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!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Surprise Scoop Shop Visit & Hazed and Confused!

I went home this past week for spring break. My mom just moved to Virginia so we decided to check out the outlets that are close to our house because I needed clothes for my upcoming clinicals. We did some shopping at the Williamsburg Outlets and realized that there is a Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop in the middle of the outlets!

We went inside the scoop shop and saw that they had Hazed and Confused so of course I had to try it!

Ben and Jerry's Hazed and Confused is hazelnut and chocolate ice creams with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge swirl. I know that Hazed and Confused is one of the new core ice creams that Ben and Jerry's recently came out with. But the scoop shop version of the flavor does not have a core. They have the hazelnut fudge swirl replacing the core. I guess the cores are only found in the pints?!?!


At first glance, it kind of looks like a vanilla and chocolate ice cream with fudge chunks. I did not notice the hazelnut swirls in the ice cream just by looking at the cup (maybe they were mixed in with the ice cream). I took the first bite and it instantly reminded me of Nutella - no surprise since Nutella is basically a hazelnut and chocolate spread. The hazelnut fudge chunks had a little bit more of a fudge/chocolate taste to them. And there was a plentiful amount of them in the cup. These chunks nicely complimented the hazelnut and chocolate ice cream. After digging deeper into the cup of ice cream, I still really didn't notice the hazelnut swirl. But maybe it was mixed into the ice cream.


Nevertheless, the flavors were not overpowering and this is a great flavor. I love hazelnut (I am actually drinking hazelnut coffee as I am writing this) and chocolate so this was a great combination for me.

I rate this flavor a 8.9/10.

I am going shopping next week sometime to pick up another pint. Hopefully I can find a flavor with the new core at my Walmart.

Thanks for reading and happy eating!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

If you like Pina Coladas

I had this flavor a little while ago but here is the review (what I remember from it).

Ben and Jerry's Pina Colada is Coconut Ice Cream with Pineapple Chunks. I think it was only available in the summer months.


The ice cream is smooth, creamy, & has a strong coconut flavor. Not a lot of pineapple chunks, wish there was more. The chunks have a nice crunch to them, even though they aren't frozen, and melt in your mouth. I kind of wish there was something more to the flavor though.


Grade: 8.2/10. Not as extravagant as other Ben and Jerry flavors but it can definitely satisfy a sweet tooth during the summer time.