Nothing makes more sense than starting this year off with something that I hope to write plenty about, my best friend: ice cream. My freezer generally houses a quickly rotated quart of Turkey Hill Moose Tracks Ice Cream and on my New Year’s Eve visit to A&P, I was looking for exactly that. I can’t say if there was a run on the grocery store for this particularly delicious flavor, but to my dismay it was not available in my local freezer isle. All the more reason to branch out a bit and try something new. I am always partial to the lighter flavors, because I have no idea what portion control is and I don’t want to waste my time learning something new at age 27. That boat sailed and I don’t even see it on the horizon.As you can see from the label, Lovin’ Spoonfuls Moose Tracks is vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups and famous moose tracks Denali Fudge. Not to mention, 25% of the profits are donated to the Special Olympics, so essentially the calories don’t even count. The first thing I noticed removing the lid was the yellow color associated with the vanilla ice cream served in cafeterias across America. Any purist might think this is a negative, but no. There is a special place in my heart for this and it tastes like the artificial vanilla I miss like an old friend. Normally, vanilla ice cream makes me fall asleep, but in conjunction with the fudge ribbon and peanut butter cups, it created a perfect harmony in my spoon.
Another thing I really liked about this brand was that it didn’t come out of the freezer rock solid and that wasn’t based on my freezer, which I keep at Ice Age temperature. When it’s ice cream time, I get anxious waiting for it to reach a soft enough temperature and I eat more than a serving while trying to chisel it out into a bowl. Forget you Turkey Hill, there’s a new Lovin’ Spoonful in town.