Saturday, August 25, 2012
Scoops of Blue Bunny 2012
Last year the kind folks from Blue Bunny ran a summer giveaway with us and this year they have sent us more coupons to try out several more of their products. Today I want to look at their 1.75 quart containers of ice cream that you scoop out and eat. Or I hope you scoop it out and don't sit down to eat the entire container, Sisters and Brothers! Remember: Moderation is one of our keys here on The Chocolate Cult. The regular ice cream is a brand new variety called Chocolate Lovers Triple Chocolate Cake while the Sweet Freedom variety is their Bunny Tracks made with no sugar added.
Bunny Tracks ice cream has 1/2 the fat and 1/3 the calories. It is vanilla ice cream with fudge and peanut butter caramel ribbons, chocolaty covered peanuts, and little bunny shaped chocolate with peanut butter filling. The only cacao here is in the form of cocoa processed with alkali which is disappointing. The vanilla has a odd aftertaste so I wouldn't eat a plain vanilla in the Sweet Freedom line. However the caramel is tangy, the peanut butter is more roasted than sweet, and the chocolaty coating tastes like very cocoa so those together easily overcome the aftertaste of the ice cream itself. I wish they had gone with a darker chocolate instead of the cocoa but this is an nice treat nonetheless.
Chocolate Lovers Triple Chocolate Cake. This has both cocoa and cocoa processed with alkali in it for the milk chocolate ribbons that are supposed to be like icing on a cake and the brownie pieces you can find throughout the chocolate ice cream. So let's count the chocolates -- 1) chocolate ice cream, 2) milk chocolate ribbons, and 3) chocolate brownies; yup that is 3X chocolate all right. It does taste very much like a chocolate cake would but in the opposite way as the slice you see on the container. The ice cream is more milk chocolate than the ribbons of fudgy chocolate are while the brownies offer the cake texture. Regardless this is a very satisfying array of chocolate and it was easy to be satisfied with our smaller black bowls. This is now one of my favorite Blue Bunny flavors.
So what Blue Bunny ice creams have you scooped out for you and your family this summer, Sisters and Brothers? The company rolls out new flavors every year and we hope we can bring you more examples next summer.