Ben & Jerry’s is constantly releasing new, exclusive, and/or limited editions to the market. I’ve always enjoyed covering the latest offerings, but in doing I often times neglect the classics. I’m changing that, starting now.
Unless you’re severely lactose-intolerant, vegan, or a Nazi, you’ll likely find at least one Ben & Jerry’s flavor to fall in love with. I’ve found plenty, but this wasn’t one of them. My troubles started with the base. I got more chocolate than vanilla, and despite it’s status as a premium ice cream, B&J’s chocolate often tastes generic to me. I want the base to be something I would enjoy without the mix-ins, this was just kind of boring.
Next, make note of the backwards “e” in the name, almost like the label was written by a 5 year old. The mix-ins reminded me of what that same 5-year might come up with if given free reign at a dessert bar. Though most of the components would be good on their own, they don’t do much to compliment each other.
I did like the large and legitimate Heath bar pieces. , I can’t say the same for the non-Reeses peanut butter cups. Does anybody know why they choose to use one Herhsey brand candy but not both? The fudge covered almonds, and white chocolate chunks were standard, but excessive when mixed with an already loaded pint.
As you might expect from an offering that could just as easily be named ”Fistful-O-Candy” or simply “Binge”, the caloric content is high. Probably not worth it to those who are counting. I’m not, and I still didn’t finish the pint.
Grade: C- it’s still B&J, but I won’t be picking it up again.
my main man Dubba from On Second Scoop seems to agree.