Monday, September 10, 2018

7-Eleven Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

[New for fall 2018] At this point, I'm guessing that you've seen at least a few fall pumpkin products popping up during your shopping trips. As part of this trend, the latest flavor from 7-11 popped up on Instagram about two weeks ago and guess what, it's pumpkin flavored!

7-Eleven Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Pumpkin ice cream with cinnamon graham ribbon & pie crust pieces

In my defense, I wanted to review this two weeks ago, but it's not always easy to find the latest and greatest from 7-Eleven.... especially when they shut down the road leading to the nearest one. My second try was to the other local 7-Eleven yesterday but they did not have it. So, my third try was back to the first location today and low and behold, I found it.

Ok, that's not terribly inspiring, but let's dig in anyway.

I take a few bites and I like it! It's not too heavy handed with the pumpkin spices and goes for a nice middle of the road flavoring instead. I approve of this. I know people love their pumpkin spices but let the actual pumpkin and the actual ice cream do some of the talking too.

Looks reasonable right? A decent ice cream at a decent price. I still think their ice cream is a bit too dense, so this flavor does come across as a little flat, but it's still good. The swirl and crust pieces help with that flatness. You're not going to get this huge blast of cinnamon or crust flavoring, but both definitely elevate the experience here.

Ok, that's it for now. Will you be tracking this one down or do you have your heart set on a different pumpkin flavor? Share your thoughts in the comments!

On Second Scoop: Oh geez, I liked this even more on the second try. I like my pumpkin flavors middle of the road and that's what I get here. Ofcourse I prefer the bites that include a little added texture from the tasty swirl or pea-sized crust bites, but it's just a really nice treat. Unless you can only be happy with strong pumpkin flavors, then I would definitely give this one a try.

Foot Note: I totally forgot that 7-Eleven ice creams put out five new flavors at the beginning of the year. I also forgot that they have new packaging. I saw three of them today. Mint Cookies & Cream (totally my style), Latte Brownie Break (not my style), and Chocolate Fudge Tracks (yeah, I'll grab this one eventually). Since the mint pints were all frosted over, I wound up grabbing the Caramel Butter Pecan flavor as part of my 2 for $7 deal.

Verdict?  enjoyable
Buy Again?  sure!


Anonymous said...

Speaking of this on instagram/other review site, the packaging to me screams Reeses and is dissapointing even if Pumpkin is good too.

Dubba Scoops said...

Ha, not all orange things can be Reese's unfortunately. That said, I would still give this a try.

SnackForagers ATL said...

"I still think their ice cream is a bit too dense"

Dubba, can you elaborate on that comment? I found it interesting

Dubba Scoops said...

When 7-11 first introduced their new ice cream line in 2015, the density reminded me of 2nd St Creamery (probably because it came from the same plant). That said, they seemed to have tweaked things over the years. There are moments when I still think it's a little dense, but it's not as striking to me. To be even more specific, it had the density but not the creaminess you would associate with that level of ice cream. There was just something askew to me though there are tons of people out there who just don't notice it (keep in mind that I tend to be more finicky with texture than the majority of people, I've just always been that way since I was a kid)

That help?

Unknown said...

Can you review Sonic's new Double Stuf Oreo Waffle Cone?

Dubba Scoops said...

I was going to say it's too far, but they built a few more Sonics in my area. I'll see if we can't make it out to one of them.

ibagoalie said...

I try all things pumpkin and have been looking for this to no avail. The only pumpkin ice cream I couldn’t finish was Trader Joe’s. That was “smack in your face” spices.