Wednesday, May 20, 2015

READER REVIEW: Timothy's Review of Ben & Jerry's That's My Jam Core

I’m a big fan of fruit/berry type desserts. There aren't a whole bunch of fruity ice creams out there (can’t recall seeing a raspberry one to begin with) and I was excited to see this “core” flavor at my local Fry’s. I had been meaning to try it out for quite some time and finally made the purchase today. I took it out to my car and dug in.

That’s My Jam Core is described as “Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Creams with Fudge Chips & a Raspberry Core”. I peeled off the lid and noticed the chocolate ice cream, the raspberry ice cream, some fudge chips poking through and a little bit of the raspberry core. I went straight for the core first! This was a rich raspberry core. It was really thick, kind of like jelly, but more dense and compact and really smooth. A jelly fudge almost? Hard to describe but it was damn tasty. It was just sweet enough and had little seeds throughout which provided a great texture. Besides the core in “Peanut Buttah Cookie Core”, this was my favorite core that I have encountered from Ben & Jerry’s. I scooped into the ice creams next. The chocolate base was smooth and in this particular pint, the chocolate was the dominant flavor. Nothing wrong with that, though. If you like Ben & Jerry’s chocolate ice cream, you will like this. I got to the raspberry part next, it was good. It reminded me of Cherry Garcia a little bit. Similar flavors at least. Not overpowering like the chocolate but it had a great, smooth raspberry taste. The typical rectangular fudge chunks were scattered throughout the pint. I went through big pockets with no chunks in some bites, and then some bites had a few chunks in them. They weren't too evenly distributed but it didn't ruin the pint.

Overall, I thought this pint was very good. It’s one of Ben & Jerry’s more simple offerings (lack of mix-ins), but it was very refreshing on this hot day. That raspberry jam core was awesome! I will buy this pint again just for that!

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

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