Saturday, January 20, 2024

Friendly's Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream


[New for Early 2024] When I saw this flavor, it took awhile to convince myself that it was actually new. As a company that started in Massachusetts, how could Friendly's not have attempted this one sooner? Better late than never?

Friendly's Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream
Bavarian cream flavored ice cream swirled with fudge, Boston cream filling and yellow cake pieces

Can I sidetrack for a second? I saw this skyline and went "how is this the Boston skyline?". As a long time Mass resident, and a one time Boston resident, I was a bit dumbstruck as to how this could be Boston. After much searching, I think it's supposed to be an ocean front view, this one in particular. I don't know how they picked this view, or why they did such a terrible job of recreating it, but I think I feel better now... No, dont think I do. Could they not have spent a little more time on this?

Hmmmm.....

Wow! Check out the vibrancy of that filling! I was not expecting that!

I was not expecting the fudge swirl and filling swirl to be so intertwined. I should have taken a picture of the large solid filling swirl that I scooped out when I went to dig in to that vibrantly colored spot in the middle there. 

I was also not expecting the swirl to be.... I want to say chewy. It's not taffy chewy, but I need to stress that it's a non-traditional swirl and that there was a bit of chew to it. I'm not really sure what I could compare it to since it's not really reminding me of any other ice creams right now.

So how does the fudge affect everything? Well, it's more prevalent than you might suspect. That's not necessarily the worst thing, but I was hoping for more of a Boston cream pie vibe than a straight up fudge vibe. I will try to scoop a little more carefully on the second scooping.

The good news is that it is ice cream (not frozen dairy dessert), so it's dense enough and it's also fairly busy. I went small scooping on this first test, so we'll see how the next one goes.

On Second Scoop: tomorrow maybe

Verdict?  debating
Buy Again?  debating

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5 comments:

  1. As a lover of Friendly's limited edition flavors(even the FDD) I was excited to see what you thought of this flavor. I def wanna try it

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  2. So I just tried this flavor, and I loved it! Friendly's is one of the only brands that still tastes like it did when I was a kid. I Def saw and tasted the vibrant swirl and agree with you on the texture. To me, it struck me as a frozen Boston cream custard flavor. Friendly's is the only company who can do FDD and I actually like it. I'm still thinking about their old Northeast Pothole flavor.

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  3. WHERE IS IT? Where did you find it? I've been looking and looking and can't find it anywhere!!!:-(

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    1. Price Chopper but should get to everywhere eventually

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  4. I found it at Shoprite but I'm in NJ

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