Given all the fat-free desserts and frozen dinners that The Spokesman-Review’s reader food panel valiantly gulps down, it’s fun to reward them something really good once in a while. (Besides, it encourages them to keep coming back, on the off chance it will happen again.)
Even before we cracked the carton, we figured we had a winner on our hands with Starbucks’ Biscotti Bliss, one of the new ice cream flavors from the Seattle coffee company. Its idea of “cookies and cream” consists of crisp, chocolate-dipped biscotti pieces and a fudge swirl in creamy coffee ice cream.
The panelists loved it. Maybe they’ll stick around now for a few more months.
Starbucks Biscotti Bliss Ice Cream Price: $4.39 for 1 quart.
Nutrition: 250 calories (47 percent fat calories); 70 milligrams sodium in 1/2 cup.
Comments: “Creamy, rich, fullflavored and decadent! If you’re going to splurge on fat and calories, this is worth it!” - Beverly Smick
“Super-ultra heavenly flavor. This would never make it from the store to home. … It’s too good.” - Jan Robison
, DataTimes MEMO: Products sampled by The Spokesman-Review’s reader food panel are prepared according to package directions. Panelists are not aware of a product’s brand name or price until after they have tasted it. Products are rated from one to five stars for taste and for value, based on quality compared to price.
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