Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It Could Always Use More Candy . . . Edy's Kit Kat Ice Cream!

The Good: Good chocolate flavor, Generally good ingredients, Inexpensive
The Bad: Not enough Kit Kat pieces, Nutritionally mediocre
The Basics: Edy's Kit Kat Ice Cream is all right, but it leaves the consumer wishing for more Kit Kat pieces than the ice cream possessed . . .

I have to give a lot of credit to Edy's; the ice cream maker tries a lot of cool flavors with a lot of neat additives. Edy's makes an effort to innovate in a pretty tight market. But, as much as I appreciate the effort, Edy's does not always succeed as much as one might hope. With their Kit Kat ice cream, I found myself wishing for more, despite how I bought the ice cream the moment I could find it locally! This was an ice cream with a good idea - a chocolate base with broken up chunks of Kit Kat candy bars - that just did not contain enough candy pieces to land the concept.


Edy’s ice cream comes in a one and a half quart cylindrical container. The Kit Kat Ice Cream is a generally smooth, creamy ice cream: the basic ice cream has little bits of Kit Kat embedded throughout the ice cream. At (locally) $5.49 a half gallon, the Edy’s ice cream is an affordable, mid-range ice cream. This is a Limited Edition ice cream, available from Edy’s only for an indeterminate amount of time.

Ease Of Preparation

Edy’s Kit Kat 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 Kit Kat Ice Cream.


The Kit Kat Ice Cream has a strong chocolate aroma to it. The smell of this ice cream gets, predictably, more potent as the dessert nears its melting point. This is a fairly aromatic ice cream and the scent that comes from it is very inviting to anyone who loves chocolate.

In the mouth, the Kit Kat ice cream is delightfully chocolatey. This is a darker-tasting chocolate ice cream. Instead of being generically sweet, the Kit Kat ice cream bears a more realistic chocolate flavor and, as such, it finishes a little drier than other chocolate ice creams. The Kit Kat ice cream has a sweetness to its chocolate flavor, but it is not the dominant element of the flavor palate; this is a more forceful, than smooth, chocolate flavor and as one who loves dark chocolate, I found that very inviting. Unfortunately, the Kit Kat pieces within the ice cream are few and far between and they manifest more as an occasionally crispy, more often soggy, additive that is less flavorful and more of a texture.

Edy's Kit Kat ice cream has a comparatively mild, sweeter, aftertaste to it that lasts in the mouth for a few minutes after the last of the ice cream is consumed.


The Edy’s Kit Kat Ice Cream is a fairly smooth ice cream with a candy additive that is harder than the ice cream and much more soggy than a traditional, dry, Kit Kat candy bar. The one and a half quart container represents twelve half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 140 calories, 45 of which are from fat. The five grams of fat represent 8% of the RDA of fat, with 15% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the three grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has less than 5 mg of cholesterol (that’s 2% of the RDA!) and 55 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 2% of the RDAs of Iron and Vitamin A in the Kit Kat Ice Cream.

Edy’s Kit Kat Ice Cream has decent ingredients, despite the generally unremarkable nutritional benefits of the ice cream. Made primarily of Skim Milk, sugar and candy pieces, Kit Kat is a well-made ice cream! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. Obviously, it contains milk ingredients. The Edy's Kit Kat ice cream is also marked with allergy warnings for wheat, peanut, and soy. As a result, Kit Kat ice cream is neither Kosher nor gluten free.


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 I purchased weeks ago had an expiration date of August 20, 2018, so it seems to have a fairly god shelf life.

The Kit Kat ice cream is a very dark brown ice cream that will stain any light colored fabrics. The ice cream is enhanced by chocolate pieces that will continue to melt as the ice cream melts off it. 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, at least with a hot cloth.


Edy’s Kit Kat ice cream is good for those who want a rich chocolate ice cream, but not all that satisfying for embodying or including a Kit Kat candy bar flavor.

For other Edy's frozen desserts, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Vermont Maple Syrup Ice Cream
Mint Brownie Ice Cream


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

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