The Good: Great flavor, Reasonably priced, Nothing bad in it
The Bad: Predictably un-nutritious
The Basics: Despite the lack of nutritional benefits, Breyers Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream is damn near perfect for an ice cream.
I am a huge fan of super-chocolate flavored desserts. I love dark chocolate and it is a tough thing to find a good dark chocolate ice cream. Breyers has achieved it, though, with their Chocolate Truffle ice cream. Breyers’s Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream is a simple dark chocolate ice cream with a strong additive in the form of broken up dark chocolate truffles. The two synergize perfectly to make for a wonderful ice cream.
Breyers ice cream comes in a typical half gallon container. The Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream is a thick ice cream: the basic ice cream has significant chocolate chunks throughout, which makes each bite potentially exciting and different from every other bite. At (locally) $5.99 a half gallon, the Breyers ice cream is an affordable, mid-range ice cream. This is a great value for such a wonderful flavor of ice cream.
Ease Of Preparation
The Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream is an ice cream with a candy additive. As an ice cream, preparation is ridiculously simple: one need only open the top of the container, scoop out a half cup and consume! There is no trick to preparing or eating the Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream.
The smell of Chocolate Truffle ice cream is subtle, but as it nears its melting point, it smells more and more like dark chocolate, thick and cocoalike. The aroma only gets strong as it begins to warm up.
On the taste front, Chocolate Truffle ice cream is powerfully the flavor of chocolate. This is a wonderful embodiment of dark chocolate and one of the few dark chocolate ice cream flavors from a mass-produced ice cream manufacturer. The truffles blend with the dark chocolate ice cream perfectly, enhancing the powerful cocoa flavor. The truffles are solid, not waxy, and they manage to further bring out the dry, dark chocolate flavor of the ice cream.
The Chocolate Truffle ice cream has a fairly dry aftertaste, which is a nice change from the usual overly sweet aftertaste from chocolate ice creams!
The Breyers Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream is a fairly dark ice cream with a heavy additive. The half gallon represents twelve half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 170 calories, 80 of which are from fat. The nine grams of fat represent 14% of the RDA of fat, with 30% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 6 grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has 15 mg of cholesterol (that’s 5% of the RDA!) and 80 mg of Sodium (3% RDA). The only other real nutrients are three grams of protein and 6% of the RDA of Calcium in the Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream.
Breyers has decent ingredients, too. Made primarily of Milk, cream, and sugar, there is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. The Chocolate Truffle Breyers is Kosher, but not gluten free. There are allergy warnings for wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts on the package.
Breyers ice cream is both a frozen and a dairy product, so it is pretty obvious that it must be kept frozen in order to remain viable. Kept frozen it remains fresh for months and this is a dessert worth stocking up on.
The Chocolate Truffle ice cream is fairly dark frozen dairy dessert. As a result, when the ice cream melts and gets onto fabrics, it will require one to wash it right out. The chocolate ice cream and truffles will melt and stain. On nonporous surfaces, the ice cream wipes off exceptionally easily.
The Breyers Chocolate Truffle ice cream is just about perfect. Outside the higher-than-usual saturated fat from the truffles, the Chocolate Truffle ice cream is perfect. That makes it close enough to perfect to be one of the highest-recommended ice cream flavors I have yet encountered!
For other Breyers frozen dairy desserts, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Breyers Girl Scouts Thin Mints Ice Cream
Breyers Blasts Oreo Birthday Blast!
For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!
© 2015 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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