Jude’s kindly offered to send me some ice cream to try. I jumped at the opportunity after sneaking in the Brown Butter Pecan ice cream into my Mum’s shopping trolley in Waitrose over Christmas and devouring it. One afternoon at work, I received a call from reception. I went down and Laura from Jude’s has arrived with a box full of ice cream which I shared with some of my colleagues (safe to say I’m a favourite now)!
Brown Butter Pecan
As I mentioned previously, I tried this flavour over Christmas and I fell in love with it, announcing to my family it is my absolute favourite ice cream now – not a statement to be taken lightly! In my head the flavour is like a pecan blondie. The ice cream is smooth and sweet. It has pecan quarters evenly distributed and has delicious swirls of caramel which entice you further into the tub. I was surprised that it was one of the flavours among the last to go in my office so I encouraged one of friends who was having a stressful afternoon to try it. Safe to say that he also fell in love with the flavour.
Rating – 10/10 – my favourite, my bae and not for sharing sorry.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ripple
As a peanut butter lover, I couldn’t wait to try this flavour as they didn’t stock it in my local Waitrose. Although I found it in my parents local Sainsbury’s, it was the day I was leaving my parents’ house to return to London so it seemed pointless to buy it if I wasn’t going to be there. This ice cream isn’t as sickly sweet as the Ben and Jerry’s peanut butter flavours and I think it’s almost more sophisticated. The ice cream is packed full of fine peanut pieces which remained crisp and crunchy despite being embedded in ice cream. The chocolate ripple is a delightful surprise which complimented the nutty ice cream perfectly. The ice cream definitely exceeded my expectations and I would definitely buy it in future.
Rating – 9/10
Gin and Tonic
I’ve never tried gin and tonic flavoured ice cream before and I was intrigued to see what it tasted like. It was nice to try a mouthful of this flavour but I don’t think that would be able to eat a whole tub of it as it is quite an acquired taste. The mini tub of ice cream was tried by 5/6 people in my office with mixed opinions. I think that it did taste like gin and tonic as did others. As discussed with Laura when she delivered the ice cream, I agree that this flavour would be interesting to try as a sorbet.
Rating – 4/10
Flat White Coffee
I love coffee but I don’t usually go for coffee flavoured products. I tried a mouthful of the coffee ice cream and it was so much nicer than I expected. The coffee flavour is definitely there but it’s not too overpowering. I think that this flavour would go well with a dessert such as a brownie. The rest of the mini tub of ice cream was demolished by my manager… If you love coffee flavoured products then you’ll absolutely love this!
Rating – 7/10
I love salted caramel flavoured products – especially ice cream. I’ve tried Jude’s Salted Caramel ice cream before and I think it is quite possibly my favourite brand currently on the market. The ice cream has the perfect balance between sweet caramel and salt, along with a silky smooth texture. I’m rating this ice cream lower as I don’t think it is as inventive as the other flavours, such as the Brown Butter Pecan or the Peanut Butter Chocolate Ripple.
Rating – 8/10
Overall, I really enjoyed the Jude’s ice cream and I will continue to sneak into my Mum’s shopping trolley when I visit in future (sorry Mum)! In my opinion, from best to worst:-
- Brown Butter Pecan
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Ripple
- Salted Caramel
- Flat White Coffee
- Gin and Tonic