Peachy? Or the pits?…

June 2, 2007 at 6:21 am (Sweet sticky things)

Those of you who have read my near-pornographic descriptions of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products know of my passion. I love the stuff. In an ongoing quest to try all varieties, I have another review.

I am a fan of The Colbert Report, and was thrilled to see Willie Nelson and Stephen at odds over the best flavor of B & J’s. I haven’t tried Mr Colbert’s Americone Dream (yet) but I did attack a pint of Willie Nelson’s Georgia Peach Cobbler the other night.

Of course, taste is subjective, and I will start off my C+ review by stating I rarely eat fruit-based ice cream. (The exception being American Pie; I’ve got a thing for apple-cinnamon, and it’s an apple junkie’s fix.) The Peach Cobbler was okay, but I had a couple of qualms.

First, the frozen fruit chunks. They had an ice-crystal thing going on, and it reminded me of when ice cream gets freezer burn. I’d be in heaven if I were the type who enjoys chewing ice cubes, but I am not. It has a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect on me.

Second, and perhaps most importantly, it wasn’t peachy enough. Maybe I am spoiled by the apple flavor, which is full, nearly intense, but this is more like vanilla with a hint of peach. My favorite part was the crust pieces, but while looking for the corresponding link, I came across this bit of news. While it doesn’t concern me, some of you with allergies might want to pay attention.

Bottom line? I give it a resounding ‘meh’. Nothing special. I expected more from a product endorsed by the Redheaded Stranger. Now, if he ever comes out with his own strain of green bud…

Ben? Jerry? Let us not say bye-bye to American Pie.


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