Thursday, September 24, 2020

Cheesecake Factory at Home - Chocolate

[New for 2020] The search (the wait!) for key lime pie continues, but since I am impatient and also desperate for something new, I present....

Cheesecake Factory at Home - Chocolate
chocolate cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend,
sour cream and rich chocolate fudge swirls

That's uninspiring...

Better?

To keep it simple, this is a fine flavor, but I was disappointed as soon as I realized that there is no graham cracker swirl swing. I've really enjoyed my last two run ins with CFaH and a big part of that is graham cracker swirl. Granted, graham is my jam, but the graham also helps brings a true cheesecake vibe. Otherwise it's just cheesy.

On Second Scoop: As I was digging in to this, I had a thought... why does this not have a chocolate graham cracker swirl? How cool would that have been. Oh well. Again, this is not a bad flavor, it's just that the chocolate tempers the cheesecake vibe rather than accentuating it, and that's a bit of a let down when comparing it to the original or strawberry versions.

Verdict?  fine but uninspired
Buy Again?  meh

5 comments:

Mark said...

Not having the graham swirl is going to hurt them on this one. It would have been an obvious addition but I wonder how many will pass this up for just another chocolate ice cream. I love the combination chocolate and graham cracker in the Ben and Jerry's S'mores, so the graham cracker swirl would have been nice; however, a chocolate one, as you mentioned, would have been even better and a chance to do something different. They really missed the target and missed out.

Chris Invierno said...

Not to rub it in, but all flavors recently came to my town and the key lime was the first I tried. It's fantastic

Anonymous said...

My target had CFaH on sale this week. I bought almost bought Chocolate but noticed it didn't have graham swirl, so I went to Strawberry instead.

that said, Chocolate only had one pint left, so people are obviously buying it~ish, considering the other flavors had full rows.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Mark: always step it up when you can :)

@Chris: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR :)

@Anon: It might be coincidence, I feel like chocolate is one of the ones I see the most. Who knows for sure (except the grocery store stockers)

Danielle said...

Shoprite in NJ had it on sale this week. I got strawberry again, the hunt continues for Key Lime :(