BACK ON SHELVES: Good Humor Vanilla Viennetta

Good Humor Vanilla Viennetta

Update: We tried it! Click here to read our review.

According to its press sheet, this was last available in the US almost 30 years ago. I do not remember it. Although 30 years ago, I wasn’t really into desserts as much as I am into them now. The ice cream cake features a wavy frozen vanilla base between crispy chocolate layers in a unique shape that is perfectly portioned for an entire family to share. (Spotted by Valerie B at Kroger.)

25 thoughts to “BACK ON SHELVES: Good Humor Vanilla Viennetta”

    1. Yeah, 30 years is a bit off. 30 years ago today, I’d never even heard of it, but I would be introduced to it a year or two later.

  1. Pretty sure back in the day, it was made with ice cream, rather than frozen dairy dessert… as much as I want to get it, there is no way it’s not a disappointment. LOVED this as a kid.

    1. This product is not labeled as Ice Cream this time for sure which is why I will not buy it at all.

  2. My mom used to buy it all the time when I was a kid. I am so happy it’s back!
    Now they need to bring back Fat Frog ice cream bars 🙂

  3. OH MY GOSH!!! I remember this! Totally forgot about it! Was always such a treat! Wonder if it’ll live up to my memories, I hope so.

    1. You obviously didn’t read the box. It’s made with frozen dairy dessert, NOT ice cream. There’s no way in hell it’ll be as good!

  4. The commerical might jog your memory. I always wanted to try it as a kid it looked so classy and grown up.

    1. Ha! Same here, i thought if i ate it i would be like the grown ups….my mom never bought one though

  5. A staple feature in the supermarket shelves in the UK – i don’t have them often but they are great. there is a mint one too.

    ‘frozen dairy dessert’ just sound dubious though

    1. I can’t remember if I ever tried a mint variety, but I remember there were vanilla and chocolate varieties sold in the US about 25 years ago. I know I’ve tried both, and oddly enough I preferred the vanilla flavor, which is seriously the only time I’ve been able to say that truthfully (I think it has to do with the chocolate ribbon). Mint I definitely would have wanted to try, which makes me wonder if it was ever available in the US (or if it was introduced shortly before they discontinued it here).

  6. I remember having these for dessert back in the 1990s. Always good. Even if they’ve changed the formula, I’ll give it a try once to see what they’ve done to it.

  7. For those complaining about the “frozen dairy dessert” moniker, this is what is referred to as an Icebox Cake. They are traditionally made with whipped cream, sugar, and chocolate wafers, not ice cream.

    1. Also, I mean this is Good Humor now putting it out…not the original British ice cream brand.

      1. The only Viennetta I’ve ever had was sold under the Breyer’s brand. Chain store ice cream isn’t commonly shipped around the world, so it’s likely that it’s always been solid in the US under a licensing deal, like KitKat bars.

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