Originally Posted by sugarbutch
There are better flavors than vanilla, but it definitely holds its own. It's far from the blandness that is typically ascribed to it.
Gotta have the specks of vanilla bean in it though. French Vanilla is for plebes.
Similar story to gomestar (even though he is dead wrong on this, vanilla BEAN ice cream on pie is one of life's great pleasures)--early in my relationship with my now-wife, she wanted to surprise me with dessert. She brought home some french vanilla ice cream to go with a pie we were baking. I wouldn't touch the stuff. She ended up having to go back to the grocery store for vanilla BEAN ice cream.
Luckily she's pretty cool and that wasn't almost the end of things. Almost the end of things was the time she started crying when our team lost a basketball game and I told her it wasn't that big of a deal. She stormed out and wouldn't talk to me for a day.