Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Which would you rather?

Not dead, just really quiet in the freezer aisle. I kind of feel like I tried everything already but how can that possibly be? I have two more Talenti layers to try when I finally find them, I should try more of the Topped line up (though a lot of it carries an allergen warning), I'm debating the new Magnum truffle line up, and then there's a bunch of junky frozen dairy desserts to pick from. Is that really all there is this year? Maybe I could try to hit a whole foods and find something new from Jeni's? I am open to suggestions.

In the meantime, let's pose a question: Which of these two products would you buy?

Carvel's New Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

or these ICEE mystery flavors (Mermaid & baby narwhal)?

While both cute and eye catching on the freezer aisle shelf, I'm not really a fan of mystery flavors. Apparently the mermaid flavor came out in a separate tube pack last year (see TIB post here), but the baby narwhal was an actual ICEE last year (see TIB post here).

Me? I want that cookie dough cake. Sure it's basically just a regular ice cream cake with cookie dough mixed in and then more cookie dough pieces on top, but that sounds kind of awesome in my book. Well, maybe not awesome, but like a step right below awesome.

One more foot note. A reader pointed out that basically all of Blue Bunnies offerings have switched over to frozen dairy dessert. While I hadn't noticed because their tubs aren't really in my area anymore, it was still pretty disappointing to..... holy freholy! I just realized that I missed the blog's 13th birthday! Things have been pretty crazy in the household these last few months, so I guess I shouldn't be totally surprised I missed it. 

Do I have anything meaningful to say at 11pm at night? Ummm, yeah, no. I have been thinking alot about the death of mainstream ice cream and have basically just been improvising my own flavors for the last few months (aka mixing turkey hill all natural vanilla with either mix-ins or some other premium product). I know my peers all dig those super fancy pints with tons of mix-ins, but I spent a lifetime eating a big bowl of good ice cream rather than a small bowl of great ice cream (I hope that makes sense). I'm not saying that one way is right and one is wrong, I'm just saying that I'm kind of old fashion when it comes to my daily serving of ice cream (I'm still more than happy to try those flavors as a treat!).

The blog will continue on, but I won't be back to official ice cream hunting until the fall (at least that's the tentative plan). I will keep searching at my local stores for new stuff and I will try to do at least one post a week, but I make no promises for what I might bring home.

Be well everyone!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Classic M&M's Cookie Sandwiches

[New for 2021] Hey everybody, sorry for only posting about once a week. It just seems like life is super busy and the freezer aisle is not. I do still care about what's going on in the world of ice cream, so let's take a crack at...

M&M's Classic Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
vanilla flavored reduced fat ice cream with artificial flavor added,
sandwiched between chocolate cookies with M&M's mini milk chocolate candies

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Cookies & Cream Chipwich

[New for 2021] When I saw these on store shelves several weeks ago, I was kind of hoping Chipwich might offer to send a box over. Well, they did and I am very excited to try....

Chipwich Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich
brownie cookies, cookies & cream ice cream, chocolate chips

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Breyers Chocolate Pretzel Swirl

[New for 2021] On January 5th, Unilever announced new products across all their product lines including 3 new flavors in the regular Breyers line up. We'll be getting Coconut Fudge, Double Chocolate Brownie Batter and...

Breyers Chocolate Pretzel Swirl Frozen Dairy Dessert
chocolate with a crushed, salted pretzel swirl and chocolatey chips

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ben & Jerry's Sugar Cookie Cookie Dough Chunks

[New for 2021] I'm still bummed that I never found the two holiday snackable doughs (gingerbread and cinnamon bun), but I was stoked to find the two new 2021 flavors. That's right, I found the very tasty looking tonight dough chunks and...

B&J Sugar Cookie Cookie Dough Chunks
snackable dough