Monday, October 21, 2013

Liz Lemon Greek FroYo Review!

It has been a long time but here is the review!

Unfortunately, I do not have pictures of the FroYo flavor.

Liz Lemon is Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt with a Blueberry Lavender Swirl.

When I first tasted this flavor, it reminded me of a creamy Italian Ice. It brought me back to the times where I ate Lemon Italian Ices during the hot summer nights. The lemon flavor is refreshing but it is not overpowering or sour. Regarding the Blueberry Lavender Swirl, I don't really taste the blueberry. I definitely taste the lavender. The swirl does not change the texture of the FroYo and it is swirled throughout the pint (see the picture). I also noticed that the actual Greek FroYo is not as sour as other Ben and Jerry's Greek FroYo flavors that I have tried. Overall, the lemon FroYo with this swirl is an interesting combination. 

I give this flavor a 8.5/10. I really like how it reminds me of a Italian Ice. But I do wish that there was a little more "pop" to the flavor. 

The next flavor will be Pina Colada!

Until next time, thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Coffee, Coffee Buzz, Buzz, Buzz! Review

It is only fitting that I am reviewing this flavor right before finals week when I need all of the coffee I can get. So here is the review.

Ben and Jerry's Coffee, Coffee Buzz, Buzz, Buzz! is Coffee Ice Cream with Espresso Bean Fudge Chunks.

This flavor is awesome if you love coffee. Like all Ben and Jerry's flavors, the ice cream is very smooth and creamy. But to me, the highlight of the pint is the espresso fudge chunks. They are pretty big and there is a good amount of them in the pint. It is hard to scoop them out of the pint because of their size. I had to let the ice cream "defrost" a little bit in order to scoop them out and to not bend my spoon. But they are very chocolaty and they have the taste of espresso. I liked that the espresso flavor wasn't very overwhelming and it does not override the actual chocolate. The chunks are not soggy or melted and they have a nice crunch to them.

I give this flavor a 9.2/10. It is very simple yet flavorful.

I do not know what my next flavor will be. Finals week is coming which means that I will not have time to review. I am hoping to get a new flavor by the end of July/early August.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pineapple Passionfruit

Hi everyone. I got sidetracked over the past few months. Graduate school is in full swing. It has literally taken over my life and will continue to take over my life for the next 2 years. I am currently in my summer semester (yes, we have classes in the summer) and I have not been keeping up with this blog (as you all can tell). I am hoping to continue writing reviews about Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and FroYo but the posts will probably be less frequent. With this being said, I say thank you to all of the readers for still reading this blog.

I bought Ben and Jerry's Pineapple Passionfruit Greek Yogurt a few months back. I am finally going to do a review of it.

Ben and Jerry's Pineapple Passionfruit Greek Yogurt consists of pineapple Greek frozen yogurt with chunks of pineapple & a passionfruit swirl. It has sourness taste to it, just like regular Greek froyo. The texture of the froyo kind of reminded me of a creamsicle (like those orange creamsicles that I used to have when I was little). I am a little disappointed though because I do not have pieces of pineapple in my pint. I do not see them or taste them in the pint. I hope that this is not true for other pints of this flavor. Nevertheless, the passionfruit swirl is visible, tasty, and very strong. This swirl gives the pint a tangy taste, which compliments the Greek yogurt's sourness.

This is a very fruity flavor. I feel like it has a refreshing taste for summer. I would rate it a 7.8/10 just because I am missing the pineapple pieces, which are a big component of this flavor. I would probably rate it a 9/10 if it had the pineapple pieces in it.

By the way, I brought back the ratings scale because I was asked in a previous post to start rating the flavors. I am not the best at giving ratings but I will do my best.

I have Coffee, Coffee, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz in my freezer, which will be my next flavor. I am hoping to write a review for this flavor in July.

Thanks again for being patient!
And thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup and 100th Post!

It is fitting that this flavor is the new flavor that I tried this week. I have been on a peanut butter "kick" lately and this definitely helped my craving.

Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup is Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cups.

This pint is definitely for the peanut butter fan. It is a relatively simple flavor and it doesn't have a lot of components to it. The peanut butter ice cream is very smooth and creamy just like other Ben and Jerry's ice creams. I thought that the peanut butter ice cream was not very overwhelming or strong. The strong peanut butter taste comes from the actual peanut butter cups in the pint. The chunks of the cups range from small to pretty large. And you cannot forget the chocolate that surrounds the peanut butter in the cup pieces (just like Reese's Peanut Butter Cup). It also looks like there are small pieces of chocolate in the pint as well (maybe from the outside of the peanut butter cup pieces).

As I said in the last post, I tried all of the flavors in my local Walmart. Because of this, I went to Kroger to get new flavors (they also had a sale on Ben and Jerry's!). Since they had a sale going on, I picked up 2 new pints. I was able to get Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz, and the Pineapple Passionfruit Greek FroYo. They had the other new flavors there also but I will only be in Michigan for a few more weeks because the semester ends soon. And I will probably get the new flavors while I am home when the semester ends.

