Blue Bunny Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
Red Velvet Cake flavored ice cream swirled
with Cream Cheese Frosting flavored ice cream with Red Velvet Pieces
So, finally, on the blog, may I present the Duff Goldman inspired Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake Premium Ice Cream. wow, looks at those bright red streaks on the packaging, that is some unique ice cream, I hope it's nice and cakey!
HA! Check out the opening shot! That is some mighty red ice cream!
I start spooning my daughter a bowl when I realize I'm not actually sure if she's going to like it. I take a quick bite and I'm not really sure if I'm going to like it. I load her bowl up with whip cream and cookie crumbs to make sure she enjoys it. I'm tempted to do the same, but I decide to go for a small bowl of just ice cream so I can do a true test (well, one squirt of whip cream won't hurt).
I start to dig in, and to be honest, I am unamused. When I dug into the Ben & Jerry's version, there was this overpowering flavor warfare going on for top spot. Here, everything is mellow, but in a weird way. It's like someone taping you on the opposite shoulder. The flavor is there, but it isn't. I don't think it's strong enough to appease the red velvet crowd (or the cream cheese crowd), but it's there just enough to make me confused. I kept trying to enjoy it, but I just couldn't.
Ok, that's all I got I guess. I've enjoyed Strawberries are Forever Shortcake and Triple Chocolate Cake, but this one just isn't for me. I hate using the term "weird" to described an ice cream, but that's how this one hits me. The flavor is just half there and it makes me not want to eat it any more.
Verdict? Not for me
Buy Again? Nope.
Final BB - Duff Goldman Rankings:
- Triple Chocolate Cake
- Strawberry are Forever Shortcake
- Caramel Fudge Brownie Sundae (2013)
- I Do, I Do Wedding Cake
- 24 Karat Carrot Cake (2012)
- Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake
red velvet and cream cheese frosting flavored light ice cream with red velvet cake pieces
(same ice cream photo, simplified description)
Original Nutrition Facts
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (68g)|
Servings Per Container 14
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 150||from Fat 60|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||11%|
|- Sat Fat 4g||21%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||6%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 15g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 0%|
It looks more like strawberry ice cream that someone put one to many a drop of Red #40 in.ReplyDelete
I think red velvet cake should just be left to flour form. Are these ice creams even incorporating the hint of cocoa powder- the key to a superb red velvet cake?
I like this version alot better than Ben & Jerrys. B&J starts to taste like strawberry to me. Not sure if its in my head or not but its not right none the less.ReplyDelete
Yes!! My B&J red velvet ice cream tasted like strawberries too.Delete
Woww the chunks of cake are hugeeee! Looks so good!ReplyDelete
@Katie: One to many (bottles) of Red #40ReplyDelete
@Anon: it's the color of the B&J, it had me thinking the same thing.
@LoC: chunks big? check. looks good? that's debatable!
Easily the best Blue Bunny flavor ever.ReplyDelete
One of my top favorites of all time.
I like to keep ice cream and cake separate. I have no objection to a piece of cake with ice cream on it.ReplyDelete
I just tried this and liked it a LOT (I love the texture of cake in ice cream though...). My one major complaint is the after taste. I am guessing this is due to the red food coloring? Not sure if anyone else noticed it.ReplyDelete
@Anon: I'm glad you liked it, but a little elaboration would be nice (otherwise it just sounds like your mad I didnt like it)ReplyDelete
@Michele: HA! can't argue with that!
@Michelle: I can't say I remember being annoyed by the aftertaste, but when hitting flavors like red velvet and cream cheese, there's bound to be something.
