Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough Ice Cream

Every time that I see that Blue Bell is the number two ice cream manufacturer in America, it amazes me.  The reason this amazes me is because we did not have Blue Bell in my area until a few years ago and it's not like I live in the middle of nowhere...I live in the metropolitan area of one of America's fifteen largest city.  So, the fact that it took so long before it was available here is odd.  Anyway, I've been working my way through Blue Bell products here on the blog and I'm now led to a review of this cutely misspelled pint of Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough Ice Cream that I picked up at my local Marsh for $2.35.  Each pint contains the typical four half-cup servings and each serving is 200 calories.

When I saw this pint in the freezer case, I immediately thought of the circus and clowns and unless you've lived in a closet your entire life, it's pretty obvious why I thought that.  Blue Bell describes this pint as "Artificially Flavored Cake Batter Ice Cream with Sugar Cookie Dough Pieces" and what they should have added is something about how the outside of this pint looks nearly identical to the interior of the pint.  As you can see, the artificially flavored cake batter ice cream (doesn't that just sound appealing) was a vibrant yellow in color just like your standard yellow cake.  The multi-colored sugar cookie pieces were then scattered throughout the pint in various colors, but nearly every single one of them was quite large.  They weren't so large that the abundance of them overwhelmed the cake batter ice cream itself, but they were large enough that I was pretty certain that I'd be getting a piece in nearly ever spoonful, which is all you could ever ask for in a cookie dough pint.

As I took my first spoonful, I tried to concentrate on the cake batter ice cream itself so I could get a good gauge on its taste and I can confirm that it did taste somewhat like the yellow cake batter that it was trying to represent.  When I say somewhat like, one could obviously infer that's where the artificial part of the flavor comes in as it didn't quite feel authentic.  My next step was to take a stab at one of the sugar cookie pieces individually and I can definitely confirm that this tasted just like a soft sugar cookie.  The fact that the cookie piece (and subsequent pieces) retained their soft, doughy characteristics was impressive.  Being that this was a sugar cookie though, it was very sweet, as you might expect.  It was that sugar cookie sweetness mixed with the cake batter ice cream that really did this pint in for me because it was incredibly sweet when I mixed everything together.  I wasn't shorted on add-ins or anything like that, but the sweetness of this mix was just incredibly overwhelming.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I'm ordinarily all for sweetness, but this one was just too much for me so I have to give it a FLY BY IT rating.  It wasn't a bad pint of ice cream by any means, but it just wasn't up my alley.  If you want something really sweet or really cake batter/cookie-like, this is definitely your solution because it is well done overall.  I know one thing for sure...if you put this in front of a little kid, they would LOVE it based on not only the taste but the fact that the varied colors would make this a fun one for them to eat.

Other Review:  The Ice Cream Informant.

1 comment:

  1. Its reeeeeeeeeeally good!! Where can I find it withouth driving around? I bought all they had at the gas station yesterday and want to stock up ( I haaaaaaaaate going to the grocery store)


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