The combination of banana and chocolate works well here but there are two more components to this pint: maraschino cherries and chopped pineapple. The former are quite prevalent throughout the pint giving a sundae feel to this one. The cherries add a nice chewiness to the pint with no signs of iciness. The chopped pineapple on the other hand is practically nonexistent. I think I tasted it once and I couldn’t really discern much of a texture change. Not surprising seeing as pineapple is 2nd to last on the ingredients list in front of the ambiguous “natural flavors” and the stabilizers used.
As far as banana flavored desserts go, this one isn’t bad but it isn’t all that good either. I think I’ll stick with Chunky Monkey for my banana ice cream cravings. I guess if you really enjoy banana flavored things, this one comes in at less than half the calories of Chunky Monkey so you could technically eat the whole pint for less calories than a half pint of B&J’s. Still given the choice, I’d go with a smaller sample of B&J’s.
Verdict? A decent banana ice cream but nothing special
Buy Again? Not likely