Rediscovering the Joys of Life, One Scoop at a Time
It’s been a while since I last shared my thoughts on these pages. Life has a way of changing our priorities, and for the past year and three months, writing this blog had to take a backseat. But now, as the world experiences a different kind of upheaval, I find myself with a bit of extra time and a deep longing to indulge in the simple pleasures of life, particularly when it comes to food.
To be honest, few things sound sweeter and more joyful right now than Baskin Robbins’ newly launched Cotton Candy Crackle ice cream. Imagine a cotton candy-flavored treat with a velvety ribbon of cotton candy goodness and delightful yellow poppin’ candy pieces. It’s a temptation that’s hard to resist.
Typically, this flavor wouldn’t be enough to make me rush to the store, but let me tell you, I’m genuinely impressed. I’ve tasted plenty of cotton candy-flavored treats before, but this one hits the mark. The initial flavor is reminiscent of the sweet and fluffy cotton candy of childhood, similar to the first time I tried Cotton Candy Bubble Yum back in the mid-90s. However, the base flavor is strawberry, providing an authentic, slightly tart, and delightful experience.
The cotton candy swirl adds a concentrated burst of that classic cotton candy flavor, with a subtle grittiness that falls somewhere between frosting and cookie dough. It reminds me of those more refined and crystallized clumps of cotton candy. The visually pleasing combination of solid pink on light pink, paired with the orange (or should I say orange-ish?) popping candy, evokes a sense of childhood whimsy. And when those little bursts of orange meet my teeth, they come alive with a delightful fizz, providing fun textures of various sizes without overpowering the overall sugary sweetness.
This springtime scoop took me by surprise. I expected it to be fun and sweet, but I didn’t anticipate how intriguing and well-balanced it would be. It’s a refreshing change of pace and a taste of something nostalgic during these uncertain times. Baskin Robbins even has a new section on their website where they share the inspiration behind their flavor of the month. Cotton Candy Crackle is described as “a nostalgic, summertime staple that will bring you back to the season of street fairs and flip flops.” And you know what? I think they’ve captured that essence perfectly.
Found at: Baskin Robbins ($6.99/12 oz)
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Enjoy the simple joys of life, my friend.