Ice cream is hands down the best dessert, even during winter.
If you agree, then you'll be pleased to learn that Ben & Jerry's just released three (!) new flavors. And they are ~something~.
Because we know your choice of late-night snack is CRUCIAL to your Netflix experience and overall well-being, we decided to try them out and see if they're worth a buy. Here are our fearless taste testers, Matt, Angela, Anjali, and Jon-Michael:
We started with the Urban Bourbon because boozy ice cream sounded like the ideal workday snack. Also, look at that pocket of caramel. 😧
Alas, the taste-testers were disappointed by the lack of bourbon flavor.
Matt: "It's yummy, but there's no real hint of bourbon. I'd rather go for Urban Bourbon's younger, less bougie cousin, Coffee Heathbar Crunch."
Anjali: "This is okay. If you didn't tell me this was bourbon flavor, I wouldn't even have known. Even without it, this is a little too highbrow for me."
Angela: "The bourbon is only slightly there toward the end."
Jon-Michael: "I had a bad bourbon incident my freshman year of college, so I was scared to try this. But thankfully the bourbon is very subtle — almost too subtle even!"
Surprisingly, the Truffle Kerfuffle — vanilla with pecans, fudge chips, and salted chocolate ganache — was an even bigger downer 😕
Matt: "If Tim Gunn were here, he'd say, 'Can I be blunt? It’s a little BUSY.'"
Angela: "There's just so much going on that I don’t know what I’m tasting. I don’t taste salted anything."
Anjali: "I love salted chocolate, but if you can’t taste the 'salted' part of the chocolate, then you messed up."
Jon-Michael: "The selling point here is the salted chocolate ganache, but since I can't taste it, I'm not sure what it's going for."
Fortunately, Oats of this Swirled — a discontinued fan favorite that is now ~reborn~ — saved the day. It's brown sugar ice cream with fudge and oatmeal cinnamon cookie swirls.
Matt: "I like this, though it might be more interesting if it had cinnamon cerealy bits instead of chocolate flakes."
Angela: "If there's one thing I always love, it's oatmeal cookies — this is really good."
Anjali: "It reminds me of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. This one is definitely my favorite."
Jon-Michael: "I like this butteriness and I like that it tastes like a sundae that's already made for me."
TL;DR: ~Oats of this Swirled~ is the unanimous winner. 🎉
Ice cream for breakfast, anyone?
Urban BourbonTruffle KerfluffleOat of This SwirledAll of them!I'll stick with my usual favorite flavor.
We Tried The New Ben & Jerry's Flavors And Were Surprised, TBH
vote votesUrban Bourbon
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vote votesAll of them!
vote votesI'll stick with my usual favorite flavor.