I wouldnâ€™t call it Rocky Road, Iâ€™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. Itâ€™s not that I was dying to try any of the Breyers flavors, but the Safeway down the street had its grand re-opening this weekend and half gallons of Breyers were $1.79; down from their usual price of $5.99. I would have purchased more than four, but thereâ€™s not enough room in my freezer for all of this ice creamâ€¦
The Breyers Rocky Road looked particularly â€œgourmetâ€ and so I decided to give it a shot. It is chocolate ice cream with marshmallow twirls and chocolate covered almonds. The difference between a â€œtwirlâ€ and a â€œswirlâ€ is unknown to me, but either one wouldnâ€™t have replaced real marshmallows in my ice cream. The twirls of marshmallow had no distinctive flavor or consistency and I think the ice cream would have been better off without them. However, the chocolate covered almonds were amazing. The chocolate covering was on the sweet side and was about the thickness and texture of the chocolate that covers chocolate covered raisins. And, there were a lot of them. Truly, the chocolate covered almonds were good. While it was littered with these wonderful â€œaccessoriesâ€, the chocolate ice cream still stood its ground. It was rich and flavorful and even creamy. Overall, though Breyers Rocky Road wasnâ€™t really deserving of the â€œrocky roadâ€ title, it was still quite scrumptious.
- Flavor: 4.5
- Flavor Intensity: 4.5
- Texture: 4
- Originality: 3
- Overall: 4.5
- Cost: $1.79 on sale at Safeway