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Turkey Hill Double-Decker Ice Cream Sandwich
OFFICIAL SNACK REPORT
Sanctioned By WASAW Snack Committee
Reviewed By: Paddy O'Poppycock
Location: A&P - West Milford, NJ
OFFICIAL NAME OF SNACK:
DESCRIPTION OF SNACK:
Also, take one of the standard chocolate cookie "wafer" outsides and replace it with a vanilla cookie "wafer" outside. Kinda' leaves you scratching your head as to why anyone would do this, but it tastes good.
SSI RATING (SNACK SATISFACTION INDEX - 1-10): 7.5
UPSIDE: Fun. Summertime ice cream treats are all about fun. And what could be more fun than taking your traditional ice cream sandwich and flip-flopping the flavors so that one half is vanilla and the other half is chocolate? Nothing could be more fun, that's what. Unless that same ice cream sandwich could tell jokes while you eat it. Then it would be more fun. Also, creepy.
Turkey Hill products, may I add, are quality. The Double-Decker Ice Cream Sandwich is no exception. The cookie wafers are better than the typical ice cream sandwich cookies, and the ice cream, itself, is a nice notch up from your traditional Good Humor product.
Well, it's not really a double-decker, now, is it? Sure, you've got two types of ice cream layered on top of each other - although not as nicely done as the packaging would lead you to believe (see PACKAGING below). But this is more like an ice cream sandwich "twist" if you will. It's not a double-decker.
A double-decker would technically include THREE cookies and TWO helpings of ice cream. You know, like a double-decker sandwich.
Does Turkey Hill think it's fooling anyone with this snack name? Besides Mets fans and anyone who paid money to see Catwoman, I mean.
1ST 4 ICE CREAM INGREDIENTS:
1ST 4 CHOCOLATE WAFER INGREDIENTS:
Consistent with other Turkey Hill products. Nothing spectacular, but the box shows a clear shot of the product and why it's unique. HOWEVER, as I've said, the actual product doesn't look quite so nicely proportioned when it comes to the ice cream layers.
What you really get is all vanilla on one end, all chocolate on the other end, and in between the two are tapered. In my extremely detailed drawing at right, you will notice that there is far more vanilla than chocolate represented. This isn't necessarily the case. I'm just not very good with Photoshop.
DO YOU RECOMMEND THIS SNACK? (YES/NO - EXPLAIN):
Yes. I'm taking Turkey Hill to task over this Double Decker name thing, but the actual ice cream sandwich is delicious and could even be a conversation piece at very lame parties or Republican National Conventions.
WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT HOW THE INDIVIDUAL SANDWICHES ARE WRAPPED?
Like other brands of ice cream sandwiches, the paper wrapping sticks to the actual product. Granted, they're not as bad as Good Humor sandwiches which feature chocolate wafers that I swear have SuperGlue sprayed on the tops before being shipped to stores, but come on, hasn't the ice cream industry progressed beyond paper wrappings for ice cream sandwiches?
By the time you rip and tear the paper off the sandwich, you have 4 or 5 pieces of wrapper in front of you, one side of each that is extremely sticky and messy. In one hand you hold the ice cream sandwich, forcing the other (usually weaker) hand to scoop up the multiple paper pieces alone and then somehow dispose of them. And all the while, the ice cream sandwich has begun melting. Did I say ice cream sandwiches are fun? I'm sorry, I meant they're a pain in the ass.
WHY DO YOU SEE PEOPLE EATING ICE CREAM IN THE WINTER, BUT NEVER ICE CREAM SANDWICHES?
You asked me this same question when I reviewed the Ben & Jerry's 'Wich. (An ice cream sandwich that, by the way, doesn't have the paper wrapper problem.) So I'll tell you now what I told you then. I have no idea. Maybe for the same reason you never seem to see Swiss tourists. And yeah, I know that doesn't make any sense, but I'm a little pre-occupied trying to get this sticky paper wrapper off my fingers.
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