Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ben & Jerry's Candy Bar Pie Pint Slice

[New for 2019] Do you miss Ben & Jerry's Candy Bar Pie flavor? It was a scoop shop flavor in 2013 and then in limited batch pints in 2014, but then it left us sadly. Well, it's time for a comeback in the form of a pint slice (there is also the new amaze-mint pint slice). I can't imagine it's bad, I really just wonder how good it will be.

Ben & Jerry's Candy Bar Pie Pint Slice
peanut butter ice cream bars with fudge flakes & a salty pretzel fusion,
covered in a dark chocolatey coating

Moooooo

I made fairly short work of it and it was good enough, but nothing great. Whenever I try these pint slices, I always want more texture. Some pretzels in the coating... more chips or chunks in the ice cream... anything to spice it up a bit more. It's not that it's bad, it just feels like it should be more than the sum of it's parts.

There is still a bit of a salty factor like in previous incarnations of this, but nothing crazy. I thought about it, but didn't dwell on it. Actually, my mind wandered for a second and I started thinking that will a bit more grit and pep, this could technically be a replacement for Reese's ice cream bars. As is, it is not. Maybe it just needs to grow on me a bit.

On Second Scoop: It didn't grow on me because it's just not that exciting to me. There's not enough mix-in fun going on. Maybe I'm just the wrong target audience because technically I don't think I've ever really loved any pint slice. Have you?

Verdict?  meh
Buy Again?  probably not


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This wasn't my favorite, but peanut butter isn't my favorite, so that is probably why. I agree that pretzel chunks would be nice.

I haven't found the mint pint slice yet - but I suspect I will love that one. I quite like Cherry Garcia and the Fudge Brownie. The Cookie Dough is decent, as well. My sister loves all of them.

EndlessUniverse said...

I never got to try candy bar pie but based on how lacking these pint slices seem, maybe I'll just wait.