Monday, June 13, 2011

Bang!! Caffeinated Ice Cream

If I had to make a list of my favorite things, caffeine and ice cream would easily make the list.  When I found out a company makes a highly caffeinated ice cream, I knew I had to check it out.  Bang!! Caffeinated Ice Cream comes in 4 flavors and delivers a whopping 125 mg of caffeine per serving (4 servings per container).  For those of you that don't want to do that math, that comes to 500 mg of caffeine per container!  For this review, you will be able to read the opinion of both of the Caffeineaholic.net reviewers.


The Look:
Bryan:  I like how Bang!! Ice Cream went with a comic book type of theme for the ice cream.  I always enjoyed reading comic books and seeing the "action bubbles" when there was a fight or something going on.  Of course the color scheme will be different, depending on the variety you choose but the overall look is the same on all of them.  The overall packaging is very clean looking but still manages to be bold and will stand out well on the shelves.  On the back they have a diagram stating that one scoop (1/4th of the container) is equal to one energy drink (125 mg of caffeine).
(9 out of 10)

Christie:    I think someone at Bang!! has influential results of American Pop Art such as Roy Lichtenstein. They did not hesitate to break the rules of propriety with their design and flavor but we will get to there in a moment. I think their color scheme is great for the flavors on hand.  I am partial to the bold colors and like to know at a glance what flavor I am grabbing without having to read too much.  (ok ok I am male minded on a lot of things!)
(9 out of 10)

Taste:
Bryan:  With 4 flavors to choose from there should be a flavor for everyone.  I will review each flavor separately, because they are each quite unique.


Cooky Mint:  This is one of my 2 favorite flavors.  Imagine the flavor of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, captured inside a delicious ice cream.  The mint is the most dominant flavor here and then they have chunks of thin mints inside the ice cream.  Good luck stopping at just 1 serving on this one.
(9.5 out of 10)


Peanut Butta:  Next up is Peanut Butta.  Peanut Butta uses a chocolate ice cream for the foundation.  Inside the ice cream there are swirls of peanut butter and even mini peanut butter cups.  I normally do not like peanut butter but this stuff is dangerously good.
(9 out of 10)


Heaps of Gold:  Heaps of Gold is a dark chocolate ice cream with pieces of Heath bar mixed inside.  If you love chocolate then this one is for you.  Just like the others, this taste wonderful and the pieces of Heath bar are quite plentiful inside.
(8.5 out of 10)


Iced Latte-Da:  Anyone that reads the site frequently knows that I am not a fan of coffee flavored items.  I still went ahead and tried it just so I could give it a chance.  They captured the flavor of espresso wonderfully here and have pieces of chocolate mixed in to give it some depth.  I asked some of the other people who sampled it with me to grade it on a scale of 1-10 in order to give it a fair grade.
(9 out of 10)  From the coffee drinker in the sampling group

Christie:       Bing! (great idea) Bang! (good lawd look what they have done) Boom! (ice cream that will not only make you slap your momma but give you the energy to run from her)



Cooky Mint:   With a bold non stop flavor of mint smacking you in the mouth, this one is wonderfully mixed.  It's thick blend of cream vs mint chocolate ratio captures just what they wanted. The continuous green colored, churned ice cream is blended with cookie and chocolately chunks. There is no caffeine taste at all. Reminds me of a cold Andes Chocolate Mint: just cool, refreshing mintiness that might bite back.  
(9 out of 10)

Peanut Butta:  Chocolate Ice Cream, peanut butter ripples, and mini peanut butter cups... OH MY!
Peanut butter is my favorite flavor all time over any other treat. It's greatness whipped together into a thick chocolate cream base. The ribbons of peanut butter are thick and very smooth and a surprise when you bite into lil peanut butter cups!   
(9.5 out of 10)

Heaps of Gold:  Normally I do not enjoy bitter dark chocolate in or on anything. Bang!! Was able to design a product that is a first for me, a desirable dark chocolate with bits of Heath bar. This dark creamy composite is not bitter and might actually change your out look on dark chocolate all together. Combined, the two elements still retain their individual identities and work as a great pair for a superb flavor. 
(9 out of 10) 

Iced Latte-Da:  Think of Espresso combined with chocolate and cream, frozen!  This has a sharp espresso flavoring that upon the second or third bite isn't as sharp. The flavors soon blends into a mocha type as the swirls of fudge intertwine with the coffee and cream. I think this product would be great to add to your morning coffee to give it a great flavor and caffeinated boost.
(9 out of 10)    


Does It Work:
Bryan:  First lets break down what is inside each tub of Bang!! Ice Cream.  Inside each tub there are 4 servings and each serving has 125 mg of caffeine.  As I mentioned earlier that is 500 mg of caffeine inside each pint of ice cream.  I have tried this on several occasions now and each time this stuff rocked my world. The first time I tried it I did my best to stick to the serving size and I got a great boost of energy that lasted about 2 and a half hours.  I also tried eating 2 servings to really let the ice cream shine and I got jolted awake from the 250 mg of caffeine and the sugar.

Here are all the nutritional facts for those interested: http://www.bangicecream.com/product.html
(8 out of 10) 1 Scoop
(9 out of 10) 2 Scoops 

Christie:  I wont repeat  Bryan for the most part. Yet to answer the question of does this work?
Clearly, YES!  I sampled all the flavors. It is a product worth psyching yourself up to try! The amount of caffeine used was a surprise to have without any hint of aftertaste.  I was able to maintain a buzz from this product for a few hours from the sugar and zinging ingredient of guarana seed extract.  Tantalizing with a Bang! 
(8.5 out of 10) 1 Scoop
(9 out of 10) 2 Sccops

Overall Thoughts:  
Bryan:  This is one of the greatest products I have tried since I started Caffeineaholic.net.  The ice cream itself taste amazing and the added caffeine just makes it that much better.  Start your day off with some ice cream to jump start your day or grab a scoop in the afternoon to beat the heat and get a boost.  I do give you a word of warning when trying Bang!! Caffeineated Ice Cream...use moderation because 500 mg of caffeine will get anyone uncomfortably wired.


Christie: Loved, Loved, Loved it.  It is concentrated, so do not eat from the container. I would suggest using this product with a cone, or just scoop it into a bowl.  I must say,  if you have no will power it may be hard for you to control your serving size.  It's blend of flavors are done toooo well.  It's a pure conglomeration for your mouth! Well done Bang on a all around great, delicious, and enticing  product.


Official Website: http://www.bangicecream.com/

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice review - except for all the grammar and punctuation problems.

Caffeine A Holic said...

Thanks for the feedback. I am going to go over it again.

Gianna said...

This reminds me of the Simpsons when they feed Maggie coffee ice cream. I know I would try some.

Madtown said...

Wow, I had never heard of this product, and it's made in the city I live! Thanks for the heads up on this, the hunt is on now to track some down

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