Saturday, March 25, 2017

Julie's - Organic Vanilla Ice Cream, Almonds, Dark Chocolate bar - Mar. 25, 2017

Chocolate of the Day: 

Julie's Organic Ice Cream
(Distributed by Oregon Ice Cream, Eugene, OR)
Organic Vanilla Ice Cream, Almonds and Dark Chocolate
Weight: 3 fl. oz. (89 mL) / 9 fl. oz. (266 mL) in total box of 3 bars
Calories: 250 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $3.99 (estimate) for 1 box of 3 bars
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #7 of Chocolate and Ice Cream Bar Theme Week.

Today's Julie's Organic Ice Cream bar was made with "Organic Vanilla Ice Cream, Almonds and Dark Chocolate" and distributed by Oregon Ice Cream (Eugene, OR)*.

Happily the ingredients list for these bars was a bit shorter than most other mass produced ice cream bars.

Although the organic vanilla ice cream still contained vegetable gums (organic guar gum and organic locust bean gum), even the additives used to stabilize, thicken or emulsify seemed to be of a higher quality than found elsewhere.

This sweet, light-tasting bar was an organic, high-end take on a a classic, chocolate-covered, vanilla ice cream bar with bits of almonds adding some crunchy texture. The thin chocolate shell was authentic tasting, although a bit gummy after a few chews.

Frozen chocolate, by definition, won't taste like a dark chocolate bar; so it's unfair to expect this. But on a hot day it can be refreshing.

*Oregon Ice Cream brands include Julie's Organic, Alden's Organic and Cascade Glacier. 
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