Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Things That Make You Go... Mmmm!

Yes, I'm back to chocolate! Oh, I love this Peanut Butter Zig Zag Soy Delicious ice cream. Especially when I get a pint that has LOTS of pb ribbons in there. Sometimes I add a spoonful of natural peanut butter for even more, but it's not quite the same!

My husband teases me about my love for Soy Delicious. Seriously, there are always Purely Decadent pints in my freezer. This one is a current favorite, and I also like Chunky Mint Madness. My other all-time favorite is Turtle Trails - amazing with caramel and chocolate praline chunks. I bought some on a long-past trip to the US, but I haven't seen it here.

I know these ice creams aren't exactly health food, but we all have our treats! Plus, I appreciate that the Soy Delicious varieties are all made with organic soy milks and don't contain strange chemicals (unlike another brand we have in Canada). I would also like to try the larger Dulce De Leche variety, it's also not available here.

Now I know Soy Delicious is not new info for many of you. But, I would like to know if you have tried some of the newer flavors (like Dulce De Leche), and what you think? For those of you who haven't tried Soy Delicious - what are you waiting for? :)

26 comments:

Michelle said...

i haven't tried it yet.. i tried some soy/rice ice creams way back when i first went veg (11 years ago!), and they tasted AWFUL. i'm sure things have changed/improved since then, but i'm still a little scared :( oh well, i'm sure my kids would at least eat it, they don't know what 'ice cream' is supposed to taste like. i really have to let go of that, huh, what things are 'supposed to taste like'. hmmmm.

ps. i need to win my copy of TEV ;)

Carrie™ said...

Ice 'cream', mmmmm!! I bought a container of Cool Hemp in chocolate (what else) but haven't tried it yet. It's a Canadian product so even better. They have a website and on it Woody Harelson says it's the best ice 'cream' he's ever tasted. Maybe I'll have it for dessert tonight.

Emily said...

I just got a pint of the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor of So Delicious free with a coupon I won through VegNews. It was really good.

Also, I just remembered that I live a lot closer to a library now and I looked up your books on their system this morning. I should have a copy of Vive le Vegan! coming to my local branch soon. I can't wait.

juliehasson said...

I love Soy Delicious ice cream. I haven't tried the peanut butter flavor yet, but the mocha is yummy.

Funny how I'm suddenly craving chocolate peanut butter Soy Delicious : )

Julie

Danielle D. said...

I looooove the Peanut Butter Zig Zag flavour! I serious thought that I had gone to heaven the first time that I tried it.

Amy said...

I do not need any encouragement to eat more ice cream...especially if it has peanut butter! Oy! I have to tell myself, "put down the spoon and step away from the freezer..." ;)

Melissa said...

Chunky mint madness! Yes! That is my absolute favourite! The health store stopped carrying it though
:( so I started getting the ones with the oreo-like cookies in it...mmm I could polish off a whole container in one sitting, which is why I don't keep it around ;)

Mal said...

I love soy ice creams. Mmmmm! The only one I haven't liked is Swinging Anna Banana (or something like that).

Oh! I made vegan gingerbread cookies for a class today and no one could notice a difference.

4xblessed said...

I try to stay mainly with whole foods. I eat very few processed foods. I also don't like soy milk. I used to be a cow's milk and ice cream lover, and I doubt I would think a soy ice cream tastes like the real thing. But maybe I'll try some one of these days.

Leslie said...

Ice cream is my favorite. I too, keep ice cream in the freezer at all times, and I am on "high alert" when running low. I love those Purely Decadent, but sometimes makes me feel guilty (at the same time as loving it!). I still indulge weekly. I like those bigger flavors like the Dulce you are talking about. Cookies n Cream and the Mint one are my favorites. Thanks for sharing about wonderful ice cream. I hope more people try it who haven't.

Danielle said...

