Move over Peanut Butter Pandemonium. Step aside Fireworks. Thanks, but no thanks, vanilla.
We have a new (sadly, temporary) favorite flavor of Stewart's ice cream.
The carrot cake ice cream at Stewart's is delightful. We don't know how they did it, but the flavor somehow captures the rich, slightly pineapple-y, somewhat spicy flavor of the real thing. And the cream cheese icing swirled in provides a really nice subtle change in texture. We could probably eat an entire pint of this stuff.
Sadly (though not for our waistlines), Stewart's carrot cake ice cream is becoming an ever more precious commodity by the day. The reason: it's a seasonal flavor. Stewart's spokesman Tom Mailey tells us that the company has made all the carrot cake it's going to make this year. When stores run out -- you can only get the flavor at the cone counters -- it's gone. Maybe forever.
Mailey says Stewart's hasn't decided if it will ever bring the flavor back -- the decision will partly depend on sales. As the Gazette reported back in July, Stewart's isn't afraid to drop flavors that don't do well -- it even whacked the company president's favorite flavor.
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