Monday, January 30, 2012

Girl Scouts Cookie Season!

The time for girl scouts cookie madness has arrived and, wouldn't you know it, there is not a girl scout anywhere in sight for me to buy cookies from! Since I do not know a girl scout or someone who knows a girl scout I felt discouraged, like I would go through the entire girl scouts cookie season without even one taste of their delicious cookies! Well, I was shopping at Target and came across a solution to this dilemma. . . Dreyer's Limited Edition Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream! My mouth watered, my heart sang . . . I think I even did a jete for joy in the aisle. . . I had to have this ice cream! And so, here it is, my first dessert review!

I was quite ecstatic about my luck in finding this wonderful treat, so my first taste was pure heaven. But after that I got down to business to seriously rate this frozen dairy dessert. Here are my thoughts:

- Subtle mint flavor is not overwhelming. It adds a cool (as in temperature) and refreshing taste.

- The ice cream itself (which is chocolate) is light and fluffy, almost comparable to soft serve, but not quite that soft. Definitely not dense, which is how I actually prefer ice cream to be.

- The thin mint cookie crumbles have a texture that is similar to a brownie. A soft, melt in your mouth kind of texture.

- The chocolate around the cookies, adds a slight initial crunch and leaves a rich chocolaty after taste. The chocolate gets stuck in your teeth, which I liked, because I got to enjoy the dessert for a minute longer after I scraped up my last spoonful. However, if you are not in the comfort of your own home and are with company, you may need to do a teeth check after partaking in this dessert.

Overall I give this ice cream an 8 out of 10! I thoroughly enjoyed it! The only thing I wish is that the ice cream itself was a little more dense.

Until next time . . .

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Hello and welcome to Chocolate Pirouettes! My name is Alex and this is my first ever blog combining my love for dance and my love for desserts! With this blog I hope to share reviews of my favorite sweet treats, be they store bought delights or decadent dishes from local restaurants! I also hope to share some of my dancing experiences. I am currently a Director for a company that provides after school dance and cheer classes for kids, I am a student choreographer at a college, and am a dancer in a modern dance company. In between all of my dancing endeavors I am enjoying the desserts that bring a taste of heaven to my lips and a touch of joy to my heart! Stay tuned for my first dessert review!