Edy's Dreamery Ice Cream
- Rachel Perlow Aug 27, 1999 12:42 PM
Has anyone else tried Edy's new ice cream, sold in
pints. It's amazing! It could give Ben & Jerry's a
run for the money. My favorite, so far, is the Mint
(I forget the fancy name). It's not just mint chip,
it's got mint cookies and peppermint patties, and a
fudge swirl in it, deadly!
Other flavors I've tried (once again, I'm not 100%
sure of the flavor names, but you can get the gist):
Chocolate Truffle: Chocolate Ice Cream with truffle
chucks, similar to B&J Brownie or Godiva (w/out the
raspberry flavor, acually I love that flavor)
Banana Boogie: Banana Ice Cream with peanut butter and
Strawberry Cheescake: Strawberry Ice with chunks of
cheesecake, not just sort of cheesecake flavored (like
Baskin Robbins), but chunks, with graham cracker crust.
We purchased at Foodtown. I have to go back to try
the other flavors, there were around a dozen. But I
couldn't bring myself to buy more than 4 pints of ice
cream in one trip to the store! Not so when I go
back, I'll buy all the other flavors and report.
BTW - no disclaimer needed, I'm just an ice cream
freak with no relationship with any ice cream company
I've tried this stuff, but I'm afraid that I can't
share your enthusiasm with it, and think of it rather
as ersatz "premium" ice cream. While it is all
dressed up as a premium product, it is not.
While it has little air in it -- like Ben & Jerry's or
Hagen Dazs -- it is not nearly as rich, creamy or
smooth, and lacks the same butter fat content.
Perhaps more importantly, the mixed in ingredients are
of poor quality indeed. For example, the banana
flavor does not have "chocolate" chunks, but rather
sports "chocolatey" chunks -- fake chocolate! I just
don't go in for this sort of thing.
I would also add that Edy's regular brand, for my
money, is by far the worst of the mass market ice
creams. I do however, at least give them credit for
trying to market a banana ice cream, which as far as I
am concerned, is something we need much more of.
By the way, it is my understanding that Edy's is the
actual manufacturer of the Godiva and Starbucks ice
cream brands, which are very good, and good products
re: Harris Gershman
It's "Hot Chilly Chile", and it was the first Dreamery flavor I tried.
Most of these flavors don't "grab" me; the idea with the Dreamery flavors is to have a stunning flavor sensation embodied in a stunning name. (Can you say "marketing"? Who cares if the ingredients suck?) So the only other one I've bothered trying is "Nuts about Malt", which I thought was great as well.
I wouldn't call Edy's mass-market ice cream the "worst" of all the national brands, either; I think it's on a par with Breyer's, at least. For quite a while - longer than I care to admit - I was putting it in my coffee every morning. Now I've switched to tea, thank god.
I have also tried the Cool Mint ice cream made by Edy's . It has penguins on the front. I am eating it right now. It tastes GREAT ! I LoVe all of the chocolate in it.
"Introducing Edy's Dreamery, a new line of indulgent ice creams that bring your wildest dreams about ice cream to reality. Edy's Dreamery comes in a Wonderland of Flavorslike Cool Mint. It's arctic white mint ice cream with fudge swirls, cool thin mint cookies and whole peppermint patties."