I was at my local Target and of course I had to browse the ice cream aisle. I don’t venture to Target that much nowadays so I was excited to see what kind of flavors of Ben and Jerry’s they had. Target (as well as Walmart) usually has at least one “Exclusive Flavor” only found at their store. I started looking in the freezer section and I came across “Brewed to Matter”. It is described as “Coffee Ice Cream with Fudge Chunks & a Brownie Batter Swirl”. It sounded like it would be alright and I am a pretty big fan of Ben and Jerry’s other coffee ice creams (Coffee, Coffee, BuzzBuzzBuzz! and Coffee Heath Bar Crunch). I took it to the register, paid the lady my money and took the pint out to my car. Here is how it was……..
I took off the lid and noticed the light brown coffee ice cream as well as some of the fudge chunks peeking through the top. I also noticed a little swirl of what looked like fudge. It turns out it was the brownie batter swirl. I took a bite of the coffee ice cream first and enjoyed it. Ben and Jerry’s coffee ice cream is always tasty. It’s not too overpowering but provides plenty of java flavor. The fudge chips were the typical rectangular pieces that Ben and Jerry’s is known for. They provided a decent texture and chew to the pint. Next up came the brownie batter. This is where the pint went awry! The brownie batter was swirled throughout the pint but there was not a whole lot of it. The texture of it was too smooth, too. It was more a fudgy ripple. It didn't really add anything to the pint. It would have been way better with actual chewy brownie pieces throughout instead of the swirl.
Overall, this pint was just okay. Ben & Jerry’s other 2 coffee flavors are way better! This was my least favorite Ben & Jerry’s pint of the past few months (Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Core still being my least favorite). If you absolutely love coffee, this may work okay for you, but for the average ice cream consumer, there are far better Ben & Jerry’s options out there.
Where Timothy Found It: Target
Timothy's Grade: C