Wednesday, April 3, 2013

2nd St Creamery Can't Tell Me No Cookie Dough
Ice Cream Review

[New for 2013, 2nd St has closed up shop before the 2015 ice cream season] Now I haven't mentioned it yet, but Blue Bunny sent a big ol' free shipment of ice cream last week and I've been having trouble deciding which treat to dig in to first.... how about we dig into a 2nd St Creamery flavor that I've never seen before.

This is 2nd St. Creamery Can't Tell Me No! Cookie Dough ice cream. It's cookie dough flavored ice cream with cookie dough swirl and chunks of chocolate and chocolate chip cookie dough. Oh, and that's a spoon in the graphic on the left (in case you are like me and can't really tell at first).

Opening the pint is like looking at a blank slate, but dig down a little and you will be greeted by one very cool looking cookie dough swirl. See, "cookie dough swirl" is one of those things you read, but it doesn't really sink in at first. In this case, it's literally a solid cookie dough swirl. I actually managed to scoop some of it out, wash it off, and attempted to photograph it because it's just that thick. It's not just some gooey swirl, or even some gritty swirl, it's a literal solid object (hope that makes sense).

When you dig in, the first thing you will notice (and never forget) is the very sweet brown sugar flavoring of this ice cream. Brown sugar is literally listed on the ingredient list three times as it's in the revel (swirl), the cookie dough, and the base. You know how Turkey Hill tries to make the most unique main stream cookie dough by flavoring the base, well 2nd St is trying that same idea to try and make this the most unique premium cookie dough pint out there. At the very least, they're getting an A for effort on this one.

The cookie dough is nice, no complaints. It's big, it's got the chips mixed in, and it's fairly flavorful. I say fairly because with the base and the swirl so strong, it makes the cookie dough balls seem a little tame.

Ok, one more shot to get you going. I got plenty of cookie dough in my pint but the chunks of chocolate weren't too numerous. It could just be my pint, maybe you'll get more, but for me they are just incidental and just give the occasional burst of of chocolate cookie dough.

Now you've probably noticed that I haven't said I love this one yet, and that's because I want to be fair to you, the reader, and not just my own taste buds  Oh sure, I could probably plow through this one, it was tempting on the first scoop, but this one is very sweet and on the second scoop I kind of played the old  "yeah, one small serving is plenty, I got my sweet fix". If you've ever eaten brown sugar by itself, you know how this one tastes. This blog is always about pushing companies to do better, but sometimes you have to say "ok, you're there, now just dial it back just a little". I still say try this one, you'll get a kick out of it, and then make your own decision if it's your new favorite. (Wegman's has a similar flavor, but it's more balanced)

Oh, side note before I go, this one kind of had that very solid 2nd St texture that I've noticed before. I can't just whip this one out of the freezer and dig in, it needs a few moments to soften up a little.

Verdict?  Sweetest cookie dough flavor ever
Buy Again?  yes (to mix things up)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (104g)
Servings Per Container   4

Amount Per Serving
Calories  300
from Fat  150

% Daily Value*
Total Fat  16g
- Sat Fat  8g
- Trans Fat  0g

Cholesterol  65mg
Sodium  85mg
Total Carbohydrate  38g
- Dietary Fiber   0g
- Sugars  30g

Protein  4g

Vitamin A   10%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   10%
Iron   2%

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The cow riding the buggy on the carton is creepy looking. He/she looks like Yoda from Star Wars.