Ben & Jerry's Hazed and Confused
Chocolate & Hazelnut Ice Creams with Fudge Chips & a Hazelnut Fudge Core
( some of you will know it as All or Nut-ting )
Ok, hazelnut base first. I take a few bites and I like it. It's almost buttery. It's sweet, smooth, and different, definitely different, and in a good way. It's not crazy strong but I don't usually want that in a nut flavor. I want sweet first, then add in the flavor notes.
The hazelnut base plus core is strange. Texturally, it's cool that the core is more thick like fudge than sauce, but I'm liking the flavor less and less as I go.
Chocolate time: no complaints, lots of small but thick chocolate chips to dig through. I have no problem chowing down on this side.
Chocolate + too much core = ummm, yeah, the core is starting to annoy me again. I swear it's getting more strange as I go down the pint. Uggg, that last fudge bite was kinda gross. Maybe I'm unrefined, or maybe, just maybe, these fudge cores just aren't that good. I feel like I'm gnawing on acorn shells or something.... ok, that was a bit harsh.
Yeah, it seems yet again that the core is my least favorite part while the mixing of the two bases together is kind of fun. The mild hazelnut base seems to be the smoother/creamier side and that makes it a neat play off the crunch filled chocolate side. You can mess around with balancing the two bases out on your spoon in different ratios to find the perfect match of flavor, sweetness, and texture.
Ok, I'm full for now. Sorry to be negative again. As always, all comments are welcome on this and the other new core flavors.
On Second Scoop Recap: Chocolate chocolate chip side is fine. Hazel side is mild but pleasant. Core is kind of disgusting and may be seeping in to the other flavors. Sorry. This just doesn't work for me.
Verdict? cool except for the core (again)
Buy Again? not likely