Perry's One Buffalo Ice Cream
vanilla ice cream with sea salt caramel swirls, sponge candy pieces, and fudge-coated pretzels
To clarify, you may remember that we had fun with a bunch of "escapes" flavor samples that Perry's sent over to Nick and I last year. While there were definitely some cool flavors in the mix, a marketing decision was made to ditch the escapes name and go with Perry's classic black design for pints and quarts. To help spread the word, Perry's has been nice enough to send over samples of the new design, in particular, they sent their three new quart flavors for 2016. Since One Buffalo involves pretzels, yeah, I'm digging in to this one first.
Opening shot... focus on what's just below the surface.
If anything, it reminds me of a nice caramel waffle cone flavor on these first bites and that's a nice place to be. I'm definitely digging the crunch though I am surprised by the salty aftertaste. You just don't usually get that in a mainstream flavor. You know what? I really wish I was eating this out of a waffle cone right now.
Even the bites that appear to be devoid of swirl or mixin still have a nice flavor to them. Oh man, I am just racing through this one. Yes, I got a fresh pint which helps guarantee crisp pretzels, but I still totally dig the overall flavor. Sweet and Salty as they say. Just let me put a little more in my bowl...
Ok, yeah, a flavor like this is dangerous around a person like me. I love pretzels, I love a nice sweet caramel swirl, and I dig things with a nice overall flavor balance. I want something that hits a bunch of notes but still plays well together. That's this flavor. I don't know if there weren't a ton of sponge pieces in the first serving or if I just missed them, but I'll just to be a little more attentive on the second scooping.
On Second Scoop: I can sum up this flavor with one word said three times: NOM NOM NOM. I realized I had trouble telling the mix-ins apart because they look so similar. I really, really like this flavor. Oh fine, I love this flavor. It's funny because over the last few weeks, I keep trying flavors with caramel mixed in and each one has been better than the last. Well, this one is excellent. Just the right amount of everything. I could decimate this quart without even trying (It will not survive the weekend!**). Awesome job Perry's!
>>You know what? If you miss Late Night Snack, this is a worthy replacement<<
Verdict? NOM NOM NOM
Buy Again? YES!
**It didn't survive the weekend :)