Thursday, April 7, 2016

READER REVIEW: Timothy's Review of Ben & Jerry's Brownie Batter Core

I was craving a new flavor of ice cream, so I decided to head over to my local Fry's. I browsed the ice cream aisle and decided on trying out Ben and Jerry's Brownie Batter Core. It is described as "Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Creams with Fudge Brownies & a Brownie Batter Core". Sounded okay, plus I had never had it before, so I decided to buy it. I took it out to my car and dug in. Here is how it was......

I took the lid off the pint and noticed the chocolate and vanillas bases, a piece of a brownie trying to peak through, and the dark smooth core of the brownie batter. I took a bite of the vanilla first, and encountered a piece of brownie along with it. Something was off..... The vanilla ice cream was not as good as I had remembered. The brownie piece was almost crunchy and seemed kind of stale. It had a weird texture to it and even disintegrated in my mouth weird. I was expecting chewy brownie pieces, but instead, encountered almost a brownie brittle. I didn't really like it. I switched over to the chocolate side next and was a bit less disappointed, but even the chocolate ice cream tasted a little bit off. I dove into the "core" next. This core was shiny and smooth and had a good texture to it. It did taste exactly like uncooked brownie batter. As with a lot of "core" series, the actual core was kind of all gathered at the top. It was a huge glob near the top and then nothing near the middle/middle bottom. I finished the pint (mainly because I refuse to waste/throw out ice cream) but was not impressed.

This was probably the 2nd worst "core" flavor of Ben and Jerry's I have sampled. Between the uneven distribution of the core, to the stale tasting brownies, I would never buy this flavor again. I don't even think I would eat it again if served to me. Not disgusting in any way, but its definitely near/at the bottom of Ben and Jerry's flavors. It was so bad, that I am going to write an email to them right now and see if they had some quality issues with this particular batch. I would personally throw this one in their Graveyard and never resurrect it ever again ;-)!

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

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