Bah, I am the WORST BLOGGER EVER. I blame the running – the half-marathon is this Sunday though. So either I will be a better blogger soon, or I’ll be dead from stupidly attempting to run 13.1 miles (IN A ROW).
Anyway. Less excuses, more ice cream! In mid-April I was contacted by a representative of Graeter’s Ice Cream.
They started making small-batch ice cream in 1870 in Cincinnati, Ohio and thanks to the power of the intertubes they were able to send ice cream to me in Nebraska. Apparently it is Oprah’s favorite ice cream.
From left to right: vanilla, mint chocolate chip, black raspberry chip, Buckeye blitz, mocha chocolate chip, and strawberry.
Vanilla and mint chocolate chip – lovely, clean flavors. Also, I like that the mint isn’t dyed a crazy neon green.
The chocolate is poured into the ice cream by hand, so you get some chips that are tiny and some “chips” that are more well-described as “huge chunks.” If you get one of those you win the chocolate lottery, although they are kind of hard to get out of the container.
Buckeye blitz and mocha chocolate chip – the Buckeye blitz is Jenny’s fault. When I told her about the email I got, she insisted that I ask them for Buckeye blitz. The lovely Graeter’s people were nice enough to indulge her.
Buckeye blitz is chocolate ice cream with the same chocolate chips plus peanut butter cookie dough. If you like ice cream with lots of stuff in it… this is for you. This is not for me, but Jenny really liked it.
The mocha was more my style. Coffee and chocolate, always a brilliant combination.
The berries – black raspberry chip and strawberry. Both of these had really excellent true berry flavors, and definitely didn’t taste like “strawberry flavoring.” They just tasted… like berries. It was really cool.
So we suffered through eating 6 pints of premium ice cream just for you, my dear readers. I’m telling you, this blog thing is sometimes pretty awesome.
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. I am not expected to return this item after my review period. Because it is IN MY BELLEH.
Graeter’s Ice Cream can be shipped to the lower 48 states; prices vary depending on distance from Cincinnati: $60 – $80 for 6 pints, and $90 – $120 for 12 pints. If you order tonight, it appears you can have it delivered as early as Tuesday of next week. It arrives in a foam cooler, frozen solid and packed in dry ice, and let me tell you it is a pretty cool thing to have ice cream waiting for you on your porch when you get home from work. Also, Mother’s Day is May 8th. Just sayin’.
Has anyone else ever had Graeter’s Ice Cream? If we ever make it to Ohio I am going to have to check it out in person.
Anyway, happy almost weekend! I promise to post more if I don’t die during the race on Sunday.