Friday, September 2, 2011

Ben & Jerry's Blueberry Cheesecake
Walmart exclusive - Ice Cream Review

[New for 2011, Returned in 2012] It seems like it came out forever ago, but I finally got my hands on the Walmart exclusive Ben & Jerry's Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream. I was hitting 3 or 4 walmarts trying to find this stuff when it first came out, and now I finally have it here. Sure, I don't expect to like it, but I got two assuming my wife would.

Oh the exclusivity! I can almost taste it...
think about it : If I say cheesecake, can't you taste cheesecake?
It's just one of those unmistakable flavors (which isn't necessarily a bad thing)

So we've got blueberry & cheesecake ice creams with a thick graham cracker swirl.

Now remember, I don't really dig plain cheesecake. I prefer cheesecakes where the cheesecake flavor is secondary. That said, this flavor is just like B&J's Strawberry Cheesecake where the cheesecake overtakes pretty much the whole pint. Even when I specifically aimed for the 90% blueberry parts, all I can taste is cheesecake cheesecake cheesecake.

That's not to say this isn't a well made ice cream, nor does it mean that I didn't spend several minutes digging out the graham cracker swirl as I scooped my wife a bowl. I love graham, and if there's enough of it on my spoon, i can handle the cheeziness. I just wish there was alot more blueberry flavor. Why is it that sometimes the cheesecake overrides everything, and then other times it takes a back seat like in B&J's Pumpkin Cheesecake?

Verdict?  well made, but not for me
Buy Again?  yes, but for the Mrs.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (104g)
Servings Per Container  4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250from Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g22%
- Sat Fat 6g30%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 110mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g9%
- Dietary Fiber  0g 0%
- Sugars 22g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%Iron 0%

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cheers..I found your website when doing a search for B&J's Rocky Roadish and learnt about blueberry cheesecake. I had no idea it was available.. I don't go to WM much. Fortunately, a Walmart close to me carried it and I was able to get a pint (2 actually). Great to see someone else with the same passion, although mine is just for B&J flavors. I'm very disappointed at their chunk spelunker service, tho.

-MK
www.100lids.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I loved the blueberry cheesecake ice cream! Can't wait to get some more! More graham crust would be great!

tden99 said...

I love your posts, personally been through over 25 flavors and am trying this one tonight. I can't find oatmeal cookie crunch or triple caramel chunk or carrot cake anywhere though

Anonymous said...

I love this flavor. I found it once at Walmart and then never again

Dubba said...

It seems to be returning to stores now, so keep your eyes peeled