Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Jam Session
Peanut butter ice cream with a crunchy peanut butter swirl and a raspberry swirl
Wait, a crunchy peanut butter swirl? This will be the best thing ever... maybe... must eat now!
Somebody is playing coy with us.
Ahhhh, that's better!
Hey, put those car keys down, I'm not done yet!
Simply put, the peanut butter swirl is epic. While I may tease Ben & Jerry's about their flat tasting peanut butter cups, I can't make the same jokes here. The swirl is potent and right where I want it to be. Man is it good. It's flavorful, it's a bit salty, and it's just awesome. Why is it crunchy? Well, while only peanut oil is listed on the ingredient list, there are small bits of peanuts in the swirl.
Now the base is your typical Ben & Jerry's texture, though I can only comment so much on this first scooping I am so very distracted by the ever prevalent peanut butter swirl. So much tasty peanut butter flavor, and you all know I adore peanut butter.
Now if push comes to shove, the only mildly negative comment I'm going to make is that I'm not sure how I actually feel about these two swirls playing together. For the most part the peanut butter dominates the show here, and that's fine by me. See, I think there is going to be a giant rush of nostalgic people running for their local Target trying to find this flavor. PB&J reminds us of our childhoods, it seems near universal, it's just that PB&J has some unpleasant memories for me, nothing we need to dive in to right now, I know that's not what you are here for. My point is, ignore this final comment, grab your keys, go to Target, and enjoy!
History Notes: The original Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor was a short lived flavor, it reads just 1998-1999 on it's tombstone. PB&J had peanut butter "bits" instead of this new crunchy swirl, plus it also used strawberry flavoring instead of red raspberry. This PB & raspberry combo may or may not have been inspired by their current UK flavor Peanut Butter Me Up. Here's hoping this one sticks around a bit longer!
Verdict? epic peanut butter swirl
Buy Again? Yup!
The other new flavor is Rockin' Blondies
Second Opinion of PBJS available at The Impulsive Buy
Serving Size 1/2 cup (104g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
- Sat Fat 8g
- Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 24g
- Dietary Fiber <1g
- Sugars 19g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%