OS Eats: ‘Sir Paul McAdamia,’ The Creamery’s Newest Flavor
In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s concert on Thursday, the Berkey Creamery created its newest flavor: Sir Paul McAdamia. The flavor, which made its debut on Monday, is a mixture of chocolate ice cream and macadamia nuts.
We sent a trio of McCartney (and ice cream) loving staff writers to try out the latest addition to the Creamery’s freezers.
Matt Coleman — Cone
Sir Paul McAdamia is a great flavor representing a great musician. It makes me feel like I’m “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” It makes me want to “Twist and Shout.” This flavor will make people “Come Together” and celebrate.
Okay that’s enough of that. The chocolate ice cream and macadamia nuts make a great combination. The macadamia is a quality nut, and who doesn’t love chocolate?
It looks just like chocolate ice cream. You actually have to search for the nuts. But once you find them, you’re in for a treat. They’re giant macadamias. There’s just something special about feeling that crunch while also having the rich, chocolate flavor.
The Creamery comes up clutch with this flavor. Personally, I could see Sir Paul himself enjoying a cone. I don’t know how long Sir Paul McAdamia will be around, but I hope it’s for a while. On another note, as much as I love the creamery, I can’t spend all my money there. Anybody want to buy me another cone?
Patrick Koerbler — Milkshake
The last time I made my way to the Creamery for the sake of journalism, I was a bit critical of the new Strawberry Cheesecake flavor. I positioned myself as a chocolate fan, so with the Creamery debuting Sir Paul McAdamia — chocolate ice cream with macadamia nuts — I made another trek, hoping this one would satisfy my tastebuds.
When I received my McCartney-inspired milkshake, I have to say that I was nervous about the macadamia nuts. Straws and nuts typically don’t work well together and can quite easily become an annoyance that’ll ruin even the tastiest of milkshakes. However the Creamery came through as it always does. The macadamia nuts were chopped up into the smallest of pieces, ensuring that they wouldn’t become lodged in my straw. With the nuts becoming mostly a non-factor, this shake turned into a chocolate milkshake. You won’t find me complaining about that, though — I can always go for a classic chocolate shake.
Alex Robinson — Bowl
When I saw that Penn State tweeted at Paul McCartney asking him to try this new flavor, I immediately stopped studying, packed my bags, and headed to the Creamery. The mad geniuses in the Rodney Erickson Food Sciences Building were combining my favorite nut and one of my favorite artists of all time — I needed to try this ice cream, and quickly.
But when I was handed my bowl of sprinkle-covered, ice-cold goodness, I was slightly disappointed. The chocolate part of the ice cream was delicious as it always is. But the nuts…the nuts were what got me. They were completely whole, giant nuts that took up my entire spoon. It made it hard to enjoy both the flavor of the ice cream and the flavor of the nut together. If the nuts were chopped up, or even halved, this ice cream would be top-shelf. Instead, the size of the nuts make it tough to eat.
If you’re nothing but a big macadamia nut fan, definitely get this flavor. If you enjoy eating your ice cream and having all of the flavors mixed together correctly, I recommend trying another flavor.