Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter & Cookies Ice Cream
Sweet Cream Ice Cream
with Chocolate Sandwich Cookies & a Crunchy Peanut Butter Swirl
What we have here is the latest exclusive to good old Wal-Mart. Now I'm not 100% but I'm pretty sure I pitched this flavor combo to one of the flavor gurus while I was in Vermont last year. I mean, it sounds like something I'd want made at least. There's their wonderful sweet cream ice cream, their perfect crunchy peanut butter swirl and of course the classic chocolate sandwich cookies. On paper, this one has a lot going in its favor.
The sweet cream base is a sleeper in B&J's arsenal. It's a shame they don't use it more. It's sweet milkiness just goes so well with mix-ins, expecially the cookies. With those two combined, this one makes for a delicious classic cookies & cream. It has the flavor of milk dunked oreos and what can you hate about that? Nothing, that's what.
If this had more peanut butter, I could see it locking a spot in my Top 3. As is, I'd say it's one of the better store exclusives and possibly in my Top 15. I'll have to get another pint and see if there's a better peanut butter quanity in it. If you've tried it, I'd love to hear about you experience in the comments!
Verdict? Cookies and Cream with a hint of peanut butter
Buy Again? Yeah, it's not bad but not as good as it could be
Dubba's Note: I finally grabbed a pint of this and it too was fairly lacking in peanut butter, at least visually. I say it that way because there was always a mild unlying peanut butter vibe to every bite. That said, this one just didn't click for me. There was just an oddness to the way the pb almost undercut that familiar C&C flavor I know and love. Had their been way more peanut butter, yeah, this would be unique. As is, I'd stick with the original.