Tuesday, September 29, 2015

REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Save Our Swirled


Ben & Jerry's has often teamed up with various organizations to push their own political interests, but this one seems like one that everyone can get behind. In an attempt to bring more attention to clean energy and how it alters the climate, we get Save Our Swirled: a raspberry ice cream with marshmallow & raspberry swirls & dark & white fudge ice cream cones.


Some flavors from Ben & Jerry's can be slow to get to the good stuff, but not Save Our Swirled. This pint is bursting from the seams with all the aforementioned mix-ins. The raspberry base isn't the color we'd anticipated, but instead was somewhere between an off-white and a pale pink. When combined with the large gobs of marshmallow and cone-shaped pieces of chocolate, this first layer appeared promising.


The raspberry base, one we hadn't reviewed before, was the ideal foundation for this flavor. By adding a super-premium, heavy feel, the textural differences of the swirls was really made apparent. Ben & Jerry's marshmallow swirl added a great feel and combined with the berry-infused ice cream nicely, while the raspberry swirl built upon the base even further. The cone-shaped bits of chocolate are a nice touch, but like many other hard-chocolate mix-ins Ben & Jerry's uses, are more of a hindrance than help in this particular pint.


Where I Found It: Target
Grade: B

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