Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Steve's Manhattan Cherry Chip Ice Cream

[By Nick] Oh how I love Manhattan. The city was my second home earlier this year and I miss it very much. Let's see if this new flavor from Steve's can bring back some of those fond memories.

Steve's Manhattan Cherry Chip Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips and Black Cherry Chunks

At first glance, it looks as described. There's some chocolate chips and cherries spread out but not too much. That's a bit disappointing since these mix-ins are right in the name of the flavor.

The disappointment continues into sampling the ice cream. Don't get me wrong, Steve's makes a great vanilla ice cream but that's not what this flavor only is. The chocolate and cherries just don't make enough of an impact for me. Heck, I had to put effort in to actually getting a bite with both of them on my spoon. The chocolate is more on the dark end and the cherries are fresh and tart.

With trying all the components together, it's definitely delicious. However, the sparse amount of mix-ins makes those bites very hard to come by. It's like every three spoonfuls you get either a chocolate chip or a cherry. Maybe you've had better luck, but for me, Steve's need to amp up the mix-ins on this one and then they'll have a winner on their hands.

Verdict?  Needs more mix-ins!
Buy Again?  Not how it is now

1 comment:

TheIcon said...

This has been my issue when Steve's on other flavors as well. No consistency it seems. Ive had one pint where the bottom half of the pint was almost entirely vanilla without any mix ins. I want to like Steves but I just can't justify trying it any longer. I have had more pints like this one vs. pints with actual mix ins.