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Starbucks’ New Ice Cream Very Rich

By Rick Bonino Food Editor

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.

Taste: *****

Value: *****

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.

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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