Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Peanut Buttery Perfection

Inarguably, I am not the best blogger you have ever met. When it comes to being accountable to sit down regularly and articulate my latest meal, sometimes I fall short. In fairness, I mean to. I think about it and plan to, but then so much time passes since the last time I ate something worth sharing and then I start to feel like a real fraud.  Let’s just say that nobody has ever accused me of being too consistent, but you know what I am? I’m passionate. I love food and the experience of eating so much that the passion oozes out of my pours, like caramel dripping from a Milky Way.

                Kent Nerburn once said, “We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware – beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.” Case and point, for the majority of today, I was knee deep in having a typical Tuesday. I was doing the same stuff I always do on Tuesday and I was so busy doing it, that I barely registered what day it was. All of the sudden, overwhelmed by the sense of adventure and spontaneity, there was access to a box of Magnum Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars and like a flip of a switch, my day was brighter.

                These ice cream bars are described as Peanut butter ice cream dipped in a chocolatey coating, peanut buttery sauce and milk chocolate. First off, there is something to be said for the company deciding to use the word buttery over butter. Peanut butter sauce would have been quite clear, but buttery is such a luxurious word. Buttery, buttery, buttery, feed me.

I have the prejudice that all peanut butter desserts that come prepackaged are never as peanut butter flavored as advertised, so at first glance I was an intrigued skeptic. Another thing I really liked about the packaging was that these came in a three pack, meaning the level of commitment was minimal. Living alone, if I bought these again I wouldn’t be eating these for three weeks straight. With three in a pack, I could polish them off in two days.

                After withstanding the car ride from the grocery store to my belly, I was amazed at how hard the outer shell remained after unwrapping. It actually took me two tries to bite into this, because there are two hard shells of chocolate surrounding the ice cream. Trust me that with my level of excitement, even my first bite had quite the vigor. The outermost layer was the thickest and froze quite significantly. In between the second layer of chocolate, which then coats the ice cream is the peanut “buttery” sauce. WOW, I was not disappointed. The other taste tester kept commenting at how prominent the PB taste really was and I admit that it was overwhelming in the good way. The sauce was so significantly notable that I actually couldn’t even tell that the ice cream was peanut butter flavored.

                It took me longer than normal to eat this ice cream bar because it really was Magnum. The price tag calorically is 340 calories and I think it seemed fair. This was far from a light dessert, but you can really taste and enjoy the decadence here. I am pretty sure that when I was done eating this ice cream I actually expressed, “I feel happy.” Now you can keep your magnum jokes to yourself, but this ice cream really was blissful. Just the excitement of the unexpected treat, something I would have never bought myself took my regular day and made it a good day.

I enjoyed this ice cream and would recommend this for any peanut butter fanatics who just can’t get enough. If you’re on the fence about peanut butter, then you should probably get your head checked (joke), but in seriousness, this ice cream is probably not for you.


  1. Boy you must be slipping. Can' t polish off the box in one night. I would. It would be my dinner and my dessert. I will have to look for them in the airport. My place for eating Magnums. They sound yummy and the hard coating is great. I hope you were not taking the photos while you were motoring home. Party dessert!!

  2. I'm not above eating them in the car. You're my favorite blog commenter!