Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Food Review: Mr. Dewie's Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert

Written by Sarah E. Jahier

I was ecstatic to finally find Mr. Dewie's Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert at Mother's Market this past week! I have been eagerly waiting to find this delightfully creamy dessert in stores here in Orange County since I had it in March (when I had my first taste of Mr. Dewie's at Expo West), so you can imagine my excitement when I found it in the ice cream section of my local health food store.

Mr. Dewie's is run by two amazing brothers, who are just nuts about their product and their customers. They have been working on perfecting a creamy frozen dessert since 2010, and I think they have succeeded in a phenomenal way! They have created some of the best ice cream (errrrrr, or "frozen dessert" as it is supposed to be called due to ridiculous "ice cream" labeling laws...yes, this is a thing) I've ever tasted!

Since I had such fond memories of tasting this frozen dessert back at the Expo, I looked forward to trying it again with excitement as well as a bit of trepidation. Would it really taste as good as I remember it tasting? I needn't have worried, because this stuff tasted every bit as good as I remember it tasting at the Expo, if not better!

Mr. Dewie's was kind enough to send me some coupons, so I was able to scoop up all four flavors and give them a whirl. The four cashew milk-based flavors are: Coffee, Chocolate, Caramel Almond Crunch, and Chocolate Orange Chip. All of their flavors are vegan, organic, non-GMO, soy-free, and gluten-free. They use only the highest-quality natural ingredients and don't use any binders, additives or preservatives.

The consistency of all the different flavors was pure silky, creamy goodness! This cashew milk base really blew me away with its smooth texture and incredibly rich taste! Besides the texture and feel of the product, the flavors were also spot on! The Caramel Almond Crunch had a toffee-like flavor that just made me want to keep eating more and also was studded with some delicious crunchy bits throughout its creamy texture. The Coffee flavor is hands down the BEST coffee-flavored ice cream/frozen dessert I've ever had. I love coffee, and the concentrated flavor of this dessert tasted just like espresso! In fact, the bold flavor and smooth texture reminded me of the gelato I had back in Italy! The Chocolate flavor was more subtle, and I think it would work so well in a sundae or a shake. The Chocolate Orange Chip was phenomenal, and reminded me of those chocolate orange candies that come out during Christmas. When I was younger, I always used to get one in my stocking at Christmas, so it brought back nostalgic memories as well as being decadently delicious!

Mr. Dewie's on the shelves of the freezer at Mother's Market!

If someone asked me to pick a favorite, I would have a really hard time, as all of the flavors are fantastic! Mr. Dewie's seriously makes some of the best ice cream (oops, "frozen dessert") I have ever tasted! Plus, I love that it is family-owned by two awesome brothers and it is handmade with love up in the Bay Area.

The only downside may be the price, which is around $7 for a 14 oz. size. However, I feel that the high quality ingredients, the superior taste and texture, and the fact that it is handmade really justifies that price. And once you try it, you'll understand too!

Mr. Dewie's is available mainly in the Western states of the U.S. at the moment (see their map of store locations), but will hopefully be expanding soon to other stores and to other parts of the country. Look for it in your local health food store and request it if you don't see it!

As their tagline states, you will definitely "go nuts" for their cashew milk frozen desserts!

For more info (including nutritional facts and where to buy), please visit Mr. Dewie's site!

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