Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ben & Jerry's Carrot Cake Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's was founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station in Burlington Vermont after Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield completed a correspondence course on ice cream making from Penn State University. Since then they have become one of the most successful ice cream purveyors in the world, with their success being based on unique flavors and providing large donations from their sales to various social causes throughout the world.
Hey dude, pass the Magic Brownies

ONE Cheesecake Brownie
Some of my favorite flavors in the past have included One Cheesecake Brownie, Smores, and Dave Mathews Magic Brownies.

 So you can imagine my delight when I came across Carrot Cake, an exclusive flavor. Your probably wondering how I came into a flavor so exclusive that its not even mentioned on the Ben & Jerry's web site. Lets just say that when your a high powered food blogger whose reviews can crush a product and rattle the entire food industry establishment, companies tend to be nice and send out samples for review.
  The Carrot Cake flavor is made up of caramel ice cream, cream cheese icing swirl, and pieces of, you guessed it, carrot cake. The flavors really worked well together in this. The caramel ice cream was indulgently creamy and sweet with not the slightest bit of iciness or water which is a sure sign of a cheap ice cream. The cream cheese icing was swirled throughout, and gave a nice background flavor. The star of the show is the pieces of carrot cake. I just love it when you get pieces of  cake or brownie in your ice cream. It gives the ice cream a much better mouth feel due to not getting just plain ice cream in every bite. The carrot cake pieces were spongy and nicely spiced in the typical way with cinnamon, cloves,etc.

 Ben & Jerrys once again hits a home run with their Carrot Cake Ice Cream. While there are no real surprises as far as the flavors go, everything works well with each other. Just imagine eating some carrot cake with ice cream on top, and there you have Ben & Jerry's Carrot Cake Ice Cream.

Ben & Jerry's Carrot Cake Ice Cream

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. I gave a similar rating (if you can compare letters and numbers) in my own review. I'll be stocking up before they stop selling.

    Nice to see another Pitt review site!