So I do not know if this is abnormal or not, but I have never tasted a real Boston Cream Pie. I have never had a real s’more before either, so you can give me hack about that over here. But hey, at least I do not live on the East Coast or anything! You can let it slide considering I live in Southern California, right? Okay, okay. It is still pretty un-American of me. I will get right on fixing that.
The day I had had this pint was an incredible day for recovery. I had gone out with a friend, and spent some good quality time time my brother. It was perfectly normal day where my eating disorder did not show up. How splendid. This pint made it even better.
“Boston cream pie ice cream with yellow cake pieces, fudge flakes & swirls of pastry cream.”
Seeing as though I have never had pastry cream, I was not too entirely sure what I would be in for, but I knew it would be an experience. And an experience it was.
The base of this pint is difficult to describe. At first taste, I detected a flavor resembling soda. I know, I know, soda? This sounds strange, but both times I have had this pint that is the first thing that comes to mind. However, do not let that instill fear in you- this is one of my favorites! The base just takes a few spoonfuls to get used to. After that though, it is positively wonderful.
Onto the cake pieces. This was the one aspect of this pint that I do not particularly care for. They taste a bit on the gummy side and do not seem to fit the rest of this flavor. Maybe they are defining part of Boston Cream Pie and it is my fault for never having the real thing. Oops! But regardless, I was not too much a fan of these bite sized “Hostess” like cake pieces.
The pastry cream. The pastry cream. The pastry cream. The pastry cream. The pastry cream!!! This stuff, is fabulous. No joke, I just want a jar of the pastry cream to lick all day long. Is that weird? Oh well. Call me crazy, because I really enjoyed it! It was definitely my favorite portion of this pint, and I wish this swirl was featured in other Ben & Jerry’s flavors.
I have come to the conclusion that I enjoy the pints in which there are chunky mix-ins. Don’t get me wrong, ice cream is fine and dandy by itself, but having that extra little chew to munch on makes it that much better. These fudge chunks are icing on the cake and I ended up spooning around them to make those last coveted bites the best of all. Saving the mix-ins for the end is becoming a routine habit I guess 😉
I highly recommend this flavor, and I want to eat it right now. Go buy this pint, message me that you are eating it, and I will grab a pint to share with you in this magical experience.
And one day, I promise to have an actual Boston Cream Pie.
Rating: 4.25 out of 5
250 calories per 1/2 cup. 1,000 calories per pint.