Trying to find a flavor of Ben & Jerry’s that Dubba hasn’t reviewed is like playing an amplified real life version of “Where’s Waldo?” Once I think I've found an interesting flavor it turns out he has already reviewed it. After enough frustration, I finally made a list of flavors he has yet to review (which isn’t very long) and set out to find Waldo…I mean the ice cream. Finally I was able to stumble across a pint of Crème Brûlée hidden among the usual suspects and decided to give it a shot.
Ben & Jerry's Creme Brulee Ice Cream
sweet custard ice cream with a caramelized sugar swirl
I’ve never actually had the classic dessert before so I don’t have any expectations for this one. The idea of a sweet custard ice cream is pretty awesome though and the caramelized sugar swirl doesn’t hurt things either. Also what better way to try something new than in ice cream form?
The sweet custard base is just liked it’s named, very sweet but interesting nonetheless. I have had custard before and it really is a good approximation of that flavor albeit a bit sweeter than I’m use too. Surprisingly despite its sweetness, I would like to see B&J’s incorporate it into some of their other flavors. Another thing that took me by surprise was that the ice cream seemed creamier than usual. I’m not sure if this was on purpose but it did help give me a feeling like I was eating actual custard in creaminess.
As is though, this is easily a flavor that you can eat less than a full serving and still be satisfied with it. If you were to eat more, you’re either going to be going into a sugar coma soon or scheduling a trip to your dentist.
Verdict? Very, very sweet but good in small doses
Buy Again? Possibly