Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Gifford's Dough Your Job Ice Cream

[New for Fall 2019] Are you ready for some football (inspired ice cream)? That's right, it's time to dive in to "the official ice cream of the New England Patriots".

Gifford's Dough Your Job Ice Cream
caramel footballs team up with cookie dough
on a heavy fudge striped field of vanilla ice cream

Ummm, I guess that's what I expected

Better right? Well, unless you are looking for cookie dough. I got about 30% of the way in to the quart and had only two balls of cookie dough.

What did I get? Well, I thought I tasted peanut butter for awhile. There is peanut butter oil in the "heavy" fudge stripe but you won't really taste it if you eat the fudge alone. If you've had moose tracks fudge, you know the gist of how this swirl tastes. It's heavy, solid, and flavorful but not necessarily meant to be eaten on it's own.

The footballs are the funnest part as they are the most plentiful.

You've seen other football themed flavors before. Edy's Touchdown Sundae is this flavor but without the cookie dough (cough) and then Friendly's Sundae Nut Football is this flavor but swaps the two mix-ins for peanut butter filled footballs and chocolate covered peanuts. It's easy for me to say that Dough Your Job is better than both of those flavors. I'm sure other brands have football flavors as well but those are the two I see.

Overall it's a decent ice cream. Nothing amazing, but it's a decent base pepped up by the swirl and there you get a bunch of fun candy mixed-in. It's respectable for sure, even if the cookie dough is missing. Maybe I'll find more as I scoop further down.

On Second Scoop: As I seem to say more and more, this isn't a terrible ice cream and I had no problem finishing it, but when you put dough in the name, maybe you should put dough in the ice cream. The base+swirl+candy is fine and all, but I'm 80%+ through this pint and have only noticed 4 cookie dough bits. Sure I may have eaten a few more, but 4? Really? At $5.49 a quart, I would have liked to know what this flavor is supposed to taste like. Hopefully my container was just a fluke.

Verdict?  the thing in the name is the thing not in the container
Buy Again?  iunno

Allergy notes on packages


Marvo said...

Ugh. I'm going to regret posting this because even I know how lame this line is going to be, and I may get banned from On Second Scoop for typing it, but maybe there aren't a lot of balls of cookie dough because a lot of them were deflated.

Dubba Scoops said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA. Well played Marvo. And also you have a lifetime membership, no banning for you.

EndlessUniverse said...

I wish there was more of this brand near me. The few quarts are all the same blueberry flavor.

Rabbit Girl said...

I love how Marvo's comment might be lame either because of the cliche Patriot's reference or because of the lewd anatomical implications.

Brad said...

The fudge part tasted odd. It was likely burnt. Deflated my expectations a little. I got more dough than you did so it's likely inconsistency of mix-ins?

EndlessUniverse said...

So I finally tried this brand. It was the peanut butter pie flavor twice. On both occasions the ice cream was grainy, and not from the graham cracker swirl. I'm not sure if it was the actual ice cream that's the problem or a messup at the market, but it was really bad. It had great flavor otherwise.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Brad: yeah, it wouldn't surprise me that my container was extra low on the cookie dough (but had plenty of footballs)

@Endless: unfortunately you got bad containers both times, it shouldnt be grainy. I've had giffords several times and that's never been the texture. If you can, check the dates on the bottom of the container to make sure it's not too old before purchasing.

EndlessUniverse said...

Thank you Dubba for clearing things up. I will do better at picking out ice creams in the future and checking them thoroughly.

That said, I was able to make lemonade out of lemons. I melted the ice cream down completely and rechurned it in my freezer to get it back to the right consistency. The graham crackers are sadly gone, but it is a fantastic base flavor.

Dubba Scoops said...

Hey, nice job on bringing it back from the edge :)

EndlessUniverse said...

Thank you good sir :)