Ben & Jerry's Topped Strawberry Topped Tart Ice Cream
sweet cream ice cream with strawberry swirls & pie crust pieces
topped with white chocolatey ganache & candy sprinkles
I had seen a picture of the candy bits, but it's still surprising to see them in person.
I dig in an I like it! It's sweet and strawberry and reminds me of this strawberry whipped cream topping that my mom puts on angel food cake sometimes. It's tasty. Ok, technically it's going to be a bit much for some people, but on the whole it's tasty.
That said, let's talk about those sugar candy bits. My first question is "Why?" Is it to be different? I just did a quick check on B&J's old Cotton Candy flavor and those colorful sprinkles were squishy, not hard like these are. We're talking crunchy crunchy. I don't think calling them candy sprinkles is fair really. What they are is rock candy (like literal rock candy, they even look like rock candy!).
Anyway, I continue on. Unlike my first topped experience, I'm trying harder to stretch out the top layer as much as possible by scooping down rather than across. Granted, the top is sweet enough that it's encouraging this method of consumption.
All the components are nice. The pie pieces seem a little dry maybe, but that's fine with me. I like that contrast in comparison to the ice cream and scoopable ganache.
I like strawberry flavors and this is a really fun, sweet example of a strawberry flavor. I will recommend this one with the caveat that those top sprinkles are really hard.
On Second Scoop: I really enjoyed this one and wound up stretching out the experience as long as I could. While delicious to me, it was easy enough to enjoy a small serving and save for the rest for the later because I didn't want this one to go away. There actually wound up being a fair chunk of topping left in my last serving, so I mixed it with some vanilla ice cream and that was tasty too (and is something I might do again). I would definitely pick this one up if you are interested.
Verdict? tasty! quite sweet!
Buy Again? Yup!!