Saturday, January 20, 2018

Magnum Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tub

[New for early 2018] Hello ice cream people! I was going to yell that in caps but I prefer not to scream, especially when trying to do my first review in a few weeks. 18 days of work straight may not seem like a lot, but when it's basically all you think about from wake up to bedtime, it's a little hard for me to turn it off and settle down. That said, I finally had my lunch break to myself yesterday so I headed over to Stop & Shop (Giant) and grabbed another of the new Magnum pints.

Magnum Dark Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
raspberry ice cream and dark chocolate shards
in a cracking dark chocolate shell

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

8 New Ben & Jerry's flavors...

[Post Updated] Before someone goes "have you heard about the new Ben & Jerry's stuff?" in the comments somewhere, yes, I have heard and no, Ben & Jerry's never sends me anything (except once a long time ago) so I have no official pics for you yet. For now, visit (or follow) Junk BanterFun Size Reviews or some other lucky* instagrammers for the hands on pictures.

images courtesy of Ben & Jerry's

3 Truffles Flavors: Chocolate Shake It, Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake and Chillin' the Roast

3 New Pint Slices: Cherry Garcia, The Tonight Dough, and Coffee, Coffee, BuzzBuzzBuzz

2 New Non-Dairy Flavors: Peanut Butter Half Baked and Cinnamon Buns

*Yes I am bitter that I never get free Ben & Jerry's stuff (though I do appreciate that they've had both Nick and I up to their headquarters). At least I know what to look for now. Happy Hunting!

Update: Ok, I feel better that there was only a two day delay between instagram pics and updated website pictures. That said, they haven't removed any discontinued flavors yet. I have no solid proof, but I suspect that the new Truffles line up is at least partially supplanting the Core line up. I've seen discontinued tags on Coconuts for Caramel Core, Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Core, and Peanut Buttah Cookie Core. Now core flavors do come and go, and now that I look back, I am reminded that we didn't get any new cores in 2017. They wouldn't (eventually) ditch the core lineup again would they? Why not make at least one new core to keep it relevant?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I forgot to eat ice cream yesterday

Hey everyone! Sorry for no new posts but work has been crazy... like crazy crazy. You know how every profession has it's rough time of the year? Well, I'm wrapping up that time and hopefully today is the last day of a 12 day work streak that has averaged 11 hours a day for the last 7 days (not including commute time). I know this is probably normal for some of you and I don't know how you do it because I'm am so very very very very tired right now. My morning soda is the only thing getting me started right now. I even cheated and had half a Rock Star PUNCHED the other day (something I have vowed not to drink anymore despite it's deliciousness). Hopefully there will be a post tomorrow (if I can ever get myself out of bed). Be well everyone!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Spotted: Spiked Bananas Foster Ice Cream

[Spotted in January 2018] There will always be things that catch my attention without necessarily earning my hard earned dollars. Case in point is the latest limited edition flavor from an Ahold owned grocery store (Giant, Stop&Shop, Hannaford, Food Lion, etc).

Spiked Bananas Foster Inspired Ice Cream
banana ice cream with banana foster swirl

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hood Purple Panda Ice Cream

[New for 2018] Hood is pretty good about spitting out a limited edition flavor right at the beginning of the year and 2018 is no exception. Based on the name and general setup, I'd say this is at least a vague shot at Friendly's Purple Potamus ice cream.

Hood Purple Panda Ice Cream
artificially flavored black raspberry reduced fat ice cream
with a thick fudge swirl, chocolate chips and white confections