Wednesday, July 3, 2013

REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk


After taking a break from all Ben & Jerry’s flavors that weren’t limited edition, exclusive or new, I’ve decided to go ahead and finish out my reviews of all their available flavors. With only a couple more to go, it’s getting harder and harder to find the few that I’m missing. I recently ran across one that I hadn’t had the chance to scoop before: New York Super Fudge Chunk. This combination of chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts & fudge-covered almonds was created as a way to attract customers as Ben & Jerry’s busted into the New York Market. The flavor profile on their website adds, “we also figured we could make an even more unforgettable impression on New Yorkers if we added more chunks than any other flavor we'd made. We figured if the flavor tasted incredible, it would always be unforgettable. It did, and it is.” Sometimes Ben & Jerry’s tends to go overboard with their nuts and fudge chunk mix-ins, neither of which I’m particularly fond of, so we’ll see how this effective this arrangement is.


Removing the lid to this 300-calorie per serving ice cream reveals a densely packed first layer of chocolate ice cream with a few mix-ins poking through the top. Although I can’t say it’s my favorite, I’ve become accustomed to the rich chocolate used in many of the flavors from Ben & Jerry’s. This heavy, slow-melting ice cream isn’t very complicated, and although it won’t be able to wow anyone, still serves as a suitable base for most flavors. The real focus of New York Super Fudge Chunk comes directly from the name. My spoon can’t move very far in any direction without hitting one of the multiple mix-ins piled inside this pint. As I’ve said in previous posts, Ben & Jerry’s chocolate chunks are most effective when they’re allowed to fully melt down from the warmth of your mouth rather than just chomping down on the frozen blocks of fudge.


Both types of fudge add a rich, full-bodied flavor to compliment the chocolate ice cream despite having different tastes individually. As usual though, the rock-hard texture leaves something to be desired. Ben & Jerry’s rounds out New York Super Fudge Chunk by adding a trio of nut mix-ins; one of which is coated in chocolate. The uncoated pieces of pecans and walnuts add a traditional sundae feel, while the fudge-covered almonds builds upon the tastes already established by both the chocolate and nuts. Unfortunately, this combination of flavors can’t do New York justice. The city that never sleeps deserves better.


Where I Found It: Ingles Markets
Grade: C

17 comments:

  1. I feel this flavor is "B" worthy. Stacked against budget ice creams, it definitely is superior. I would say it's a "C" for B&J, but not compared to all ice creams. JM2C

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  2. Maybe. There's only so many variations of chocolate ice cream, fudge chunks and nuts I can handle.

    I'm mostly just bitter they'd keep flavors like this around and send Oatmeal Cookie Crunch and Dublin Mudslide to the Graveyard.

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  3. ARE YOU ALL CRAZY??? This is the best damn chocolate ice cream ever created!!! Hands down. The chocolate covered nuts, the chunks of white chocolate and fudge and the rich smooth creamy ice cream its all buried in. It all adds up to taste bud chocolate orgasm...and yes I'm in NYC...

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    1. I AGREE 100% WITH YOU! amazing combination of chocolate, nuts, and fudge. i have NEVER disagreed with a review more in my life. A++

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    2. 100 % AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT. THE BEST FLAVOR B&J CREATED AND REMAINS MY FAVORITE FROM THE COMPANY :)))

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    3. 100 % AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT. THE BEST FLAVOR B&J CREATED AND REMAINS MY FAVORITE FROM THE COMPANY :)))

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    4. Totally agree. Best ice cream on the planet. This reviewer has lost all credibility.

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  4. Can't agree more with Yoyin Alake. I usually don't eat chocolate ice cream, but this is something else. Simply out of this world. YUM!

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  5. This is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, ever! Coming from someone who was raised on the premiere Ohio ice cream companies like Graeters and Jenis.

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  6. I love this flavor the most. They had a low fat version that for some reason, flavor-wise, I enjoyed even more. But I haven't seen it around for a number of years.

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  7. And, given the direction we're heading regarding delicious traditional treats without the harmful effects of all the fat and sugar, the low fat version was a nice alternative

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  8. a C???? Are you crazy. This is one of my favorite B&J flavors. And no other brand has a similar mixin in the supermarkets. Haagen Daaz has those miniscule choc chips in their choc chip ice cream. This is the people's ice cream. And I actually like the fact that you need to chomp on the chocolate chips. My teeth need the exercise!!

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    1. Exactly! The chunks are to die for and nicely melt in the mouth. The chocolate flavor in the ice cream is top notch cocoa. The almonds have very pronounced roasty almost buttery flavor after crunching on them. A+ for me and to these days remains the best flavor B&J has produced, in my opinion.

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    2. Exactly! The chunks are to die for and nicely melt in the mouth. The chocolate flavor in the ice cream is top notch cocoa. The almonds have very pronounced roasty almost buttery flavor after crunching on them. A+ for me and to these days remains the best flavor B&J has produced, in my opinion.

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  9. a C???? Are you crazy. This is one of my favorite B&J flavors. And no other brand has a similar mixin in the supermarkets. Haagen Daaz has those miniscule choc chips in their choc chip ice cream. This is the people's ice cream. And I actually like the fact that you need to chomp on the chocolate chips. My teeth need the exercise!!

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  10. I have to agree with the other commenters. This is tied for my favorite B&J flavor along with Milk and Cookies. Sometimes B&J chunks are overwhelming, but here, they work nicely with the nuts and the chocolate base is pretty good, too. Just amazing!

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