Yesterday was a brutal day. Not a bad day, just a brutal one. I had work, and was not feeling particularly up to par. My back was killing me, and I had the energy of an eighty year old. Also, the onlything on my mind was chocolate. I just wanted all the chocolate in the world, which is strange. I have chocolate so often that I do not tend to crave it. So I took a step back and evaluated all that was going on.
-Lower back cramps
-Large desire to take a nap
-Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, CHOCOLATE!
-The bloated stomach of the century
I began to process all of this in my head, and I realized something. These are all old PMS symptoms from the pre-eating disorder days. Immediately, I jumped for joy! Of course, I may not get my period anytime soon as I am still underweight, but just the fact that my body is going through the same steps that it used to before I damaged it makes me extremely hopeful for the future.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity because I was not feeling in the tip-top shape, I decided to indulge those cravings and give my body exactly what it wanted. I have decided it is now time to treat my body as if it was my best friend. Best friends deserve ice cream. Every day.
“Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Chunks, Toasted Marshmallow & Graham Cracker Swirls.”
Now I have been camping once, and it was one of the worst weeks of my life. Absolutely nothing positive came out of that time, and to make it even worse, I did not even get to have a s’more! Who goes on a camping trip and does not get to try a s’more?! It is so wrong. Therefore, I have never had a real s’more in my life. But after having this ice cream, I greatly desire to have one.
Prior to trying this flavor, I have never had a marshmallow, so that was the first thing I looked for in this pint. It took a little bit of time, but I finally found some. While I was not too pleased with the lack of abundance of the toasted marshmallow, the bites that did include this mix-in were absolutely fabulous. I really enjoyed this new-to-me taste, and I really hoped it was just the pint that I had purchased that was lacking the marshmallows. Unfortunately, I have tried this flavor twice and both did not carry enough marshmallows.
The ice cream itself is wonderful. It is decadent, rich, and all-together wonderful. It’s creamy texture easily was spooned into my mouth, and I just wanted to keep stuffing my face. Yes, I stuffed my face with this. This base takes a while to melt which made me oober happy as it slowed me down from rushing through this small piece of divine heaven.
The graham cracker swirl is the savior of it all. It provides a delectable crunch that is well sought out for with every bite. Usually, gritty textures turn me off, but this is exactly what this ice cream needs to set it apart from the other flavors I have encountered so far. It is the added flavor of the graham cracker that puts this flavor at the top of my list.
Now, we cannot forget about those lovely fudge chunks! They were beyond plentiful, and I would end up with at least one in each bite. Some lucky bites had two or three resulting in my taste buds repeatedly thanking Ben & Jerry’s..
Seeing as though I have already had this pint twice, I can definitely say I would recommend it to the chocolate lovers out there. If you are not a fan of chocolate, I would suggest neglecting this flavor as it is beyond chocolaty. It does not even deserve to be called chocolate as it goes miles beyond that. But then again, if you are like me, looking to satisfy a PMS craving, this shall suit you quite nicely.
Does it taste like S’mores? Sadly, I cannot answer that question as I have never experienced the real thing. It does, however, taste how I would imagine a s’more to be. In my book, this is one of the best flavors that Ben & Jerry’s has created. It will probably become the food I turn to when I have future PMS cravings.
Who knows if this was even a PMS craving. I certainly think it was, but I guess we will not know until the period comes. All I know is that one day it will come. I will get my period back. I will return to a normal weight. I will have the ability to have children. I will get pregnant one day.
And you can bet that the day I get my period back, I will be celebrating with another pint.
290 calories per 1/2 cup. 1,160 calories per pint.
Rating: 5 out of 5