Tuesday, June 23, 2020

REVIEW: Daily Harvest Scoops {& DISCOUNT CODE}

A few weeks ago Daily Harvest released their newest edition to their line-up of scrum-didily-umptious products... In case you haven't seen the news, it's SCOOPS! A decadent, creamy frozen treat without fake fillers, gums or refined sugars. Just whole, nourishing ingredients that make every scoop deliciously unique. Gluten and dairy free FOR THE WIN!


When I saw the original post on their IG account I was secretly hoping they'd ask me to give the yumminess a try and low and behold they reached out to see if they could send me some - OH HECK TO THE YES! #ComeToMama

Let's just say I was STOKED to dig in. Although the hubby is the one in our household with the MAJOR sweet tooth, I don't think I can or will ever pass up an opportunity to feast on some vegan "ice cream". (Truth be told, more brands are getting with the times and releasing plant-based sweet treats, but they are still pretty few and far between so when I see an option I will jump at the chance to try it out.) The only question was picking which flavor to scoop into my mouth first.

Source: @DailyHarvest's Instagram Feed

I decided to demo the Strawberry + Rich, Rippled Berry Compote first. I will be honest, I wasn't too sure about this one because I am normally not a huge strawberry ice cream lover (in general I don't love the creaminess of ice cream to begin with and usually stick with sherberts anyway) but this one came out swingin'. I loved the ribbons of the berry compote throughout (it was an extra layer of texture and flavor which was delicious!) and the flavors felt very fresh and summery.

Next up was the Mint + Dark, Melty Cacao Chips flavor. I think I was the most excited for this one from the jump because mint and chocolate just go together like peanut butter and Miracle Whip {wait, you didn't eat PB&MW sandwiches growing up?!}. This one did not disappoint and I scarfed it down before I remembered I needed to snap a picture. #BloggerFail

The last flavor I tried was the Vanilla + Salted, Swirled Black Sesame. #RealTalk - I was a bit nervous about this one because although plenty of folks rave about salty and sweet flavors going together, I'm not always sold on the combo. Well, Daily Harvest may have made me a believer because this flavor profile was so yummy. The black sesame was a very interesting choice (it might not have been anything I would've ever dreamt up), but it absolutely worked.

I was sent the Chocolate + Ooey, Gooey, Midnight Fudge flavor, but chocolate isn't my jam so I let the hubby smash it. He tried all of the flavors and thought this one was the most like a traditional ice cream. He said that had he not been told it was vegan he would've thought for sure it was made of milk and cream because it was so smooth and flavorful. He also enjoyed the "chunks" and thought if Daily Harvest were to add more he wouldn't have been mad about it. (FYI - Make sure to let them "melt" for ~10 minutes so they feel more creamy than icy, but this tip is on the packaging as a reminder.)

Now for my overall thoughts beside the delectable flavors. First, the per pint cost of $8.99 is a pretty penny, but with the real, high-quality ingredients I can sort of see the price (although, if it was in the grocery store I probably would pass it by due to the higher cost). Next, there are three servings per container... and, let's be real, you can eat a pint in a single sitting. Finally, seeing as I grew up in a world of diet culture permeating life, I was a bit surprised when I saw the nutritional facts per serving. Again, I realize the ingredients being used are real, but when the container of strawberry "ice cream" has 870 calories, 57 grams of fat, 51 grams of saturated fat and 39 grams of added sugar it's slightly shocking.


Don't get me wrong, these are yummy and if Daily Harvest offers to send me more I'd take them up on the gift without a second thought, but if I had to pay for them out of my pocket I'd probably pass. With that said, if you think the costs sound worth it (or if you still have some of your stimulus check burning a hole in your pocket that you're looking to spend), you can absolutely use code CARLEEMCDOT to save you $25 on your first order (no matter what you include in your box).

Which flavor would you want to try first?

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