Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Toy Story 4 Carnival Churro Cravings

[New for Early 2019] Nestle, the folks behind Edy's & Dreyer's, are continuing the trend of non-branded ice creams. It's the same basic formulas and packaging, but rather than carry the Edy's or Dreyer's name, they just use the name of whatever pop item they are pushing. Now I have pictures of all the new flavors at the end of this post, but first let's scoop into....

Toy Story 4 Carnival Churro Cravings Light Ice Cream
churro flavored light ice cream
with a graham cracker swirl and churro pieces

Opening shot....

It looks fairly promising here but this is nothing to write home about... wait, I'm writing in my home right now! ahhhhh! paradox!! ok, not really. Yes it looks like I'll get several churro pieces in my bowl but they don't make a huge impact. Maybe if the light ice cream was better.

Sorry, getting lost in my non-amusement. What I'm trying to say is that the base has their typical low cal texture and but a bit of eggy-ness flavor to it. I get that it's supposed to be like a doughy flavor but I just don't love it. It's their generic ting added in.

What I should say is that if you like Edys/Dreyers and you want a flavor that's kind of cinnamon-y, this will do.

On Second Scoop: Confession time, I opened this container back in March and I've only tried eating it once since then. I actually tried it with cheerios and for whatever reason I thought it tasted like peanut butter. I just have zero craving for Nestle's terrible texture. It's fine if it doesn't bother you, but it drives me nuts. This was actually supposed to go in the trash today along with the junk turtles ice cream. You can't even really make a decent milkshake out of this stuff.

The Joker Mint Cookie Madness
Harley Quinn Cherry Chocolate Diamond Daze

Sour Patch Kids (slightly changed from last year)
Toy Story 4 Chocolate Peanut Butter Prize Winner

New pint options as well

If you've had any of these, leave a comment about what you thought!

Verdict?  meh
Buy Again?  never


Unknown said...

The sour patch ice cream is good! Especially the tart redberry ribbon running along it.

Erin said...

I loved this one! It reminded me of the graham cracker swirls of that summer limited ed flavor of NY Cheesecake or something. I wish there were more churro pieces.I loved the cherry one but disliked that mint Joker one. Something about the chocolate chunks tasted bad to me. However it wasn't enough to throw it out before I finished the container :)

Unknown said...

I had Toy Story 4 Chocolate Peanut Butter Prize. It was mostly all chocolate and no ad ins. It would have been okay if there was a lot more of them, since they were really good, but it was basically like eating plain chocolate ice cream.

Anonymous said...

Don't have many cinnamony options in my area even though it's one of my favorites, so I was happy to find this at my store. Nothing new from Edy's/Dreyer's: if (like Dubba) you don't like the texture, you won't like this. The (light) ice cream is cinnamony/churro-y but not incredibly sweet or strong. The churro pieces are not super plentiful (I got lucky on my first batch, which led me to a second batch that more evened out) but are fine, even if they don't stand out much from the ice cream. The swirl (when you can find it) is OK, but graham is a relatively middle flavor and doesn't exactly pop for me. For a "kids'" ice cream, it's not very visually exciting, with a relatively bland base color (I always think of churros as being darker/more bronze-y then this fairly pale color), a slightly different shade for the swirl, and only slightly darker churro pieces. I'd still recommend trying it if you like somewhat mild cinnamon ice cream (this is not a fireball) and Edy's/Dreyer's generally, but set your expectations at fine/good rather than great, closer to the memory of that carnival churro rather than actually crunching into one in between roller coaster rides.

Tried the Villains flavors because they had interesting packaging (just like the Superman/Wonder Woman/Batman flavors released in the last year or so). Joker was a solid mint cookie (with smaller cookie pieces than Mint Cookie Crunch, one of my favorite Dreyer's flavors), and the Ha fudge pieces gave it a nice change of pace. Harley's was pretty good for a Cherry Garcia type of flavor (obviously factoring in price/brand), with lots of the bites tasting like cherry even though there were (sensing a trend?) not necessarily a ton of pieces. While the vanilla base does a good job of letting the mix-ins shine, it's still feels like it's wasting calories instead of just eating the mix-ins.
Again, worth a try if you like those flavors; I liked Harley even though, in general, Cherry isn't one of my top flavors.