[New for 2017] Since neither I nor Nick have any intention of trying the three new Breyers gelato flavors this year, I feel like I need to try something from them this year. My daughter requested something minty so let's pick up a container of....
Breyers Chocolate Mint Ice Cream
dark chocolate and mint ice cream with chocolatey chips
I take a few bites and I think I actually like it. It's chocolate first and mint second, but more importantly is the role the chocolate chips are playing. I was surprised that they were throwing out road bumps for my scoop so I looked closer and saw that they are a bit thicker than expect. What's more important is that they leave a really nice chocolate taste in your mouth as they melt. Holy cow I think I like this one!
The flavor is surprisingly balanced, the chips are surprisingly dialed in and really help sell this one, and even the texture is respectable. Did Breyers suddenly remember how to make ice cream again? I'm not saying this is some dense super premium stuff, but all the factors have come together really well. I have zero complaints right now. I wasn't even sure I was in a minty mood so maybe that's why I appreciate the chocolate taking the spotlight here and the mint just adding a nice fun factor to it all. Wow. I am so glad I picked this up!
On Second Scoop: I just happened to put out these ice cream sandwiches on April 1st and Marvo wisely called me out for saying I liked a Breyers flavor on April Fools Day. He's right but I also have finally found the first Breyers product in awhile that I actually liked and would actually recommend. It's just a really well balanced product. From the chocolate balancing the mint to the chocolate chips balancing with the texture, this one works surprisingly well. If you want a mainstream ice cream that is chocolate first and mint second, give this one a try.