Wednesday, September 24, 2008

REVIEW: Edy's Fun Flavors Peanut Butter Cup

I've never had much of a sweet tooth and can pretty much take or leave dessert. Don't get me wrong – if I'm out at a restaurant and the dessert tray looks good or we're passing through Little Italy and have time to swing by Vaccaro's for some tiramisu I'm not going to say no. But I don't need cake or cookies or candy to complete my dinner.

Unless, of course, you've mixed peanut butter with whatever sweet concoction you've got. Then I'm a total sucker and my knees go weak just thinking about the mix of salty and sweet that awaits.

Just take our recent vacation purchase of a container of Edy's Fun Flavors Peanut Butter Cup. While we're on the Outer Banks I usually like to hit Uncle Eddie's Ice Cream and Miniature Golf in Avon at least once for their Peanut Butter Praline Sundae, a mountainous heap of ice cream, peanut butter, pralines, hot fudge and whipped cream. But I couldn't resist when I saw a container of this staring back at me one night when we stopped at the Village Grocer for supplies. And beer.

It wouldn't be an exaggeration for me to say that this is officially my favorite commercial ice cream frozen dairy dessert. Ever. (I think Grape Nut from Kimball Farms in Carlisle, MA is still my all-time favorite ice cream.) Peanut Butter Cup is a delirious blend of vanilla ice cream with chunks of peanut butter cups (probably my favorite candy ever) and fudge, which results in little surprises of peanut butter in every spoonful.

Yes, it's as good as it sounds and I can attest that even a small bowl sends me into a sugar coma that even a Monday Night Football double-header can't rouse me from. Luckily, the Edy's website could not find a single grocery store within 50 miles of THG HQ that carries this particular flavor.


Anonymous said...

This stuff is NOT ice cream ... just check the label. If you're going to write food reviews shouldn't your pallet be developed enough to be able to tell when you're eating some funky ice-cream like product as opposed to the real thing? Or do think Boy-ar-dee tastes better than Newman's pasta sauce?

Dan said...

Thanks for writing. First off, if you're going to leave a comment, especially a negative one, have the decency not to hide behind an "Anonymous" identity.

Second, I write food reviews about stuff I like for something called "The Hungover Gourmet" so you should probably take anything I write with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional food reviewer, don't get paid to do so, and simply write about what I like and what I don't like.

I've never professed to have a developed palette. I like White Castle burgers, pork BBQ and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. Does that sound like the palette of somebody whose opinion really carries that much weight?

Frankly, this non-ice-cream put me into such a sugar coma that I never even had time to read the label. I like to eat, not do research.


Yeah, I've never thought much of your pallet. If you had a good one, with an operational forklift, we wouldn't have to haul all our stuff in ourselves when we come to visit. And we have a lot of stuff, what with all the dog food/beds and our own bags. We always complain about your lack of a pallet when we leave. Please work on that for next time.

If you were going to fire off some anonymous vitriol, would you not take the time to ensure you were using the proper words to insult?

Off to watch the Eagles and eat pork BBQ and a bowl of doughnuts at Jeff's.

THG's Niece