[By Nick] Looking over the Ben & Jerry’s flavors the other day at the store I had a revelation. I’ve never had their Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch. I’ve mentioned my love for heath bars on multiple occasions so you’d think this would’ve been a flavor I tried ages ago. Maybe because it’s such a simple flavor I’ve just overlooked it. Whatever the case may be, I checked through our archive to see if Dubba covered it already. Seeing as he didn’t, I thought it was a prime opportunity to try another Ben & Jerry’s flavor while also working to review all of the Ben & Jerry’s flavors on the market.
This flavor is a basic as Ben & Jerry’s flavors come. It’s just their vanilla ice cream with heath bars thrown into the mix. That’s not necessarily a bad thing seeing as I do enjoy their Coffee Heath Bar Crunch (Why haven’t I reviewed this yet?) and it’s essentially the same thing just a change in base flavors. I do remember reading somewhere that Jerry would throw cases of Heath bars off of a ladder to turn them into chunks. Yeah, I’m running out of things to say so let’s just move onto the actual product.
With the lid off, you can see this one is loaded with heath bar pieces. Trying to scoop this one is a lot more difficult than normal. The vanilla base feels a bit denser which would be is a positive in my book. Tastewise, it's exactly what you have come to expect from Ben & Jerry’s. While I think they should just ditch their normal vanilla in favor of their vanilla bean you find in Late Night Snack, the base is still respectable and pleasant. You won’t have to worry about tasting the base alone because there are bits and pieces of heath bars in every spoonful. Seeing that I love the buttery deliciousness that are heath bars, I really enjoy their presence. They add a needed crunch and help to enhance the flavor of the vanilla base.
Sure, I could always crush up my own toffee bars and add it to my own ice cream but I’m lazy. That and there are these little pools of what I’m assuming is liquidfied toffee that make this flavor worth buying. If someone was to replicate these puddles and sell it, I’d buy enough to bathe in. You think I’m kidding? Liquid toffee would possibly make my life complete. Okay, well I just went off on a tangent so let’s wrap this up. This is not a creative flavor by any means but that doesn’t matter when it is executed so well. I’m now kicking myself for overlooking this one for so long. I guess it’s true that you should never judge a book by its cover.
Verdict? Simple, yet tasty Buy Again? When I need a liquid toffee fix