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Jun 25, 2011

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Today, I wanted something cold and sweet but not ice cream. I didn’t ‘feel’ like ice cream – too creamy (obviously!). So, I take myself over to the freezer section of my local Loblaws and browse through the frozen desserts in hopes that I find what I’m looking for and this catches my eye – raspberry sherbert. For those of you familiar with Loblaws, you’ll know they have a PC Blue Menu line and the raspberry sherbert just happens to be from that line. So, I decide to leap in, buy it (I love raspberries), and hope that it tastes as good as I need it to be.

Product review: What happened?

I happen to really like Loblaws products so I may be biased (at least I’m honest about it). To date, everything I’ve tried has been delicious and fresh. (recall, the PC Splendido tiramisu that I raved about. Click here if you haven’t read it yet ). At the same time, because I know the brand, I have expectations that I hope will be met or you know, I’m going to be disappointed.
I read the ingredient list before buying and could complain but won’t because I know it’s a dessert and knew I was buying on impulse so I knew it was going to have stuff in it but the concentrate beet juice threw me for a loop. Most likely, it’s in there to help with the raspberry colouring but hey, raspberry purée is fourth on the list as part of the raspberry flavour base so that’s decent.
Open the lid and wow, it looks like raspberry sherbert, the kind I’d get if I had worked on it myself all day long. I scooped out a cup for me and liked its smooth texture and consistency. Then came the taste: WOW. Tart, refreshing, very raspberry. The PC Blue Menu raspberry sherbert (or sorbet as I like to say it) really packs a flavourful bunch and really, you don’t need a lot of it to make you feel like you’ve had a really really satisfying dessert. It was exactly what I had hoped for: something tart and refreshing with a ton of flavour. THANK YOU LOBLAWS.


You’ll be happy to know that I didn’t gorge on it. I had my one cup and only one cup (and it wasn’t a gigantic one, either) and there was plenty left over for many days afterwards. Would I buy this product again? Yes and I did for an ‘ice cream party’. It happens to taste incredibly decadent with some crushed Oreos and ripe pineapple or strawberries mixed in. This summer, if you can get your hands on it, you have to try it at least once.
Here are some of our other ice cream reviews that you may want to read:
Eating Breyer’s Double Churn Natural Vanilla Ice Cream– one frothy mess click here
Eating a Klondike bar: as good as my childhood click here
PC Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream: my peanut butter oasis click here
Eating Mott’s Fruitsations 100% Juice Ice Bars – chilly summer treat click here
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