Oatmeal Cookie Chunk is by far one of the hardest flavors to find across the United States; and only going to become harder to find after Ben & Jerry’s confirmed it’s headed to the Flavor Graveyard in the near future. It's not very common you'll run across this in your local grocery store, and a matter of fact, I actually had a friend pick this up for me when his wife was in New Jersey because I live in Pennsylvania (which is around 6 hours away from where it was purchased, and the closest location I could find). Besides their limited edition flavors I have seen on various message boards and heard about in online reviews, this is widely considered one of the best tasting flavors currently available from Ben & Jerry’s. Oatmeal Cookie Chunk is labeled as sweet cream cinnamon ice cream with chunks of oatmeal cookies and fudge, a description that contains many of favorite ice cream ingredients.
After opening this pint, the cinnamon ice cream effectively hides all the other ingredients lying below the first layer. My first few bites consisted of mainly the base, which seemingly overpowers anything else you bite into with this ice cream. It tastes like someone made a fresh sticky bun and put cinnamon glaze on top of it as it melts in my mouth. Although the sweet cream cinnamon base is strong, Ben & Jerry’s does not disappoint with the amount of mix-ins they’ve shoved inside. Oatmeal Cookie Chunk is on the same level as Everything But The with all the oatmeal cookie and fudge chunks I began to encounter. As I worked my way towards the bottom, these mix-ins only seemed to get more substantial. The taste provided by the oatmeal cookies combined with the base ice cream is surreal. This also featured some of the largest fudge chunks I’ve found in any pint from Ben & Jerry’s.
After tasting the ice cream as a whole, this immediately jumped into my top 3 flavors next to What a Cluster and Half Baked. The base is fantastic, one that any fan of cinnamon would enjoy and the oatmeal cookies and fudge chunks come in huge pieces. If I could only make one tweak, it would be the addition of raisins to accompany the oatmeal cookies instead of the fudge chunks they’ve chosen. I’ll be sad to see this flavor go; especially after it took so long to track down.
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Bob's Grade: A