Friday, June 15, 2012

Coconut Fruit Bars

So there weren't any flavors of Blue Bell that I hadn't tried at the grocery store this week so I picked up a box of these coconut bars (begrudgingly). Let me explain. I LOVE coconut; maybe its because I'm Caribbean and we use coconut everything from coconut milk in our rice, to coconut water as a refreshing drink and the coconut flesh in a wide array of different desserts and dishes. So when I say I LOVE coconut, I mean it! I'm always let down by coconut flavored treats, most especially coconut bars like these.

Usually coconut bars are an ice pop with a hint of coconut flavoring and a few flecks of shaved coconut for good measure. I've never had one that captured the sweet, creamy, rich coconuttiness that a real coconut embodies....until now. Blue Bell has finally done it! This is the perfect treat; so creamy and rich and loaded with just enough coconut flakes.

5 out of 5 popsicle sticks for flavor integrity and creaminess.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Strawberry Cheesecake

We very rarely buy the 1/2 gallon size of Blue Bell ice cream, merely because we don't have much freezer space, but when we saw this flavor today we had to get it! I'm happy to say it was well worth the precious freezer real estate (truthfully it won't be there for very long). 

DELICIOUS! There's just no other way to describe it. This flavor is seriously decadent: cheesecake ice cream with swirls of strawberry sauce and cheesecake chunks. Everything is perfectly balanced, and absolutely delicious, but the real star of this ice cream are the graham cracker coated cheesecake chunks! If you let it melt a little the cheesecake and graham cracker coating gets perfectly melt in your mouth soft. 

5 out of 5 scoops!