Wednesday, March 23, 2016

READER REVIEW: Michael's Review of Ben & Jerry's Bourbon Pecan Pie

While visiting Austin last week (during SXSW), I recalled that Ben and Jerry's had a Texas-only flavor - Bourbon Pecan Pie. I know that their 'Locate Flavor' feature isn't 100% full-proof but I found a few Walmart locations not far from my hotel and decided to try my luck. I Ubered a cart to the closest one and sure enough.. they had it in stock!


On the potential downside, the hotel room fridge's freezer shelf was small and not extremely cold, so by the time I got around to eating it, it was somewhat soft. That being said, the wait AND having to pay to get to and from the Walmart to get it were worth it.. this is an AMAZING flavor. There are a few Ben and Jerry's flavors whose experience is that the ice cream base is lacking, but you hope to get something chunky (chip, cookie, nut) in your spoon. Not so for this one, the buttery bourbon flavor has a nice spicy texture, a good sweetness and a rich but not too rich flavor. It stood on its own. There is enough bourbon to taste it, but it's not overwhelming. Add to that the cookie pieces and whole chunks of pecan, which all go together very well. None of them seemed out of place or created a confusing taste. It really did taste like a melted pecan pie with bourbon and vanilla ice cream. Not sure the next time I'll be in Texas, but I'll be looking for this flavor again.

Where Michael Found It: Walmart
Michael's Grade: A

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