Tasting ice cream sandwiches in the Food & Wine test kitchen. Photo Danica Jorge
Ice cream sandwiches combine two irresistible desserts into a tasty handheld package. Food & Wine editors sampled some of the most popular brands on the market to find the best.
Editors’ Top Pick: Foodtown, $2.99 for twelve 3.5-ounce sandwiches
The supermarket house brand rose to the top of the list because the sandwich’s classic taste and texture recalled versions that F&W editors fell in love with in elementary school.
“Very creamy ice cream. Super chocolaty cookie.” “Best so far, great flavor and texture. This is a classic ice cream sandwich.” “Good ratio. Number one.” “Nicely fluffy ice cream. Good cookie, good sandwich. Favorite.” “Tastes like grade school. I like it! Number one.”
Editors’ Top Pick: Klondike, $3.99 for six 4.2-ounce sandwiches
The ice cream bar specialist makes a delicious sandwich, with great texture and flavor.
“Cakey and good.” “The winner! Ice cream is so creamy and milky. Chocolate cookie has a great bite.” “Number one! Creamy, classic, good cookie.” “Really good. Nice ice cream.” “Cookie is a little hard, but I like this one. Number two.”