7.5 of 10
Disclaimer: Acme Valley despatched me a complimentary field of 10 ice cream pints to evaluation. Thanks, Acme Valley! Whereas the free pints present me with the chance for this evaluation, Acme Valley has no management over the opinions expressed.
Banana Cut up is a brand new taste from Acme Valley—so new that, as I write this evaluation, there isn’t even a web page for the flavour on the Acme Valley web site.
My latest apply has been to start out a evaluation with the model’s pint description. It helps set expectations. However this pint had no description on the container—and as I discussed, there’s no webpage but. So, with out additional ado:
Banana Ice Cream: The advice on the container is to let the ice cream mood 10 to fifteen minutes, so I did that. It was nonetheless largely frozen after 10 minutes, but it surely was a bit softer. I believe an extended mood is well-advised, particularly with fruit-based flavors.
This ice cream undoubtedly has a little bit of a distinct texture from different manufacturers—a stretchy texture—“taffy-like” simply as Acme Valley claims. However you’ll be able to nonetheless style the creaminess of it too. It’s totally different, however the texture grows on you over time.
This base has a nice, pure banana taste, not overly candy; which is to say, it’s considerably refined, not super-concentrated or artificially enhanced.
Some fruit-based ice lotions might be icy if the water within the fruit just isn’t handled correctly. Nevertheless it isn’t an issue on this pint. The bottom is clean and creamy.
Chocolate Syrup: Take a look at that image of the highest of the pint. A lot chocolate syrup! It makes my sugar-loving coronary heart skip a beast. However the cross-section reveals the chocolate is basically contained to the highest and sides of the pint.
It’s just like Hershey’s chocolate syrup in texture and taste—a milk chocolate taste. There’s a lot of it that some ran off the aspect of my scoops and pooled within the bowl, permitting me to dip the ice cream into the chocolate syrup for an additional burst of chocolate.
Walnuts: These are medium-sized walnut items blended into the pint. They add some texture and bitter, nutty taste, a welcome variation.
However, honestly there aren’t many walnuts on this pint—not sufficient for a premium model—maybe 4 or so in my half pint. Wanting on the cross part photos tells the story—you’ll be able to see just a few walnut chunks peaking out. Considerably disappointing.
Total: Banana Cut up is a brand new taste from Acme Valley. The chocolate and banana work effectively collectively—one other traditional taste mixture from Acme Valley.
It does boast a good quantity of chocolate and a strong, ice-free banana taste. However there might have been some extra walnuts, and admittedly, another flavors if it’s going to say to be what’s conventionally understood as a “banana break up.”
Seeking to Wikipedia to settle what a “banana break up” definitively consists of as a substitute creates some ambiguity:
“A banana break up is an American ice cream-based dessert consisting of a peeled banana lower in half lengthwise, and served with ice-cream and sauce between the 2 items. There are numerous variations, however the traditional banana break up is made with three scoops of ice cream (one every of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry). A sauce or sauces (chocolate, strawberry, and pineapple are conventional) are drizzled onto the ice cream, which is topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherries. Crushed nuts (usually peanuts or walnuts) are optionally available.”
Based mostly on that definition, it’s truthful to count on sure flavors from this pint: banana and chocolate, but additionally, at the very least vanilla and strawberry, and, for additional factors, perhaps even pineapple, cherry, nuts, and whipped cream.
That’s a reasonably sophisticated pint to fabricate on a big scale. So it’s most likely unimaginable to actually replicate the banana break up expertise in a humble pint. Or worse, it’d lead to one thing just like a humble Neapolitan ice cream.
For me, Acme Valley’s Banana Cut up is nearer to B&J’s Chunky Monkey in flavors—with banana, chocolate, and walnuts. So if that’s what you’re anticipating getting in, you received’t be upset.
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Full Energy Ice Cream
Banana Cut up
Welcome to Acme Valley
Decelerate and revel in our full power ice cream. The richest and most decadent ice cream you’ll ever style. It clings as you pull the spoon up—a ribbon of deliciousness that melts when it meets your tongue.
- 3 servings per container
- Serving dimension: 2/3 cup
- Energy per serving: 410
- Energy per container: 1080
Cream, Complete Milk, Banana Puree (Banana, Ascorbic Acid), Cane Sugar*, Chocolate Sauce (Sugar, Water, Invert Sugar, Breakfast Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Cocoa [Processed With Alkali], Much less Than 1% Of Chocolate Liquor, Citric Acid, Pure Taste, Salt), Non-GMO Dextrose, Walnuts, Nonfat Dry Milk, Eggs, Pure Taste, Much less Than .5% Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum.
Comprises: Milk, Eggs, Walnuts.
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Must know the way Acme Valley does it? Nicely, you’ll must determine it out by yourself. Acme Valley hasn’t put out a recipe guide but! Come on, Acme Valley! What’s the deal? We love you and wish to get to know you higher—to know all of your little ice cream quirks and secrets and techniques. Publish that ice cream recipe guide already!
Psst! You can also make ice cream like Ben & Jerry’s, Jeni’s, and Haagen-Dazs at residence. Right here’s their secret ice cream base recipes!
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