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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

I was just wondering if flavor flips had fizzled out but today Ben & Jerry's has announced the latest flip and this one will actually be in stores and not just scoop shops.

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream with Cherries & Fudge Flakes

I'm a little surprised they didn't go with a cherry chocolate base to really bring the zing here but maybe this will be more potent than the description implies. The official B&J flavor page is here and it includes a video if you are interested. There is no official release date, it just says "soon".

Searching the internet reveals that their was once a Chocolate Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt in the late 90s! It was chocolate frozen yogurt with sweet dark cherries & white fudge flakes. Thank you internet for remembering everything.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Graeter's Flavors for 2016

Oh Internet, you are so full of conflicting stories. One article says that Vienna Coffee and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip were coming out for July 2016. Another says SCCC debuted just this October. There is no official press release on the Graeter's website for either flavor but the flavor list does show SCCC as new, so let's go with that.

What they've done is taken their amazing Salted Caramel ice cream (review here) and added in their infamous chocolate chips. If that sounds cool to you, go find a pint.

Other new flavors this year include the wide release of Cheese Crown (review here) as well as several very limited editions for the summer. The lineup with approximate release dates includes Orange & Cream (5/16), Mexican Chocolate (5/29, announcement here), Banana Chocolate Chip (6/13), S'mores (6/30), Chocolate Hazelnut (7/11), Bavarian Almond (7/27), and Butterscotch Crunch (8/22).

Friday, November 4, 2016

Kemps debuting new Yo2 Frozen Yogurt

There isn't an official press release yet, but apparently shoppers (and myself on 11/26) have stumbled across a new line up of Kemps frozen yogurt (because two lines wasn't enough, they needed a third).

[image courtesy of Kemps website]

So first there is your typical Kemps frozen yogurt with regular and fat free flavors. They are packaged in regular looking ice cream containers. Then last year they debuted "frozen yogurt shop" in fancy clear containers, something akin to clear gelato containers you see some companies use. Now we've got a new line up of pint sized froyo in six flavors to start. Yet again the containers are clear so you can see what is inside.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge: chocolate frozen yogurt, peanut butter fudge swirl and  chocolate peanut butter cups
Cold Brew Coffee: (coffee froyo with fudge swirl)
Mudslide: Chocolate and coffee frozen yogurt swirled with cookies, fudge and chocolaty chunks
Raspberry Cheesecake: Cheesecake frozen yogurt with graham crunch and raspberry swirl
Salty Caramel Cookie Crunch: Vanilla frozen yogurt with shortbread cookies, chocolaty chunks and salty caramel swirl.
Very Vanilla: (vanilla froyo)

There isn't an official press release yet so I don't know officially how these are different. I do notice that there are no added live yogurt cultures but they still use "cultured skim milk". The ingredient lists also seem to be simpler than their usual froyo so that is probably part of this new line up as well. You would think this would be prominent in the packaging though the heavy use of green might imply a more natural product.

Allergy note: they are using peanut oil in their fudge swirls (could be moose tracks fudge).

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New M&M’S Brand Ice Cream Bars

Coming December 2016...

"Mars introduces a new ice cream treat: new M&M’S Brand Ice Cream Bars. Each individually wrapped bar features chopped M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies inside reduced fat vanilla ice cream, all smothered in creamy milk chocolate."

This will be their newest product since the debut of the Dove chocolate covered sorbet bars.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Dessert Gets Upgraded with SONIC’s New Blast Flavor Funnels

America’s Drive-In to add innovative twist to Blast line-up

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) introduces an irresistible new way to indulge your sweet tooth with SONIC Blast® Flavor Funnels. Take the Blasts you love to the next level with a funnel of creamy OREO® stuffing, peanut butter, caramel or chocolate filled right down the middle from top to bottom.
With Blast Flavor Funnels, a delectable funnel of flavor at the center is surrounded by hand-mixed Real Ice cream making each Blast a treat within a treat.

“Our Flavor Funnels create an experience that give our guests even more of the premium ingredients they have come to expect from a SONIC dessert all the way down the middle,” said Scott Uehlein, vice president of product innovation & development for SONIC. “It’s a whole new way to savor a SONIC Blast, with more of what you love in every bite.”

Flavor Funnels are available in five Blast offerings: SONIC Blast made with Snickers® Bars and Caramel Funnel; SONIC Blast made with Butterfinger® pieces and Caramel Funnel; SONIC Blast made with Oreo® cookie pieces and Oreo® Stuffing Funnel; SONIC Blast made with M&Ms® Chocolate candies and Chocolate Funnel and SONIC Blast made with Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter Funnel. Or, add a Flavor Funnel to any of SONIC’s Blasts to create a custom dessert with your favorite flavors in each bite.

SONIC Blast Flavor Funnels are only here for a limited time, so stop by your local drive-in soon to experience the revolutionary taste sensation for yourself.