Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ben & Jerry's Limited Batch: PINA COLADA!

Most times when we visit the freezer section of any grocery store, chances are we are there to see if Ol' Ben & Jerry have anything new for us to try. I'll admit, I saw the Pina Colada flavor once and didn't buy it. I think my thought process was something along the lines of, "Fruit? WITH NO CHOCOLATE, CANDY, OR NOUGAT? NOT INTERESTED." Which is pretty ridiculous because I'm a huge fan of both coconut and pineapple and I love a good pina colada as much as the next guy. But my fat guy brain was locked in candy mode, so I walked away without it. But then over the next week we got so many tweets, emails and facebook messages about trying it, that I had to go back and get one, because the fans demanded it! Ladies and Gents, I give you...BEN AND JERRY'S LIMITED BATCH: PINA COLADA! 

It has quite the simple description. Coconut Ice Cream with Pineapple Chunks. That's it. When I cracked open the pint I was quite underwhelmed. There wasn't a delicious aroma. There wasn't anything cool to see. Honestly it looked pretty boring! Almost like a flat, snow covered landscape.


But who cares what it looked like, the real question is how did it taste?! Well the answer is, really, really good. The coconut ice cream is fantastic. It's creamy and flavorful with little tiny flecks of coconut in it. I was worried about the flavor being subtle but it was not in the least. That paired with the explosion of sweet pineapple flavor when you found a chunk of it, teamed up to make one hell of a positive ice cream experience. I easily could have taken this pint down in one sitting but I forced myself to make it two. Yes I know there are supposedly more than two servings, I just don't give a damn.

You can kinda see some pineapple if you look real close!
I think this ice cream is a great summer treat. If there's a time where you want to take a break from ice creams loaded with caramel, fudge or candy pieces, you might want to give it a try. It's fruity and sweet, and definitely surprised me by how much flavor it had. Being a limited batch, I plan on taking a trip back to the grocery store this weekend to stock up before they are gone. I suggest you do the same thing.
I give Ben & Jerry's Pina Colada limited batch ice cream a B+!
Now how about you dudes make Coconut 7 Layer Bar available in stores rather than just at the factory in Vermont!

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  1. My gosh! Nothing compares to the Ben and Jerry's 7-layer bar ice cream. I hate how you can't buy it in stores. I'm over in Orlando, FL but when I go in my ben and Jerry's they let me purchase as many jars of that as I'd like for $5 each. I believe I bought 10 tubs of this ice cream which they pack for you in the Ben and Jerry tubs in store. Should give that a try.

    1. I've thought about it but I live 3 hours from the factory and even with a cooler I don't think it would survive the ride. I'd be stopped on the side of the road eating it all anyway. haha.

  2. Hey guys - love love love the blog. I too was put off at first by the lack of chocolatey or otherwise junky goodness present in nearly every Ben & Jerry's pint I enjoy, but I had to cave in and give this one a shot when I first spotted it. It wasn't what I expected AT ALL, but I'm grateful for that. It's pretty tasty!

    If you live anywhere near a Walmart at all - don't mind that extreme sarcasm - you should try looking for the Cotton Candy flavor, which I assume is exclusive to them. It's definitely different, even for B&J's. I expected it to be absolutely overwhelming like birthday cake ice cream, but I would pick it up again.

    1. Thanks for the reading! Cotton candy has been purchased! Expect a review very soon!

  3. Come on-you live in New Hampshire, so you don't have to go all the way to Vermont. There are Ben and Jerry's scoop shops in Meredith and North Conway, so you can get your seven layer bar fix. They always have non-supermarket flavors. Also, Target has the exclusive Peanut Butter and Jam Session flavor. It's outstanding!

  4. That's a strong point you make.
    Review of 2 new target flavors are coming soon!