Ben and Jerry's Volun-Tiramasu
Stumbled upon this new flavor at Target. Along with a few others. I decided to review this one first because it sounded the weirdest.
Coffee Mascarpone ice cream with cocoa dusted coffee rum lady finger pieces.
Hmm. Okay. First of all. What the hell is Mascarpone? I had no idea. I bought this blind. Someone told me it was a kind of cheese and scoffed, making a dumb face. "Cheese...In ice cream. Good one, dumb ass."
But...yeah I was wrong. That's exactly what it is.
Mascarpone (English: /ˌmæskɑrˈpoʊniː/ or /ˈmɑːskərpoʊn/, Italian: [maskarˈpoːne] is an Italian cheese made from cream, coagulated with citric acid or acetic acid .
It just gets more and more interesting. I like coffee. I usually like things that are dusted with cocoa. I like...cheese.
Well here's the deal. This ice cream just isn't that good at all.
The ice cream itself is coffee but a very light. The flavor is almost an afterthought. It's the weakest coffee ice cream I've ever tasted with it still being able to be called coffee. It's almost like I was eating flavorless ice cream and someone walked by drinking a coffee and my brain tried to link the two. Now as a man who enjoys the strongest coffee I can get my hands on, I have no room in my life for weak coffee tastes.
There was still hope. The Cocoa Dusted coffee run lady finger pieces!
Oh..you mean those bland chunks of stale bread that are hidden in here?
With the half a seconds worth of chocolate taste on the outside? Nope. Those aren't saving this train wreck. Sorry Ben. Sorry Jerry.
You knock a lot of these flavors out of the park but this is not one of them.
So if you like to be bored, or you aren't big on flavor, Volun-Tiramisu is probably the ice cream for you.
But if you're like most of the food lovers that visit FATGUYFOODBLOG, you want big flavor. Steer the snack train clear of this pint!
GRADE: D...for DIS IS SOME BORING ASS ICE CREAM!