Sunday, July 17, 2011

Buttered Pecan

There's something comforting and homey about buttered pecan, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe its because it reminds me of the butterscotch candies my grandmother used to keep in her purse or maybe the flavor itself is so unassuming, simple yet satisfying.

Surprisingly its not as rich as you would think, which is a good thing because you can eat more of it! Yet, the flavor still has depth although I wouldn't have minded a candied pecan.

5 out of 5 for buttery texture and taste!

Mocha Madness

If there was such a thing as a breakfast ice cream, this would be it. The coffee flavor will wake you up better than anything at Starbucks! I must admit the pecans were totally unnecessary, but they didn't totally ruin the experience. I would definitely toss this in the blender with some milk and make a Mocha Madness shake to start the day!

4 out of 5 scoops for coffeeliciousness!

Caramel Kettle Crunch

I remember my first encounter with Caramel Kettle Crunch quite well. It was about a year ago and as I was perusing the freezer case this flavor caught my eye. If you know my husband you know that his one weakness is kettle corn, there's something hypnotic about the combination of sweet and salty popcorn that just turns him into a kid again! So when I saw this flavor I did what any good wife would do, I bought it ate a scoop or two and served him a big bowl after dinner. We both had the same reaction...AMAZING!!

I don't know how Blue Bell manages to keep the caramel corn crunchy and light but they do it and its lick your bowl good! The perfect balance of sweet caramel corn, vanilla ice cream and a pinch of salt to offset the sweetness!

I have yet to see this flavor this year, but I do hope its coming back soon!

5 out of 5 scoops for kettle corn perfection.

Mint Chocolate Chip

I have always had a thing for mint chocolate chip ice cream, as a kid I thought it was so much more sophisticated and "grown-up" than the traditional chocolate my friends flocked too. Not to mention that it was green and that was my favorite color back then. As I got older my love affair wit MCC continued but I always thought most brands skimped out on the mint which cheapened the experience. I guess Blue Bell read my mind because the minute you taste this ice cream you know the mint was the main attraction!

5 out of 5 scoops for extra mintiness!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday Cake

The name of this flavor draws you in but vanilla ice cream with chocolate cake chunks and rainbow sprinkles just didn't really blow my candles out. The cake pieces were a little hard and chewy which had me chewing more than I care to when I'm having a bowl of ice cream, I wish the cake pieces had had the consistency of the 'nilla wafers in the Banana Pudding. And the sprinkles threw me off,in my opinion a swirl of icing would have been way more fitting.

Overall this flavor was just ehh so I give it a 3 out of 5 scoops.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ain't No Party, Like a Blue Bell Party!

For the first time in months this afternoon, I opened my freezer and came to a cold realization... I have no Blue Bell in my freezer! I usually have at least half a pint waiting for me at any given time, but today is different and I must admit it makes me a little sad but its also inspired an idea.

There are no doubt many kids all around DFW who don't have the privilege of having a scoop of their favorite ice cream for dessert or a cool treat on a hot day. Some of my fondest memories from childhood include running to the ice cream truck with my friends or getting a sundae at the local ice cream shop with my family. It might sound silly, but ice cream is a simple pleasure that I take for granted. So I have a proposal to make: I will set aside $3 (the average cost of a pint) for every review that I post until August 22 to help raise money for a back to school Blue Bell ice cream party for an underprivileged school here in Dallas. So far I've written 18 reviews so that's $54 in the fund...not a bad start!

Honestly can you think of a better way to kick off the school year than with a surprise ice cream party? I can't!

If anyone would like to get involved please let me know by posting a comment. If you have ideas on how I can organize this event, a school who is deserving, or you want to volunteer your time or resources...let me know!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cotton Candy

I love love love Blue Bell's Cotton Candy ice cream and who wouldn't! Its sweet, creamy, and unmistakably cotton candy...or is it Krazy Kookie Dough? To tell you the truth these two flavors taste exactly the same, but I'm not mad, with 66+ flavors you're going to have some overlap at some point right. I'm just glad its one of the good flavors :)

Honestly, it tastes like someone mixed a big bag of cotton candy into a pint of rich Blue Bell vanilla ice cream aka pure heaven!

5 out of 5 scoop for cotton candiness!