Friday, December 5, 2014

Adirondack Creamery Banana Chip Ice Cream

[by Nick] It's been a bit since we've had Adirondack Creamery on the site (I'm sure you all remember that pistachio disaster I went through). Well this time I grabbed another iffy flavor for me from the Niskayuna Co-op, Banana Chip. You all know my love/hate relationship with banana flavored things so let's see if Adirondack can get back on my good side.

Adirondack Creamery Banana Chip Ice Cream
banana ice cream with dark chocolate chunks

Everything looks as expected with a good amount of chocolate chips to contrast the yellowish base. As for taste, the base is treading a bit too on the ripe side for me. It's not in the same ballpark as the Talenti or Haagen-Dazs gelato versions but it's close.

Thankfully they've included some high quality dark chocolate chunks to the mix. The chips are average in size adding for a much needed crunch throughout the ice cream. They were in abundance, almost reminiscent of a Stracciatella.They help keep the ripeness in check and even add a bit of their fruity quality to the flavor. It actually reminds me of a better version of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey. Yes, this doesn't have walnuts like that but then again they don't add much to Chunky Monkey anyway.

This is a solid banana offering for those who love bananas but not something I'd see myself purchasing again with the access to Stewart's Monkey Business and all. So I say give it a go if you can find it but you're not missing out on a whole lot if it's not available in your area.

Verdict?  Little too ripe base but great dark chocolate
Buy Again?  Not likely

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