Did you know that Phish was a band? Yeah, neither did I. But a band they are! I just had to look up some of their music… not my style. But hey, to each his own, right?
“Chocolate Ice Cream with Gooey Marshmallow Swirls, Caramel Swirls & Fudge Fish.”
I was already familiar with the marshmallow swirl, as it was featured in one of my favorite flavors, S’mores, so I was only more excited to delve into this new flavor. However, I did experience my reservations as I have not had caramel before. Or maybe I have and I just do not recall that encounter. Hm, I have a shameful memory I must admit. Sidenote: It is actually one of the main reasons why I began blogging. I hope it allows me to remember much more of this time period in my life. I find this to be especially important considering my life is changing with every new hour, every new day, and every new meal.
I know from others that caramel is a pretty awesome flavor, and the marshmallow swirl had already won me over, so I felt I was guaranteed a decadent experience. Lifting off the lid, I was met with a beautiful aroma of chocolate. Chocolate chocolate chocolate. Bless the inventor of chocolate. Bless them kindly. At first glance, I saw no sight of either swirl which had me concerned. I have been let down before with the amount of swirls in my pints, and I was nervous that this would be another time of such.
I drove my spoon in to begin my treat, and I found where the swirls had been hiding. There was nothing lacking in this pint. Good job Ben & Jerry’s. Good job. This chocolate base has always been wonderful, and I have no trouble eating gobful upon gobful of the stuff. It is creamy, rich and altogether fantastic. I actually wish they had more pints with My a chocolate base. It is just so darn good. But that may be because I am partial to all things chocolate. Teehee.
My dad cracked up at the sight of the “fish” like fudge. When we purchased this pint he told me I had to show him one of the fish while I was eating it. He was so intrigued, and his interest in the matter really lightened my mood that day. It got me thinking as I was eating this pint that this pint was like a minute aquarium. I know, I know, we have already established that I am slightly odd, so let us just go with my metaphor. They were all swimming around, desperately trying not to be devoured. Sadly for them, my stomach is where they now rest in peace.
The marshmallow swirl delivered as per usual. I was not worried about that aspect. The caramel swirl on the other hand was different for me. I did not get a very definite taste from it, but rather it was just a sweet dimension added onto it. I do wish it had been a bit more prevalent, however I do realize the amount of each flavor differs slightly within each package. I did wonder if there would be a difference in the fudge chunks featured here and those that were featured in the S’mores pint. And there was! These were much denser, larger, and more difficult to chew. This was not a bad thing necessarily, but I do think I will stick to the S’mores pint from now. Especially because that one has the ever so coveted graham cracker swirl. Mmm my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I did enjoy this pint, but I have not had the desire to return to it. This is probably do to my compassionate gratitude toward the S’mores pint. However, if you do have a liking to caramel, definitely give this flavor a shot!
290 calories per 1/2 cup. 1,160 calories per pint.
Rating: 3.5 out 5