Mr. Green Tea Ginger Ice Cream
ginger ice cream bursting with candied ginger"The Profit" backstory and jumping right in to this pint. Wow, that's a kick in the tastebuds. I didn't even notice it as first, but then WHOOOOO my sinuses are open. Is my tongue tingling a little too?
If you love ginger, I can't imagine you wouldn't like this. If you've never had ginger by itself, you may want to avoid this particular flavor as your starting point. It's just way too bold to win over us skittish people. I can see somebody taking a bite and going "thanks, I'm good". (try something like the mild Sweet Scoops froyo version first if want). That all said, I'm going to proceed.
Despite clocking in at 113g per serving, it's not a superdense ice cream. It's actually fairly soft which I assume is partially aided by a few gums in the mix. It's pleasant enough but you'll definitely notice a difference from say B&J or H-D.
I don't know if this is a thing, but I feel like my heartburn is acting up, though keep in mind I usually get heartburn from gingerbread cookies (aka this is my fault, not theirs). I've been using the sweetness of this to keep me going, but I think I will stop now that I'm about an inch in to the pint.
So this pint was on sale for $3.49 and I'd say that's a fair price to try something out of my comfort zone. It was also good enough to make me consider trying one of their other flavors though I really don't know which one that would be.
On Second Scoop: I was trying to quantify this yesterday, but there is almost a bright citrus burst to this flavor when it first hits your taste buds, something akin to biting in to a mandarin orange. There's that effervescence that washes over you as you dig in. I also want to say that there is almost a buttery or maybe even a tea note to this, whether it's the base or the flavor I don't know, but it's there. I think this is definitely off the beaten path for a lot of us (though please correct me if I am wrong). The funny thing is that despite that bit of burning ginger kick, I still find myself going for another scoop. I think that's an endorsement right?
Verdict? definitely different
Buy Again? not this flavor but yes to the brand
Brand note: new flavors and packaging coming soon (per instagram)