Ben & Jerry's Milk and Cookies is a vanilla base with a chocolate cookie swirl, chocolate chips, and a chocolate chocolate chip cookies combination! Say that a few times fast and your head may spin. I like to mix up what i get and try from time to time and like variety so this was on the radar for quite some time to see how "Cookie" it really is compared to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Graeter's Cookies and Cream. Seeing these are all Cookie based and this is without cookie dough (some of my favorite stuff ever) this will be an interesting comparison. Lets get onto the first bite and reactions.
Upon popping off the lid it looks like someone took a Chip's Ahoy Cookie and smashed it into a vanilla based ice cream. I saw all tons of swirls, a bit of chocolate pieces, and swirls that resembled exactly what the label states. Most times when you get ice cream you have to dig through a few bites to get into the mix-ins and what lies underneath the beginning layer of the base, not in this case which is a good sign. On to the first bite. You do get the small hint of the vanilla base of Ben & Jerry's which is far superior to the chocolate and i also got a mouth full of the chocolate cookie swirl, you get the small after taste of the cookie pieces with a good touch of chocolate from the swirl and chocolate chips which seem to be like little fudge flakes scattered throughout the pint. This is no Graeter's when it comes to cookie pieces as you get sometimes half chunk of Oreo's in your pint, but these are smashed up sandwich cookie pieces like a chips ahoy that is falling apart or part of where you may have dropped the container and the cookie fell apart.
As you start to get towards the middle and bottom of the pint its pretty much the swirl and cookie/chocolate pieces that take over the vanilla base and just form a complete cookie base in essence. If you are a cookie lover this is right up your alley, but going back to comparing it to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Graeter's i would have to give the edge to Graeter's for base being superior and thicker cookie mix-ins, Ben & Jerry's gets the edge with amount of mix-ins and swirls because that is what they are known for, but if you love cookie dough go Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, if you like more cookie pieces and swirls than Milk and Cookies is for you because of getting exactly what you read! The overall effects of the pint and the mix-ins gives it that cookie kind of grainy taste which is very nice and refreshing. Overall this is a great change of pace from something caramel or peanut butter if you are craving cookies.
Where Bob Found It: Wegmans
Bob's Grade: B