Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Baskin Robbins Candy Bar Mashup Ice Cream

[New for Oct 2017] Ok, I'm a little hurt. I've been gone for almost a week and I'm not sure anyone really noticed. It's ok and I do understand. I'm sure there were still plenty of ice cream pictures in your instagram feed while I was sick. It's the quiet time of year anyway. All we really have to keep us going until 2018 is monthly specials from whoever will serve them up.

Baskin Robbins Candy Bar Mashup Ice Cream
a mashup of SNICKERS, MILKY WAY and TWIX bar pieces
in chocolate ice cream, swirled with a caramel ribbon

That opening shot isn't that impressive is it? The last two times I went to BR, my servings have been pretty weak. Let me be more concise. In the past, each scoop would be overflowing with ice cream. Now each scoop is very concise and it makes for a much less impressive visual.

So I flipped the top scoop upside down. It kind of helps. My first bite actually tasted exactly like milky way and that was pretty cool. There is a lot of candy bar style sweetness here, so don't go in to this one unless that is your thing. I forgot to try the swirl directly, but I'm assuming a good amount of the sweetness comes from it.

The most interesting part of this one has to be the large Twix "pieces". I put it in quotes because it's Twix cookie wafer coated in Twix chocolate, but there is no caramel component. This is not necessarily a bad thing because it keeps the Twix bits crunchy and concise. In all, I only got 3 or 4 whole Twix in my double scoop serving. It's much more about having fun eating a big Twix bit than it is about adding a consistent Twix flavor.

The least interesting part of this one was actually the Snickers bits. There were a few larger bits and they were unpleasant to chew. If you've ever tried to eat a frozen Snickers then you know what I am talking about.

Overall, this is a delightful flavor and I'll definitely be tempted to try it again before the month is over. The candy bar flavor morphed as I went along but that's ok with me. It stayed sweet and chocolatey and fun and that's what really matters. Fun times BR.

Verdict?  very enjoyable
Buy Again?  yup


Anonymous said...

I noticed you were gone! :)

I tried this yesterday - I had a decent number of Twix chunks, but no Milkyway or Snickers. I prefer Twix, so overall, that was fine, but I wish I could have experienced the other two. It is not something I would crave, but it was enjoyable enough. At this time of year, I like their pumpkin cheesecake.

Gabe said...

I missed ya. I'm studying for exams and ice cream blog checking is the best distraction of all time - except when there aren't any posts. You've let me down :(

Dubba Scoops said...

@Anon: I don't think I got any Milky Way chunks, but I certainly got a Milky Way flavor, so I can't complain.

@Gabe: My apologies :)

Danielle said...

I also missed you and noticed there was no new Nosh show this week

Dubba Scoops said...

Marvo called off the show but I wound up not feeling good anyway. We will record next week.

ncgirl said...

I noticed! Was missing you, but trying to respect blogger-may-need-a-break policy :)

Dubba Scoops said...

That is very polite of you! :)

Eric said...

For the record, I definitely noticed and missed the site greatly! I was checking multiple times per day, hoping that the newest review would arrive.

I run a blog myself, so I def. get it and hope that you are feeling better!

Dubba Scoops said...

Thanks! Been awhile since I've been knocked offline by germs, but it happens! Maybe tomorrow is the day I finally stop coughing :)

Eric said...

Just curious, since I have the Friendly's container in the freezer right now, any idea how this compares?

Dubba Scoops said...

@Eric: are you talking about the "candy bar swirl" flavor? I haven't had the big container, but I did unfortunately try the sundae cup version last year (and in 2012)

I wish you better luck with the bigger container!