When I think of the state of Ohio I think of my first live UFC event in Columbus, "The Shot", and LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach. One thing I do not associate with Ohio is ice cream.
|UFC 82 - Columbus, OH. Not a good night for the guy in the red.|
Yet in the lastest episode of "Random PR E-mails," Graeter's Ice Cream e-mailed me to announced that their ice cream is now available at Sheetz across the Triangle area and offered to mail us some of their product. Unbeknownst to me, Graeter's is a big deal, like Oprah big. When Sara posted that we received free ice cream in the mail, her co-worker automatically knew it was Graeter's.
As Sara mentioned above, she was pretty taken by the four pints. Sara has continued to gush about the large chucks of chocolate. She delighted in the slight graininess of the texture and proclaims that Graeter's was the best ice cream she'd ever had.
|Mint Chocolate Chip|
However, I didn't find the same affection for the frozen confection. To me Graeter's Ice Cream fails to compare to my local favorites, Sunni Sky's and Lumpy's. Graeter's wasn't smooth enough, wasn't rich enough, and its ingredients weren't fresh enough.
|Chocolate Chocolate Chip|
All this is not to say that I didn't enjoy my pint of ice cream. Graeter's Ice Cream trumps most store bought brands available at your grocery or gas station's freezer. Graeter's doesn't have a multitude of witty named flavors available, but what they lack in variety they make up for in quality. Mint Chocolate Chip was a big winner for me with refreshing mint and generous chocolate chunks.