Baskin-Robbins Snacknado Ice Cream
salted caramel ice cream jammed with chocolate-covered potato chips and pretzels,
all in a swirl with candy, fudge, and salted pretzel ribbons
Ok, let's roll this review a different way. I handed over $4.16 for a double scoop, picked myself a seat staring out the window and realized a few things.
Worst Part: The fudge swirl, it was totally off, almost an alcoholic bite to it. It was unpleasant. Thankfully it only ruined a few bites.
Best Part: The bites that have the fake M&Ms in them. They are full size (M&Ms) and when their chocolate mixes with the complex texture of this ice cream, it's pretty awesome. Unfortunately their presence is limited, I think I had 6-8 of them.
Random Part: every now and then you get a blast of sweet sweet caramel and it makes for my second favorite bite. I wish there were more of these as well.
Pretzel Part: Pretty sure Marvo wouldn't like this ice cream as pretzels play a big factor. There is a never-ending grit and saltiness to the ice cream. I do love when an ice cream can deliver a unique texture, but the whole time I kept thinking "is this freezer burned a little?"
HAHAHAHA, I just had a random thought. Just like the ice cream has "everything" in it, it pretty much has all my feelings in it. Some awesome bites, some terrible bites, and then a bunch in between. I don't regret trying it, but I do regret not trying it earlier so I could help temper your expectations.
I'm not sure what else to say. I do wish I had eaten it a bit slower. It's still a fun ice cream at times but many bites just seemed off to me. I just didn't want this particular variation of a caramel base, or maybe the mix-ins threw off the base. I like the idea here, but it just didn't come together quite right. Maybe I'm to picking... or maybe this one just needs an even bigger sequel!
Verdict? like Sharknado, it's kind of terrible*, but there are moments that make you smile anyway
Buy Again? probably not
(*not literally terrible, just average)
**For those in the area, a new DD/BR is located in downtown Wellesley! For those not in the area, Wellesley is a bit of an affluent area... so much so that one of the local radio stations mocks their police blotter on a weekly basis (you can listen here). Oh, I tease, I tease, I use to pass through town quite often a millenia ago and they have a neat center of town lined with stores and restaurants. I wouldn't mind walking around for a bit, but after successfully parallel parking for the first time in forever, I needed some lunch!