The line of seven flavors, called "Scoops Ahoy," is sold exclusively at Walmart
This new sweet treat will send a chill down your spine quicker than an episode of Stranger Things.
The Emmy award-winning series from Netflix is releasing a line of seven ice cream flavors inspired by the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop featured in the show’s third season. The new frozen treat, appropriately dubbed Scoops Ahoy ice cream, will be available exclusively at Walmart starting Wednesday. PEOPLE staffers got to taste test the sweets before they launched.
The offerings start with four classic flavors, including the U.S.S. Butterscotch, a butterscotch ice cream with a salted caramel ribbon and salted caramel chocolate; the Triple Decker Extravaganza, a vanilla and butter ice cream with a maple ribbon, waffle and chocolate peanut butter candy; the Chocolate Pudding, a chocolate ice cream with chocolate fudge and vanilla wafers; and the Cinnamon Bun Bytes, a cinnamon ice cream with a cinnamon cream cheese swirl and cinnamon roll dough.
The Stranger Things-inspired line also has three flavors from the Upside Down, otherwise known as the series' spooky alternate dimension. These hair-raising ice creams include Mint Flare, a pink mint ice cream with chocolate chunks and rainbow confetti; Pineapple Upside Down, a pineapple ice cream with salted caramel and pound cake chunks; and The Void, a black vanilla ice cream made with activated charcoal that has chocolate sandwich cookies for a different kind of cookies n’ creme.
PEOPLE got to sample all the flavors from the new line, and while some were polarizing, others were real standouts.
All three of the Upside Down flavors were met with mixed reviews. One editor said she “was not mad at” the Pineapple Upside Down ice cream, and suggested to “put rum in it,” while others didn’t love its icy texture. The Mint Flare was a hit with the mint ice cream lovers.
While the first two were met with mostly rave reviews, one thing was certain: staffers were turned off by the activated charcoal found in The Void. Many were unable to identify what the flavor was supposed to be, and everyone was left with stained teeth.
During the taste test, staffers said the cinnamon bites in the Cinnamon Bun Bytes were “chewy like mochi, almost,” and found the chunks to be too big and “gummy.” However, the overall flavor was pleasant and spice-filled. The Triple Decker Extravaganza had staffers searching for the waffle bits, but still had a satisfying butter pecan-like flavor that everyone agreed was tasty.
One of the PEOPLE-favorite flavors was the U.S.S. Butterscotch, which was praised for its sweetness and caramel-forward taste. Rounding out the reviews, is the Chocolate Pudding, which one editor said “is totally satisfying as chocolate." It's safe to say everyone on staff agreed that this one was a winner.
The Stranger Things-inspired line of ice cream, Scoops Ahoy, will be available in the U.S. exclusively at Walmart stores and on Walmart.com
For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Read the original article on People.