Saturday, April 30, 2011

May 2011 Flavors

There are 12 flavors in the May rotation, here are a few I'm especially looking forward to trying:

Coconut Fudge -
A tasty coconut ice cream with delicate flakes of coconut and a rich chocolate fudge swirl.

Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla -
Our popular Homemade Vanilla ice cream mixed with juicy chunks of sweetened pineapple.

Southern Blackberry Cobbler -
Creamy ice cream with a luscious blackberry flavor combined with flaky pie crust pieces and a blackberry sauce swirl.

Chocolate Mud Pie

Chocolate Mud Pie is yet another new flavor from Blue Bell, and so far they've all been homeruns...except for this one. Although I can't say its my favorite flavor, its not bad. Rich chocolate ice cream with swirls of whipped topping and fudge sauce and pieces of mixed nut shortbread. I actually love everything about this flavor EXCEPT for the shortbread pieces, they were a little too dry and crunchy. I wish they had been more soft and chewy like the vanilla wafers in the banana pudding ice cream.

I give Chocolate Mud Pie 4 out of 5 scoops for classic dessertiness.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Krazy Kookie Dough

I love that Blue Bell has put a fun, updated spin on a classic! Krazy Kookie Dough is nothing like the typical cookie dough ice cream we all know and love. First, the ice cream itself is bright yellow and cake batter flavored, though it had notes of cotton candy as well *bonus*. Secondly, the cookie dough bits are substantial chunks of neon colored sugar cookie dough! On first sight it looks like a tub of communal Play-doh, but once you dig in there's no mistaking the fact that its pure Blue Bell bliss!! I see this flavor being served at kids' birthday parties for many years to come :)

5 out of 5 scoops for originality and creative use of color.

P.s. This flavor actually reminds me of Superman ice cream. Most of you won't know what that means, but trust me its amazing!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Orange Swirl

Once again Blue Bell has brought me back to my childhood, this is a classic orange creamsicle in a tub! Just like the ones we used to run to the ice cream truck to get, the kind that would end up running down your arm in a melty mess if you didn't eat it quick enough. The reason creamsicles have been a summertime staple since the dawn of time is because sometimes ice cream alone can be a little heavy on a hot summer day (especially in this Texas heat)...but sherbet mixed with ice cream can be so refreshing!

Blue Bell's Orange Swirl has just enough vanilla ice cream mixed in with the orange sherbet to give it depth and a creamy richness, but its also light enough to have at an outdoor BBQ on a 100 degree day and not feel like you have to drink a gallon of water to wash it down.

This is flavor gets 5 out of 5 scoops for classic summertiminess!

Ps. Blue Bell, if you're reading this, can you make this flavor in the half-gallon size please? If only for the summer months, I bet you won't regret it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Banana Split

I have just tasted a flavor that I do not care for, I guess it was bound to happen someday. The ice cream itself was creamy and delicious as usual, but there were just too many add ins. Swirls of fudge and strawberry syrup, diced cherries, nuts, chopped bananas and pineapple. Personally I could have done without the pineapple and the strawberry syrup, or even better, replace the strawberry with caramel!

Anyways, I get that they were going for a fully loaded banana split but I have to give this flavor 3 out of 5 scoops, its just too busy for my liking.

Rocky Road

There's no mistaking this classic, chopped toasted almonds and mini marshmallows all in dark chocolate ice cream. The highlight of this flavor is the depth of the cocoa, its perfect! The marshmallows literally melt in your mouth and the almonds are crunchy not chewy or soggy like other brands. But chunks of dark chocolate would really take it over the top...*hint hint Blue Bell*

Rocky road has always been a flavor that reminds me of being a kid, but this one is decadent...a childhood favorite all grown up! 5 out of 5 scoops for flavor refinement.