Thursday, January 2, 2014

REVIEW: Bob's Review of Ben & Jerry's Scotchy Scotch Scotch (Limited Batch)

With the release of Anchorman 2 a few weeks ago, Ben & Jerry’s released a Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch flavor that is butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls. I can't even tell you the last time I ventured to a butterscotch ice cream, as it has been some time, so this will really be something different from me.

Upon pulling off the lid and digging into the first bite, you can see the pint has a nice butterscotch looking base and hints of a swirl from the midsection of the pint. As I dug into the bite, you can see on the spoon a large chunk of the swirl from the middle of the pint. The best way to describe the butterscotch base is to think of Werther's butterscotch candies. It has that similar taste, but a bit of a sweeter kick to it (if you enjoy something a little sweeter). The swirl on the other hand is a bit dense.

As you continue to get down through the pint, the swirl amplifies and progresses to get larger and larger until you are getting spoonfuls of a thick/dense swirl that is harder than the creamy butterscotch base. I will have to say this, it's not a bold butterscotch base, it's more of a sweet butterscotch. The added sugars from the ice cream amplifies the overall taste of the ice cream to a sweet butterscotch flavor. If you are not a person who likes a sweet ice cream, or someone who wants a salty compliment this may not be up your alley, but for someone who enjoys a sweet ice cream or is a diehard butterscotch fan this will be right for you. I am biased and I enjoy my peanut butter and cookie dough to no end, but this was a great change of pace and received a decent score from me. If it had some pretzel swirls or some kind of mix-in to go with the butterscotch base and swirl this would get an improved score.

Where Bob Found It: Wegmans (Erie, PA)
Bob's Grade: B

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