Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Good Batch Brownie Caramel Sandwich

[New for 2019] Do you ever wonder why I still blog after 14 years when most people would have quit long ago? It's ok if you do, because even I wonder some times. I get stuck in a rut of getting frustrated with the lowering quality of my favorite brands but then something magical happens. I run across a treat that reminds me of how good ice cream (treats) shoud be. This is that treat.

The Good Batch Brownie Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich
(vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce between two brownie cookies)

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hood New England Creamery Ice Cream
Martha's Vineyard Black Raspberry

[Relaunched in 2022] What have we seen in the ice cream aisle year after year for too many years? Packages either get smaller, or quality goes down. Well, Hood is going to try to do something different. Yes, their New England Creamery lineup is shrinking from 1.5 Qts to a single lone quart size BUT the quality is going up! How's that for unexpected? Now Hood has always been a budget brand in my mind, but they have some fierce loyalty here in New England plus their NEC lineup has always had limited edition moments of fun (see some reviews here

Hood New England Creamery Martha's Vineyard Black Raspberry Ice Cream
black raspberry ice cream with raspberry swirl & chocolate flavored chips

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Blue Bunny Strawberry Shortcake Load'd Bars

[New for 2021] Whoops, kind of forgot these were in the basement (I bought them 3 or more months ago). I technically really want one of those strawberry eggo snacking waffles right now, but this will have to do...

Blue Bunny Strawberry Shortcake Load'd Bars
strawberry flavored frozen dairy dessert
filled with strawberry swirls and shortcake pieces
topped with strawberry sauce
dipped in whipped cream flavored coating and shortbread crunch

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hudsonville Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream

[New for 2021] Well, check another ice cream company off of the to-try list*. I finally made it back to Hannaford and while the selection is still small, they are offering a few more Hudsonville flavors now. I almost went with brownie batter cookie dough, but instead I went with....

Hudsonville Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream
malt ice cream with malted milk balls
and a ribbon of milk chocolate

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Van Leeuwan Summer Peach Crisp
Van Leeuwan Honey Cornbread

[New for 2022] Ooohhhh, why is it so hot? I live in New England because it's cooler in general. Being on day 5 of 8 of a heatwave isn't exactly encouraging me to eat ice cream (you would think the opposite, but I loose my appetite when it's this hot). That said, we do need to work through a backlog of reviews, so let's cover two more limited Van Leeuwen flavors.

Van Leeuwan Summer Peach Crisp Ice Cream
Van Leeuwan Honey Cornbread with Strawberry Jam Ice Cream