|Flavors for September 27, 2011|
I started by sampling their Caramel with Salted Dark Chocolate, one of their most popular flavors. I really enjoyed that salty-sweet balance, and the ice cream itself was on the softer side, a big positive (who wants to bite into ice cream as hard as a rock?).
Next up was the Honey Lavender, and I immediately christened that as the flavor to get. The sweetness of the honey livened the lavender up nicely without overwhelming the palate. A vibrant, uplifting feeling, if there ever was one.
You can get a cone, a cup, or an ice cream sandwich. On top of that, you can even make your own ice cream sandwich combination. I got one of Ruby Jewel's more popular ice cream sandwiches: honey lavender ice cream sandwiched between two lemon cookies ($4). I opted for a freshly made sandwich instead of the pre-made version. The pre-made sandwich has solid ice cream, and I prefer the soft, velvety ice cream any day.
|Honey Lavender Ice Cream Sandwich with Lemon Cookies (Ruby Jewel)|
The lemon cookies provided enough structural support to hold the soft ice cream inside. The mild lemony flavor complemented the honey lavender ice cream very well. For about four minutes, I waged war with time on eating this ice cream sandwich; I didn't want my lovely midday dessert to fully melt or get on my clothes. I guess if there's anything to nitpick on, I'd want more original flavors to choose from.
As I paid for my order, I noticed Ruby Jewel's "Wall of Fame." When I inquired about it, I was told it was just a place for people to put their pictures up...no challenges or anything of that sort.
|A "Wall of Fame" in Ruby Jewel's?|
|Get a few pints of Ruby Jewel ice cream, or get some ice cream sandwiches (bottom)|