Friday, October 03, 2008

food centric friday

there is a deli located directly next door to my apartment, which is incredibly convenient when i run out of either cat food or toilet paper, but is a little too convenient when a junk food craving attacks. i have tried nearly every flavor of ben and jerry's they carry and am completely captivated by a few of the new(ish) flavors.

here are the handful that i can NEVER resist:

Banana & Strawberry Ice Creams with Walnuts, Fudge Chunks & a Fudge Swirl

what b&j say:
"You've been requesting this classic sundae flavor for years! At last, a part of the ice cream parlor can be brought home."

what i say: the walnuts make this flavor. i don't even like banana and strawberry together, but somehow this works for me. and the fruit chunks make it feel a little healthier...(denial much?)

Cheesecake Ice Cream with Cheesecake Brownie Chunks

what b&j say: "We have a lot in common with our friends at Google. We're both passionate about searching for answers! So we've teamed up with Google to spread the word about ONE, a grassroots campaign dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable diseases around the globe. We can end extreme poverty in our lifetime if we all agree to be part of the solution. Learn what you can do by visiting today!"

what i say: yeah, that's a really nice sentiment...but the ice cream is amazing! seriously i don't even have to talk about this one do i?

Peach Ice Cream with Cinnamon-Sugar Shortbread Pieces

what b&j say: "A partnership with Willie Nelson. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Farm Aid."

what i say: maybe it's because i'm southern, but this flavor caters to everything i love. peaches (check), shortbread (check), willie (check!). and i blame the shortbread because even with the fruit pieces, this one doesn't seem healthier at all.

Sweet Custard Ice Cream with a Caramelized Sugar Swirl

what b&j say: "This flavor captures a true "crème brûlée" experience with a custard ice cream recipe & a crunchy caramelized sugar swirl."

what i say: someone actually brought this into work last week for everyone to try because it is so delicious. (fortunately, i had consumed many pints of it previous to the work life would be so sad without this flavor.) it's like a fancy dessert on the cheap! and the crunch sugar swirl feels oh so all the right ways.

Yellow Cake Batter Ice Cream with a Chocolate Frosting Swirl

what b&j say: "From a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, to far-off places with names we sometimes mispronounce, what began 30 years ago with 2 guys creating otherworldly ice cream flavors has turned into a mind & taste bud boggling odyssey of Ben & Jerry's dessert served around the world. And if you're wondering how our next 30 years could possibly be as thrilling as our first, consider this batter-packed birthday flavor our Ben and Jerriest yet! It's our way of saying there's a whole lot more euphoria aheadia, not to mention a whole new way to celebrate ice cream and cake."

what i say: okay so i haven't tried this one yet...but you can bet it will be my next guilty pleasure purchase. here's to 30 more years of deliciousness b&j!

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