Review: Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream & Umbrella Etiquette, aka, Awkward When It Rains

Junk Food Nation, thanks again for everyone tweeting me and Facebooking me links regarding my Watermelon Oreos review. Especially this Bloomberg news video! It was certainly unexpected and I am humbled by the response. So thank you again, fans!

Today I wanted to ask you all about Umbrella Etiquette.  It’s been raining on and off here in DC, and people have been carrying umbrellas everywhere.  I personally employ a decent size one – not a golf umbrella that can cover half the city, but definitely one that covers my shoulders and sidebag if needed.

But there have been some troubling scenarios I’ve been a part of, and I want to know how YOU’D handle them:

(1) The Jump Under.  I was walking with a friend the other day, had my umbrella, and it started to rain.  I opened my umbrella, and before I could say ANYTHING, she jumped underneath it, smushing against me, laughing “left me get under here with you!” UM, NO. *stiff arm, shoves friend back out into the rain*  What if I didn’t WANT to share??? Now BOTH of us are getting half wet because YOU decided I was your butler!  Of course, the flip side is, if you’re with a friend and there’s one umbrella among you, do you HAVE to offer to shield the other person too?  Like, HAVE to?  Ugh.

(2) The Neck Slicer.  Look, I’ll just say it: I’m sort of short.  So when I open my umbrella and have it over my head, it sometimes is basically at the level of some tall people’s necks.  And when I walk by people, I am basically using my umbrella to slice at every single tall person neck that goes by.  I see them lunging away or ducking to avoid.  and I feel bad, BUT WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO.  Hold the umbrella a full arm length extended upwards like I’m Mary Poppins?  It’s especially bad when I’m walking up an uncovered metro, because then I’m just banging people in the back of the head with my umbrella.  HELP!

(3) The I’ll-Just-Let-This-Make-Everything-Wet.  A pet peeve of mine is when someone comes in out of the rain, and then collapses their umbrella and then proceeds to WHIP IT AROUND LIKE NUNCHUCKS trying to get the water off.  UM, WTF YOU’RE INSIDE.  Just set the umbrella by the door, or tap the end on the ground to shake off the water gently.  Why are you trying to soak the ceiling and walls with water, you freak.  Am I wrong, or is this socially awkward behavior? Tell me.  Please.

Rants over.  Let me know what you think in the comments below!  Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream!

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream: The Money Shot

You all know I LOVE the Pennsylvania-based Turkey Hill. I’ve reviewed TONS of their flavors.  I’m a sucker for them. Heck the Turkey Hill Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is MY FAVORITE EVER (or close to it).  So how could I NOT buy this Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream when I saw it?

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream: Whipped marshmallow? DING!

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream contains tangy lemon ice cream swirled with whipped marshmallow and shortbread pieces.  Sounds good to me!  As someone who happens to love lemon meringue pie, I am all over this.

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream: Yada Yada Yada

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream is Turkey Hill’s May Limited Edition flavor, so of course, I only end up spotting it in June.  I guess those trucks bringing ice cream from PA to DC are REAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY slow.

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream: 160 cal per serving

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream contains “lemon base.” MMMM lemon base.  Where’s the marshmallow? Somewhere among those big words.

Sidenote: apparently this is an older flavor (my buddies at covered it back in ’08) that is back again!  I’d be curious to see if they still felt the same way about this ice cream.  Meanwhile, time for me to dig in.

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream: Light yellow fluffy ice cream with bits of shortbread peeking out

After taking a few bites of this Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream, I can say this is a pretty damn good flavor.  It might not be for everyone, but for fans of lemon meringue, you must try this.

First, this is a lemon ice cream, not a sorbet or sherbet.  As a result, this is a creamy lemon flavor, not an icy one.  I know a lot of people, including a buddy over at, don’t always love lemon in ice cream.  And I get it – the fear is that it tastes like dish soap.

Here, the lemon flavor was tangy, as advertised, but only slightly (of course, I love lemon flavor, so maybe to others this was really tangy).  It was NOT tart, and it was NOT sour.  And, I have to say, wasn’t exactly citrus-y, due to the creaminess.  No, this was just a sweet lemon flavor with a bit of creamy tangy taste to it.  Sort of like a lemon-flavored greek yogurt (except this was ice cream).

