Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jelly Belly Ice Cream Parlor Mix

Jelly Belly is always coming up with new flavors and themes. This spring it’s their new Ice Cream Parlor Mix inspired by Cold Stone Creamery. Cold Stone is known for their freezing plank of granite where they scoop & mix your custom mix of ingredients (or you can pick from their standard menu). An appropriate tie in with Jelly Belly that already produces an extensive list of “recipes” for combing beans.

Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Parlor Mix Jelly Belly

As a mix, the list of flavors here is pretty short:

  • Chocolate Devotion: combines the flavors of Chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips, brownie and fudge. This is pretty similar to my reaction to all chocolate flavored items, it’s watery and being jelly based, it doesn’t even have the mild dairy component that Tootsie Rolls have. It’s not as sweet as I expected.

  • Apple Pie a la Cold Stone: combines the flavors of French Vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, graham cracker pie crust, apple pie filling and caramel. I’d say that they nailed this flavor, though part of me asks why they’d even bother. It has a nice cinnamon & apple essence at the start, which descends to a sweet frenzy of artificial graham and vanilla notes.

  • Our Strawberry Blonde: combines the flavors of Strawberry ice cream, graham cracker pie crust, strawberries, caramel and whipped topping. It smells only lightly of strawberry, but sweet. It’s immediately tangy and nicely berry, much like a strawberry sauce. I get nothing else, perhaps a hint of vanilla ... it tastes like a strawberry sorbet might. Nice and simple (and I’m kind of glad I don’t taste the caramel & graham crackers).

  • Birthday Cake Remix: combines the flavors of Cake Batter(tm) ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, brownie and fudge. This is very sweet, with all the artificial enjoyment of a boxed yellow cake mix. It does actually evoke a cake batter ... but then again, I don’t care much for cake or overly sweet frosting & sprinkles. It is a cute little bean, with little multi colored confetti flecks.

  • Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip: combines the flavors of Mint ice cream, chocolate chips, brownie and fudge. As I found in my tasting of the Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy, mint chocolate chip is probably best enjoyed as actual ice cream. This flavor is very minty but similarly watery tasting and flat. The cocoa notes are barely perceptable, and come in with that Tootsie Roll flavor.

    While I think that some folks may enjoy these mild little beans, I have to wonder if you want to grab a handful and actually mix the Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip with Apple Pie a la Cold Stone. Some combos obviously work fine, but I like to think that a custom mix like this would be completely compatible. The only ones I ended up eating were the strawberry.

    Jelly Belly are Kosher and Gluten Free. There are no dairy products in here (even though they’re ice cream flavors) so they may be suitable for Vegans (as long as you’re okay with beeswax). Made in a facility that processes peanuts.

    Related Candies

    1. Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy
    2. Mint Crisp M&Ms (Indiana Jones)
    3. Jelly Belly Dark Chocolate Jelly Beans
    4. Mentos Xtrm: Mint & Spearmint
    5. Jelly Belly Soda Pop Shoppe
    Name: Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Parlor Mix
      RATING:
    • 10 SUPERB
    • 9 YUMMY
    • 8 TASTY
    • 7 WORTH IT
    • 6 TEMPTING
    • 5 PLEASANT
    • 4 BENIGN
    • 3 UNAPPEALING
    • 2 APPALLING
    • 1 INEDIBLE
    Brand: Jelly Belly
    Place Purchased: samples from Jelly Belly
    Price: unknown
    Size: 3.1 ounces
    Calories per ounce: 99
    Categories: Jelly, United States, Jelly Belly, Kosher

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:35 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  • Comments
    1. Thankyou for the review of the ice cream parlor

      beans. Maybe I might enjoy them since I am a big

      fan of brand new and surprise flavours.

      Comment by Ben Exworth on 5/21/08 at 12:19 pm #
    2. I’ve noticed that there is nothing quite as dangerous as the Jelly Belly.  I love the Juicy Pear, the Toasted Marshmallow, even the Root Beer and Creme Soda flavors are pretty good.  But, they can go bad, and when they do, they go real bad.  I’m talking about the Cinnamon, I’m talking about the Tutti Frutti, but I’m especially talking about the Buttered Popcorn.  That crap is almost inedible.  I’ll keep my eyes open for the Ice Cream mix, that Apple Pie and the Strawberry beans sound good.

      Comment by Friesen Point on 5/22/08 at 8:41 am #
    3. Have you tried Cocoa Bon’s Cocktail Jelly Beans? I’ve just gotten the Mojito flavored beans and they are truly inspired.

      Comment by Cheryl on 6/13/08 at 9:34 am #
    4. I say ANY THING made by jelly belly has to be good

      Comment by Candy Lover on 6/24/08 at 10:56 am #
    5. I found these at Walgreens today. My favorite is the Birthday Cake Remix. My least favorites are Chocolate Devotion (chocolate tastes almost fake) and Mint Mint Chcoclate Chocolate Chip (too minty). when I opened the bag it smelled really good.

      Comment by Sheri on 8/18/08 at 10:46 am #
    6. i like the jelly beans other then the chocolate ones. Those are very strong taste of chocolate and well over powering. The other flavors are great and are easy to identify with the color and shape and smell of the different types of ice creams.

      Comment by Kelly Kiss on 3/19/09 at 3:23 pm #
    7. I finally found these today! They smelled pretty good, but not good enough. ( I should of gotten the smoothie blend insted!)

      Comment by Princess Adeleine on 7/07/09 at 10:16 am #
    8. Thanks for your review.  Was looking for the flavors, and Jelly Belly’s website wasn’t working, so appreciate the info.

      I agree with your assessments for the most part, especially regarding the mint ones.  They were just kind of off.

      Kind of fun that JB keeps doing new flavors.  I like trying new things always, so they keep my interest.

      Plus, Cold Stone is a local company, so I appreciate supporting them as they become successful.

      Comment by Mike Wolfson on 12/28/09 at 3:09 pm #
    9. My sister got me the coldstone creamery (parlor mix) and i couldnt open it .tip?

      Comment by Elisse on 3/14/10 at 10:04 pm #
    10. I really loved the Apple Pie bean and the Mint Chocolate Chip. The chocolate devotion was meh to me while I just couldn’t bring myself to eat the other two. :(

      Comment by Vanillabean on 10/09/10 at 5:47 am #

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