Monday, June 22, 2009

Food Review: Edy's Slow-Churned Nestle Drumstick Flavor

The mise en place (ha)

  • I Paid: $2.99 + tax (on sale with my Safeway card)
  • Description on the container: Vanilla Light Ice Cream With Fudge Swirls, Chocolaty Coated Peanuts and Cone Pieces.

The idea for this blog really came from this item, which I came across earlier this morning via Hungry Girl. As soon as I read about the new "limited edition" flavors, I would be trying one ASAP. As fate (or Safeway's management) would have it, all of the Edy's ice creams were on sale (with a membership card) for $2.99- A-MA-ZING. Usually these tubs o' fabulous are upwards of $6.50, so I took this as a sign that I MUST try it tonight. After some mental deliberation I picked up the Nestle Drumstick flavor- it's prob one of my favorite ice cream treats from the ice cream trucks/pool-side snack shacks from when I was younger, after all. Thinking back on this, I probably had waaaay too high expectations for the ice cream...but I digress.


The vanilla and "fudge" was pretty typical of Edy's flavors that I've had before- sweet, sorta strange consistency of "fudge", pretty standard for mass-produced ice cream. I appreciate the creaminess of it, considering the relatively good stats compared to full-fat ice creams. The cone pieces were tiny slivers of sugar-flavored styrofoam coated in chocolate, while the peanuts provided a little bit of saltiness and some crunch. Obviously, since the cone pieces are packed into the ice cream, it's hard to imagine they would still be crunchy. But I wasn't expecting it to be so... squeaky.

Final Verdict? I had way too high expectations for this ice cream. I thought it would be a party of texture, thick fudge, and all-over yumminess. Basically, I was hoping for an actual Nestle Drumstick to be shoved into an Edy's tub. Would I buy it again? Probably not. Am I still going to polish off the $2.99 (!!) tub? Heck yeah!


  1. You need to try the Wegman's Peanut Butter Sundae ice cream. You will be amazed!!

  2. I think I might still try the other flavor that sounded good...hmmm, which one was that again?

  3. @Ilana: Thank you for reminding me yet again that I live in a sad Wegmans-less area.

    @Shannon: There's also Mud Pie and S'Mores, I think the S'Mores one was the other one we wanted to try.

  4. Thank you Kaoru for your thorough and thoughtful insight into this product. Now I will not waste any calories on this culinary abortion from Eddy's. May I recommend an actual Drumstick in the future? haha

    Also, I think you did put a little too much pressure on this ice cream. True, I understand you are Asian, but its like you were treating this ice cream as your kid becoming a doctor...haha.

    Also, love the pics. Its like I am there eating the ice cream with you!