The Good: Delicious, Not entirely un-nutritious, Reasonably priced
The Bad: Not as flavorful for the number of things in the ice cream.
The Basics: The Breyers Blasts Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream is dominated by caramel flavoring, which turns out to be delightful indeed.
Now that I have started reviewing ice creams – Starbucks Coffee Signature Hot Chocolate ice cream is reviewed here! – I am discovering they can be an interesting challenge, especially for ice creams that have additional additives, as opposed to simply having a single flavor for the ice cream itself. I’ve, traditionally, liked ice creams like that: chocolate chip cookie dough, Panda Tracks, and pretty much anything by Ben & Jerry’s. When I used to make ice cream, I would do all sorts of additives, from simple ice creams like cookies & cream to my magnum opus: coconut chocolate malt with malted milk balls! So the Breyers Blasts! “frozen dairy dessert” (ice cream) seemed like a natural line for me to enjoy. When I found the Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips on clearance at the local grocery store, I did not hesitate before picking it up!
The Breyers Blasts’s Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream is a simple ice cream with multiple additives, from a caramel swirl to cracked up pieces of waffle cone and mini chocolate chips.
Breyers Blasts ice cream comes in a typical half gallon container. The Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream is a chunky ice cream: the basic ice cream mixed with caramel, waffle cone pieces and a fair amount of chocolate chips. While I had many bites that didn’t have any chocolate chips, none of the ice cream lacked caramel. The waffle cone pieces were few and far between, so it was very rare to get bites that had the whole flavor palate in them.
At (locally) $5.99 a half gallon, the Breyers Blasts! ice cream is an affordable, mid-range ice cream. That I found it on clearance for $2.99 was a steal!
Ease Of Preparation
The Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream is a loaded ice cream. 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 Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream.
The Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream smells entirely like caramel. The scent is very full and the rest of the ice cream additives do not emit any scent like the caramel does.
In the mouth, the vanilla ice cream carries the flavor of the caramel perfectly. The caramel permeates the vanilla ice cream, even away from the swirls in the ice cream. The flavor is augmented by chunks of waffle cone, which does not change the taste significantly. Instead, it adds a crunchy texture that is actually very intriguing in the mouth. In a similar fashion, the chocolate chips add a hard texture that does not enrich the flavor significantly. The caramel flavoring completely overwhelms the chocolate of the chocolate chips. Even as the ice cream warms, I noticed no significant change in the flavor; the chocolate from the chocolate chips only influences the ice cream flavor in bites loaded with disproportionate numbers of chocolate chips. More often than not, this tastes like a vanilla and caramel ice cream, very sweet, with minimal undertones of chocolate from the chocolate chips.
Ironically, the chocolate chips seem to assert themselves an aftertaste and once the sweetness of the caramel dissipated, the chocolate flavor lingered in the mouth.
The Breyers Blasts Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream is a fairly light ice cream with heavy additives. The half gallon represents represents eight half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 140 calories, 40 of which are from fat. The four and a half grams of fat represent 7% of the RDA of fat, with 18% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 3.5 grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has 10 mg of cholesterol (that’s 3% of the RDA!) and 85 mg of Sodium (4% RDA). The only other real nutrient is two grams of protein, though there is also 8% of the RDA of Calcium in the Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Ice Cream.
Breyers Blasts has decent ingredients, too. Made primarily of Milk, caramel swirl, and sugar, the Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips is not, technically, an ice cream, though it sure mimics one well! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list.
Breyers Blasts 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 (my half gallon had an expiration date of June 7, 2013, which made it even more baffling why it would be clearanced now).
The Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips ice cream is fairly light, but the caramel swirl is sticky and will stain. As well, 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.
The Breyers Blasts Waffle Cone with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips ice cream is enjoyable and not entirely unhealthy, making it an easy ice cream to recommend!
For other sweet treats, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Almond chocolate bar
Godiva Mint Chocolate Chip In Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar
For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!
© 2012 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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