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I SCREAM YOU SCREAM IT’S GETTING KINDA LOUD IN HERE! ROUND 1, DAY 3

So, I went to Oberlin College, where Ben & Jerry’s got their start. In the legend I heard, Ben was a townie, Jerry a student, and the ice cream a Winter Term project; the veracity of this statement is potentially quite dubious, but nonetheless, every incoming freshman was given a coupon for a free pint of the the stuff at one of the general stores in town. I used it for one of their non-loaded ice creams–are any of you old enough to remember those? YOUTHS!

From Russia, With Buzz was a combination of White Russian and Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz. Damn good ice cream. I miss it.

For today, a fun mix of flavors, from the nutty to the fruity to the straight-up loaded with treats:

Caramel/Dulce de Leche v. Chocolate Chip Make no mistake, caramel was a much-beloved flavor well before marketers decided to posh it up as dulce de leche. Chocolate chips are, of course, the most basic of additions.

Rocky Road v. Maple/Maple Nut Anyone else remember Breyer’s Heavenly Hash? I liked it better than Rocky Road, but that’s the closest I can get since HH was discontinued. Maple is another regional favorite; I’ve had it with walnuts, pecans, almonds, and nutless–all of which are delicious.

Raspberry/Black Raspberry v. Black Walnut Whether it’s black raspberry or just raspberry seems to be a regional tic. I know black walnut hasn’t made its way everywhere, but seek it out if you can! Stronger than standard (English) walnuts, the black walnut creams have a rich, smoky, almost earthy full flavor.

Mocha Almond Fudge v. Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Whether the trademarked Baskin-Robbins version or a haute espresso cream with chocolate-covered roasted almonds, MAF is always a winner. The Swirl marries the best of two worlds, the most popular flavors.

Now, else who wants to resurrect some discontinued flavors? Also, vote ;) You have until 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday.

11 replies on “I SCREAM YOU SCREAM IT’S GETTING KINDA LOUD IN HERE! ROUND 1, DAY 3”

Thanks. I’ve seen Blue Bell in some of the independent smaller markets out here in California.

It’s a more elusive ice cream brand (most of the ice cream in our supermarkets are Breyer’s, Dreyer’s/Edy’s, and the more premium brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Das, etc.) out here, so I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it.

What dictated most of today’s votes: I DO NOT LIKE NUTS IN MY ICE CREAM.  I also prefer my brownies and candy bars nut-free.  Nuts are okay in salads, or savory dishes, or on their own, but GTFO of my sweets.

Also From Russia with Buzz sounds AMAZING and I wish I’d ever had a chance to eat it.

 

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