[New for 2010] On tonight's menu is the new Walmart Exclusive flavor Carrot Cake. Just like flourless chocolate cake, you'll have to force yourself to find a Walmart to get it.
Rodzilla review it, I knew I would have to try it (I know, it took 2 weeks to do so, sorry).
So what do I think of it? Well, honestly, I never would have thought to mix caramel with carrot cake but man this is an excellent combo. Granted I love carrot cake, and I enjoy a quality caramel ice cream, but the textures and tastes really come together nicely here.
Now it's probably the frosting's fault, but the ice cream comes across very... well, very haagen-dazsy actually. If you had blindfolded me and I would have guessed this an H-D texture, not a B&J texture. There is a certain smoothness to H-D and that very similar nature is alive and well here. It's not a bad thing, I've just never tasted a Ben & Jerry's flavor so similar. Wow, I need a thesaurus....
My fellow carrot cake fiends are probably wondering just how good the carrot cake is and I have to say it's excellent. The carrot cake bits are just bursting with flavors and spices and are just the right size really, plus there are plenty of the cake cubes throughout. I wonder if they messed with the cube size to get it just right, but it's spot on in my book. The frosting is a really nice touch, though I don't recommend spooning it straight as it is very sweet. Instead, try to divy it up as best as possible with each scoop.
Overall, this is an excellent flavor. I'm going to totally agree with Rodzilla that this is one of B-J's top notch flavors (my only disagreement would be that I would prefer to eat Cinnamon Bun ice cream on a regular basis, and then save this for special occasions).