Today I picked up two flavors of Edy's (Dreyers in the West) "Overloaded" style ice cream--Cookies and Cream and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. Apparently this is a new product that is supposed to be more chock-full of mix-ins than typical ice cream. While I can't comment on whether that claim is true, given that I've only just tasted the two flavors thus far and haven't delved deep into the containers, what I can say is this stuff is amazing. First of all, it is supposed to be a soft ice cream (not like soft serve, but a softer consistency than regular, right out of the freezer ice cream). I didn't realize this at first, and when I was in the check out line and say the "soft" statement on the label I almost returned it to the freezer without purchasing it, as I found the Edy's Cyclone ice cream, intended to replicate soft serve in consistency, to be incredibly chalky and artificial tasting. The Overloaded was totally different--smooth, not-artificial tasting, (despite the fact that there are probably some chemicals in there keeping the product soft), and incredibly creamy. Secondly, I was impressed with the nutritional information for this ice cream. The fat and calorie contents of each flavor I purchased, though more so the Cookies and Cream than the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, were similar to that of Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream. The Cookies and Cream has 110 calories and 3.5 grams of fat per serving, and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup has 140 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving. Given that this style of ice cream is supposed to have more of the "good stuff" in it, I was surprised to see that, nutritionally speaking, it was actually less troublesome than Edy's regular ice cream. Finally, I have never seen this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup flavor offered by Edy's in any of their other styles and since this is one of the flavors of ice cream I tend to get when going to an ice cream shop, etc, I figured it was worth buying and trying.
Anyway, just curious to see what others thought. Hopefully someone else will buy it and like it, as I'd hate for it to be discontinued (though my waistline would probably appreciate that)! Thanks