Stay the he** away from this ice cream. Beside charging more for less ice cream per carton, the choices and quality have dropped precipitously of late. They used to have monthly/seasonal flavors (like peppermint during the holiday season). Those are now gone. The flavors they do have are mostly chocolate and vanilla with the faintest amount of extras thrown in to differentiate one flavor from another. Please follow me as I list several of my greatest disappointments with Thrifty Ice Cream...
1. Chocolate Malted Crunch: This was a favorite of mine, now I won't touch it. The last few cartons (purchased at different times from different stores) contained malted bits that, for lack of a better word, tasted stale. A real shame, because this ice cream used to be excellent.
2. Mint and Chip: The previously creamy ice cream has been icy and "crunchy" the last few times we've bought it. Also, the mint flavoring used to be good, now it tastes medicinal.
3. Pecan Praeline: Vanilla ice cream with approximately 5 to 10 sugared pecans per carton. Nothing like the original...
4. Black Cherry: Vanilla ice cream with purple food coloring and approximately 5 to 10 cherries per carton. Seriously, you have to go hunting for the things, yet on the packaging they make it look like you get more cherries than ice cream. Can we say "false advertising"?
I could go on, but I'd just get myself even angrier. Do yourself a favor, stay away from Thrifty Ice Cream. You'll get better value buying the buckets of generic store-brand ice cream.
Pros: Same Thrifty Name
Cons: Everything else