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


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


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.