Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie
A Frozen Yogurt Re-Review

With all the portion control going on recently, it struck me yesterday that I should revisit Ben and Jerry's Froyo. No, they don't have any new flavors... and yes, I blew $5.49 on this pint because I didn't have the stupid shoppers card (oh I despise those!). It's just that a lot has changed over the years so I'm wondering if my opinion will have changed.

It's been almost 3 years since I've had Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Froyo. It's Chocolate Low Fat Frozen Yogurt with Fudge Brownies. Sure I could have went with Half Baked or Cherry Garcia, but I haven't had much chocolate these past two weeks so I think it's time for a break... that and I love brownies and was drooling just thinking about them as I checked out.

Check out the giganto fudge brownie chunk. That's a solid 1" x 1" x 1/4" hunk of brownie goodness. The fudgy isn't so much a gooey fudge as it is just a super thick fudge brownie. They aren't some light, cakey brownie. There were several chunks like this so I actually wound up breaking some of them in half. There were some half pieces and some scattered bits around as well.

This treat is certainly chocolaty enough, but do I still feel the same way as I did before? Yeah, I guess so, though I don't think I did a very good job of explaining it last time. The thing with Ben & Jerry's frozen yogurt is that no part of my brain is thinking yogurt. It's certainly not tart, and it doesn't have that weird texture you would find in froyo softserve. It just tastes like low fat ice cream. Ben & Jerry's doesn't really even taught the yogurt cultures these use unlike a lot of other brands. Sure, you could call it icy, but I wouldn't, and I've certainly had froyo that is icier than this. The only real possible downside here is that even though it's quite low in fat, some will argue it still has a fair amount of calories, but I say bah humbug to that. 180 calories is a fair trade for some fiber and 5 grams of protein.

Not sure I should show this picture, but I feel I must. I looked over at the lid and realized the skim milk (ingredient #2) had separated from the water (ingredient #1). I've never noticed this before, but maybe the chocolate helps make it more obvious (I try not to let my treats melt in general, so all froyos might do this).

Verdict?  no complaints here
Buy Again?  yes (my wife adores all B&J froyo flavors)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (104g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g4%
- Sat Fat 1.5g8%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 75mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 35g12%
- Dietary Fiber  2g 8%
- Sugars 25g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15%Iron 10%


Rodzilla said...

I'm not a fan of most of their chocolate flavors in general. I just think their base chocolate is boring. I do like that the mix ins of their froyo seems to be the same as the regular pints. Light Phish Phood is a favorite - though it's not exactly light.

Dubba Scoops said...

yeah, 220 calories for a "light" ice cream is a bit much, isn't it? Though I still think it's a shame it's not an option anymore.

Lot-O-Choc said...

I get what you mean about their fro yos not really tasting of yoghurt, they do just seem like a ligher ice crea. I dont really like their chocolate ice creams that much either, much prefer the vanilla.