Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Three Twins Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwich

[New for 2013] So I went to Whole Foods at lunch and three twins ice cream was on sale! A dollar off pints, 30 cents off individual ice cream sandwiches, and a buck thirty off a four pack of sandwiches. Translated, that means it's time for lunchtime dessert!

Three Twins Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwich
vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies (5 fl oz)

These things seem so small yet clock in a five ounces

Now while I felt the cookies dominated their sea salted caramel ice cream sandwich in a bad way, this vanilla sandwich totally works for me despite the high cookie to ice cream ratio. The cookies feel fresh and have a unique taste that I seem unable to describe in a single serving. They don't taste of chips ahoy or any other commercial cookie, but I am digging them. They are super soft and surprisingly crumbly. In fact, I don't think I've had an ice cream sandwich with a cookie this soft. Three twins has tweaked the recipe to create a cookie that pretty much just crumbles apart when you eat it. In general I would mock the high crumb potential, but the big crumbs work here. Once you take a bite, the cookie breaks apart and blends with the organic vanilla ice cream in your mouth and totally hits the spot.

Other notables: full size chocolate chips in the cookies. We've also got quality organic ice cream in this treat with lots of vanilla bean flecks, I just can't guarantee you'll taste a lot of it over the cookies. It's there, it's just there for more of a combo effect with the cookies.

Would I pick these up again as a neat treat on the way home from a shopping run? Yeah, definitely. Could it use a little more ice cream? Sure, I wouldn't mind, but it's fine just the way it is. Nice Job.

Verdict?  Tasty!
Buy Again? Yup

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