Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Berries

Oh Summer Berries I wanted to like you, I really did! I read your description and I just about melted. You sounded delicious, but unfortunately you fell a little flat.

Something is just missing... actually I think its just off balance. The ice cream itself was refreshing, with a light citrus flavor and berry pieces running throughout. If they had stopped there, this flavor would have been 5 out of 5, but they added in thick swirls of raspberry and blackberry sauces and truthfully this was just a bit too much. It threw the balance off, it went from light and refreshing to flavor overload and texture confusion.

Either give the ice cream more depth of flavor and richness OR take the berry sauce swirls out! Please.

3 out of 5 scoops for being mostly good.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cake Batter

To the naked eye Blue Bell's Cake Batter ice cream looks like vanilla, but once you taste it there's no doubt about the flavor! It's absolutely delicious and they captured the flavor perfectly. Its 100% cake batter goodness minus the scolding you get for licking the bowl. The only downside is that its so rich that you probably won't want more than a couple of spoonfuls..

5 out of 5 scoops for flavor integrity

Chocolate Peanut Butter

This is one of the flavors I tried at Pokey O's and I must say it is one of my least favorite of all time. For such a fun flavor it tastes like its taking itself way too seriously. The peanut butter swirls are a little oily and the sharpness of the flavor attacks the palate. Overall, its lacking something that makes it fun and whimsical, maybe the PB should have been creamier or better yet it should have been smooth, creamy peanut butter ice cream with swirls of rich milk chocolate fudge!

I give this flavor 1.5 out of 5 scoops for leaving me with a frown instead of a smile.