Special Pint Review: Ample Hills Creamery The Munchies
In lieu of 4/20, I found it appropriate to review this flavor from my first shipment of Ample Hills Creamery. This pint consist of a pretzel infused base ice cream mixed in with potato chips, Ritz crackers and crushed M&M's... Boy, this was incredible and super fun to eat! The base was thick and creamy and held the mix ins together very well. It tastes like a sweet Rold Gold and the level of sweetness of it worked well with the flavors of the mix ins and it feels like it's done like that in order to showcase the saltiness of the mix ins. This pint was extremely loaded and each component kept its crunchiness. With each scoop, you get different textures and tastes, and it worked well with the pretzel flavor from the base ice cream. You get a coarse texture from the Ritz crackers, a noticeable crunch from potato chips which also brought out that greasy potato chip flavor, and the M&M's gave it a little extra sweetness. I loved every single bite I took.
This is a well executed pint, and each spoonful kept me curious because you get a different experience at each bite. This is extremely dangerous and seriously one of the best sweet and salty items I have ever had. 10/10 and it's easily one of my favorites that I've tried since I started reviewing ice cream. And no, I didn't partake in today's activities... It's that good.
I want to share an older personal story with you.... My family IS my life, my heart, and my soul.
My husband, Tony, food prepped for me a while back, so I could play with Shawn....it was the best! I am lucky to call him mine!
When I was down wrestling and hiding in some places, my mind started to think about when I was heavier. I remember Shawn turning one and he was crawling and I was thinking to myself...man...you are fast!
What I didn't realize at the time, was how much of a struggle I had with just bending over and getting down and just interacting with them. I wanted it to happen, but when it did, I was in pain. My back was killing me, my knees were aching, and my stomach held me back from bending over fully. I was a hot mess!
I remember looking down at my stomach and thinking...If I could just cut it off and make it disappear I would be happier. I wanted that time with Shawn, but in a way was scared for it to happen, because it was a constant reminder of the struggles to come. I didn't like that. I didn't want to associate the best times with my son to be a reminder of struggles....if that makes sense.
When I finally decided to get with it, after my sugar and me blacking out at work, and the trying of the dress on for my sister's wedding. I had enough and I was at my breaking point. Up until that point, I seriously didn't care for myself. My eating habits were terrible and my exercise habits were non-existent. It was truly an eye opening experience when it all went down.
Let me just say some things that you might not want to hear...but need too. Don't get offended, because these were THE EXACT things I had to come to terms with, before I even thought about doing anything...so if they helped me...by golly...I am sharing them with you!! HERE SHE GOES...
Thank goodness the weekend is here. It’s been quite a week - that’s why I’ve been so silent. .
Thankfully, we started the weekend early with a cooking class at @surlatable
downtown and followed it up with 🍦🍨🍦 from @fiftylicks
I had the Chocolate As %*$& and it was 🙌🏽 Have you had it before?! If not, you absolutely MUST.
Aside from eating more ice cream, what’s on everyone’s agenda for the weekend?