Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Down with Winter, Up with Ice Cream!

Okay, okay. Thanks to an anonymous commenter from my last whiny post about the cold weather, I now realize that I don't have it quite so bad. Said commenter reminded me that in some places (like Alberta Canada, for example), -33 is considered cold. And yes, I did mean NEGATIVE 33. I have no idea, nor do I ever want to know, what that must feel like.

Instead, I'll just keep denying the cold weather by eating whatever I want, in season or not. Like these Tofutti Yours Truly cones:

Tofutti sent me some coupons for a few of their new ice cream products, and I immediately rushed to Whole Foods to try them out. Cold weather be damned. I will eat ice cream, and I will eat it year-round. Take that, Winter.

The Yours Truly is a crunchy sugar cone lined with chocolate and packed with vanilla soy cream and then dipped in more chocolate with cookie crumbles. It reminded me of one of those Drumstick cones, which I've not have in ages. I first tried this a few weeks ago when it wasn't quite as cold, so I ate it on my back porch and pretended it was a Drumstick from the ice cream truck. See, isn't denial lovely?

By the way, you should probably know that Tofutti issued a recall on December 10th for some of their Yours Truly cones due to possible milk contamination. I'm not sure if my box was affected and I'm not that worried about it. But if you're a militant vegan or lactose-intolerant, you might wanna wait a while before buying a box.

Tofutti also sent me a coupon for their new Chocolate-Covered Flowers:

These ice cream pops feature edible flower-flavored ice cream covered in rich, dark chocolate. The only edible flowers I've ever tried were pretty tasteless, but this ice cream is quite the opposite. It does have a floral hint, but it tasted more like raspberry to me. The best part is the thin chocolate coating. The dark chocolate had a creamy melt-in-your-mouth texture and just the right balance of bitter and sweet.

I still have one Yours Truly cone left and at least six Chocolate-Covered Flowers pops — plenty to keep me in denial for at least another month of winter.

17 comments:

chemo said...

nice posting..
thank's for your information ^_^
please visit me too :
check it out

Rick said...

i wouldn't mind trying their products - are they guaranteed non-GMO?

chocolate-covered katie said...

Chocolate-covered? What? And it's pink to boot?
Yipes, plain old regular 33 is cold enough for me! (But not too cold to eat vegan ice cream!)

Lindsay said...

I didn't love the cones- i thought they were too much like eating air- i like my non-dairy ice cream more hearty. thanks for the heads up on the recall!

ward said...

Conquering the cold by eating ice-cream. I love this post.

And it HAS TO been cold here. I don't care what the temp is in Alberta.

Leslie R. said...

Awesome!

Sarah said...

Did the chocolate cone have the little bit of chocolate at the bottom of the cone? That was my favorite bit of eating a drumstick. Ill have to look out for them once my Whole Foods opens in Feb.

HayMarket8 said...

I love both of these. They are so great!

Kiersten said...

I have a major craving for ice cream now. I've only had the Toffuti ice cream sandwiches and their regular ice cream. I think their regular chocolate ice cream is great, it's one of my favorites. I'll eat ice cream any time of the year, even when it's snowing!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I love denial, I'm a big fan, but when it's 20 degrees and snowing I just can't deal with cold foods! Hot cocoa and cookies for me! You can bet that I'll be all over these in the spring, though.

Erin said...

I want to try those Yours Truly's so bad! I must admit I had an ice cream sandwich the other night even though it was cold. I just wanted it!

Glauce said...

I wish I could find all these Tofutti products here in Ireland! Ice cream is the best thing ever, no matter if it's summer or winter <3

Tender Branson said...

Yours truly looks like a great thing. Ice cream year round is almost as good (although being in Florida doesn't make it too difficult).

Anonymous said...

http://www.slashfood.com/2010/12/14/recall-alert-tofutti-brands-yours-truly-frozen-dessert-cones/

The Edgy Vedgy said...

thanks for this review--i've been dyeing to try the flower pops :]

Christine said...

Ohhh the drumstick! I can't wait to try those! Although I shouldn't, I should just stay away and pretend they don't exist. And wth, that ice cream wouldn't last three days around here, let alone another month,you must have crazy control!

The Fashionable Housewife said...

I just tried them and thought they were so gross I had to jump online to see if I was alone in my distaste for these popsicles. This is the first positive review I've seen! You were too kind I think....

Honestly, the chocolate was good. Really good. If they could loan their chocolate coating recipe to Skinny Cow, then we'd have a perfect popsicle.

The rest of this popsicle was pretty dang weird though. The flowers are just too much for me... They taste more like spices... think Saffron, Turmeric, Ginger.....

If you're wondering what these taste like..... imagine if you ate Thai food, strawberries and really good chocolate, threw up and then froze it into a popsicle. That's it.

I'm really bummed there are 12 in a case because I don't know what to do with the other 11 still in my freezer..... Even my 4 year old didn't like them...

They are just really, really weird..... Not my kind of popsicle at ALL!!!