This is not typical ice cream, and thank goodness! The texture is beautifully creamy but not too heavy, and the flavor choices are interesting and wide-ranging. My daughter (age 8) enjoyed it just as much as me and her dad.
The flavors apparently change frequently at this small chain of shops, so I won't speak to the specifics there. What I did notice on our three different Jeni's trips in various locations (Ohio and Tennessee) is that there is a lack of overwhelming sweetness. I love this - the ice cream is sweet, but just enough sweet to accompany the amazing flavor, whether it be a traditional vanilla bean (with a twist sometimes), a lemon curd with lavender or a chili spiced chocolate. And yes, it's pricey, but I expect that when hitting up a place that specializes in unique and intriguing flavors.
As travelers, this was a great way to experience a bit of local interest in the region and enjoy the company of folks who live and work in the area. Much more fun than "yet another trip to a well-known chain" that happens all to often on long driving trips!
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