

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  4. Eating this right now. Real good stuff. The color is very...unusual.

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  5. I tried this for the first time this year. Absolutely loved it. I would buy 2 at a time because it wasn't always available. Hands down the best dark chocolate ice cream I have had. Wish I could order it online some how.

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  6. This is definitely my new favorite ice cream flavor! I happened to see it when I was walking by in the grocery store and decided to buy one to try. Now every time I go to the store, I buy two. It's a nice dark chocolate, and not bitter at all. It is very creamy and the slivers of chocolate just melt in your mouth. I'm not sure if they've change the color at all some of these comments are from a few years ago, but the color just looks like I would expect dark chocolate to look.

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  7. Dark Chocolate is the Best Chocolate Ice Cream I've ever tasted. Why is it a Seasonal Flavor?

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  8. I’m a dark chocolate lover and an ice cream addict. To have found them both together is amazing. I absolutely love TH Deep Dark Chocolate. Just wish it was still available in my area.

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  9. TH Deep Dark Chocolate is my all-time favorite! No other ice cream brand has a flavor as good as this one. It hasn’t been available at my Giant food store in a very very long time. Please make much more of it!!!

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  10. Trying to remember the last time I saw this one. With TH moving towards more frozen dairy desserts, it's seems even less likely to come back (though still could ofcourse!)

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  11. You lost me as a very good customer when you cancelled the DARK CHOCOLATE.

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  12. This is Death by Chocolate, renamed. Shame they took it away.

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  13. Bring back the dark chocolate was my favorite and miss it.

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  14. Let me know when dark chocolate is available thank you

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  15. This was the BEST dark chocolate ice cream ever. Since it was discontinued, I've been trying to find a replacement. No luck. This is the best. Bring it back as a regular flavor!!!

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  16. Why oh why??? Why did you stop making the Deep Dark Chocolate??? It’s a winner, not just seasonal, forever!!!!🥲

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  17. I still check for it years later. I wish they would bring it back for us chocoholic. It's about my most favorite ice cream I've eeaten. Super chocolatey but not too sweet.

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  18. I check in the stores every year for Deep Dark Chocolate. When are you bringing this flavor back. This is the BEST CHOCOLATE ICECREAM I have eaten!!! Please bring it back!!!

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  19. I've been waiting and waiting and waiting just busy going to come back out. I think if everybody that loves this ice cream orders hey A case directly from Turkey Hill, they may re-release it. That ice cream is so good. So everybody trying writing to Turkey Hill. I went vegan so I think that's 1 dairy I would break. I'd probably pay for it but I think it'd be worth it. Good luck everybody

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  20. Every time I go into a store that carry’s Turkey Hill ice cream I search for this the most amazing “Deep Chocolate” ice cream ever! My daughter is now an adult and she too looks for it and really loves it.
    Please please bring this back.

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  21. I be ate a lot of different chocolate ice creams, but hands down, this is THE VERY BEST CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM I ve EVER ATE PLEASE BRING 'DEEP DARK CHOCOLATE BACK. IM BEGGING YOU TURKEY HILL!! STEPHEN KELLER MORGANTON N C

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  22. This is the only ice cream that takes me back to my childhood when my mother and I would to Baskin for a treat. This was the only thing I had to remind me of her. Please I beg u please bring it back. I used to stock pile my freezer and now I can't.

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