Monday, April 19, 2010

Kemp's Frozen Yogurt
Chocolate Caramel Brownie

Now you may remember that I was surprisingly smitten with Kemp's Moose Tracks Yogurt. It wasn't perfect, but it was more than good enough to justify trying another flavor.

So here we are: Kemp's Chocolate Caramel Brownie Premium Frozen Yogurt. For whatever reason, this flavor lacks an exact description ....maybe that way you can't get mad if it doesn't turn out quite right. From the picture I'm guessing chocolate yogurt, brownie chunks, and caramel swirl.

Hmmm, well, I assumed it would be light on the brownies, but this first look is a bit scary. Hopefully things get better. Something else is strange too.... something's missing.... Oh yeah, where is the caramel swirl? If you look super close at the picture, you will notice just the smallest hint of a tan swirl in the center of this ice cream, but that's it. I'm getting a little concerned.

Now, when I dug into Moose Tracks, it was disconcerting at first, but I quickly discovered abudant swirls and a decent amount of cups. With this flavor here, I have found a somewhat decent amount of brownies, but the swirl is totally pointless. Basically, there are shards of caramel scattered throughout the frozen yogurt. You can't see them because of their size and color and that wouldn't be so bad if you could taste them, but you can't. I've dug into this flavor several times, poked all around, and even when I specifically aim for a caramel swirl and just a bit of ice cream, I still cant taste it. At least the swirl doesn't taste artificial ....sorry, couldn't resist.

Unfortunately, there is one more downside to this treat. I was shocked by how gummy it was from the very first scoop. It's always weird when you go for the first spoonful and the ice cream first compresses weird, and then as you pull away, the ice cream stretches rather than breaking. Not sure why I didnt notice it on the moose tracks, or maybe it has something to do with the caramel, but this is by far one of the gummiest treats I've scooped in awhile. When it's in your bowl and its melted a little (which won't take long), it does scoop ok for a faux ice cream, and it's really not going to distract you that much when you are eating, but it's there.

Ok, I apologize, this review is all over the place and I think I've said "but" about 19 times already. It's just one of those reviews I keep trying to write but something happens every time (and even now my daughter's tv show is distracting me). So, here's the recap. Decent chocolate flavor, no caramel flavor, ok brownie bits, weird scooping, ok texture, respectful fat & calorie intake, and not terribly filling.

On Second Scoop: I've gone back yet again and this chewy concontion really is boring me to tears. Maybe if there were more brownie bits it would be better (I know, it seems like I say that every time).


Micah - Coffee machine said...

Well the treat would just be fine for those who want ice cream without much of the calories.

Dubba Scoops said...

i dont have a problem with frozen yogurt, I just think you are better off with a different flavor.

Vishal-Coffee Machine said...

Its really nice and something new flavored ice cream.Well i can try this when i am on diet, so that i don't have to workout much to burn my calories :)

Anonymous said...

I have read all of your reviews on kemps frozen yogurt and i just don't see what's so bad about it. I can't eat regular ice cream because it makes me sick. I tried a few of their flavors and none have made me sick. That makes me happy. So if you don't like frozen yogurt but you can actually eat ice cream, eat the low fat ice cream and stop putting down frozen yogurt!

Dubba Scoops said...

I like good frozen yogurt, it's a wise choice to break up the unhealthiness of premium ice cream. There are better choices out there.