Sunday, February 5, 2023

Ben & Jerry's Churray for Churros! Ice Cream

[New for Early 2023] Well, it didn't take very long to go from wanting the two new Ben & Jerry's flavor to finding them at Whole Foods (per my bud Eric's suggestion)

Ben & Jerry's Churray for Churros! Ice Cream
Buttery Cinnamon Ice Cream with Churro Pieces & Crunchy Cinnamon Swirls

I do love when there are speckled bits everywhere!
(It's way better looking that the Haagen-Dazs version)

Looks excellent right? And in many regards, it is.... but I was surprised at the kick of the cinnamon. It's not as extreme as the last couple of Van Leeuwen flavors that I've tried, but I was surprised to get any cinnamon heat on my first few bites.

I'm sure plenty won't even notice the kick, but after eating Ben & Jerry's for a quarter century, I totally expected this one to be all about the sweetness. Maybe Ben & Jerry's is trying to spice things up a little in 2023? [Sorry, couldn't resist]

Anyway, if you continue on, you start getting in to the heart of the ice cream and that little bit of spiciness gets pretty well buried. Now I'm focused on that great Ben & Jerry's texture. They have a certain subset of flavors that just have an enhanced texture because of the mix-ins and this is one of those flavors. Smooth ice cream is great and all, but give me that little bit of real texture to set this one apart. Make me think that this is more than an ice cream.... it's a breakfast! Hehehehe, ok, I kid, sort of, but not really.... man I bet this would go great on waffles [note: Eric let me know that it's fantastic with snickerdoodle cookies!]

So despite a bit of hesitation with those first few bites, I definitely settled in to this one and look forward to the second scooping... possible served on top of something.

Wait, I forgot to directly mention the churro component. So these are not some kind of weird chewy thing or some weird crunchy thing or anything else weird. It's more of a doughy or cakey [or blondie] component. I'll try to describe it better next time.

On Second Scoop: On the one hand, this definitely has vibes of a hearty oatmeal flavor. On the other hand, that cinnamon kick is still floating around. Yes, it does fade as you keep going, but it's still there. If it wasn't, this would definitely get in to my regular flavor rotation. I love that this one has some chew to it (if you know what I mean), but I just don't love that cinna mini kick.

Verdict?  well done, but a little spicy
Buy Again?  unfortunately not for me

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  1. That's disappointing to hear. Thanks Dubba

  2. Thought this was really fun and solid. Real CTC vibes. Will revisit….

  3. I should probably know this, but CTC?

  4. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I believe!

  5. You know CTC, Dubba: Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  6. Ha, thanks everyone. It was late and I was trying to think of a Ben & Jerry's flavor with the acronym of CTC.

    If I had any left, a CTC/CfC sundae would probably be in order :)

  7. Could you be allergic to cinnamon? I've never heard anyone describe it as spicy in terms of heat. It's usually described as spicy in the way that apple cider or pumpkin pie is "spicy" - as in flavourful, not hot. It's possible this is just made differently and is actually spicy (like cinnamon candy), but if it burns considerably then maybe you should consider an allergy or a sensitivity

  8. I definitely me spicy like a cinnamon hot candy and not that it literally burns. That said, "spicy" cinnamon flavors often come back to haunt me later in the day (getting older sucks)

  9. Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful reviews! I always check your blog before buying a new type of ice cream. Hope 2023 is treating you well so far!

  10. I absolutely loved this one as a cinnamon fiend


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