Product Type: Ben & Jerry's Dessert / Yoghurts
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Definately not my favorite!
Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Macadamia Ice Cream
Member Name: kimbles245
Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Macadamia Ice Cream
Advantages: Nice Ice Cream,
Disadvantages: Not enough nuts, Strange tasting
After realising I am in love with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream I am going to try each one that the UK have to offer. I have already tried Phish Food, Cookie Dough, Caramel Chew Chew, Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Cookie Dough so when the Co-Op leaflet came through the door I went to see what they had to offer in our local store. I was disappointed though to see they didn't have many flavours.
The only one that they had that I hadn't already tried was the Chocolate Macadamia from the Fair Trade range they offer. So I picked up a tub and couldn't wait to get home to try it. I still am in shock that I had never tried Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream until the end f 2009. I really thought that they were only available in America and wasn't at all aware they had realised a small range in the UK.
The Chocolate Macadamia comes in the same round 500ml tub as most of the other flavours. On the front of the tub it shows the usual information of the Ben & Jerry's logo, the name of the Ice Cream but the picture on the front is a country scene with a cow on the right hand side and Nuts on the left hand side. This particular tub also shows the Fair Trade Logo also. The description on the front of the tub describes the product as 'Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolaty Covered Macadamia Nuts'.
On the back of the tub the information comes in four different languages. On the right hand side of the back label it gives you all the information of Ben & Jerry's and how it originated. It also tells you the Fair Trade information as well. As usual the back shows you the Nutritional information, Ingredients and what to do if you are not happy with the product.
Nutritional information per 100ml -
Energy - 950kj ( 230kcal)
Protein - 3g
Carbohydrate - 19g
Fat - 15g
I couldn't wait to get into the tub but I couldn't. Around the top is a plastic strip to keep the item fresh and to ensure you are unable to open before purchase. This should have also advised after purchase as I really couldn't open it. After a knife and pair of Scissors later I finally opened the tub. Phew what a mission it was to get in the tub, it better be worth it. Looking at the top if the Ice Cream the Chocolate and Vanilla swirls it really did look so appealing. So I dug in.
I find all Ben & Jerry's a bit hard to start and this one was no different, I popped it into the Microwave for a few seconds and proceeded to eat. The taste was amazing, the Chocolate and Vanilla was such a lovely mix. And I also got a few separate bits of flavour as well. It was such a rich, velvety taste and so more-ish. It was lovely. Then after a while I came across a Chocolate covered Macadamia nut.
The Chocolate covering the nuts tasted exactly the same as you would get in a pick and mix bag of Chocolate cover Nuts and Raisins which I can honestly say I was not overly impressed with it. But I just sucked all the Chocolate off to get the Macadamia Nut on the inside. As soon as I crunched one of the nuts it was the weirdest taste on the world. You could taste that they were roasted which I thought was a bit odd to be in the middle of Ice Cream.
As I got through the tub I didn't find a lot of the Nuts as I was quite disappointed as the more I had the more I liked them. They are an odd combination to have with the Ice cream but something about them made it work. All I can say is that you need to try them. I would again.
Summary: Ben & Jerry's can be quite expensive at £4.00 a tub but if you can find it on offer at £2.00 I would
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