Here’s one I don’t recommend; I grabbed it on impulse not realizing that it’s meant to capture the taste and texture of strawberry Poptarts. It’s super sweet and I don’t like the various textures much, but it has some surprisingly good reviews online.
@cinoclav I’m looking for that one because I read that it’s almost the same as Haagen-Dazs Caramel Cone, which I like (and I like Colbert as well ) but trust me, this strawberry monstrosity is nothing like that.
@cinoclav@Kidsandliz I found Americone Dream; I like it but reluctantly have to admit I prefer the Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone. I like B&J’s business ethos, and hate the sneaky way HD made their cartons hold 2 oz. less than a pint! But I find their flavors kind of more refined; B&J’s seems heavy-handed somehow. I like their Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Cherry Garcia but not too many others.
@cinoclav@Kyeh There is the incredible shrinking everything these days with packaging that hasn’t shrunk to try to fool you. Today I discovered Walmart’s baked in store Italian bread is no longer 1 pound. It is now 14 oz and the loaf is shorter, narrower and not as tall. Sucks as I use that bread for sandwiches.
@cinoclav@Kidsandliz That kind of thing makes me so mad! The limited ingredient prescription food I used to get my previous cat went from 6 oz. to 5.5 oz. And they did it by indenting the can, which made it harder to get the food out. Like we wouldn’t notice.
@Kyeh Yeah, that strawberry pop tart concoction sounds way too sweet! Speaking of strawberry, ever since i saw the “Cool Brittania” flavor in Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyard, I’ve had a craving for it, even though i never knew it existed until recently! This is the Wimbledon-inspired epitaph:
Vanilla ice cream with strawberries and fudge covered shortbread.
A flavour so smashing -
& yet it fouled out:
Strawberries & shortbread -
a love match devout
But sadly it missed
all the fame it deserved,
A bit too much English
put into the serve.
Most hot dogs here are packed in eights regardless of weight, with the prominent exception of Hebrew National, which is seven. Most buns are also packed in eights here. Some “fancy” hot dogs are packed in other counts, but if you want to get the same count of dogs and buns, it’s easy enough.
@cinoclav King Soopers (local Kroger’s affiliate) has Tillamook ice cream on sale for a crazy good price right now, so I tried this:
It’s pretty good - it has chocolate ice cream as well as vanilla but otherwise quite similar to Americone Dream.
@chienfou@cinoclav@Kidsandliz@Kyeh@Star2236 I lived in Tillamook for a while as a child. I remember going on a tour in 3rd grade - it was the Tillamook Cheese Factory then, no ice cream. Back then, we could walk right up to the vats (under teacher supervision) where the cheese was being made. Smelled awful! Simpler times, the 60’s…
@chienfou@cinoclav@Kyeh@macromeh@Star2236 I went to the Hershey’s chocolate factory back when you could walk through the actual factory and get given chocolate bars at the end. It was a great trip. Also the Snider’s potato chip factory (not nearly so nice).
@chienfou@Kidsandliz@Kyeh@macromeh@Star2236 I had been through the old Hershey’s factory a few times too. Helps that I live in Pennsylvania. There used to be a Nabisco factory near where I lived for a while. It always smelled amazing driving past there.
Yarnells (an Arkansas brand) has one called lemon ice box pie that’s delicious. My personal favorite is a specific Rocky road from my childhood that I can no longer get. It was milk chocolate ice cream, ribbons of marshmallow cream running thru it, and chocolate covered roasted, salted pecan pieces. It was my grandfather’s favorite too. I’ve found some similar versions that will do when I have a craving. My dad’s favorite was homemade vanilla.
I love sherbet too. Hiland has one called twisted cactus with cactus pear and it’s sooooo good.
One of my favorites is Talenti’s Key Lime Pie ice cream, but they call it a seasonal flavor and I haven’t seen it for 2 or 3 years. Just recently I found Target’s house brand
(“Favorite Day”) and they have a Key Lime Pie that’s very similar, so that makes me happy. I wish Talenti would bring theirs back, though.