I love the Turtle Trails and the Cherry Nirvana. I also get the larger containers of Neapolitan, which isn't bad. I like to throw raspberries and chocolate sauce on my ice cream

There's another great brand I found recently (in my apartment building's convenience store, of all places) called Double Rainbow Soy Cream. The Very Cherry Chip rocked.

islandgirlshell said...

Turtle Mountain products are amazing - THE BEST! We've tried Strawberry and Cookies n' Cream Soy Delicious (So Delicious now) and the Vanilla Lil' Buddies. Looking forward to trying everything. Don't forget to visit their website for COUPONS :)

Maddy said...

I hide mine in the "way back"
of the freezer - i don't like
to share with anyone!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

My favorite brand is Double Rainbow soy cream (mint chocolate chip!), but my favorite Soy Delicious is turtle tracks, DEFINITELY!. I have a container of Soy Dream Vanilla Fudge for emergencies I guess? but it's been there over a week between my boyfriend and I ..so as you can tell it's not our favorite soy cream : )

Julie said...

Soy Delicious is good! I've only tried vanilla (I like to make shakes or add my own toppings), but that mint one sounds good!!

-Julie
bcJewelle@hotmail.com

sarchan said...

I am a big fan of Soy Delicious. Some brands are pretty terrible. But I really like their chocolate peanut butter flavor icecream (although it could be a little more peanut butter-y).

SDGvegan said...

mmmm chocolate and peanut butter!

Dreena said...

Michelle, the ice creams have REALLY improved in past years. I had horrible ones early on too! These are excellent, and nice treats.j

Hi Carrie - I'd like to know what you think of the Hemp ice cream. I tried it, and it was just too hemp-y for me. I use hemp in things from time to time, but I don't know if ice cream is the place for it. Let me know your thoughts on it!

Amy, I'm very with you on that thought process!! :)

Hi and welcome IslandGirlShell! Yes, the coupons are a great suggestion - only for US residents though (at least currently) - us Canadians need coupons and turtle trails too!! :)

Sarchan, I agree, even with the zig zag flavor, I'm always looking for more pb ribbons in there!

Thanks guys for some fun ice cream chat and recommendations! I'll post the winner soon!

Tina K said...

I have Chocolate Obsession in my freezer right now. It is very good but it does not compare to regular ice cream. I miss the creaminess of regular ice cream. I have been mixing my chocolate obsession with a scoop of raspberry sorbet! Delicious!!

Harmonia said...

Ironic you should mention this.

Just yesterday I noticed that the only grocery store in town pulled the tofutti ice cream that I (once) bought. Boo Hiss. BUT...they still have the Soy Delicious Brand. Never tried it but I will...are all types/flavors vegan from that brand - SOY DELICIOUS? jw. Thanks!

strawberrygirl said...

I want to try it. I just made the transition to soy milk, and like silk the best. What grocery store has the biggest selecyion of the soy ice cream? My Safeway only has 2 flavours:(

Danielle said...

strawberry girl, is there a Whole Foods/Wild Oats/natural foods store near your home? They will have them. I avoid Tofutti because many of their products have high fructose corn syrup.

Dreena said...

Hi strawberrygirl - in my area, I buy them at Choices or Save-On - Safeway doesn't have much selection. Choices is usually best for selection, plus they put the Soy Delicious Purely Decadent pints on special occasionally - good luck getting them! :)

Harmonia said...

The nearest whole foods coop is about an hour to an hour 20 mins away from me. A grocery store with many options is about 50 mins away. The place I found 1 flavor of soy delicious is blocks from where I work...when it warms up I will have to get some!!!

Melissa said...

My grocer sells the So Good brand...their french vanilla is awesome! While Soy Delicious has awesome flavours, I don't like their vanilla as much as So Good's.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I read your blog fairly often and I would just like to say, GET THE DULCE DE LECHE WHENEVER YOU CAN!!
it is amazing.
i would eat an entire large container any time i bought it. seriously, it is amazing.