The Good: Good ingredients, Affordable, Flavorful
The Bad: Cookie dough is virtually flavorless compared to the ice cream base.
The Basics: Edy’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream is a great idea with a middle-of-the-road execution because the cookie dough cannot hold its own with the chocolate ice cream base.
Sometimes, the problem is not getting what we want; the more rare problem is getting what we do want. For virtually every ice cream I have ever loved that has a vanilla ice cream base, I have wished for the same with a chocolate ice cream base. So, when I saw the new limited edition Edy's Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, I rushed right out and bought it! But, after enjoying quite a bit of the Edy's Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, I recognized the folly of my wish. The chocolate ice cream base completely overwhelmed the flavor of the chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough in the ice cream. As a result, the cookie dough is virtually flavorless by comparison.
Edy’s ice cream comes in a one and a half quart cylindrical container. The Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream is a smooth ice cream broken up by quite a few random sized chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough pieces. At (locally) $5.99 a half gallon, this Edy’s ice cream is an affordable, mid-range ice cream. This is a new, limited edition of Edy’s ice cream, so it has not hit every market yet, though it is fun!
Ease Of Preparation
Edy’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream is a rich ice cream with a lot of additives. 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 Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
I was shocked that the Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream has almost no aroma to it. For such a robust flavored ice cream, I was surprised that it was one of the least aromatic frozen desserts that I've ever reviewed.
On the flavor front, the Edy's Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream is overwhelmingly chocolate flavored. The ice cream is rich and chocolatey and the chocolate flavor is distinct and strong. In fact, the chocolate ice cream flavor is so potent that it overwhelms entirely the flavor of the cookie dough. The chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough manifests more as a texture than a flavor, the ice cream base is so strong.
This ice cream has a dry, slightly sweet aftertaste to it, but it does not endure very long after the last of it is consumed.
The Edy’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream is a generally smooth ice cream with a substantial cookie dough additive. The one and a half quart container represents twelve half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 130 calories, 30 of which are from fat. The three and a half grams of fat represent 5% of the RDA of fat, with 13% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 2.5 grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has 10 mg of cholesterol (that’s 3% of the RDA!) and 40 mg of Sodium (2% RDA). The only other real nutrient is three grams of protein, though there is also 8% of the RDA of Calcium and 4% of the RDA Vitamin A and Iron in the Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
Edy’s has decent ingredients, which is nice. Made primarily of Non-Fat Milk, sugar, and chocolate chip cookie dough, Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is a decent ice cream! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list, though the last few ingredients are more preservatives and coloring agents than anything one might find in a grocery store. There are allergy warnings for milk, wheat, egg, and soy, so this is not a gluten-free food and, obviously, it is not Vegan-compliant. It is not marked as Kosher.
Edy’s 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; the container we bought last week had an expiration date of January 6, 2018.
The Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream is very dark brown and will certainly stain light clothing and some darker clothing. When the ice cream melts and gets onto fabrics, it will require one to wash it right out. On nonporous surfaces, the ice cream wipes off exceptionally easily.
Edy’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream is a good idea, though it is an execution that is less incredible than it sounded.
For other Edy’s ice creams, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Limited Edition Twinkie Ice Cream
Mint Brownie Ice Cream
Mint Cookie Crunch
For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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