Friday, May 15, 2015

READER REVIEW: Timothy's Review of Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core

I am currently obsessed with Ben and Jerry’s “Core” flavors. I had sampled all of the new ones and now I am making my way back through the oldies but goodies ;-). After having a very good pint of the older “Core” series (Blondie Brownie), I decided to sample the Peanut Butter Fudge Core next. In my opinion, besides peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate fit together better than any other flavor. Some might say that peanut butter and chocolate is BETTER than peanut butter and jelly. You decide. Regardless, this flavor combination works well together and I was excited to try this pint. I went outside, got in my car and was ready to eat some ice cream!

Peanut Butter Fudge Core is described as “Chocolate & Peanut Butter Ice Creams with Mini Peanut Butter Cups & a Peanut Butter Fudge Core”. I removed the lid and noticed the two different flavors of ice cream as well as the fudge core which was a little off center. I dug in and tried the peanut butter ice cream first. It is smooth and delicious. It’s definitely not a strong flavor, unlike some other Ben and Jerry’s base flavors (looking at you, chocolate), but had a great peanut butter flavor as well as a good on the tongue feel. I dug a little further in and encountered the mini peanut butter cups. These are great! They are small enough to scoop out and provide a little crunch and explosion of intense peanut butter flavor. The chocolate coating on these is pretty thick for being such small pieces but they are easy to bite into and enjoy. These are a great mix in. I dug into the chocolate side next. This was more rich (as expected with their chocolate bases) and tasted great as usual. I saved the best for last…the peanut butter fudge core. This stuff clung to my spoon and didn’t want to be removed! It was super thick yet smooth. It reminded me of eating cake frosting out of a can. It was black in color and tasted great. The peanut butter flavor in this core was very rich and was a good contrast between the lighter peanut butter ice cream. This pint was fantastic!

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this is the pint for you! Between the rich chocolate base, the smooth, lighter peanut butter base, the perfect amount of peanut butter cups and that delicious sticky, fudgy core, it was one of the better pints of Ben and Jerry’s I have had. It was fantastic and a definite repeat purchase!

Where Timothy Found It: Fry's
Timothy's Grade: A

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