tea berry-blue (teaberryblue) wrote,
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The Ice Cream Diaries, #3

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Today, I am doing my first dairy ice cream of this series. It’s Alden’s ice cream, a natural, organic ice cream from Oregon. It’s sweetened with cane juice and has no corn products in it. It cost around $5.50 for a quart and a half. And it comes in mint chip!

Alden's Ice Cream Mint Chip

Alden's Ice Cream Mint Chip

It is manufactured on machinery used for nuts in case that is important for any of you.

A 1/2 cup serving has 200 calories and 110 calories from fat–so less than Tofutti or the coconut ice cream, but more than either of the rice ice creams. It has 16 grams of sugar per serving

Alden's Mint Chip Opened

Alden's Mint Chip Opened

Opening it up, it is totally flecked all over with little teeny bits of chocolate. It doesn’t smell quite so strongly of mint as some of the non-dairy ice creams did.

It is very light and fluffy, soft, and easy to scoop It is a bit sweet, and not very strongly minty. The chocolate adds more to the texture than to the flavor, coming up in nice little melty bumps, but it’s not a really rich, strong chocolate taste.

This is a pretty good ice cream, but I don’t think there’s anything about it that really stands out to me. The flavors are all pleasant but not really strong, so while I don’t think this ice cream is going to offend anybody’s taste buds, it’s not going to make anyone say, “wow!” either.

The next ice cream is a soy ice cream: Soy Delicious non-dairy frozen dessert in vanilla– the grocery store had it in a ton of delicious-sounding flavors but none in mint.

Soy Delicious Vanilla

Soy Delicious Vanilla

This was sweetened with tapioca syrup and brown rice syrup, pineapple, apple, pear, and peach plus potato sugar! Wow. That is a lot of different interesting stuff. It has 110 calories per serving and only 15 calories from fat, which is the lowest so far. It’s also got the lowest sugar content– only 9 grams per serving. It cost $3.99 a pint.

Soy Delicious Vanilla Opened

Soy Delicious Vanilla Opened

I don’t like the flavor of this one at all. It has a nice soy flavor but, but on top of that the taste is like canned frosting– very sweet and sort of chemical-flavored. It has a bit of a slimy texture, too. Not my favorite so far. I only took three tastes of it in order to try it for the review and don’t think I’ll be eating this one. In fact, I think I’ll be getting the rest of the Tofutti and using that to get rid of this horrible taste in my mouth.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

Tags: food, food and drink, ice cream, reviews
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