For the next review, I will probably try the Pineapple Passionfruit Greek FroYo. The review should be out sometime next week since I have a BIG test later this week (wish me luck!).

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Back from Spring Break with a new flavor...and a favor

Just came back to Michigan a few days ago from Spring Break. It's always nice to be back on the East Coast, even if I spent most of my break working. Regardless of that, it still went by too fast. But it is now time to finish off the semester.

I went to Walmart and picked up Peanut Butter Cup. I noticed that I have tried every Ben and Jerry's flavor at my Walmart! This means that I have to go to my local Kroger instead for Ben and Jerry's. I hope Kroger has more (and different) flavors, including Ben and Jerry's new flavors, which is something that Walmart does not have in stock.

I will be on the look out for "Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz" and their new Greek FroYo flavors "Liz Lemon", "Pineapple Passionfruit", and "Vanilla Honey Caramel".

And here is the favor that I posted in the title:
Other than being a Ben and Jerry's fan, I am a graduate student studying Physical Therapy. There is a petition for adding physical therapists and occupational therapists to the federal loan forgiveness program. If you have time, please sign this petition! It takes a minute. Thanks in advance!!!!
Here is the link:

Friday, March 1, 2013

Midterms are over, and it is time for another review!

This week was probably one of the longest weeks that I have ever head. But my midterms are over and now I have time for a review!

The new flavor is Banana Peanut Butter Greek FroYo. I wanted to change it up a little bit from the ice cream.

Ben and Jerry's Banana Peanut Butter Greek FroYo is banana Greek yogurt with peanut buttery swirl.

I find this to be an interesting flavor. As like any type of Greek yogurt, it has a little bit more of a sour taste to it than regular yogurt. The sour-ness from the yogurt and the sweetness of the banana flavor are actually a pretty good match. After tasting this, I wonder why Greek yogurt makers don't make a banana flavor (at least I haven't seen a banana flavor Greek yogurt yet). The peanut butter adds a salty and nutty taste to the pint. The peanut butter swirl wasn't really a swirl in my pint (see picture below). The picture below doesn't show it very well but there is peanut butter in the pint.

I will let you guys know when I get another flavor. I am hoping to find Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz or see if I can get a hand on Candy Bar Pie.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The new flavor is...

Banana Peanut Butter Greek FroYo! I was in the mood for something different so I got a Greek FroYo flavor that I haven't tried yet.

I am hoping to get the review out sometime next week!

Gotta love midterms and clinicals!!!!! (sigh...)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!

The flavor this week is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch.

Ben and Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch is Coffee Ice Cream with Chunks of Heath Bars. Heath Bars are English toffee bars which are covered in milk chocolate.

The coffee ice cream is very "beany" and strong. Because of this, it kind of reminds me of Starbucks coffee. The toffee centers of the Heath Bar chunks were melting/oozing out of the chunks and into the ice cream. The milk chocolate from the Heath Bar added a crunchiness to the smooth and creamy texture from the ice cream and the toffee. There are also very small pieces of chocolate in the pint without any toffee filling in them (from the Heath Bar).

I will be going to Walmart tomorrow to pick up a new flavor. I will let you guys know what I get!

    Thanks for reading!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Surprise visit home = Delayed Chocolate Fudge Brownie Review!

 Well, the title says it all. I was going to post this review a few weeks ago but got side tracked when I went home for a few days because of a surprise extra-long break from school. So now I am finally back and here is the review.

I tried something different this time. I bought a smaller "pint" at Walmart since they were on sale and they had a flavor that I never tried before: Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

This pint is a single serving of Ben and Jerry's. It also comes with its own spoon!! It is very cute (small things are usually I right?) and it is perfect for just one serving of our favorite ice cream. Just a warning, these small pints are NOT for over-indulging!

Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie consists of Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Brownies.

The chocolate ice cream is very rich and I felt like it had a fudge-like taste to it. After tasting the fudge brownie with the ice cream, I really could not tell the two textures apart but you can definitely taste the two different flavors. The brownie gave the pint more of an intense chocolate flavor even though I said earlier that the ice cream had a fudge-like flavor to it. I find this flavor to be very simple because there are not a lot of components to it. This flavor is definitely for the fudge/chocolate lover that just wants that rich, chocolaty flavor.

Thank is it! The next flavor will be Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!
Thanks for reading!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Back at school, which means more flavors!

I have been back at school for just over a week now and I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I had a very fun winter break in which I spent most of my time with my family and friends that I haven't seen in over 4 months. But now it is back to the grind...

I went to Walmart and decided to change it up a bit. Walmart had a sale on Ben and Jerry's mini "pints". They are 3.6 oz "pints" of ice cream and they were $1. I saw Chocolate Fudge Brownie and decided to try it.

I am hoping to get a review out of Chocolate Fudge Brownie sometime this week!