Thursday, December 29, 2016

Edy's Slow Churned Vermont Maple Syrup Ice Cream

[New for 2016] Ok, time for our last review of 2016. I know I haven't covered all of the new 2016 freezer aisle products, but checking the records shows I came pretty close considering what was available to me (and what I'm actually willing to consume). We're going to end with Edy's of all things which seems a little funny because a few of you pointed out that I tend to be hard on Edy's. I can see why you might think that, but keep in mind that I consider all of the good products they put out over the last twenty years and then compare it to what they deliver today.

Edy's Slow Churned Vermont Maple Syrup Ice Cream
vanilla light ice cream with 100% Vermont maple syrup and maple toffee pieces

It's a little odd, but overall that's a pretty fun opening shot. It makes you envision that it's just chock full of delightfully crunchy maple bits.

I take a bite and oh my is that chewy. I feel like I'm eating maple flavored soap. I bought this one figuring it would be decent on my morning waffle but eating it alone is not something I am in the mood for. The texture is killing it for me.

There's definitely a large maple sugar punch to it, so this isn't for people who don't like overly sweet things (but would those people even consider a maple flavor anyway?).

I just got my first teeny tiny toffee piece. It didn't even crunch, it just melted on my tongue.

I think the secret is to not pause between bites. You can start to get use to it, but I had to get up for a second and now I don't want to get back to it.

I will try this on a waffle tomorrow and hopefully that will balance things out a bit. It figures 2016 would go out on a whimper like this. Bring on 2017!

On Second Scoop: Being buried deep in this breakfast sundae definitely took the edge off, but I still can't recommend this one. If you like Edy's and like maple, you'll be fine, but for those of us hoping for a decent year round maple flavor, this one has many flaws.

Verdict?  overly sweet, overly chewy
Buy Again?  nope


Erin said...

Aww bummer you didn't like it! I thought my first container was just ok- kinda boring- but I just bought it again ant can't stop eating it!!

Dubba Scoops said...

@Erin: how were the toffee bits for you?

Anonymous said...

That's a shame, we need a good mainstream maple flavor!

Erin said...

Interestingly I really didn't notice them! They were few and far between but the incredible sweetness of the maple swirls has me hooked. I should work for Edys Slow Churnned department - I seem to be their biggest fan :)