Maple Valley Creamery Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
A few ice crystals on top but hopefully we'll be ok.
See, I love a nice milk chocolate base reveled with lots of streaks of a rich salty peanut butter. That's the traditional setup for a flavor like this. This pint however is not that kind of flavor. They've gone with infusing the peanut butter directly in to the chocolate base and that makes for a much different experience and helps explain the texture I find before me.
While I may have been undecided at first, after a while I found it hard to stop. You stop thinking about eating ice cream and you start thinking about eating a jar of chocolate peanut butter. It's not just a regular creamy JIF style peanut butter either, it's definitely a more high end variety. That's not usually my preferred style but the great complexity and combination of it all really grew on me.
I'm always a little hesitant to plop down $5.99 for a pint of ice cream, but I'm glad I did. It's got a nice short ingredient list, it's complex, it's different, and I still have a headache. Ahhh, sorry, couldn't resist. If you live in Mass, check these guys out (especially if your local retailer has it for less!).
On Second Scoop: This stuff is crazy dense, it breaks like fudge. I need a few bites to settle in, but once I do, it's a nice treat. It's one of those super premium flavors that you can't inhale, you need to take your time. You know, I think you could have told me Gelato Fiasco made this and I would probably believe you. Nice job Maple Valley. My only suggestion here is to maybe throw a description on the container just so people know what to expect.
Verdict? dense and rich
Buy Again? yup