Wednesday, March 26, 2014

REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core

My part of North Carolina seemed to be the last in the country to receive the new Ben & Jerry’s Core flavors, but I was excited to see Peanut Butter Fudge Core finally show up on shelves. This chocolate & peanut butter ice creams with mini peanut butter cups and a peanut butter fudge core is a hybrid of their popular Peanut Butter Cup and recent Walmart exclusive, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. With the thick peanut butter fudge core, this one balloons up to 1200 calories for the pint.

The first layer had an even distribution of each individual base and visible evidence of the dark brown core running through the middle. Both the chocolate and peanut butter ice creams were worthy of praise, just as they are in their own individual peanut butter cup flavors. The mini peanut butter cups aren’t quite as impressive as the huge halves we’re used to seeing from Ben & Jerry’s, but the peanut butter fudge core more than makes up for it. The potent peanut butter fudge works perfectly with the other ingredients and really brings home the chocolate peanut butter theme in this one.

Where I Found It: Ingles Market
Grade: A


  1. I recently just got access to this, as well. Based upon your review and pictures, I cannot wait to give it a try.

  2. Interesting…On Second Scoop had a totally different take on this flavor.
    "Oh my word, what in the world is this stuff, it's terrible. I was in denial for the first few bites, but this core is just awful. Sorry B&J, not sure what went wrong here, but this is so unexpected. I don't get it, I really don't. It's not sweet, or peanut-y, or anything else, it just tastes awful.... so I started eating around it."
    Did you pick up on that at all? This flavor sounds good but his review made me hesitant to try it.

    1. I tried it and loved it. I thought the core was so thick, creamy, chocolatey, and peanut buttery that I wanted to incorporate it into every spoonful I took from this pint. He probably got a bad pint!

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    3. I really enjoyed the pint I ate. Does it not make you suspicious that he managed to diss every Core flavor? Sure, Ben & Jerry's sometimes has dips in quality, but they've never been in the habit of making crap. Honestly, it seems to me that Dubba's taste buds have grown increasingly erratic over the past year. Have you ever listened to that podcast he does with the other junk-food critics? He is by far the pickiest and least experienced eater in the bunch. It's becomes a running joke in the show. How is that sort of person supposed to act as a guide for what the average person should consume? It makes no sense.

  3. I have to say, for the caramel core, the core itself fails miserably. the caramel ice cream side had 10X the taste of caramel than the actual caramel core. how it's even possible is beyond me though. I don't like PB so I can't say my take on this one ):


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