Once upon a time, I tried some Black Cherry Ice Cream.
It tasted like dish soap.
I told this story to my pal Mary while we were out picking sweet cherries earlier this summer. And I swear, later that very same day I got an email asking if I’d like to try Graeter’s newest flavor….Black Cherry Chocolate Chip.
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Clearly, I took this as a sign that The Universe was listening to me say how awful I thought Black Cherry anything was and wanted me to reconsider my opinion. And thanks to the magic of dry ice, insulated packing, and overnight delivery, I had a change of heart.
Here’s what Graeter’s had to say:
“Graeter’s ice cream is making 2013 a little sweeter with the addition of its newest flavor, Black Cherry Chocolate Chip. The new flavor is now available in The Fresh Market, Weis and Mars stores in the Baltimore area.
The first new Graeter’s flavor in 3 years, Black Cherry Chocolate Chip, is all-natural black cherry ice cream made with heavy cream, pure cane sugar and loaded with fresh black cherries and Graeter’s signature dark chocolate chunks.
While the flavor is new, the process remains the same: churned in a French Pot, two gallons at a time, and hand-packed by the pint.”
And here’s what I have to say:
Done the Graeter’s way, velvet smooth ice cream is studded with tender black cherries and chocolate. I’m not talking about a fleck of cherry or a chip of chocolate. Oh no. I mean full on cherries and Graeter’s signature chunks of chocolate that are magically married to the ice cream as it churns in its happy little French Pot (am I the only one that misses Bob Ross talking about happy little trees?).
As a former Black Cherry hater I do not say this lightly, but this might be my new favorite ice cream flavor. Thank you Graeter’s for the opportunity to make a new start with Black Cherry Chocolate Chip. Finding out I was wrong has never been more delicious.
Don’t have access to Graeter’s where you live? They will conveniently deliver it to your door.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary ice cream from Graeter’s. All opinions expressed are my own.