Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Walgreens Good & Delish
Cinnamon Bun Blast Ice Cream

[By Nick] As most of you know, I'm a sucker for cinnamon. Heck, my favorite flavor that Ben & Jerry's makes it Cinnamon Buns. When I saw that Walgreens was making their own version under their super premium house brand line, I knew I had to pick it up.

Walgreens Good & Delish Cinnamon Bun Blast Ice Cream
cinnamon honey vanilla flavored ice cream with a caramel swirl and mini cinnamon rolls

I mean, just read that description. Cinnamon honey vanilla ice cream? It might be a little long but it still sounds awesome. It's something I've yet to see be used before. Add in mini cinnamon buns and a swirl of caramel and this flavor has quite the potential.

Ahh, just look at all that caramel. There was a ton stuck to the lid as well. I'm just going to start there since it seems that Walgreens doesn't skimp when it comes to swirls. The caramel is a lot better than I was expecting. It's buttery, sweet and has some stringiness to it which is a quality that is becoming less and less commonplace. They executed the swirl properly albeit expected so let's move onto the base.

The naming of the ice cream is spot on. It's cinnamon first and foremost. Then you have the honey coming out to compliment it with a little vanilla added to round things out. It's actually quite delicious, especially mixed with the caramel swirl.

Finishing things up, we have the mini cinnamon buns. Well, they're not really mini cinnamon buns at all. They're more like the dough you find in Ben & Jerry's pint which isn't bad at all. It's soft, chewy and gooey. Three words that a proper cinnamon bun should have. They add onto the cinnamon flavor but much sweeter. It appears there's some sort of glaze on the outside which makes me want to keep digging for as many of these bites I can get.

Everything combined, this is an overall great flavor. Walgreens really impressed me here and I would rank this not too far behind Ben & Jerry's version. The only reason I give the nod to them is the streusel swirl they incorporate into their's. That said, I'd highly recommend giving this one a shot if your local Walgreens carries it!

Verdict?  Almost as good as Ben & Jerry's
Buy Again?  If Ben & Jerry's isn't on sale and this is, easily


Update/Dubba's Scoop: The good news is this one is tasty, the bad news is that this one might be EoL as it was on clearance with magic swirtle and macadamia mashup. Granted I'll have to verify with a few more stores, and the clearance tag did say it was good til October 7th, but if you wanted to try this one, now is the time, especially at $2 a pint. The only thing I will point out is that while the honey does not lead the show, it definitely changes the game here.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ben & Jerry's Cinnamon Buns is the best ice cream on the market, hands down.

stride4unit E said...

What about gritty? Do the cinnamon rolls have a gritty texture to them as B&J's?

Nick Rovo said...

Anon, I'd agree that it's the best from Ben & Jerry's but not the best overall I've had.
Stride, yes they are also gritty but more on the lines of cookie dough.

stride4unit E said...

I agree with you, Nick, about B&J's Cinnamon Buns ice cream.

Anonymous said...

When you compare something to Cinnamon Buns, you've set the bar pretty high. But this ice cream didn't come close to that for my taste buds and was, at best, OK. Given my deference to your taste buds, I hope I just got a bad pint.

I think my main problem was the honey, or maybe the caramel swirl; something tasted differently sweet than I was expecting or enjoy. Very few cinnamon rolls (which did taste fine).

I tried it right from the freezer, after letting it thaw, and even when it was fairly melted and still couldn't really like it. I inhale Cinnamon Buns but wasn't even motivated to finish this.

Anonymous said...

I love this ice cream!! One of the best i have ever had. I dont know if it's the honey or cinnamon could be the delicious cinnabon rolls. I haven't stopped eating it scince i first tried it. I recommend this to try guaranteed you will fall in love!!!

Anonymous said...

I just had it...I thought it was amazing.