This review might seem redundant given yesterday’s overall (wildly favorable) Coconut Bliss review, but I thought it was worth following up on this particular flavor because, if you’re anything like me, the thought of mint and coconut together falls rather short of appealing. Coconut and vanilla? Sure. Coconut and chocolate? Gimme more! But coconut and mint? Blech. I hastily skipped over this combo on our first two forays to the store. The “on sale” sticker in front of it only inflamed my suspicion.
Serendipitously, however, my hubby suggested a sweet treat last night as a reward for…wait a minute, what was it a reward for? Maybe I unpacked another box? (There’s a reason I haven’t posted pictures of our new place.) Or maybe it was a thinly veiled excuse to try more Coconut Bliss.
In any case, I agreed and promised to return from Whole Paycheck with a new flavor in tow. With only two more to try, Mint Galactica and Naked Coconut, I decided to be bold and save a buck on the marked-down one. How very frugal of me.
I’m so glad my tightwad leanings kicked in at that moment. Mint Galactica turned out to be delightful! It was everything mint chocolate chip ice cream should be — smooth and refreshing with real mint flavor, real rich chocolate, and none of the crazy-scary food colorings so often observed in this classic combo. Only the tiniest tinge of coconut came through and only at the end. It was very subtle. I think only the seriously coconut-averse would dislike this ice cream.
The only downside to this Coconut Bliss flavor? It feels lighter than the others because the mint makes it so darn refreshing, so I wanted to eat more. In other words, it didn’t “do me in” quite as quickly as the Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge. Hm. I think my hips will forgive me.
But will my fabulous new jeans?