Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: Edy's (Dreyer's) Slow Churned French Silk Light Ice Cream

One of my weekly routines is to sit down on a Sunday and go through the coupon flyer.  It makes me feel like an old grandma when I do it, but hey, I think I've proven via this blog that I like deals.  Most of the time, the coupons are garbage for stuff that I don't need, but as I was thumbing through recently, I found a coupon for Edy's ice cream and that coupon leads me to another Edy's review with this Edy's Slow Churned French Silk Light Ice Cream that I picked up on sale for $2.50 for a 1.5 quart container.  Since this is Slow Churned and thus lighter, it has 130 calories per serving and the container has roughly twelve half-cup servings of ice cream.

I'm not sure I've had French Silk anything before, so despite the description of "Chocolate Mocha Mousse Light Ice Cream with Chocolaty Chips Swirled with Vanilla Mousse Light Ice Cream", I wasn't entirely sure what to expect.  Although it is sometimes hard to do because I have been tricked so many times, I should have just trusted the container because it did a more than accurate job describing what I was going to get.  The chocolate and vanilla mousses were excellently swirled together and there were chips (square variety) spread intermittently throughout the entire container.  The light ice cream itself was airier than a typical ice cream as well, but since this is technically mousse, that should be expected.  The chocolate mousse had a strong and sweet smell with a hint of coffee, so based on how this was swirled, the amount of chip add-ins included and the smell, I was exceptionally eager to dive into this.

My eagerness was met with joy as I took my first spoonful and I found this to be particularly delicious.  The chocolate mousse ice cream tasted predominantly of chocolate and only had a hint of coffee and I found that quite appealing since coffee flavored ice cream is not high on my list of favorite things.  The vanilla ice cream tasted as expected, but when you ate either ice cream separately or mixed together, you were met with an airy mouthfeel, just like a typical mousse.  The chocolate mousse ice cream was clearly the star of the show and the vanilla, while not having particularly strong flavor, did have enough flavor to make its presence known.  Was was particularly fun about this was the chocolate chips as they broke up the airy texture of the ice cream by adding a crunch to each spoonful that included a chip.  As for the chips themselves, they seemed to be of the milk chocolate variety and had an almost decadent taste, which I appreciated to go along with the mild coffee flavor of the chocolate mousse ice cream.

Buy It or Fly By It?  French desserts are often known for being decadent and that is definitely were this ice cream falls as it was decadent, chocolaty and downright delicious.  For that, it gets a BUY IT rating.  I think the thing that I enjoyed almost as much as the flavor was the airy, mousse-like texture of the ice cream as that is something that I don't typically expect or taste in any other ice cream I've had. To be honest, it made it kind of fun and while this could get overly decadent at times, this is a fun flavor to mix into the rotation for the occasional awesome treat.


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