WHOA! It tastes like those coconut macaroon cookies. Oh, I hate coconut.... At least I thought I did, but this ice cream is excellent! You guys know I despise coconut, but that hasn't stopped B&J from trying to win me over with flavors like Fair Goodness Cake. They almost had me with that one, but man oh man they've got me hooked here. This is just such a sweet flavor that I can't stop scooping it. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I want the whole pint. I quickly have my wife check me for a fever and then ask her to have a taste herself. Well, she agrees, it's great!
You might have noticed that there are chunks of something in there with the sweet coconut base. Those would be pineapple bits. None of them are terribly huge and they seem fresh enough. You can work a few onto your spoon if you want a little burst of pineapple flavor, or you can just scoop normally and just get a hint of pineapple here and there. Technically I could have done without them, but apparently a Piña colada is rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice, so I guess you need them in there. They don't add a ton of overall flavor, but who cares, it's the sweet coconut cream that has my full attention. Oh man, I can't believe I'm saying that.
So, there you have it, it's got the Dubba seal of approval. It's nothing crazy, no funny mix-ins, no swirls to aim for, but it adds a bit of fruity fun to Ben & Jerry's summer lineup.
April 2014 Update: I still see these pints lingering on various store shelves, talk about zero interest! I guarantee this is one limited edition flavor that will never come back. It was just too tame for the masses.