It’s February 2018 – Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, we have 6 more weeks of winter, the Eagles won the Super Bowl and you all know what time it is – oh, you don’t? Oh… Welll….. It’s time for the definitive guide to Ben and Jerry’s new flavors… are you ready for it? *cue T-Swift*
We’ll start with the pint slices, then jump into the pints. Lactose intolerants, rejoice! There are new non-dairy flavors!
Pint slices are basically like klondike bars but round and WAYYYYYYY better.
The Tonight Dough – Pint Slices
One of our favorite ice creams formed into pint slices and we couldn’t be happier. For those that have never had The Tonight Dough, let us educate you on how this flavor comes together. Caramel Ice cream is paired (perfectly) with chocolate cookie swirls, and GOBS of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. This ice cream is then covered in chocolate with cookie crumbles. It’s phenomenal. Try it.
Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz – Pint Slices
Been fans of Coffee ice cream since we were kids. But ironically, we don’t like actual coffee. Weird, we know. Anyways, these pint slices are fantastic as well – with coffee ice cream as the base, it’s loaded with espresso bean fudge chunks and then covered in chocolate with cocoa nibs. Nom nom nom.
Cherry Garcia – Pint Slices
Such a classic B&J flavor. Made even better in a pint slice. The more chocolate, the better. We all know this flavor, but for those who don’t – it’s cherry ice cream with cherries & fudge flakes. AKA Deliciousness.
Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles
Ok. This is in the top 3 best flavors in Ben and Jerry’s history (in our opinion). Caramel Cheesecake Ice Cream (I mean, we could stop there)… but it has Graham Cracker COVERED CHEESECAKE TRUFFLES. It’s soooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOO good. We cannot even express our feelings for this into words. It’s just so good. We ate the whole pint in like 4 minutes. Oh, and there’s chocolate cookie swirls. Like whaaaat.
Chillin’ the Roast Truffles
Cold Brew Ice cream = delicious. The Chocolate Cookie-covered coffee liqueur truffles were…….. Ok. We loved this ice cream base and the fudge swirls are always amaze, but the truffles weren’t the best we’ve ever had. You can try it for yourself and let us know.
Chocolate Shake It Truffles
Chocolate malt milkshake-y goodness. This was like S’mores without the graham crackers in ice cream form. There’s a delicious marshmallow swirl that is fluffy and creamy and melts in your mouth. The truffles in this bad boy are Chocolate cookie-covered fudge and they are good. I wish they sold these in a package in the grocery checkout line. I’d sneak them into my Mom’s cart at checkout, everytime.
Non Dairy – Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon buns, oh cinnamon buns. We went into this with no expectations and we were let down. It’s watery, and lacks flavor. If we had to rate it, it’d be a 4/10. The cinnamon ‘frozen dessert’ is stuffed with cinnamon bun dough and has a cinnamon streusel swirl. It needs like a little more sugar, or something, we just can’t put our finger on it.
Non Dairy – Peanut Butter Half Baked
Now, for being non-dairy – this was reaaaaally good. Chocolate & Peanut Butter stuffed with fudge brownies and gobs of peanut butter cookie dough. Side note: we love when they say gobs. Anyhow, this was delightful and since one of us is lactose, we were really thankful we could save a lactaid pill. Will definitely buy this again!
Our favorite from least to worst:
8th – Non Dairy Cinnamon Buns – it was OK. We don’t think we’d buy it but if we were on an island with nothing else, we’d eat it.
7th – Chillin’ the Roast Truffles – We love coffee ice cream, but something about the truffles in this one just didn’t do it for us
6th – Peanut Butter Half Baked – It was really good, especially for non-dairy but the other flavors were just, better.
5th – Cherry Garcia Pint Slices – Again, this was really good. Classic Cherry Garcia covered in chocolate and in the perfect hand-held portion. You can’t go wrong.
4th – Chocolate Shake It Truffles – Chocolate and Marshmallows in any combination will always have our heart
3rd – Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz Pint Slices – Since this has coffee in it, can we eat one for breakfast? These have the perfect ratio of smooth creamy ice cream mixed with chunks of espresso-y chocolate.
T1 – The Tonight Dough Pint Slices – Ok. This is one of our all time favs in the pint and it’s all the more amazing in these cute lil pint slices. Couldn’t say a bad thing about these except we wish they were bigger, like the size of our face.
T1 – Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles – One of the best ice cream flavors we’ve ever tasted. Unreal truffles mixed into a decadent ice cream. It’s the perfect combination. A+
Now if B&J’s would just make Chunky Monkey into a pint slice and send us a carton, our dreams would come true.
UPDATE: We’ll post about the Moo-phoria pints once released to the public! We can’t wait to try these new low calorie treats!