Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wegman's Shortbread Cookie Ice Cream

I don't remember if I saw this one last year or not, but I worked out my shopping so that I could bring some frozen stuff home from Wegmans and I couldn't resist the urge to make this one of my choices. I'm a sucker for a flavor that has "cookie" in the name so let's test....

Wegman's Shortbread Cookie Ice Cream
vanilla flavored ice cream with cookie pieces & festive sprinkles

They appear to have gone with literal sprinkles and not some kind of larger sugary confection like the ones we saw in Perry's or maybe even a better example is Target's version of this flavor.

My first impression is that it's kind of gummy. The good news is that it seems like there is a bit of shortbread flavoring to the base vanilla ice cream. Not sure if it's in my mind or if they tweaked the formula to give that impression but it's definitely sweeter than a standard vanilla flavor.

There's not a ton of sugar cookie bits in my first serving. I do manage to get one by itself and it's fairly dry. It's more flour than sugar on the aftertaste.

The sprinkles add the tiniest of crunches here and there. They definitely don't have the big impact of those larger holiday bits I mentioned earlier. I know they look like they are everywhere, but they just don't really show up texturally.

Alright, I've mixed up the last of it and it's not bad. Nothing mindblowing, but it served it's purpose I guess. We'll see if things pick up next time.

On Second Scoop: Yeah, this one is just boring. It's an interesting enough idea for the holiday season, and there is some flavoring to it, but when you factor in the meh texture and a massive lack of cookie bits, there's just no reason to pick this one up. If I can't get through a single serving without getting bored, how could I ever recommend trying an entire container? I was only half way through a fairly small serving when I decided to crush a chocolate chip cookie on what was left. Try it if you must, but please don't feel like you've missed anything.

Verdict?  boring
Buy Again?  nah


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