OS Reviews: New Creamery THON Flavor Gold Ribbon Ripple
Penn State’s Berkey Creamery announced at the beginning of THON that it would launch a brand new flavor “Gold Ribbon Ripple” to celebrate THON, which would benefit THON with part of its proceeds.
The flavor is a chocolate ice cream with a golden caramel swirl and “white chips” which seem to be little pieces of white chocolate mixed throughout. (Some of our staffers thought the white chips were crushed nuts at first, but that’s not the case.)
Here’s what we thought of the new flavor:
It’s no secret that I’m an avid chocolate fan. So naturally when THON announced its newest flavor, THON Gold Ribbon Ripple, I was excited. The rich chocolate matrix is host to crunchy white chocolate flakes, giving the dessert some bite. Yes, this is fantastic. Chocolate ice cream AND FTK? Support THON, the Creamery, and your soul by purchasing this ice cream.
Although I’m not typically a chocolate ice cream person, I like Gold Ribbon Ripple. The carmel swirled in with the white chocolate bits definitely makes it less chocolate intense. It reminds me a lot of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food. I’d say its a solid addition to the Berkey Creamery roster.
I wasn’t sure what to expect Golden Ribbon Ripple would be, but a chocolate-based flavor certainly didn’t cross my mind as a possibility. It turns out the “golden ribbon” is a caramel swirl, and the ripple is the white chocolate chips. The ice cream is a rich chocolatey flavor and very sweet with the white chocolate and caramel. I was a fan and likened it to a calmer version of Death by Chocolate, but you have to be able to enjoy the sweet, rich taste.
The Smooth chocolate base is excellent as always, and the white chocolate chips are a different but delicious twist. I would buy multiple gallons.
I went into the taste test blindly and was not disappointed. The white chocolate flakes looked like coconut at first, which made me nervous, but I was happy that they turned out to just be more chocolate. The underlying caramel was a pleasant surprise that went well with the chocolate ice cream. As a Berkey Creamery regular, I’m glad to see a new flavor to switch up my typical mint chocolate chip order.
As someone who’s not a big fan of chocolate ice cream, I found myself pleasantly surprised. I love white chocolate and the inclusion of the generous amount of white chocolate chips was a nice touch. The caramel also was a nice addition. Overall a 5/5, 10/10. Next time I’m at the creamery I might hit someone of it up.
I’m a big-time chocolate guy, so of course I’m going to love this. But ice cream is always better with a crunch, so the white chips really take this up a notch. All in all, I think I have a new flavor to add to my list of favorites.
As a self-proclaimed ice cream expert (Really, it’s in my author bio!) I knew I had to try this flavor when it was announced during THON this weekend. I’m a big fan of chocolate-based flavors, and this one is no different. I admittedly thought the white chips were nuts at first, but either way, they were a great added crunch to this flavor. That said, it wouldn’t be the same without the caramel. Though I won’t be changing my normal WPSU Coffee Break order, this was a nice change and a happy sugary pick-me-up during THON.
Get your own Gold Ribbon Ripple at the Creamery stand near Gate B this weekend. The Creamery tweeted to advise attendees not to dally — pints will sell out fast!
Berkey Creamery’s new ice cream is For The Kids!
"THON Gold Ribbon Ripple" is available at the Creamery's kiosk near Gate B in the Bryce Jordan Center during THON. A portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to THON. Don't dally — pints will sell fast! @THON #FTK pic.twitter.com/yNzsobtlKI
— PSU Berkey Creamery (@psucreamery) February 16, 2018