Judging by the sheer amount of posts on Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey fan wall, a lot of people love this classic flavor. Judging by those same posts, a lot of those people were high when they decided to write in. Take for instance, the hungry and confused Dom, who recommends that, “They should surve these in Bigger canisters!” or how about Yvette, who was apparently so high that she thought, “”Gorillerfic!” was hilariously clever. As most of the comments offer jack shit by way of description, I”m going to let you know what I think of this classic.
Banana Ice Cream - The banana base tastes like real banana. You don’t have to worry about getting some bastardization of a banana-pop and laffy-taffy. The walnut chunks are a decent size, you may even come across a whole one.
Fudge Chunks – The one outlying critic, Erica mentioned, “it taste like poop.” It’s been awhile since my last fecal tasting, but I think she may have been referencing these fudge chunks. They aren’t so much fudge as they are small squares of lackluster chocolate. A let down.
Walnuts – I don’t find walnuts the most exciting of nuts, but these were sizable, and added a nice texture.
The combined effect left me disappointed, I ended up adding my own mix-ins to make it less boring.
I’m not sure where Dom found canisters of the stuff, but I wouldn’t care for that Big of a surving. That’s not to say I think Erica really captured the flavor with “poop”, but again – it’s been awhile.
Yvette may have been closest with “Gorillerific” because no one knows what the hell that means, and it leaves no room for expectations.
Grade: C Meh, unspectacular.