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream

Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream: Marshmallow goo EVERYWHERE

Did this Limited Edition Turkey Hill Southern Lemon Pie Ice Cream taste like soap? I mean, *I* didn’t think so, but I could see how lemon ice cream haters could get there in their heads. For me, this was delicious, especially because of the MARSHMALLOW.  As you can see from the picture, the marshmallow swirl was EVERYWHERE.  It was sweet, it was fluffy, and it stuck to my spoon and pulllllllled and strreeeetttttccched when I took my spoon out.  And best yet, the marshmallow-ey pillow-ey feel and flavor gave the lemon ice cream a DEFINITE lemon meringue feel and flavor!

Shortbread pieces – standard and good.  Chewy, buttery, and helped break up the ice cream.  In short, this was like an ice cream version of lemon meringue pie to me.  Not as subtle in flavor as the Liz Lemon Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt…This flavor was more in-your-face.  But I liked it, and I think you will too!

Always a fan, Turkey Hill.  Always a fan.


COST: $3.79

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Discuss - 21 Comments

  1. Wish I could find this one! Reader the reviews of this flavor are torture!

  2. Kel says:

    Wear stilettos when it rains so you don’t neck slice. When people look at you funny just say “I’m doing it for you.”

  3. Elisa says:

    There’s a small sheltered entrance at my work so I’ll shake off my umbrella before going inside. Some people will leave their wet umbrellas in the vestibule.

    I’ve been through the uncovered Gallery Place Metro entrance/exit as it’s raining. Not fun!

  4. So glad you liked the Southern Lemon Pie, Junk Food Guy! Up next on our Limited Edition Ice Cream calendar is Snyder’s PA Dutch Pretzel in June and a new one, Raspberry Shortcake, in July.

    You’ll have to wait until October for Pumpkin Pie, although we know fans who bought 10-12 containers of it last fall and have been slowly rationing it to themselves until it returns!

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Turkey Hill: THANK YOU! Hey, if you wanna ship those Limited flavors coming up my way, I’d be happy to try them and review them 🙂 The pretzel one, in particular, sounds AMAZING.

  5. renee says:

    Wear a rain poncho, problems solved 🙂

    I have yet to meet a Turkey Hill flavor that I didn’t like. Wish I could try this one. You make it sound really good!

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Renee: Yeah, a rain poncho would work – doesn’t help if other people are still socially awkward with the umbrellas though 😉

  6. Devin says:

    1) Honestly, I’d kinda feel like a douche if I did just stood there letting my friend get wet (especially if it was female friend). I don’t think anyone should have to do it though, I just know that for me personally I’d feel bad if I didn’t.

    2) I’m not short, so I’ve never really dealt with this. As for people doing it to me, I can’t recall it ever happening (if it’s raining I usually have an umbrella, and I generally try to avoid other umbrella users).

    3) Do adults actually do this? Wow. I thought only little kids did that.

    • junkfoodguy says:


      1- no, you’re right, and I always let them under. I just think its funny – I certainly would never just leap in if I were on the outside; I’d always ask first, etc.

      2- yes, well…it’s an issue for me 😉

      3- YOU HAVE NO IDEA. I mean, maybe they aren’t waving them everywhere, but this one woman who works in my building will consistently do a full wind up – raising the umbrella in her hand almost up to the ceiling, and then whipping it to the ground OVER AND OVER AND AAAHHHHHHSTOP IT

  7. Nick Rovo says:

    While I’d normally be interested in a lemon flavor especially with marshmallow, I just can’t get past the shortbread pieces. It’s like my gripe with pie crust pieces, way too buttery for my tastes. Though that marshmallow swirl might make this one tempting enough to pick up before it’s gone for another year.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Nick: Yeah, have you had a lot of ice creams with marshmallow swirls before? Besides the Turkey Hill Whoopie Pie, I hadn’t ever had one this …well, good

    • Nick Rovo says:

      @Eric: Ben & Jerry’s executes a pretty good marshmallow swirl. Mmm, Phish Food and What A Cluster. Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road is no slouch either.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Nick: Oh, duh. The more you listed, the more I realized there were plenty of flavors with marshmallow. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  8. “Where’s the marshmallow?” Ummm…psst…3rd ingredient…

    I go for the quick raise when passing another umbrella-toter, same should work for a taller person, quick up, pass, back down. Not ideal, but better than nothing. Then again I may be overly polite at times and will get a little wet instead of smashing my umbrella into someone/thing, which I believe place me in the minority.

  9. Will says:

    I have been trying to get this flavor for 3 years, and I finally got it a couple of weeks ago. I really liked it, but I’m a big fan of lemon ice cream. Have I ever mentioned I hate the Miami Heat!

  10. Jackson Ruben says:

    literally the best ice cream I ever had!!!!!

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