I was not able to get the flavor last year but I heard that the flavor was being sold at Wal-Mart, which is now my primary supermarket. I have been looking for this flavor there since it was re-released in late September/early October. I found it on Thursday, and it freezer looked like it was recently restocked so I wonder if they just got the flavor. Nevertheless, I have it and it is time for a review!
You can smell the pumpkin as soon as you open the top of the pint. But I found that the actual pumpkin flavor of the ice cream was not very overpowering. The cheesecake made the ice cream extremely creamy and smooth and it mellowed the pumpkin flavor a little bit. This allowed all 3 of the major flavors (the pumpkin, cheesecake, and graham cracker) to be equally presented.
In my pint, the graham cracker was not an actual "swirl". It was very much blended into the pumpkin cheesecake ice cream. Even though there wasn't a true graham cracker swirl, I did have some chunks of graham crackers in a couple of spoonfuls. You can also taste a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon within the ice cream as well. It is a nice combination of flavors.
Thanks! And to all of the students out there: Good luck on your finals!
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