Monday, April 29, 2019

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Sammie Ice Cream

[New for 2019] The two new Walmart exclusive Ben & Jerry's flavors have swept across instagram pretty quickly so ofcourse I had to stop by my local Walmart and see what all the fuss was about. I don't think either of the new flavors will be bad, I'm just having trouble deciding which one to go with first. I guess I'll go with....

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Sammie Ice Cream
vanilla ice cream with chocolate sandwich cookies
& chocolate cookie swirls

Ok, if you know me, you knew this one would go first. I just love cookies & cream too much to not try this one first. I do have hopes it will taste like the retire Edy's ics flavor from long ago. Somehow they made the flavor taste different.

I started digging in and it still tastes just like cookies & cream ice cream. I try to take my experience up a notch by aiming for those big cookie chunks you see in the picture above. It definitely adds a bunch of delicious cookie flavor, but I just don't taste ice cream sandwich. While sandwich wafers are similar to cookie wafers, that doesn't mean they are the same.  (hahahaha, I was just thinking of how I've tried teaching this lesson to my children. Just because something is similar, doesn't mean that it's the same).

So, this is going to be a double edged review then. On one hand, it's very tasty. On the other hand, it does not taste like ice cream sandwich. I'm more that happy to eat this when I need a flavorful C&C fix, but Edy's gone but not forgotten flavor remains my nostalgic champ of ice cream sandwich flavoring.

On Second Scoop: I feel more disappointed this time around. I had been thinking about my second scooping all day and I think I accidentally hyped it up a bit too much. It's fine but I really wanted more. Leaving the cream from the cookies does not make it an ice cream sandwich, it makes it a cookie sandwich in ice cream. 

Verdict?  lots of flavor
Buy Again?  I assume so meh, iunno


EndlessUniverse said...

These two new flavors seem really uninspired.

ibagoalie said...

I hate exclusive flavors, especially Walmart ones, since my Walmart is a dump. Neither of these appeal to me, so I guess I'm saved this time.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Endless: that seems to be the vibe coming from the internet

@ibagoalie: many of the walmarts around here are near Targets, so they have to stay respectable (we have several super walmarts mixed in)

Alek said...

To me it like cookies n cream. BORING! Ironically Ben & Jerry could had released an actual ice cream sandwich.

Nick T said...

I dunno, those photos make it look pretty appetizing to me! Too bad that's as close as I'll get, since I have no Walmart by me :(

Kotoko said...

Tried it, definitely strange to call it sammie when they are obv cookies. Still good, but wish they used the Ice cream sandwich

Foodie423 said...

I love this because I remember as a child, Edy's had an ice cream sandwich flavored ice cream and I cannot find it anywhere. When I found this I was reverted back to my childhood. I've been stocking up at walmart. 3/4 at a purchase.

Dubba Scoops said...

Yeah, there is a link in this post to my thoughts on "Edy's Grand Ice Sandwich ice cream". Definitely one of my favorites from them.