Friday, August 2, 2013

Review: Blue Bunny I Do! I Do! Wedding Cake Ice Cream

You may find this surprising considering my witty banter on this site, but I am not married, nor have I ever been.  Because of that, I've never had to utter the phrase "I Do" as it applies to this addition to the Blue Bunny review catalog with this 1.75 quart container of Blue Bunny I Do! I Do! Wedding Cake Ice Cream that I picked up on sale at Marsh for $4.44.  That said, I've have lots of friends that are married and therefore have been to lots of wedding and thus have tried a lot of wedding cakes (for better or worse; like how I worked that wedding ceremony line in there?  Like I said, I'm witty.) and can serve as a pretty decent judge of good ones and bad ones.  Since I have tried a lot of wedding cakes, I was anxious to dive into Blue Bunny's (or Duff Goldman's since they brought him in as a ringer) ice cream version of wedding cake for a review.  This container had fourteen half-cup servings (two extra scoops!) and each serving was 140 calories.

People tell me that marriage is such a beautiful thing and since I mostly do product reviews, I can tell you that Blue Bunny's description of a beautiful wedding tradition is fairly beautiful as product descriptions go as they lay it out like this:  "Celebrate the marriage of sweet buttercream frosting flavored ice cream and white cake pieces all wrapped up in delicate ribbons of raspberry sauce."  What do you think, beautiful or not?  As for how they delivered all those components, I would say they did it quite well.  The frosting flavored ice cream smelled pretty much identical to sweet buttercream and there was a good amount of white cake pieces spread throughout the container.  The cake pieces weren't overly soft or hard as they were right in the middle, so I knew that I'd be getting something that had a little give to it, just like real cake.  One thing that Blue Bunny definitely did not skimp on was the ribbons of raspberry sauce as there was a ton of it swirled all throughout the container.  It also had a potent raspberry smell, so in terms of delivering on promises, Blue Bunny did it all.

As far as taste, they delivered on that too because when mixed together, all these components did taste like an actual wedding cake, although with the plethora of wedding cakes I've had over the years, I don't think I've ever had one with sweet and tangy raspberry sauce, which is what this had.  That said, the sweet buttercream frosting was a dead ringer for frosting itself, albeit with a different texture.  To see them hit so well on that flavor was more than a surprise to me because usually when ice cream purveyors promise to hit on a specific odd flavor like this, it's more often than not a miss.  Blue Bunny did not miss.  As for the white cake pieces, they tasted like you'd think white cake would taste, which was good.  They were mostly soft, but did have a bit of hardness to them that made it a somewhat chewy morsel buried multiple times within a container of ice cream.  Just like in the visual presentation, Blue Bunny delivered on flavor too.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I don't plan on saying these words in my personal life anytime soon, but I certainly say "I Do! I Do!" to this flavor of ice cream and thereby give it a BUY IT rating.  I still think the inclusion of the raspberry sauce was a bit strange, but I can roll with it because it gives a necessary zing to the flavor combination that does a good job of balancing out the sweetness of the buttercream ice cream and the white cake pieces.  If you want a quickie marriage to an ice cream flavor, this is certainly one worth making a commitment to and Duff the ringer did a good job concocting this.


1 comment:

  1. Can't explain why, but my experience with all those "cake/cookie dough" ice cream flavors has been negative.


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