Monday, September 3, 2012

Blue Bunny Premium Neapolitan Ice Cream Review

Now I may have mentioned this before, but my daughter is on a bit of an ice cream overdose right now. She's gotten tired of the fancy schmancy pints and really just wants to go back to the basics of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry (and cookie dough... and cookies n cream...). Anyway, this review will be part of our underlying back to basics series as we intermix all the awesome pints that keep showing up on my doorstep with some of the classics we all rely on from time to time.

This is Blue Bunny Premium Neopolitan Ice Cream. I emphasize Premium because I didn't realize that they also make Original Neopolitan Ice Cream which has a little less fat, a little less sugar, and comes in an old school rectangular cardboard container (sorry, it's not a half gallon).

Unlike a traditional (evenly divided) neopolitan, Blue Bunny is rocking a much more random looking pattern. In fact, working through this container reveals that blue bunny cheats by running chocolate and vanilla up the sides and then squirting strawberry in the middle. Or in other words, the strawberry section gets smaller as you go down and is in fact non-existent at the bottom, which kind of stinks for me because it's actually my favorite part.

Now that's not to say that the vanilla isnt nice, it's plenty good enough for a main stream brand. Sure, technically I'd love a bit more vanilla flavor since you can never really have too much vanilla flavor, but it's good, no real complaints because they are using vanilla bean and not fake vanillin.... no, I'm saving my complaints for the chocolate. There's just something unsettling about it. The vanilla and strawberry are nice and pleasant and then the chocolate hits you with something... iunno. I just don't like it. It's too strong or something. It's not fake, but it's potent and just doesn't fit with the other two.

Ok, that's that. Guess I will continue my quest for the ultimate neopolitan ice cream hehehe

Verdict?  Everyone else was happy, but I think it could have been better
Buy Again?  Maybe

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (67g)
Servings Per Container 14

Amount Per Serving
Calories 140from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
- Sat Fat 4.5g23%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg9%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 120mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
- Dietary Fiber 0g0%
- Sugars 15g
Protein 2g5%

Vitamin A 6%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 8%Iron 0%


Anonymous said...

This may seem like a dumb question but I ask it in all seriousness because I have never had Neopolitan ice cream before. Are you supposed to eat the strawberry ice cream, the chocolate ice cream, and the vanilla ice cream separately? Or.. Are you supposed to let it melt all together so the three individual flavors blend into a single flavor? Or.. are you supposed to mix and match however you wish, such as combining just the chocolate with just the vanilla on one scoop, and then on another scoop, combining just the chocolate with just the strawberry, and on the third scoop, combining just the strawberry and just the vanilla?

Dubba Scoops said...

ha, no worries, not a dumb question (you know how long it took me to realize what neopolitan was?)

it's free choice really, either go at them individually or mix and match, it's all good and all fun. I usually do mix and match for a bit then smush up the second half for a nice choco-berry milkshake.