New Ice Creams from Magnum, and Other Products We Tried
New Ice Creams from Magnum: The always-decadent ice cream team at Magnum is back with more desserts! The Magnum Infinity bar, available in the U.S. for the first time, comes in two flavors: Magnum Chocolate Infinity, with dark chocolate ice cream with a chocolate swirl, dipped in dark chocolate and cocoa bean nibs; and Chocolate Infinity and Raspberry, featuring dark chocolate ice cream with a raspberry swirl, dipped in dark chocolate and cocoa bean nibs.
For smaller cravings, Magnum also has a new mini variety pack with the classic bar, almond, and white chocolate.
Dried Fruits from Stoneridge Orchards: We snacked all week on the sweet and healthy dried fruits from Stoneridge, including Montmorency cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and berry mix. If you can stop yourself from snacking directly from the bag, we imagine these will work nicely in summer salads and frozen yogurts.
Full-Sized Krackel Bars: For the first time in nearly two decades, Hershey’s Krackel bars (milk chocolate and crisped rice) are back in full-size offerings, and bigger. Available now around the country, Krackel hopes to make a big impression with three larger sizes for your candy-buying consideration: “standard” (1.55 ounces), “XL” (four ounces), and “Giant” (6.5 ounces).
Amstel Radler: For all upcoming barbecues and daydrinking activities, Amstel has a light and lemony beer with a low alcohol content (two percent by volume) to keep you refreshed all day. The combination of 40 percent Amstel Lager and 60 percent natural lemon juice “for a double refreshing taste” was inspired by the long-standing European tradition of combining beer and lemon juice. The summer brew will only be available, in both bottles and cans, until August.
Organic Juice from Acai Roots: Acai Roots offers antioxidant-rich, USDA-organic, and non-GMO juices, in Acai and “Acai Pome Blue”: Acai, pomengranate, and blueberry. Although you can just drink them straight up for your antioxidant fix, we recommend adding them to into your summer smoothies.
Fruit Juices from Frava: Frava’s line of fruit juices with natural caffeine (sourced from green coffee beans) is designed for non-coffee drinkers and juice lovers alike. Each 16-ounce bottle has 200 milligrams of caffeine, and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Dannon Oikos Frozen Yogurt: Greek yogurt lovers will be glad to know that Dannon has launched a Greek frozen yogurt line just in time for summer. The series has six flavors: black cherry, key lime, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, and café latte, and was made to offer about half the fat of regular ice cream (three grams versus seven grams per half cup). It also doesn’t hurt that the ever-handsome John Stamos returns in the new television creative.
New Mint Cider from Woodchuck: Not only is it time for the annual return of Woodchuck’s Summer Seasonal cider (which now comes in a 12-pack!) but the Vermont-based cider company has also thoughtfully introduced a refreshing Mint cider varietal. Handcrafted from Vermont McIntosh and Irish bittersweet apples, plus whole spearmint leaves, the Mint Cellar Series is perfect for keeping cool (and buzzed) in the hot months to come.
Third Street Teas: The organic, fair trade teas (and lemonades) are now available in nine flavors in new 14-ounce bottles, including lemonade, half and half, green tea, and black tea, a few of which come in varying degrees of sweetness. Pick them up at your local Whole Foods Market.
Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.