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!

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