Oh wow, I really like the layered ones, white chocolate is my favorite. It’s ALWAYS eaten straight from the container, luvy and I take turns killing it, I mean passing it back and forth. For me, it’s a whole kind of eating experience. The chocolate layered ribbons are NEVER crunched on or chewed, they’re ALWAYS sucked until melted away. …being thoroughly enjoyed of course! Like I said, it’s a whole experience. Lol
@mike808 I did try it - it’s the closest thing I’ve found to the Talenti flavor that never seems to be in season, so I’m really glad Target has taken over what seems to be almost exactly the same recipe!
@mike808 Yeah, Target done good!
I’m going to try the Bourbon Caramel Pecan Pie, that sounds delicious. I was a little disappointed with the Amaretto Cherry Chocolate, though. Good thing you’re not here, we’d be competing to buy out the Key Lime Pie.
@Kyeh@tinamarie1974 It’s ok. Tastes like cinnamon vanilla with sprinkles. A lot like “Birthday Cake” flavor, but with Mardi Gras coloring. Too sweet for me too. IMHO, ice cream today has too much sugar/sweetness that it totally drowns the creaminess.
That sounds delicious! I’ve never even heard of those cream &/or sour cream cheese ice creams before. I’m sure they’d be my favorite if I ever tried them. Cheesecake and sweet cream is the closest I’ve come.
I wish I could find blue bell ice cream in south east michigan. I’d drive with a cooler and stock up my freezer. I really want to try the blackberry cobbler.
I really like Jenny’s ice cream. It’s expensive for a pint but sure is good. My favorite is brambleberry crisp.
@Star2236 Those sound delicious! I’m partial to tangy fruit/berry flavors in ice cream when not in the mood for chocolatey or cake/pie-type sweet stuff. I’m in the same Blue Bell-less boat up here in NH, unfortunately.
@Star2236 I looked it up, that sounds very refreshing! No scoop shops near me, but they list Whole Foods as a retailer, so there’s that. Their website says $12 a pint, though… Ouch! And here i thought Ben & Jerry’s was getting pricey lately!
In the summer Whole Foods runs a special (I’m not sure what month) but for 2 weeks it’s half off ice cream, so that’s when I stock up. It’s only $10 a pint by me but still pricy but I’m an ice cream whore.
Cherry Garcia. As for non-branded flavors, strawberry is a refreshing fruit flavor, esp for the summer, & cookies 'n cream for anytime. The funny thing is, i don’t even like Oreos, except in ice cream. That’s the magic alchemy of the stuff, i guess.
@Kyeh OOhhh… Yes, please let me know. I love Tillamook!
I love most anything white chocolate. Years ago when Sears had their little confectioner’s stands in their stores, I got hooked on white chocolate. I just love it!
Dove use to have a flavor called Toffee Caramel Moment and I just know there had to be something addictive in it because I loved it. It is probably good they don’t make it anymore because I was addicted to it!
overall… mint chocolate chip.
my Ben & Jerry’s go to is Half baked.
and if i can Find it (seasonally) Pumpkin.
Esp From Graeters. https://www.graeters.com/
but I do use Vanilla as a benchmark with “new brands”
@Kyeh It looks like it, but doesn’t taste like it. A multicolor swirl (not really the right word) of bright Playdough colors. It’s been a while since I had it, I can’t recall a particular taste, but very sweet, and the different colors did not have different flavors.
It’s popular with kids. I’ve seen a similar mix called Superman.
@Kyeh No, just the coloring. It’s one of their steady flavors, but they also have seasonals and short runs. The Ogden, UT shop is on the front of the factory, so it may have flavors that don’t make it into distribution.
@blaineg@Kyeh Color me silly, but I’d imagine an online ice cream business wouldn’t be very practical. Unless they’re right next to dry ice and styrofoam cooler factories.
That said, I could imagine myself ordering spumoni online just for the novelty of it.
There used to be a Starbucks-branded ice cream called Java Chip. Strong coffee ice cream with dark chocolate bits. Not chips, but little flat slivers. Somehow the shape mattered. There’s other coffee/chocolate flavors, but nothing quite perfect.