On top of the five new flavors out right now, Ben & Jerry's has also released the limited edition flourless chocolate cake. It's ok, I did a double take too. Flourless chocolate cake? I love desserts but I'm a little lost on this one ....to wikipedia!
Boston Cream Pie, these bits are very dense and look alot like fudgy brownie bits. You can also see the swirls floating about. You'll notice this isn't some creamy store bought frosting here, this stuff has some serious density to it.
I couldn't wait anymore and I dug right in. Mmmmmmmm, yup, this definitely satisfies my chocolate needs right now. I like it, I really do, it's not what I was expecting. First off, you could have told me these were brownie bits and i wouldnt know the difference. That's not a bad thing. And this fudge swirl? Is it sweet and disgusting? Nope, not even close. In fact, it doesn't really stand out at all. Instead, it seems to be adding to the overall taste and texture. Sometimes you may have 3 or 4 tastes in one pint, but that's not happening here. Sure some bites have different texture, but overall, the taste is fairly consistant on every bite.
Now I was in desperate need of a chocolate fix when I tried this yesterday. I didn't notice it while I was eating it, but I was left with a pleasant dry finish reminiscent of the one I might get from some quality dark chocolate. Well, when I went back for my second scoop today, I made a point to focus on that aspect of the ice cream and quite frankly, it didn't disappoint. I'm not even sure how or why my love of dark chocolate started, but when I need a frozen fix of that vibe, I now know where to look.
It just so happens that I have a faux pint of H-D dark chocolate in the freezer. I'm curious to see how it will stack up against Flourless Chocolate Cake. If I spend a little too much time thinking about it, this flavor starts reminding me a bit of H-D Five milk chocolate and the dry nature of the cocoa it's built around. However, unlike that ice cream, Ben & Jerry's pulls back before it goes too far down that road and I would definitely consider getting this one again... maybe I'm just a sucker for the brownie like bits scattered throughout this ice cream. If you need a dark chocolate fix, give this a try!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is indeed a Walmart only special! My apologies to anyone who can't find it! --- also, it never came back after 2010 thought they did bring back chocolate therapy.