From the category archives:

Supermarket: Safeway

Scoop 34: Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie

June 29, 2006

According to the website, Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie is one of the most popular flavors. I understand why. This ice cream is awesome. It is extremely fudgy in flavor and brownie-like in texture. The texture is rich and dense, yet still creamy. (It’s very hard to describe; but trust me, it’s good.) I [...]

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Scoop 33: Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough

June 28, 2006

Today I picked up 3.5 ounces of Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream. That’s less than a half a cup. The package is extremely cute and it even comes with a mini spoon. I don’t know why there aren’t more brands and flavors available in single serving sizes because really this is the greatest [...]

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Scoop 32: Breyers Double Churned Chocolate

June 27, 2006

Since Edy’s slow churned thing has created such excitement, it seems everyone wants a share.  After trying Breyers Double Churned Chocolate, I’m not so convinced that it’s anything special.  The only thing I can really say about the consistency is that it is softer.  This ice cream wasn’t as hard as I expected it to [...]

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Scoop 31: Breyers Natural Vanilla

June 26, 2006

Theress nothing quite like ice cream to soothe a sore throat and tonsillitis. Who needs chicken noodle soup when you have Breyers Natural Vanilla? Continuing with the saga of super cheap Breyers ice cream on sale at Safeway, today I went for the natural stuff just milk, sugar, cream, and vanilla bean. It is this [...]

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Scoop 30: Breyers Rocky Road

June 25, 2006

I wouldn’t call it Rocky Road, I’d call it Chocolate and Almonds. But, who am I to decide what to name Breyers ice creams? This is day two of four in my taste tests of Breyers ice creams. It’s not that I was dying to try any of the Breyers flavors, but the Safeway down [...]

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Scoop 29: Breyers Cookies and Cream

June 24, 2006

Very Mediocre. That’s the way I’d describe Breyers Cookies and Cream. The cookies don’t have a very strong, or tasty, cookie flavor. I mean what we are really going for when we say “cookies” is Oreo cookies, right? All cookies and cream ice cream uses cookies that try to taste like Oreos. But they never [...]

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Scoop 26: Ben and Jerry’s Dave Mathews Band Magic Brownies

June 21, 2006

Need more proof that Ben and Jerry’s caters to the young adult population? Ben and Jerry’s Dave Mathews Band “Magic Brownies.” This ice cream flavor name employs a popular band, a good cause, and of course, the mood altering dessert to gain attention. The ice cream is good and the cause is even better. Who [...]

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Scoop 25: Breyer’s Very Chocolate Cherry

June 20, 2006

I’ll be honest here. When something is called “Very Chocolate Cherry” I expect it to be “very chocolate” with some cherry; not very cherry with a little chocolate. But that’s what this is: very very cherry. If you like cherry flavored things, than this is for you. If you don’t stay away. Personally, I love [...]

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Scoop 24: Häagen-Dazs Mint Chip

June 19, 2006

I’m not sure why this flavor jumped out at me when I was browsing the freezer section at Safeway tonight. I actually had Breyer’s ice cream in my freezer that I was planning on eating, but we had to make an emergency run to the store since the dog was out of food and her [...]

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Scoop 22: Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Frozen Yogurt

June 17, 2006

Tonight I decided to try something different, frozen yogurt. To put it lightly: it was a terrible idea. I’ve had Ben and Jerry’s frozen yogurts in the past, at least a half dozen times. So, I expected to enjoy Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked frozen yogurt at least a little bit. But, I didn’t. First, [...]

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Scoop 20: Edy’s Double Vanilla

June 15, 2006

In the past two days I have learned far more about myself than I expected when trying vanilla ice cream. First, I really like vanilla ice cream. I usually just eat it with chocolate cake or hot fudge sundaes; but maybe I need to start eating it plain to truly appreciate the flavor. The second, [...]

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Scoop 19: Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean

June 14, 2006

The best dessert to soothe a mouth stung by spicy red curry? Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Hands down the best vanilla bean ice cream I’ve ever had. (Besides the homemade vanilla bean my mom makes me every year for my birthday.) Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream exudes vanilla bean flavor. It is [...]

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Scoop 18: Ben and Jerry’s Black and Tan

June 13, 2006

Can’t decide between a pint of Guinness and a pint cup of ice cream? Try a pint Ben and Jerry’s new Black and Tan. While the name is extremely offensive to the Irish, Black and Tan cream probably wouldn’t offend their tongues. (As a side note, Ben and Jerry’s did issue an apology and it’s [...]

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Scoop 11: Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection

June 6, 2006

The perfection is really lacking in Dove’s Caramel Pecan Perfection.  I’m a huge fan of the Miniature Dove Bars and was hoping to be a fan of Dove’s line of regular ice cream flavors.  Thus far, that’s not going to be the case.  The flavor of Caramel Pecan Perfection is bad and the texture is [...]

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