It was a super rare occasion, but I did manage two small bites that were mostly base. All I can really say is that the nougat flavoring is super mild. It's reminiscent of how chocolate nougat crunch had that underwhelming nougat swirl. It's just not a potent flavor, at least under Ben & Jerry's watch.
As you quickly devour this pint, you might ask yourself "why didn't they salt the peanuts?". Honestly, I don't know. Maybe they were relying on the swirl to bring the salt, but to me the swirl is too mild (or too scattered) for that. Maybe I was distracted, but I just wasn't picking up a strong caramel flavor, let alone any kind of saltiness. Overall it's a neat flavor, it's right up my peanut-loving alley, but I think that a little bit of salt to the peanuts would keep us craving more. You can't go into this one expecting a peanut butter vibe because plain peanuts just aren't that potent. Here, put it this way, this flavor is like the peanut butter that has whole peanuts in it. It's a neat trick, but when once you finish the container, your next purchase is going to be the regular peanut butter again.
I've enjoyed my oversized serving, but deep down I don't know if I see this one being a huge seller. I mean it's a fun flavor, it's a unique flavor, and I definitely recommend picking up a pint and sharing it with someone, but I wonder if the very straight forward peanut flavor will dissuade multiple purchases, at least at this price point. I was even wondering if maybe they need the higher price point to justify all the mix-ins inside. Whatever the reason, I'd easily buy this again at $3-$3.50 when the mood hit, but at $5.49, it's just going to be an occasional treat.
Ok, hope all that rambling got my point across. This one was a lot of fun for me, the kind of flavor you just keep eating faster and faster, and I could have easily convinced myself to eat the whole thing (and then subsequently exploded from gorging on 1240 calories). Peanut lovers rejoice, everyone else try it because after an hour I was already craving my second scoop.
On Second Scoop: Man it's hard for me not to plow through this pint, but I stood fast and ate my second serving (and left a third and final serving for tomorrow). My goal today was to to take things as slow as possible which is tough for a smooth textured yet chomp friendly flavor like this. I did detect more of an underlying nougat flavor, though it's still fairly subtle, and I'm still not really picking up on the caramel. Maybe it's just completely blended into the flavor profile, or maybe I just didn't get much in my pint, I'm not sure. You know, I bet I could convince someone that the base was a subtle malted flavor. Anyway, nice flavor, never ending mix-ins, and you should probably try it if you want something out the
On Final Scoop: In retrospect, I wish I had bought two pints of this stuff because it grows on me every time I have it. Over on Facebook, fellow ice cream fan mentioned that maybe the peanuts are unsalted so as not to mess with the creaminess of the base, and that answer works for me. It's a nice flavor, I just need to learn to eat it slower.
Verdict? I liked it, it's very different
Buy Again? Yup
Serving Size 1/2 cup (106g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
- Sat Fat 10g
- Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 32g
- Dietary Fiber 2g
- Sugars 23g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%