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Nov 28, 2006 09:59 PM

Breyer's Fried Ice Cream flavor

Did you know that Breyer's makes a flavor called Fried Ice Cream that you can get at the grocery store? Sounds a little scary but I hear it's actually pretty good.

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  1. Wow, that is one scary ingredient list. Especially since Breyer's Vanilla only has cream, milk, sugar and vanilla.

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    1. re: Chowpatty

      Geez. No kidding. Breyers used to be my standard until they started messing around with gums. (Note the more recent ingredient list.)

      1. re: JudiAU

        Wow, thanks for the heads-up. What is wrong with them? They were affordable and had the same pure ingrediant list as Haagan Daaz. I don't care if tara gum IS natural, they never needed it all these years.

        As to the scary product list on the fried flavor, even HD has a scary list when they do add-ins. It is probably the tosadas and stuff that is contributing to that list rather than the ice cream.

      2. re: Chowpatty

        I'm weary of ingredient labels that are not specific and Breyer's does not list Vanilla among its ingredients (for their Natural Vanilla flavored ice cream). The packaging-lid lists "vanilla bean specs" but the ingredient label lists only "natural flavors." It may sound all natural but some companies include MSG as a component of their "natural flavors." In other words, Breyers may contain vanilla or it may contain a combination of other ingredients that taste like vanilla.

      3. Rather than tostada pieces, they should've mixed in bits of churros - it would've been a better pairing.

        I can see it now, Ben & Jerry's introduces "Chunks of Churros Ice Cream" ...

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          "Chunks of Churros Ice Cream"

          Unfortunately, I think that would push it beyond the latino population. In Mexico... Churros is also slang for defecation... yes, I know, I am sorry if I ruined Churros for you. The good news is that you get over it once you smell freshly fried, cinammon deliciousness.

          But the whole chunks of churros paints too graphic an image... at least to me.

        2. What! this was my idea! So I don't have any records of it, but it was. well, by name only... i certainly wouldn't have picked tostada pieces, but they're the experts right?

          1. Gotta capitalize on popularity fried ice cream I suppose.
            I'll be honest though, I can't stand Breyers ice cream of any sort. As far as mass-produced product goes, they don't compare to Turkey Hill or even Edy's - if you can get those in your area.

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            1. re: Ace_Mclean

              I don't know about Turkey Hill, but to me Edy's (and it's West Coast equivalent Dryer's) is the worst ice cream on earth. I'd rather have supermarket ice cream or the cheapest drugstore brand. Edy's, even vanilla is chock full of additives and has this gluey mucous type of consisancy. For me that is too bad because Dryers is one of the few mass-produced ice creams that does holiday flavors. Every now and then I get sucked in by the flavors and every time I take a bite and throw it out.

            2. Yah, I don't hate Edy's as much as you, but it's never in my freezer either. That's the point I was making. Turkey Hill is great, Edy's not so much, but it's way better than Breyers (IMO)

              You also make a good point about additives. But you can tout yourself as all natural if you want, but you still gotta taste good. And to me Breyers is not creamy enough, and has weak flavors in general.

              Getting back to the OP though - I would think you could find a similar flavor that could be doctored a bit if you're really looking for a fried ice cream ice cream.

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              1. re: Ace_Mclean

                Yeah, you got a point about Breyers not being very creamy with some weak flavors. It is somewhere between ice milk and ice cream. It is why I usually buy Hagaen Daaz instead unless I'm on a budget or get a sale with a coupon is too much to resist. Like the peach though.

                1. re: rworange

                  We're all used to the super-premium ice creams with high butterfat content. Maybe that's why Breyer's tastes less rich than you'd like - it's like old-fashioned ice cream parlor ice cream (which I happen to prefer).

                  1. re: lvecch

                    Could be. For a lot of foods, it's all about what you're used to.