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Coconut Ice Cream and Spazzo

In Eating Out, Food, Food Product for Home on September 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

Doof Home

Tried different coconut ice cream products to satisfy our dessert craving during detox.
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We had the Coconut Bliss Cherry Amaretto which was exceptional.

There was a big cherry flavor hit with the first bite of the ice cream, followed by nice coconut flavor that lingered.

The mouthfeel was very smooth and creamy.

Their Strawberry Love bars had great mouthfeel as well, but the flavor combination did not work as well.

The strawberry flavor was overpowered by the coconut.

What was there was not the same bright tart berry flavor that one would expect from regular ice cream.

I had their dark chocolate ice cream before and it had excellent strong dark chocolate flavor to satisfy chocolate cravings.

We also tried the SO Delicious vanilla bean ice cream to accompany the cherry pistachio cookie.
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The vanilla flavor was nice but the mouthfeel was oily and slick.  Not very pleasant.

We are staying with Coconut Bliss brand for the time being.

Doof Out
Before detox, we went to Spazzo for dinner with friends.

The last time we were there was probably 2 or 3 years ago.

My Minestrone soup and Linguine Pescatore did not taste bad but could tell that they were not of high quality.

The Minestrone had ample chickpeas, zucchini and pasta in it.

It was very hearty. However, it tasted like the soup was just made with reconstituted tomato paste.

My linguine was a little overcooked. Noodle was soggy.

The seafood was fresh enough, and the tomato sauce had nice simple flavor.

If I would guess, I believe the seafood was not cooked with the sauce; but separately boiled and later tossed with noodle and sauce.

The sauce flavor was not through and through in the seafood.

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DH ordered the Mediterranean pizza with olive, salami and artichoke. Because of me, he opted for no cheese.

After the awesome Veraci pizza and good Pomegranate firebread, this was the worst.

The crust was bready and not-in-a-good-way chewy.

Maybe because of the lighting, the pizza did not look very appetizing. The salami color was this unnatural Chinese sausage color.

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There was barely any tomato sauce on the pizza. It made our no cheese option pizza tasted pretty grim.

I had gotten plenty of no cheese pizza but none this bad.

Mostly I was distracted by the chewy breadiness since there was not enough topping to distract me otherwise.
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