Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Where buckets of ice cream are flowing

I tried one of the new Ben and Jerry's today, called Turtle Soup. It's vanilla ice cream with chocolate and caramel covered cashews and caramel swirl. If you like cashews you will probably dig this. I am intrigued by the new Black and Tan, which is stout flavored ice cream with chocolate ice cream. Could be really nasty or could be quite good. If it works it could be another Cool Britannia, if not it could be a Lemon Peppermint Carob Chip.

5 comments:

Loki said...

Stout is a type of alcohol, right? So I guess if it is the beer I think it is, it'll taste very horrible with ice cream unless there's a truckload of sweetener involved.

Brack said...

I dunno; most of those stouts (like Guinness) have chocolatey and coffee undertones, so this ice cream may be not be that bad.

Budweiser Butter Brickle, on the other hand, would be foul.

b

Tripp said...

Yes, stouts are pretty creamy and would generally work I think. They don't taste much like beer but more like bread.

jo said...

They aren't the first to pair stout and chocolate. People who like stout LOVE stout, ice cream and chocoloate together, it seems. I'm not one of them, but I "get it" nonetheless.

Strolling through the "flavor graveyard" on the Ben and Jerry's site offers loads of procrastination/amusement. Lemon Peppermint Carob Chip, indeed! WTF? I hope they fired the goat milk yogurt-eatin' hippie that came up with that one. But some of those were making my mouth water and heart ache with longing for something I never even had the chance to love...Holy Cannoli? and Apple Crumble (with BROWN SUGAR ice cream, cinnamon, apples and caramel? Genious! And the Honey Apple Chocolate Cookie? Where WAS I during the brief moment in time that those ostensible masterpieces hit the shelves? Tragedy. The best job in the world MUST be that of "ice cream flavor developer." Who do I have to sleep with...

Tripp said...

I may be wrong but I think some variant of Apple Crumble shows up at at the scoop shop. Indeed, the brown sugar aspect is key. The lemon peppermint carob is appartently the worst ever according to the site, and no doubt a hippie was canned.