Monday, July 11, 2016
Trader Joe's Soy Creamy Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert--Vanilla
The cherry-chocolate chip "Soy Creamy" blew me away with how good it was. So I had high expectations for its plainer shelfmate in vanilla--maybe higher than was realistic. Without cherry and chocolate flavors to hide behind, it was harder to disguise the non-dairy nature of this one.
That is not to say that it's bad. It isn't. It's just not "must eat all of it right now" good. It's sort of average vanilla ice cream. A really great, premium French vanilla ice cream can stand on its own. More mundane vanilla ice creams really need something to tart them up--fruit, a glaze, some chocolate syrup, or whatever. This falls into the latter category. There's nothing particularly wrong with it, but also nothing particularly exciting about it.
Will I buy it again?
No. As I write this, the container has been sitting half-eaten in my freezer for two weeks, which suggests my lack of enthusiasm for it.