Photo: Elizabeth Hait, AOL
Who makes the best chocolate ice cream? Following up on our taste test to find the best vanilla ice cream, we decided to tackle chocolate. We gathered 16 different brands from local supermarkets in New York and New Jersey and even had ice cream express delivered from Texas (most brands we tested are available nationwide).
After a round of testing among the editors of Slashfood and KitchenDaily, we did another blind taste test with our co-workers here at AOL. More than 20 people showed up to determine which brands were the best and worst. The editors rated each brand on a scale of one to five for texture and chocolate flavor. Then we asked our coworkers to rank their favorite and least favorite brands from one to five. The top pick for each category received five points, the second four points, the third three points and so on. The highest score for each category translated to the worst and best choices. We've included the final score for each pick so you can see how close the race was for certain brands.
In the end, we came up with one overall winner and loser.