Vice Cream Choc of Shame Ice Cream
chocolate ice cream, brownie dough, chocolate shavings
The chocolate shavings are tiny and have zero impact other than to amplify that gritty freezerburn texture. The texture is killing my enjoyment here. I'm kind of getting my chocolate fix, but having spent the last hour waiting for it, it's such a let down. I wanted smooth, rich, and creamy, instead I got gritty, dry, and sort of chocolatey.
So the pint is half gone and I'm sad I wasted my money. I could have bought a chocolate pint of B&J's for half the cost. That pint of three twins chocolate ice cream I bought was burnt too, but it was still quite enjoyable and two dollars less.
On Second Scoop: Since the texture is just a total wash on this one, I had to do a bit of mind setting to enjoy the second scoop and it actually did help a bit. With a texture that is more akin to a frozen pudding pop, I tried to really focus on just the flavor. I didn't get a blast of some super gooey brownie, but there is a pretty neat flavor buried below all the troubles here. I basically let each scoop break down on my tastebuds and that let out the brownie flavor as much as possible. Thankfully the brownie dough chunks didnt run out because then I would probably have just thrown out the rest. (I hate posting reviews like this)
Sept 2016 Update: Dan from Vice Cream has left a nice comment below and I am glad to see they are addressing the texture issue. We always need to remember to be patient with the new kid on the block and I wish them the best as they get things rolling.
Verdict? bum pint or bum product?
Buy Again? I honestly don't know