Monday, June 13, 2016

Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale - Ben and Jerry's Review

One of Ben and Jerry's newest flavors is Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale. Just in case you did not know, New Belgium Brewing Company and Ben and Jerry's together developed a beer late last year called Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale. I tried the beer in back in January and the beer was definitely something I never tasted before.

So, when I saw this flavor in ice cream form, I decided to try it.



Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale ice cream consists of New Belgium Brown Ale Ice Cream with Fudge Brownie and Salted Caramel Swirls (don't worry - there is no alcohol in it).




I could definitely taste the "hoppy-ness" of the of the beer in the pint. The saltiness is not too overpowering; there is just a hint of it. There were numerous big chunks of fudge brownie in my pint and the texture of them was perfect. The caramel swirls were more like caramel "globs",


Overall, all of the flavors together made for an interesting tasting ice cream.

I would rate this one a 8/10. I prefer ice cream that has a little less of a salty flavor component to it but in this pint the salt does compliment all of the flavors well.

I bought 2 more flavors: "A Swirled of Difference" and "Cake my Day". I also found that my local Kroger has "Empower Mint" so I may pick up a pint of this as well. My local stores do have a good selection of flavors but I have tried most of these flavors already. I will have to try to find other stores with a more widespread selection.

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Ben and Jerry's Flavor! Empower Mint!

Ben and Jerry's recently announced that a new flavor: Empower Mint.

From the Ben and Jerry's website, the flavor consists of Peppermint Ice Cream with Fudge Brownies and Fudge Swirls.

Ben and Jerry's posted a flavor locator. Here is the website to find the flavor at a store near you: http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/limited-batch-locator.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ben and Jerry's co-founders arrested in DC

Here is the link:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/politics/ben-jerry-democracy-awakens/index.html

You do not see this from founders/co-founders of major companies, except Ben and Jerry's. I love their activism and participation in important political topics. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Save Our Swirled - Ben and Jerry's Pint Review

After two years of not posting anything secondary to life (aka physical therapy school) getting in the way, I think it is time to review a new flavor. The new flavor is............Save Our Swirled.

 Save Our Swirled is "Raspberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow and Raspberry Swirls and Dark and White Fudge Ice Cream Cones.

Save Our Swirled was made to help spread awareness about Ben and Jerry's climate change campaign. It is said that all sales from this flavor support Ben and Jerry's partners in the global climate movement to decrease carbon emissions to increase cleaner air quality and improve our environment.
Now to the ice cream itself. The raspberry swirls reminds me of raspberry jam and there is a good amount of it within the pint. The marshmallow swirl consisted more of marshmallow globs. The raspberry ice cream does not have a strong ice cream flavor and it is not overwhelming. I did not see a lot of white fudge chocolate cones within my pint. The dark fudge chocolate was plentiful and made the flavor whole for me.

Overall, not too exciting of a flavor but it promotes a great cause. I rate it a 7.8/10.
Nevertheless, I love the fact that Ben and Jerry's is more than just an ice cream company and tries to make the world a better place.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Peanut Butter Fudge Core - New Flavor!

Hi everyone! I picked up a pint of Ben and Jerry's at Walmart the other day and decided to give this flavor a try. It is one of their newer flavors and it has the core in it.

Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core is Chocolate & Peanut Butter ice creams with mini peanut butter cups & peanut butter fudge core.

                    

 This was my first experience with the core and I think that it is a good concept overall. I thought it would be harder in consistency but it is actually really soft, kind of like a creamy texture. It does flow every well with the flavors of the ice creams.

The core is in the center of the pint (cuts it in half) but the core in my pint doesn't span through the whole pint (as you can see in the picture). I am not sure if it is just supposed to be in just the center of the pint or span the pint's diameter. The core was every small when I first opened it but it got bigger as I dig deeper into the pint.

The ice creams are great as usual. Very creamy and smooth. My one complaint is that I do not really taste the peanut butter ice cream as much. The peanut butter flavor is stronger in the core and the cups. I do really like the mini peanut butter cups with in the pint. I just wish there were more of them. I get a peanut butter cup about once in every 3-4 spoonfuls.


I rate this flavor a 8.2/10. I do like the concept of the core, but I wish it spanned the entire diameter of the pint. I also wish the peanut butter ice cream was a little stronger (I LOVE peanut butter so I really wanted more of the peanut butter flavor to "pop" in this pint).

Happy eating!