Category Archives: Other Reviews

Non-restaurant reviews by William Kristoph

Blue Bell Review – Magic Cookie Bar

Magic Cookie Bar Review

By William Kristoph

Blue Bell’s newest flavor for National Flavor Month is Magic Cookie Bar. I have not been lucky enough to eat an actual Magic Cookie Bar that I can recall, but Magic Cookie Bar Ice Cream makes me want to whip up a batch in the near future. Magic Cookie Bar lives up to the hype. It’s smooth and sweet, with plenty of bits of graham cracker, dark chocolate and pecans. The caramel flavor and condensed milk shine through.

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Blue Bell Magic Cookie Bar Ice Cream

Blue Bell Review – Banana Pudding

By William Kristoph

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A while back, I remember someone on Twitter telling me that I should try Banana Pudding Blue Bell Ice Cream. I said I would eventually try it, but that Banana Pudding isn’t high on my list of flavors to try. I like banana pudding, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not a dessert that I seek out. So, the day finally arrived a few weeks ago where not much in the freezer at Publix appealed to me, and I decided that it was time to try Blue Bell Banana Pudding ice cream.
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Blue Bell Review – Red, White and Blue Bell

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Was Red, White & Blue Bell the bomb or a bomb?

By William Kristoph

I saw a half-gallon of Red, White & Blue Bell at Publix last week and decided to give it a try. The carton and the Blue Bell website description had me thinking of the 4th of July and a childhood full of running down the ice cream truck looking for a Bomb Pop.  I fully expected Red, White & Blue Bell to surpass the Bomb Pop’s patriotic colors that make me think of fireworks, our founding fathers, Wiffleball games that last into the night, water fights, American flags and anything else that screams “America! F-Yeah!”
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Blue Bell Review – Sea Salt Caramel

By William Kristoph

I’m not a fan of salted caramel usually, but Blue Bell’s Sea Salt Caramel flavor totally won me over. I originally picked it up for my wife, but once I tried a bite of it for myself I was hooked. This is one of the best new Blue Bell flavors that I’ve tried in a long time. The vanilla ice cream is smooth and sweet and there are tons of gooey, salty caramel ribbons throughout the half-gallon container. Each scoop packs a ton of flavor, while remaining light on the tongue and smooth to eat.

Blue Bell Sea Salt Caramel is definitely worth a try the next time you’re at the grocery store.

Pro Football Cookbook – Beer Pastrami Reuben Sandwich

By William Kristoph

Joshua Guiher (@collegiatestdms) was kind enough to send me a copy of “Pro Football Cookbook: Recipes for Home or the Tailgate,” a cookbook that features some of his recipes.  The book is well-done. Every dish has a beautiful photograph. No dish is overly complicated (it needs to be able to be made in a parking lot) and each one reflects the style of a particular city. I can’t say enough good things about the format.  I love Twitter, especially when it provides a nice surprise like this one.

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