It seems like I've been writing a lot of Turkey Hill reviews recently for the blog (you don't see them when I write them since I do it so far in advance) and there's a reason for it: I have a steadfast insistence on buying things when they are on sale and since Turkey Hill desserts have been on sale a lot at Kroger recently, I've been snapping a lot of them up. It was at one of those sales that I snapped up this 1.5 quart container of Turkey Hill Coconut Almond Fudge Light Ice Cream for $2.99. Each container is made up of twelve half cup servings and each serving is 130 calories, which is of course less than typical ice cream, thus the "light" name.
According to Turkey Hill, this container is made up of "Coconut Light ice cream swirled with fudge and roasted almonds" and I can confirm that all of those were present. The roasted almonds were tiny and sporadically spread, but there was a sufficient enough amount of them that I wasn't disappointed. The fudge was exceptionally well spread and gooey and being that I've complained about Turkey Hill's swirls being too hard before, I enjoyed the fact that this one was a bit more malleable. The coconut light ice cream looked just like vanilla ice cream, so there's not a lot to say here.
While the light ice cream may have looked like it was vanilla, it definitely did not taste that way. It had a strong and sweet taste of coconut and as an added bonus, it had tiny little coconut slivers in it that broke up the mouth feel (or maybe I just imagined those). Since it was light ice cream, it was thinner than a typical rich ice cream, but I'm okay with that because it's what I expected going in. The fudge was thick and sweet and added a nice soft and hearty compliment to the coconut light ice cream. As for the almonds, they added a nice snappy crunch when you encountered them and that broke up the light ice cream and gooey fudge, but it wasn't as prevalent as I would have liked. Still, what almonds I did encounter brought a nice change-up in terms of this container's mouthfeel.
Buy It or Fly By It? This container made for a nice after dinner dessert, so I give it a BUY IT rating. It was good, but not great, but it provided a flavor slightly different than I'm accustomed to since it had coconut flavoring and I haven't eaten a lot of coconut ice creams in my lifetime, so I appreciated the change of pace. If you like coconut, I think you'll like this because it has a strong enough coconut flavor to make you realize it is there, but it isn't strong enough to overpower you and that is quite nice.