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Monday, October 3, 2011

product may stay: ben & jerry's late night snack

When I was in college I used to buy Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy ice cream on the rare occasions when I was feeling particularly flush with cash. Evidently they discontinued that flavor, while clunkers like Cheesecake Brownie linger on. Who wants sour chocolate? Now I buy Ben & Jerry's even more rarely. I don't like how they try to act all virtuous and high-end, which I think is a little disingenuous, to be honest. Because if you take a quick look at the ingredient list, it's just as full of fillers and crap as, say, Dreyer's/Edy's. That's what inclusions, fair trade or not, will do for you. Their inventive flavors are the only thing that legitimizes their ridiculous prices. And that is what brings us here today.

Have you eaten the Late Night Snack? Have you partaken?

I bought some today. I tasted it. It is fantastic. It is a perfect marriage of salty, rich and sweet. It is a wonderful flavor with terrible power. Do with this information what you think best.

4 comments:

All8 said...

(I'm glad that I'm not the only one that dislikes chocolate cheesecake. Chocolate should be rich and sultry but certainly not sour.)

tipsybaker said...

I come at it from a different angle: cheesecake should be tangy, not chocolatey.

Bamamoma said...

I'm a Phish Food girl myself. I did like Wavy Gravy back in the day tho.

Tori said...

I went to a community festival this weekend where they were selling Ben & Jerry's waffle cones for 5 bucks a pop. I took umbrage.