Friday, July 5, 2013

Not All A Mint Enthusiast Might Hope For: Edy’s Limited Edition Mint Cookie Ice Cream

The Good: Not entirely un-nutritious, Inexpensive, Tastes incredibly chocolatey!
The Bad: Not very minty at all!
The Basics: Edy’s Limited Edition Mint Cookie Ice Cream is not all it is cracked up to be on the mint flavor front.

Not very long ago, I found myself just a little disappointed (not quite depressed, but on the way there !). I was disappointed because locally all of the stores had run out of the Limited Edition Thin Mint flavored Edy’s ice cream. Well, Edy’s was just revamping their recurring limited edition flavor, so I had nothing to be disappointed about, as it turns out. Still limited edition, but no longer licensing from the Girl Scouts Of America, Limited Edition Mint Cookie ice cream was recently restocked locally and I picked up a carton immediately.

Sadly, it was not worth the wait.

As one who loves mint, Edy’s’s Mint Cookie Ice Cream is a very chocolatey, but unfortunately un-minty ice cream.


Edy’s ice cream comes in a one and a half quart cylindrical container. The Mint Cookie Ice Cream is a smooth ice cream broken up by random sized chocolate cookie bits. At (locally) $5.99 a half gallon, this Edy’s ice cream is an affordable, mid-range ice cream. This is a limited edition Edy’s ice cream, though it does seem to be pretty regularly stocked over the last few years.

Ease Of Preparation

Edy’s Mint Cookie Ice Cream is a very basic 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 Mint Cookie Ice Cream.


The Mint Cookie Ice Cream smells like dark chocolate. There is not even a hint of mint in the aroma that comes from this dark chocolatey ice cream.

Just as with the scent, the Edy’s Mint Cookie ice cream is dominated on the flavor front by the chocolate ice cream as opposed to the mint cookie pieces that are broken up and appear infrequently within the ice cream. The chocolate flavor is fairly dark and only mildly sweet, making the Mint Cookie a good flavor for those who like rich chocolate flavored ice creams.

Unfortunately, it is not great for those who like amazingly mint flavored ice creams. The chocolate mint cookie pieces add a texture to the ice cream and only a hint of mint to the aftertaste of the ice cream. The cookies add nothing of significance to the primary flavoring of this ice cream.

This ice cream has a slightly dry, cool (vaguely minty) aftertaste that remains in the mouth for several minutes after it is consumed.


The Edy’s Mint Cookie Ice Cream is a very thick, heavy, ice cream with a substantial cookie additive. The one and a half quart container represents twelve half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 160 calories, 70 of which are from fat. The eight grams of fat represent 12% of the RDA of fat, with 23% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 4.5 grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has 20 mg of cholesterol (that’s 7% of the RDA!) and 60 mg of Sodium (2% RDA). The only other real nutrient is three grams of protein, though there is also 6% of the RDA of Calcium and Iron and 4% of the RDA Vitamin A in the Mint Cookie Ice Cream.

Edy’s has decent ingredients, too. Made primarily of Skim Milk, cream, and sugar, Mint Cookie is a decent ice cream! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list.


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 (my half gallon had an expiration date of November 7, 2013).

The Mint Cookie ice cream is very dark, opaque 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 Mint Cookie ice cream is good for the chocolate component, but does not live up on the promise of being truly minty, making it an unfortunate disappointment for those who love mint.

For other Edy’s ice creams, be sure to visit my reviews of:
How I Love Thee Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Outshine Coconut Waters With Pineapple Fruit Ice Bars
Limited Edition Peppermint
Double Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
Limited Edition Egg Nog
Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie


For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2013 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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