Perhaps the greatest ice cream flavor to come along in the last 10 years! The color and flavor are EXACTLY on target for red velvet: a mild cocoa taste (but not chocolate). B&Js version, on the other hand: no cocoa in the ingredients. Therefore it's not red velvet!ReplyDelete
Mr. Marty Ice Cream
Dubba you know you and I seem to have opposite tastes, so no shock I just had some and loved it! Way better than B&J's..love the cakey pieces, and I could taste the difference b/t the cream cheese and red velvet ice creams..Not too cheesy, and no after taste I could decipher. Waay better than Duff's Triple Chocolate..can't wait to find the other two flavors to try!ReplyDelete
I know I'm kinda late in the game to comment on this one, but I liked it. I didn't LOOOVE it, but it was a great sweet fix. I mean, REALLY sweet fix. I felt like sugar was in between my teeth for hours. I agree the red is kind of nauseating, but it's a giant step above Ben & Jerry's red velvet. It's buyable.ReplyDelete
I am also a little late in the game and think the reviewer has it spot on. There is not enough taste in this ice cream. It's cold and feels like I am eating something that is supposed to be ice cream with flavor but it does not have any! I love Red Velvet cake and this does not do it justice. I tried it on two different days to make sure it wasn't just a fluke. It is probably one of the few ice creams that I threw down the sink just because the lack of taste was not worth eating the calories.ReplyDelete
I always welcome people that agree with me :)Delete
I agree with Dubba also. I expected it to be a lot more richer and cakier in taste. They could have added the cream cheese as an icing o some sort swirled in the mix. I would rate it a 6/10. Bland on taste but easy on the eyes. Honestly I gave it to my 9yr old nephew and brother.Delete
I thought this ice cream was great. Red Velvet cake is supposed to be mellow as it's just plain cake with a little cocoa. I enjoyed this ice cream and give it a 88/100 and it would've been in the A+ range had the cake pieces texture been a little more "cakier" and not as "browniesh."ReplyDelete
I thought it rocked! And I am a huge Red Velvet Cake fan. I could really taste the hint of cocoa - I think they got it just right.ReplyDelete
This blogger lost me on his lack of spelling. I just can't trust anyone who can't spell simple, third grade words.ReplyDelete
eye take ofence to that remarcDelete
and technically it's my grammar that sucks, not my spellingDelete
I agree with you. This flavor is a weird one. Once I opened the carton and saw the appearance of this ice cream I was surprised by how much this reminded me of Halloween makeup in terms of color and texture, with the reddish brown color reminding me of fake blood while the white reminding me of the white makeup for the faces of draculas or vampires. The texture however was not as dense as solid as makeup though; instead it was extremely smooth, fluffy, and foamy, very similiar to the texture of Yoplait's Whips yogurt or whipped cream.ReplyDelete
But taste is what matters the most. I am not sure how to describe this flavor; it's strange. I have never had Red Velvet cake before but if I could imagine how the batter tasted before being baked then this is the flavor I would imagine it be. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. It's a nice break from vanilla or chocolate.
I absolutely enjoyed the pieces of cake and they largely enhanced this flavor, taking it to another level. I just wish there were more of them.
Ben and Jerry's Red Velvet Cake is one of my all-time favorite ice creams that I have ever had, so I was excited to compare these 2 flavors. Where B&J's version tastes like regular sweet cream ice cream and red velvet cake mixed together, Blue Bunny's version tastes like Red Velvet cake better and cake mixed together, with Blue Bunny's version have a stronger red velvet flavor. I still prefer B&J's version as I was impressed and hooked from the first scoop to the last scoop. Even when I finished the pint in 3 days I still wanted more. With Blue Bunny, however, I was not impressed or hooked. It was good for a night stand. Nonetheless, I would buy Blue Bunny's Red Velvet version again but only if I wanted something very different - something other than vanilla, chocolate, or ben and jerry's - and unique. The cake pieces are definitely worth it.
I really loved this Duff's red velvet ice cream. After buying it so many times, I went to Walmart in Erie,Pa and found out they no longer sell this prosuct. What a shame.ReplyDelete
I miss & love this red velvet ice cream..!!!! It would be nice to have it back in stores. In my opinion yours was the best to me!!! I always wondered why it wasn't in stores.. Bring it back would be niceReplyDelete