Once upon a time, many moons ago, my big kid loved PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream. It was one of those ‘treat’ ice creams with all the sprinkles, the PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream was like one giant surprise waiting in the freezer. We reviewed it back in 2011 in those early days when ThingsThatWeDo.com was just starting out.
Well, a lot has changed over the past few years. We continue to post daily and ThingsThatWeDo.com is now 4 years older. We’ve opted for a different design with bigger images. According to my big kid, even the PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream has changed and it’s not for the better. The image you see above is the new stuff.
Kid’s Opinion: What’s wrong with the new PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream?
I kid you not, my child used to love the PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream. This time around, she tried one bite, said it tasted different and opted not to finish her serving. Her biggest pet peeve about the updated PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream – the pink vanilla icing ripple.
She absolutely can’t stand it and finds it gross in the ice cream. She also isn’t impressed that there seems to be less cake pieces. Take a look at the new PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream.
So, how much of this can I verify?
Well, let’s see. The old photos aren’t great. I can’t believe we made the images so small back then! What was I thinking? In any case, from what I can see from the old images there is no pink swirl in the ice cream so I’d have to agree with my child on this one. Take a look for yourself (you may need a magnifying glass but I can’t see any pink swirl, do you?).
If the PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream tasted great before without the funky pink swirl, why bother adding it in now? As for the amount of cake pieces, there’s nothing I can do to verify that. The images are just too small to jiggle any memories I may have of the original PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream.
What I did notice is that there seems to be fewer sprinkles in the updated PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream. Take a look at the new stuff.
My child never mentioned it but that’s what it looks like. Again, not sure if this is the case but it just looks like it when I compare the two different sets of pictures.
Product Review: What about the ingredient list, has that changed?
Sadly, I can’t do this comparison because I never really focused on ingredient lists back in those early days so I have nothing to go by. What I can show you is the current list of ingredients that went into the updated PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream: cream, milk, sugar, vanilla icing ripple (fructose-glucose, water, modified corn starch, colour, natural flavour, propylene glycol, salt, xanthan gum, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid), candy sprinkles (icing sugar, corn starch, modified palm kernel oil, glucose, colour, carnauba wax), modified milk ingredients, glucose solids, pound cake pieces (sugar/glucose-fructose, enriched wheat flour, liquid whole eggs, water, soybean and/or canola oil, propylene glycol, whey powder, baking powder, soy flour, salt, natural flavour, sorbic acid, beta-carotene, baking soda), vanilla extract, soy mono-and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, polysorbate 80, carrageenan, colour.
Wow, could that be a longer list?!
I have no comment. I think that ingredient list speaks for itself.
Taste test: how does the new PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream taste?
I honestly can’t remember what the original PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream tasted like but I did try the updated version one again. I can tell you right now, the big kid hasn’t touched any of the new PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream since that first bite so she is definitely not a fan.
The hubby and I both tasted the updated PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream and it tastes like vanilla ice cream with sprinkles and pink stuff. I don’t really notice the cake pieces although you can see hints of it in the images. Given that the PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream doesn’t taste like much more than vanilla ice cream with sprinkles, I find it highly unnecessary to have such an extensively long ingredient list. I’d simplify the recipe to make basic vanilla ice cream and toss in the sprinkles for some junky colour to make it look different than plain ol’ vanilla. The pink stuff is irrelevant and so are those cake pieces that I don’t even notice. As for the hubby, he’s indifferent either way. He just ate it because it was there.
I don’t know why the PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream was changed but it’s obvious that they’ve lost at least one fan. I’m sure they’ve gained others along the way but my big kid has no plans of ever going back to it.
For anyone who’s interested, here is the nutritional information for the updated PC Sprinkle Party Cake ice cream.
My thoughts? Well, if my big kid doesn’t like it and I’m not a big fan of all that colour to begin with you know this ice cream isn’t going to make another appearance in my home. There’s just no point.
Like I said, opinions change…
In case you want to read my earlier review of the same ice cream from back in 2011, click on the link below:
From July 14, 2011: Enjoying the Summer with PC Sprinkle Party Cake Ice Cream
p.s. in case you’re interested in learning more about this product, visit their website by clicking here.
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