Whenever I go to the grocery store, I can't help myself and usually purchase a new flavor of ice cream. Today I was in the ice cream aisle (lately, it seems like I'm ALWAYS in the ice cream aisle) and I saw a few pints of the new Ben and Jerry's Cookie Core flavors. Out of the few that they had, the Peanut Buttah Cookie Core version sounded the best, so I decided to purchase that one. I took it out to my car and dug in!
The Peanut Buttah Cookie Core pint is described as "Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Crunchy Peanut Butter Sugar Bits, Peanut Butter Cookies & a Peanut Butter Cookie Core". I unwrapped the pint and removed the lid. First thing I noticed were that all the ingredients mentioned on the pint were showing up right away (core, cookie pieces and sugar bits). I dug in and decided to try each ingredient on its own. The peanut butter ice cream was tasty. It's not too rich, but the subtle taste of peanut butter was definitely there the whole way through. The base was really smooth, too. Another bite in and I hit the cookie pieces. These were also not too sweet/rich but they did their job. A lot of Ben and Jerry's cookies/cookie pieces are really chewy. These weren't. They were more "airy", crunchy and not that dense. They were definitely good enough, though. My second bite in, I hit the peanut butter sugar bits. Wow! These things were great! They provided a fantastic texture and a great mouth feel and crunch. It was like eating little pieces of peanut butter Pop Rocks. Ben and Jerry should start throwing these little pieces of heaven into all their pints, regardless of flavor. These sugar bits were one of the best mix ins I have ever had. Lastly, I got to some of the cookie core. This core was dense and loaded with flavor! The best part of the core was that those sugary crunchy bits were inside of it! The core was like eating a smooth, natural peanut butter. Add to the fact that those sugary bits of goodness were inside of it, this put the "core" part of the pint over the top! I even saved a huge chunk of it for my last bite! It was great!
Overall, I really liked the pint! The cookie core and those sugar bits were awesome! If you are a peanut butter lover, this is right up your alley. It's peanut butter to the max and all the different textures and flavors make this a pint you don't want to miss.
Where Timothy Found It: Fry's Stores
Timothy's Grade: A