Review | Are the 2 new seasonal flavors from Berkey Creamery worth your money? | Way of life
As fall is in full swing at State College, Penn State’s Berkey Creamery has added two new seasonal flavors to its menu.
Although these flavors are only available in October, if you were hoping for a crisp pumpkin or apple flavor, this isn’t what you’ll get.
None of these new menu items include typical fall flavors – instead, the two new offerings are variations on already popular ice cream flavors.
As a huge ice cream fan, I decided to give these flavors a try to let you know if they are worth your money.
The first new flavor, “Jet Set Java”, is described on the menu as “coffee mocha ice cream with a swirl of chocolate fudge”.
On my initial taste, I didn’t like this ice cream – it was a bit bland and didn’t look like anything special.
The coffee mocha flavor of the ice cream is quite mild, and the more I tasted it, the more I decided the star of the show wasn’t the coffee but rather the swirl of mixed fudge.
Overall, I don’t think I’ll find myself buying this flavor again, nor would I necessarily recommend it.
However, if you usually find yourself indulging in coffee ice cream, you should give this flavor a try.
The added taste of soft chocolate fudge, rather than crunchy chocolate chips, makes this traditional ice cream flavor special and adds an unexpected pop of flavor.
If coffee flavored ice cream isn’t for you, don’t worry – you can try the other new flavor, “For the Glory Peanut Butter Fudge Cluster”.
This flavor was created to honor Penn State Homecoming, including “peanut butter ice cream with buttery toasted almonds and a chocolate swirl,” according to the menu.
If you’re like me and love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, then this is the ice cream for you.
The second I tried this flavor I fell in love. It tastes like eating a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup filled with crunchy peanut butter.
I’m not usually someone who likes almonds (honestly, any type of nut) in my ice cream, but to my surprise, I could barely detect the buttery toasted almonds. So if you’re feeling tired of almonds, it won’t have much of an impact on your experience with this flavor.
The blend of creamy ice cream with the crunch of buttery toasted almonds creates the perfect sensation for your taste buds.
Even before trying these flavors, I was already unsure that any of them seemed very special – I was hoping this seasonal treat was somehow tied to October.
Although it wasn’t what I expected, I was pleasantly surprised with For the Glory and happy with Jet Set Java.
I predict For the Glory will be more popular than Jet Set Java. Not only are the flavors bolder, but the classic blend of peanut butter and chocolate is absolutely delicious.
Remember, these flavors will only be available until October 31, so if any of them pique your interest, you should head to the Berkey Creamery ASAP.
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