Humboldt Chocolate Ice Cream
"deep, rich chocolate blended the old-fashioned way into creamy perfection".
Do you remember how main stream companies use to try to make dark chocolate ice cream? It wasn't a true dark chocolate, but it wasn't milk chocolate either anymore. Well, this ice cream reminds me of those days. In particular I am thinking of the Breyers version (or this one or their newer one) in particular, but Friendly's also did one and Turkey Hill has one though that one has chocolate bits in it. This isn't some super dense, high end ice cream, this is meant to be more main stream and budget friendly (relatively speaking, remember this is organic).
Photographing plain chocolate ice cream never goes well...
The other thing that really struck me as I worked my way through the bowl was how much I wish I had some fresh pretzel cones handy. This is a fine ice cream, but there's just not a ton of pop to it and a salty, crunchy pretzel cone would bring this one to life. Unfortunately I don't think my local Wegman's carries pretzel cones anymore so I might just have to mix in some pretzels of my own next time.
On Second Scoop: This is a fine product to compete with the other main stream competitors. My only real comment (or surprise) is their reliance on stabilizers. Yes they are organic, but they are still stabilizers. I get it, this isn't some high end product and they need to maintain a price point, but that doesn't mean I have to love the texture. I'm still going to fall back to Turkey Hill when I want simple, all natural flavors. I will try the other flavors as the summer goes along, but will you try it? Or have you? Let us know in the comments!
*Note: The press release seemed to imply exclusivity but these can also be found at Trader Joe's, often at a much lower price.
Verdict? darker than expected
Buy Again? maybe (will definitely try the other flavors)