This week, we review...Trader Joe's COOKIE BUTTER ICE CREAM!!! Yep. It's a real thing.
If you're not familiar with cookie butter (I'm sorry), get yourself to Trader Joe's and buy some, or to your local grocery store and pick up some Biscoff Spread. Now.
The ice cream is swirled with both cookie butter and speculoos cookies. A 1-quart container costs $4.49.
I was pretty sure I would love this...note the Valentine tea towel. I don't break out my Valentine linens for just any ol' dessert. ;)
A mom's (my) take: I can't believe I'm saying this...I didn't like it. I didn't get a strong flavor of either the cookie butter or the speculoos cookies. The ice cream base itself wasn't very creamy. This is going to save me a lot of calories, but it makes me kind of sad.
Overall rating: 2 of 5 stars
A teenager's (kiddo's) take: The ice cream is very sweet, and the cookie/cookie butter bits sprinkled throughout provide for somewhat of a balance... But, I'd have to agree with my mom on this one: there really isn't much of a flavor besides pure sweetness (if you're a fan of that, go right ahead!), and if I hadn't known the name of it, I couldn't have even guessed what kind of ice cream this is. I definitely don't taste any cookies, so maybe TJ's should consider changing the name...
Overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Ice Cream: you might be better off sticking with straight up cookie butter. :(
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