Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Edy's (Dreyer's) Peanut Butter Pie Frozen Custard

I'm not going to kid myself anymore.  I am on a fully crazed dessert binge.  Cookies, ice cream, cake, custard (in today's case), whatever.  I can't get enough of my sweets and I'm eating a ton of them.  Some of that has been reflected on the blog.  BUT, in this case, it's probably okay.  I've lost a bunch of weight (not be design) and I need to put a few pounds back on as I've mentioned before, so this course of action certainly helps me do that, even though they aren't healthy pounds since they are backed in sugar and junk.  Oh well.  Anyway, today's review adds to my Edy's (Dreyer's in the west) review collection as I was able to grab a 32 ounce container of this new Edy's (Dreyer's) Peanut Butter Pie Custard at my local Kroger on sale for $2.99.  Each container has eight half-cup servings and each serving is 250 calories.

I cracked this container open and I got exposed to quite a mix.  Instead of trying to eloquently describe it myself (me being eloquent is the joke of the day), I'll leave the heavy lifting to Edy's:  "A rich and creamy blend of sweet cream frozen custard with plenty of chocolate cookie pieces and peanut butter swirls in every bite."  As the picture shows, Edy's definitely wasn't lying in the fact that there are plenty of cookie pieces and plenty of peanut butter swirls to be had in every bite.  That is always impressive and always appreciated.

The container claims this is extra thick and creamy and it definitely was that.  The custard was dense, but not hard at all.  It was also very smooth and quite easy to spoon out of the container.  In terms of flavor, it tasted pretty much like I'd expect sweet cream to taste.  Somewhat vanilla, but mostly cream with a hint of sweetness at the end, thus the name.  DUH.  Anyway, the chocolate cookie pieces were just like any chocolate cookie piece you've ever had, so I won't focus too much on those.  The peanut butter swirls had nice peanut butter flavor and it was the kind of peanut butter that leaned onto the sweet side, which is the way I prefer it, so that was good in my book.  When this was all wrapped together, it was a sweet and cooling treat that while it did remind me of a peanut butter pie a little bit, it wasn't quite all the way there because the pie has more peanut butter.  Still it was an honest approximation and while I was afraid it might be too sweet based on the tastes of all the components individually, but they all actually did a pretty good job of balancing out and while it was sweet, it wasn't overpowering.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Not the best thing I've ever eaten, but still pretty darn good and a nice peanut butter-y refreshment for a hot day (or any day for that matter), so it gets a BUY IT rating.  I do wish the peanut butter component was a bit more prevalent so that it could more closely resemble the actual pie itself, but this all tied up in general was close enough like I already said.


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