Saturday, September 29, 2012

No luck in finding Cannoli =(

I went to Walmart today to see if the new Ben and Jerry's flavor Cannoli was in stock. Unfortunately it wasn't in stock. I noticed that the Walmart near me doesn't have a lot of Ben and Jerry's flavors, which is odd because it is a HUGE Walmart. I think I may have to go to another supermarket to see if they have Cannoli next week.

Because the flavor was not in stock yet, I picked up Late Night Snack. Late Night Snack is Jimmy Fallon's flavor. It sounds interesting and I wanted to try this flavor for a long time.

I hope to have the new review sometime next week.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pistachio Pistachio!!!!!!

The new Ben and Jerry's flavor this time is Pistachio Pistachio.

Ben and Jerry's Pistachio Pistachio is Pistachio Ice Cream with Lightly Roasted Pistachios (how many times can you say Pistachio in a sentence?!).

Very simple flavor with very simple ingredients but an interesting flavor. Usually, a flavor with nuts in it has something else in the pint as well, like chocolate, caramel or other flavors. But this is just pistachios. There is nothing else in the pint but Pistachios. I think that is unusual for an ice cream flavor but a cool idea nevertheless.

The ice cream itself is very creamy but it doesn't have a strong pistachio flavor to it. The actual pistachio nuts in the pint enhance the flavor of the pistachio ice cream. The pint has whole pistachios in it, and there is a good amount of them in the pint. You can get at least one pistachio in each spoonful. The pistachios themselves are not soggy and they have a nice crunch to them. I like that they are lightly roasted as well. It definitely gives the flavor and the ice cream a different texture and taste that I am used to.

Sometime this week I am going to Walmart to try and find the new Ben and Jerry's Cannoli flavored Ice Cream. If I can't find it, I will get another flavor.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I was casually looking on my Facebook page and Ben and Jerry's was on my news feed. I read it and I literally SCREAMED out loud. This is what it said:

"Making its way to a freezer near you is our newest limited batch flavor: Cannoli! Our latest take on this classic pastry is Mascarpone Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Cannoli Pastry Chunks & a Mascarpone 

Here is the picture (photo credit to Ben and Jerry's and their Facebook page):


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never forget, always remember 9/11/01

I wrote this blog post on my other blog. The events at occurred on 9/11 had hit me pretty hard over the past 11 years. And this post below contains my thoughts and my experience of that day and that time and how it affects me now 11 years later.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Blueberry Cheesecake and Prove People Wrong!

I have 2 parts to this post. The 1st is the ice cream and the 2nd is something that I am really excited about.

The new flavor is Blueberry Cheesecake! I now shop at Walmart. It is amazing how BIG the stores are here (I am not used to that at all). Anyways, I had never seen this flavor before and I saw that this pint was a limited batch/exclusive flavor so I decided to give it a try (and I also love blueberries and cheesecake!). I later found out that this flavor is a Walmart exclusive, hence why I never saw it before.


Ben and Jerry's Blueberry Cheesecake consists of Blueberry and Cheesecake Ice Cream with a Thick Graham Cracker Swirl.

I first tried the white, cheesecake ice cream. After tasting it, it reminded me of that classic cream cheese filling that is in cheesecake. I then tried the blueberry ice cream and it gives the ice cream a tart flavor. One thing that I noticed and liked was that it looked like there were remnants of blueberries in the blueberry ice cream. I saw blueish "dots" which could be parts of the skin or seeds from the blueberry. As for the graham cracker swirl, some of the swirl was really thick but there are other parts that are very thin throughout the pint. The swirl gives the flavor a crunchy texture that reminds me of the crust on a piece of cheesecake.

That is my review for Blueberry Cheesecake. My next flavor will be Pistachio Pistachio.

The second part of this post is about a company that I am now a representative of. The company is called Prove People Wrong or PPW. It was started by my friend’s brother Cam, who will be attending the University of Maine in 2013 on a full hockey scholarship. He came up with the “Prove People Wrong” saying because he was always told he was too short and would never make a D1 college team. Three of his friends loved the idea of PPW, adopted the philosophy and wanted to spread it throughout as many outlets as possible. They eventually got the attention of Boston Bruins Goalkeeper Tim Thomas. They now have more athletes supporting them; including James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafand others.

The reason why I became a rep with PPW is that I am a believer in this organization and what they stand for. I have been told many times that I could not do something because I was not good or smart enough. I think that I am a stronger individual and a better person now because of PPW and proving to myself that I am capable of whatever I put my mind to. 

Their website is listed below. The founders are a great group of guys that just want to get this message across and make a positive statement to as many people as possible. 

If you are interested, they have an online store as well. There is a 10% off your order sale if you use the code 33221. And a portion of the proceeds goes to the Tim Thomas Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to "'support the underdog' whether the underdog position was developed due to lack of opportunity, lack of education, illness or a disaster."

Please don't hesitate to comment about Prove People Wrong below (or the ice cream for that matter).

Thanks for reading !
"Doubt never stops. Neither do you!" - PPW

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I am in MICHIGAN!!!

After living in a hotel for 5 days and getting my keys to my new place, I am finally settled in Flint, Michigan!! I have been without internet for over a week and I just got it last night. Now I can finally post something!

I started my graduate classes last week and I am studying like crazy already. The next 3 years will be very long and difficult but I know I can get through it.

Anyways, while in Michigan, I stopped by the Walmart (they are HUGE here) and picked up 2 flavors; Blueberry Cheesecake and Pistachio Pistachio. I am going to try one within a few days and hopefully have a review soon.

That is it for now! I have to go back to studying!