It’s well chronicled and goes without needing any explanation that peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Peanut butter is one of the few flavors that can stand up to the big bad bully that can be chocolate, and the richness of the two compliment each other exceptionally in almost all forms of dessert. For the Little G X MdoughW entry into the PB books the two combined peanut butter ice cream with triple chocolate fudge doughies and a chocolate fudge swirl.
This my friends, this is why we Little G. The peanut butter ice cream has a beautiful balance of sweet and salty with a robust peanut flavor that is true to the nut. I’m not sure if it’s the sweetness of the other components but I’m getting a bit more saltiness from the base than I’m used to from Little G and I absolutely love it. It may sound odd, but in the past I felt like Grace’s PB base tasted like Skippy, and this one reminds me more of Jif, with a dash more salt. Lovely.
The triple chocolate fudge MdoughW doughies have a dense brownie-like texture filled with semisweet chocolate chips that give multiple layers to the flavor and added depth to the chew. The chocolate isn’t quite dark but not milky either, it’s just simply deep. Once again the MdoughW is a stellar match for mixing into ice cream, and when combined with the fantastic fudge swirl creates a brownie batter sensation that is beautiful.
Speaking of the swirl, it is thick and dark and goddamn is it good. It’s always a good thing when the clear Little G container has giant black globs along the side of it and this pint is testament to that truth. Fortunately for me, the fudge wasn’t just on the side but I got a beautiful pool towards the middle of the pint as well. As the ice cream melts and the fudge integrates itself into the base, the experience becomes just like eating a peanut butter brownie sundae with every taste and texture accounted for, aka, ice cream bliss.
This is the kind of flavor I want to hoard and never have disappear. It’s incredibly rich and decadent and all the elements are strong enough to stand on their own but work in pitch perfect harmony when eaten as a whole. Sometimes it’s the luck of the draw with small batch hand-packed pints, and for me this one was absolutely spot on. Tasty rich ribbons of fudge and a sturdy amount of MdoughW’s, but the ideal amount of what I’ll call “base breathability”, to get spoonfuls of purely creamy rich peanut butter ice cream perfection.
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