Saturday, April 1, 2023

Twix Cookie Dough Ice Cream

[New for Early 2023] Time to do something that I haven't done in a very long time.... I picked up a pint of ice cream on the way to the office! I first spied this flavor at Hannaford a few days ago and was just going to post the picture, but then I realized that I would have an opportunity to actually try it on Friday. Well, after stopping at a different Hannaford, it's time to break out the emergency spoon for...

Twix Cookie Dough Ice Cream
vanilla flavored reduced fat ice cream with artificial flavor added,
Twix caramel cookie bar pieces, cookie dough bites and a caramel swirl

And that just makes me sad
(because how they filled it, and also because of the ice crystals)

At least this looks decent enough right?
(I probably should have taken a picture of the swirl too)

I dig in and yup, it's gritty and freezer burned.... as was the last pint I had in 2014 (boy time flies!). I guess some things never change? I mean, this is a new flavor that can't be more than 2 months old. It shouldn't be gritty like this.... I can't believe I wasted my office run ice cream break on this thing.

I should probably mention that the swirl is disgusting. I'm not saying it tastes like trash, but it's extremely potent and not flavored well. I try scooping large portions and medium portions and tiny portions of it, and it always makes what's on my spoon taste worse.

I can also mention how tiny the mix-ins are. Sometimes you do get a small bit of fun crunch, but emphasis on small. Other times you don't really realize the mix-in is there. There are a also few teeny tiny bits of chocolate hiding about.

This is not a $5 pint of ice cream. This is a $3 pint at best, and even then I still would have been disappointed... Oh man, can you imagine buying this from a place like 7-Eleven or a gas station where you might pay even more than five bucks?

Look, I had pretty low expectations going in to this one, but it was a fun concept and part of me did hope for the best. Guess I'll wait another several years before trying another pint from Mars.

Verdict?  fun idea, terrible execution.
Buy Again? no chance

allergy note: may contain peanuts, tree nuts and eggs


  1. Why do you do this to yourself 🤣

  2. Glutton for punishment?
    At least part of it is me thinking "are these pints as bad as I remember?"

    I feel like the answer is often "nope, they're worse"

    Ha, sorry, couldn't resist!

  3. You do this to yourself to take a hit for the team (your fans!) Thanks for being the Guinea pig. I can confidently pass without regret when I get tempted!

  4. I too am a victim of marketing Dubba. Whenever I see Breyers or TH has a new flavor, even though it's FDD and I *know* it's gonna be gross, I always hold out hope. Damn our eternal optimism and memories of a glorious ice cream past!


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