Before we begin this review I have a story to tell you about finding this flavor. It all started on a windy day back in late February. I had stopped at a grocery store after classes to grab myself some lunch and decided to wander the ice cream aisle while my order was being completed. I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted two of the new Ben & Jerry's flavors in the case. I knew Dubba would want to try the mint cookie so I was contemplating picking up Coffee, Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz! (yeah I'm not typing that out anymore). I realized I left my insulated bag at home and didn't know how long it would take me to get the pint to my freezer. I decided to forgo purchasing it and then stop back a few days later. That was a big mistake. Upon returning to the store, I noticed ccbbb was nowhere to be found. After finding an employee I was told that they had found some leftover inventory from the flavor that was on clearance to make room for ccbbb. Management wanted them to unload those products before selling the new stuff. This seemed understandable, so I convinced myself it wouldn't be more than a few days until it was back on the shelf. I was wrong once again. After going to the store multiple times over the next couple of weeks I started to lose hope. That is until earlier today when I saw that they were in the act of stocking cccbb again. I didn't even let the employee put the pint in the freezer. I literally swiped it from his hands and ran to the self-checkout. I kid you not, I was that eager to finally get my hands on a "new" Ben & Jerry's flavor. Now here we are and it's mine, all mine!
Chocolate Therapy, Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz! was a scoop shop exclusive flavor, though technically it was in the flavor graveyard. Yeah, I'm just as confused as you are. Whatever the case may be, it's now in pints for your eating pleasure. So what exactly is CCBBB? According to the pint it's “Coffee Ice Cream with Espresso Bean Fudge Chunks”.Now it doesn't sound like the most inspired flavor, but hey, compared to the new frozen Greek yogurt flavors B&J's is pushing out, it's a god send. I have had B&J's coffee ice cream before in their Coffee Heath Bar Crunch and enjoyed it so I'm hoping I'll have the same experience with this flavor.
Removing the lid, it looks exactly how you would imagine it to.
It's a nice tan color with a few espresso chunks peeking through.
The base coffee ice cream is exactly the same as you find in Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. It's robust and not overly sweet like most coffee flavors tend to be. Ben & Jerry's doesn't mess around so they let their coffee beans shine through in this application. I find myself loving the contrast in the flavors here. The coffee ice cream and espresso chunks just work in perfect harmony to produce a very bold flavor profile. I might even go so far as to say that this may be my new favorite coffee flavor.
Now did it give me a buzz buzz buzz? I'm not sure but that doesn't matter because my taste buds sure got one. Great job Ben & Jerry's on successfully transitioning another scoop shop exclusive flavor into pints. Now can I get some Butter Pecan in pints next year?
On Second Scoop: I couldn't help myself and needed to have some more ccbbb with my breakfast this morning. This espresso chunks are just amazing. They might also be one of my favorite Ben & Jerry's mix ins. They're just so addicting and full of flavor, it's ridiculous. I remember Dubba saying scoop shops tend to sell their mix ins so I think I might have to go buy a bag of these. Okay, I have nothing else to say. Go get some of this!
Verdict? My new favorite coffee flavor?!
Buy Again? Easily
Serving Size 1/2 cup (104g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
- Sat Fat 11g
- Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 27g
- Dietary Fiber 1g
- Sugars 24g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%