Thursday, October 1, 2015

REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Brewed To Matter (Target Exclusive)


Along with the rebranded Ben & Jerry's A Swirled of Difference, we also picked up the other available Target Exclusive flavor we'd yet to review: Brewed To Matter. This mocha themed pint contains coffee ice cream with fudge chunks & a brownie batter swirl.


The first layer showcased Ben & Jerry's patented fudge chunks, along with the biege colored coffee base and bits of the brownie batter swirl. Their coffee ice cream was top-notch as expected, providing the usual consistency you'd expect from a super-premium brand. A healthy helping of fudge chunks meant nearly every bite contained either an entire chunk, or at least a few broken bits of chocolate. Choosing to savor the rectangle pieces of chocolate as them slowly melt in your mouth rather than biting right in to them is suggested.


While we were most looking forward to the brownie batter component, this swirl was perhaps the least impressive ingredient of them all. What could have been thick, gooey and full of chocolate flavoring was instead small, barely incorporated and added hardly anything to the overall experience. Ben & Jerry's coffee ice cream is reason enough to pick up this pint, but this should have easily been an A-rated flavor if created correctly.


Where I Found It: Target
Grade: B

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