|Caramel Ice Cream with Carrot Cake Pieces& a Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl|
When I first heard that B&J had released a limited edition Carrot Cake, I could not believe my ears. Carrot Cake is one of my favorite’s, and if you’ve read this site before you may have noticed I have a thing for ice cream.
I suspected the flavor may be a Walmart exclusive, which I confirmed with a call to B&J’s consumer services. My local Walmart does not have the best ice cream selection, but I decided to call them anyway just in the offhand chance that they did. I was connected with the frozen food department. I asked; I waited; they had it. Shit just got real.
|After scooping out a serving.|
I was scheduled to work at the gym that evening, there was no way I could get to Walmart and make it back in time for my shift. Luckily, my amazing friend Katy was planning a grocery expedition herself and was willing to pick this up for me.
At this point I became scared. No, not because I called B&J’s once, Walmart twice, and sent Katy around fifteen texts for updates on my ice cream (it’s not disordered, it’s dedication). I was scared because I thought my expectations may be too high. I didn’t want another Snickerdoodle or worse, target selections.
|Carrot Cake Pieces|
Luckily this ice cream turned out to be fantastic.
-The caramel base is the same as the cinnamon buns, I wasn’t sure it would work with carrot cake, but it does. It’s mild enough to still let the carrot cake flavor come through, and adds a bit of extra sweetness.
-Cream cheese frosting swirl: hell yes. This was perfect, sweet with a bit of tang to compliment the rest of mix ins.
That brings us to the cake pieces themselves, which did not disappoint. They are legit carrot cake, not just some cakey offshoot with carrot cake flavoring.
|For the nutrition crowd. One of B&Js lighter offerings.|
I’m having a hard time deciding between this and cinnamon buns as the top caramel base flavor. I think the cream cheese frosting swirl is pulling me towards the Carrot Cake (I’m pretty sure it is). The only reason not to grab several of these would be if you detest carrot cake, in which case I would still recommend you try at least one. Well done Ben & Jerry’s