July 3, 2011
Norwood Delite- Blueberry Softserve
Anyhoo, a lot of back-story here but that's just how much I love this ice cream! Unfortunately the Norwood Delite Creamy Whip version was not exactly the same as King's Island. I think they put in too much flavoring resulting in a vibrant, almost electric blue color. King's Island's was always more of a light baby blue. The flavor itself was the same, just too much of it. The consistency was also a little different which could have something to do with the quality of the machine they use. It wasn't quite frozen enough and didn't have that light, almost fluffy texture to it. But the rainbow sprinkles were perfect!
Another difference is that Norwood Delite does not have the ability to mix blueberry and vanilla softserve on one cone; which is my preferred combination. This is why I had to get mine in a cup with a cone on the side. I ended up spooning the ice cream from the cup into the cone myself; there's nothing better than the last bites of the bottom of a cake cone filled with softserve ice cream. It's all part of the softserve experience!
Even though this blueberry didn't measure up, I'm planning to go back to see if the quality depends on who makes it becuase it's definitely worth a 2nd chance. And I love corner dairy bars so it's never a wasted trip. Norwood Delite has a long menu to choose from and there was quite a bit of traffic at their window. They are located on Forest Avenue in Norwood close to Sharpsburg Elementary school and off of Smith Road, if you're in the area I recommend stopping by. (If you're not sold on the blueberry you should at least ask them for a sample to taste:).