Thursday, April 23, 2015

READER REVIEW: Timothy's Review of Ben & Jerry's Boom Chocolatta! Cookie Core

Having previously eaten 2/3 of the new "cookie core" flavors from Ben and Jerry's, there was only one left to try, Boom Chocolatta. I was very impressed with the Peanut Buttah pint but then extremely let down with the Speculoos Cookie pint. Hopefully the Boom Chocolatta pint would be good. We shall see......

Boom Chocolatta! is described as "Mocha & Caramel Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookies, Fudge Flakes & a Chocolate Cookie Core". I opened the container and saw a few flecks of black poking though the top as well as the center "core". I took a bite of the mocha ice cream first. It reminded me of Coffee, Coffee, BuzzBuzzBuzz!. I could barely detect a hint of chocolate/cocoa in the mocha part. It pretty much tasted like plain coffee ice cream. It was good but didn't stand out as "great". I sampled some of the caramel side next. The caramel ice cream played well against the mocha side. Same good caramel ice cream you can find in other B&J flavors. I hit some of the mix ins next. The fudge flakes were good and once again, reminded me of Coffee, Coffee, BuzzBuzzBuzz! mix ins minus the gritty crunch of the espresso beans. The chocolate cookies tasted great and they had the texture/taste ust like a soft cookie portion in a cookies and cream type ice cream. They were few and far between though! This pint definitely wasn't stuffed to the gills with mix ins. Last but not least, and without a doubt the best part of the pint...The Chocolate Cookie Core! This was fantastic! It tasted like ground up Oreos mixed with heavy cream. It was great. Rich and delicious! Like the other "core" pints, the core was only about 1/3 to 1/2 way down the pint. I wish they had more of it in there. A little less ice cream, a little more "core" would be preferred!

Overall I thought the pint was alright. The lack of mix ins and the fact that nothing really stood out as "great" besides the core (even then, I wish there was more of it), make this a pint that I enjoyed but would probably not specifically seek it out and buy it again. There are better Ben and Jerry's flavors out there, and even compared to the other "core" flavors, I would choose Peanut Buttah 100 out of 100 times over this one and the Speculoos one.

Where Timothy Found It: Walmart
Timothy's Grade: C

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