Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Cumberland Farms Birthday Bash Ice Cream

[New for 2019] According to my instagram account, the thought of this flavor is very enticing to people. Let's dig in and see if it's as fun as it looks.

Cumberland Farms Sensational Birthday Bash Ice Cream
cake batter flavored ice cream, with frosting swirls,
rainbow sprinkles and chunks of yellow cake

Ok, the texture looks a little off, but that's to be expected with Cumby's

And there's the money shot!

Wait, you didn't run off to go find this one? I will not argue that this one is as busy and as fun as it looks. Super sweet blue swirl? Check. Tons of confetti pieces that don't actually get in the way? Check. Tasty cake bits? Mostly Check.

I say mostly check on that last one because my favorite bites are the ones with cake chunks in them and the bites with swirl are pretty potent. My head my or my not have been spinning afterwards from the sugar rush. Actually, what I can quantify is that I needed some salty after this one to bring my tastebuds back from their sugary adventure.

The texture is not great, it never is, but you'll be so distracted by the cake and swirl that you won't care very much. This one is a jammed packed bite in every spoonful. I am impressed with the level of mix-ins here. It's pretty epic (and fun to look at it).

I don't know how the other 60% of this pint will be, but if it's more cake and a little less swirl, I will be having a grand old time. Cake flavors aren't even really my thing, but because they're packing a ton of flavor in a heavier ice cream, it's definitely fun. At this moment, I can't even remember how cakey the base was because it was so hard to not get a spoonful that didn't have blue frosting in it. There's definitely cake flavoring here, but where exactly it's coming from will have to be decided in the second scoop.

On Second Scoop: the texture isn't great, and for me personally there is way too much frosting swirl, but even still, this one gets a thumbs up. Birthday cake flavors are supposed to be this much fun, and if they aren't, you're doing it wrong. Tons of sprinkles, tasty cake that actually tastes like cake, and the urge to keep scooping is how it's down. This one is a few tweaks away from greatness.

Verdict?  many good points
Buy Again?  distinct possibility!


ibagoalie said...

I bet I'm the only person on the planet that hates birthday cake. Well, not really the cake part, but the heavy, cloying frosting. I usually end up scraping it off and just eating the yellow cake. So I probably won't be getting this. But it does look like fun!

Dubba Scoops said...

Too many bad birthday cakes have turned you off to it. Do you still like cake in general, like a nice carrot cake or 10-layer chocolate cake?

Eric said...

I know you are big on the packaging Dubba and I must say I love the lid on this one. Certainly grabs your eye and pulls you in!

Dubba Scoops said...

HA! Yeah, the lid just ties it all together and really catches your eye. I love stuff like that!

Anonymous said...

As someone who is both lactose and gluten intolerant, this flavor would 100% kill me lol, but it looks SO good that I might have to suck it up one day and try it!