After trying heaven in a pint a.k.a Strawberry Darling, I knew I had to try more of LaLoo’s goat’s milk offerings.
Now generally when I’m grabbing a pint I don’t reach for a straight up chocolate flavor; they just strike me as boring. This I had higher hopes for, especially after reading that it was made with Scharffen Berger’s 77% dark cacao.
So I strolled to the checkout isle and dropped the $7, for this one pint of ice cream – a price that would easily buy two B&J or Haagen-Dazs elsewhere.
I popped the top and did a bit of digging – A little disappointed. I know there wasn’t any particular mention but I had hoped for some sort of swirl, or cacao nib, maybe even gold leaf shavings at this price point. This was just..boring.
So I get over my initial dissapointment and go for my first spoonful. Oh man, apparently the goat that made this pint was lactating locust bean gum. This stuff is seriously gummy, like Edy’s frozen dairy desserts gummy. That’s not something I mind when I’m expecting it, but it seemed out of place here.
The flavor itself is good, really good. That Sharffen fellow seems to know his chocolate. The name Deep Chocolate gives the impression of dark, this actually a semi-sweet and quite pleasant.
Nutritionally it’s on the same grounds as many lighter ice creams, and I would put it a notch above said ice creams in terms of taste/quality ingredients.
Grade: C try it if you’re in a spendy mood, otherwise…
The only reasons to pick this up:
- You are lactose intolerant
- You’re trying to impress the cashier by dropping $7 on a pint of ice cream.
Neither of these are particularly good reasons. Take some lactaid, and realize that the hipster chick at the whole foods checkout is more impressed by a beat up fixie than anything of monetary value.