This one was hard to resist the first time, but then when I saw it again by work, and for just $2.50, I gave in. [warning, I've realized the camera has burnt out on my phone, so I have trouble in bright light and low light, it's only happy in the middle]
Friendly's Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream
Chocolate ice cream with swirls of peanut butter and chocolate covered pretzels
Well, at least it's full, and I can see the pretzel bits already.
I don't waste time and dig right in. The swirl is a dry peanut butter, definitely on the natural side that's more peanut butter flavor than sweet creaminess.
The pretzels have varying levels of crisp-ness. It's a little weird because seem to be crunchy and stale at the same time.
Sorry, I'm not saying a lot yet.... but I think the flavor profile is growing on me. It's not as sweet and chocolaty as I expected, it's more complex then that, but it's not bad.
On Second Scoop: Yeah, I wasn't really verbose on the first try, and that will kind of continue here. I think the problem is the pretzel inconsistency. Yes, this is a common theme in pretzel ice creams, but it's annoying here. The pretzel bits should have a thicker chocolaty shell that not only keeps them crunchy, but also adds a needed sweet balance to the dry peanut butter flavoring. Ahhh, frustrating. It's not that it's a bad base despite being a bit dry in texture as well. Let me put it another way. If I was blind folded, I would never guess this was made by Friendlys.
Third Scooping: Ok, I figured it out. The thin chocolate coating doesn't really stay on the pretzels which has lead to their staleness. If you want to try this, I wish you freshness, but don't get your hopes up.
Verdict? Freshness fail
Buy Again? nope