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Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich
It REALLY is an Ice Cream Sandwich!?
Ice Cream Goodness....
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The whole concept of this is baffling. But so good. I truthfully wouldn't recommend packing this way 'out there' because by the time you are ready to eat it at camp it will be broken into a powder & small pieces. But whatever... it is still good.
Definitely worth trying once.
I personally buy these every time in need a couple extra dollars to push me over that $50 free shipping limit.
Well, holy crap...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
It is, indeed, a freeze dried ice cream sandwich. I don't say this to state the obvious. I say this because it is a thing of beauty. It is a school lunch, memories of childhood, dried out ice cream sandwich.
I don't really take them in my bear can and into the backcountry. They are as brittle as a brick of climbing chalk, and about as dry. It will shatter into tiny fragments that you will spend an hour Hoovering off your shirt with your mouth. You will have sticky bits of it in your beard (if you have a beard). If you don't... I pity you, because those latent beard bits of dried ice cream sandwich are also a thing of beauty.
Buy one. Amaze your friends and peers. Impress your boss. The pieces you find in your sofa or bellybutton a week or so later will only pay testament to your good taste and refinement.
Great item to get free shipping!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Eat this ice cream sandwich while reveling in the fact that you just earned free two shipping for spending an extra $2.39!
For what it is its pretty good. Its freeze dried ice cream haha. The taste isn't bad. Overall pretty happy with it. Nice thing to have in the pack as a snack or dessert.
My backcountry menu:
Rather than write a small review for each individual item I recently purchased I thought I would share it all in one concise review. (Note with most Mountain House I add 2-3 oz less than it recommends)
Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Blueberries and Milk Favorite :) (serve warm)
AlpineAire Strawberry Honey Granola With Milk healthy and good! (serve warm)
Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet (needs pan) best quick eggs I have tried.
Mountain House Chicken Ala King Favorite :)
Backpacker's Pantry Katmandu Curry - Yum
Mountain House Macaroni And Cheese Oh to be a kid again!
AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo Delicious
Mountain House Potatoes And Cheddar With Broccoli Favorite :)
Mary Janes Farm Organic Garlic Pesto Fry Bread I love bread! (bring oil)
Mountain House Peas Eat your veggies! Add 1-2 oz less water
Mountain House Corn Favorite, Add 1-2 oz less water :)
Mountain House Green Beans Add 1-2 oz less water
Mary Janes Farm Organic Brownies Yes really good!
Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich Dont get the Neapolitan, this is much better.
Mountain House Blueberry Cheesecake Nice size berries, make in a bowl NOT the package. (Note it will NOT keep
Backpacker's Pantry Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes The Mountain House Potatoes and Cheddar with Broccoli are MUCH
better even the resident mouse in our cave didnt like it.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Bacon - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Ham - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a pan.
Mary Janes Farm Organic Couscous And Lentil Curry Not bad but I like my curry with more curry!
Mary Janes Farm Organic Black Bean Corn Bread Not bad but NOT cornbread just a bread with some cornmeal in it.
Mountain House Noodles And Chicken Yet to try will update
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Yet to try will update
Mountain House Mexican Chicken With Rice Yet to try will update
Mary Janes Farm Organic Alfredo Pasta Yet to try will update
Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala Yet to try will update
Second only to the Mountain House Neapolitan Ice Cream, I always throw in a couple of these with every BC order. I have to admit I have never actually taken them camping - they don't last long enough to get packed...
Just like I remembered from the Planetarium
If you ever ate the astronauts/space ice cream as a kid. This is it. Just cheaper.
Not for me
OK, I will be honest, I am not the biggest fan of ice cream to begin with, but I thought this tasted awful and after a long hike it made me want to throw up. It was better than the neapolitan bar, but not by much.
Novelty, not practical, but tasty
I was surprised to find that you don't add water to this, but after trying it, I was pleasantly surprised. It tastes like a real ice cream sandwich, albeit in a chalky non-ice cream kind of way. The taste is spot on, but the ice cream is more like a vanilla flavored lucky charm. Have some water nearby or just let it melt in your mouth. Descent to satisfy a sweet tooth, but way too expensive and bulky to take again.
Delivers what it promises.
It's an honest to God, freeze dried ice cream sandwich.
Such a great treat for out on the trail. A lot like space food from back in the day. Good texture and awesome taste. Best if you let it dissolve a little bit before chewing.
And they float
Yep, definitely a novelty. Tastes just like an ice cream sandwich, but you better be really into dessert to bother, and there are definitely more satisfying sweets out there to choose from. The flavor is more or less there, although it's not going to be anywhere near as rewarding as the real thing. It's like a giant, brittle vanilla Lucky Charm block that is almost guaranteed to be shattered into little pieces by the time you pack it and eat it. Sort of dissolves in your mouth instead of melting. It's funny to see it come out of the package, so it does tend to lift your spirits since you can't help but laugh because it's so bizarre. Pretty good, worth a try just to check out, too much packaging for what it is. If the kids had their way, it would be all they would eat.
Really good, but pricey
Everybody needs to eat at least one of these in their lifetime, it's just plain good! I do agree that the cost is better spent on something like cookies where you'll get more bang for your buck, but I imagine part of the cost is for the novelty.
Ice crunch sandwich
After a week in the backcountry, something like an ice cream sandwich is an incredible treat. Tastes about the same as any ice cream sandwich I've ever had, except for being crunchy instead of creamy due to being freeze-dried. Really good.
Not very tasty
I was excited to try this based on the good reviews, but I was pretty underwhelmed. It was just ok...edible, but I definitely won't be buying again. It's just as easy to carry something more tasty, like some cookies.
Added this to my cart as it was about $2 shy of free shipping, not expecting much in the way of taste, but was pleasantly surprised. Might be buying some more.
I was initially very unsure about this product. It looked fake, then I took a bite. It felt weird and crumbly in my mouth, but I ended up really liking it. It tasted like a warm ice cream sandwich and I kept expecting it to melt - BUT IT NEVER DID! I might buy it again or try the other flavors for fun!
I bought one to try out. Man, talk about a pleasant surprise!
The taste is just like a frozen one. I really expected a cardboard-like taste.
Mine was a little crumbly, partially broken so it was a little messy. But so what! When you're out above the timberline this treat satisfies the taste buds!
This is one of the best desserts I have found for camping. I thought it was gonna be nasty astronaut food but I was really surprised at how good the flavor is