Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Ben & Jerry's S'mores Ice Cream
Ok, nevermind the fast melting, how does it taste? CHOCOLATY, really really CHOCOLATY. I think this may just be a general trend in B&J's ice cream, but I wasn't ready for it. The problem, for me, is that the chocolate is overriding everything. I can crunch the fudge chunks, but I don't really taste them. The marshmallow and graham cracker swirls are practically non-existent. I think the swirls might be messing with the texture a little bit, but even when I try to eat slow, I can still barely taste them. Bummer.
Now I was technically eating out of the container and a bowl at the same time. I ate the bowl part after it had melted further and it did make for a fine and extremely rich chocolate slush. Tasty and borderline overpowering.
If you need a massive chocolate blast to keep you up for a test or to do your taxes, this should suffice. As always, it's a quality product, I'm not questioning that, but I do question why you call something S'mores but don't really let the other ingredients be anything more than decoration. Guess we'll just have to wait and see how the second scoop goes.
On Second Scoop: I was dying for some chocolate when I got home from work the other day, so what better way to fix that craving than with some very chocolaty Ben & Jerry's. As always, I don't want to give the impression that this is a bad ice cream. It's well made and the chocolate flavor is excellent when you are in the mood, I just wish it tasted more like S'mores. I purposely aimed for the grahamiest spots I could find, so I was getting a bit more texture to my bites, but I still wanted more. Maybe I'm just hard to please. So, this is a fine flavor, I just think it could be more S'morey.