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      21.09.2013 20:42

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      Delightful treat for your taste buds!

      Ben and Jerry's is THEE best ice cream brand in the world, in my opinion, hands down!! If you've never tried it, you are missing out it is amazing stuff!! Get yourself to the shop now and get a tub! The RRP is £4.50 a tub, which yes it quite expensive for ice cream but it is regularly on offer in at least one of the main supermarkets for half price. By far, half baked is my all time fave flavour! Originally, I was Cookie Dough girl at heart but my local shop had sold out, and as soon as I saw this lovely pot contained Cookie Dough and I just NEEDED ice cream, I thought it would be the next best thing. I was wrong! It is THE best thing! Upon opening the delectable tub you are met with the gorgeous sight of vanilla and chocolate ice cream swirled together. The ice cream is SO creamy and moreish! And hidden in the ice cream are little treasures, in the form of chunks of soft cookie dough and chinks of gooey chocolate fudge. The taste of all these ingredients blended together is just out of this world, I eat a whole tub in one sitting, easily. There is no way I could possibly leave a half eaten tub in my freezer, so moreish and delightful!

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      25.07.2012 17:43
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      Tasty, high quality, exciting ice cream.

      I recently bought a tub of this on a very hot day because I was in need of something sweet and ice cold to refresh me. I was in Morrisons when I saw this ice cream on offer for £2 for a 500ml tub. I remembered seeing it days before in a Tesco store at more than twice this price, so realised I was getting a bargain. The Ben and Jerry's brand is very creative and clever when it comes to inventing their ice cream flavours and this 'Half Baked' variety is a fine example of the brand at their best. This is a blend of two ice cream flavours - chocolate and vanilla. I wasn't sure how this might work at first as I imagined the tub might be layered with the different flavours. In actual fact the two ice creams are blended together and this creates a marbled, swirling effect of creaminess through the darker mudcake style chocolate ice cream. The ice cream mix also has a few surprises in it. There are lumps of chocolate chip cookie dough as well as slices of fudge brownie thrown into the blend. Ben and Jerry's describe this special blend as a combination of two of their other ice cream flavours - the vanilla cookie dough and the chocolate fudge brownie. It was invented in the year 2000. The ice cream comes in a big tub with an easy to remove lid although when you remove the lid the ice cream is literally bulging over the edge of the tub! The tub has plenty of information printed on it including full ingredients in multiple languages. There are some important stamps on the side of the carton such as the Fair Trade mark which is a guarantee that the cocoa, sugar and vanilla ingredients in the ice cream have been obtained in accordance with the International Fair Trade standards. There is also a quirky 'caring dairy' stamp on the tub - this is an initiative to establish better standards in dairy farming. You can read more about this at the caringdairy.com website or the Ben and Jerry's website. Ingredients include 25% cream, condensed skimmed milk, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, cocoa butter and more including 48% of dry matter. The fudge brownie pieces come in at 8% whilst there are 10% of cookie dough lumps. As someone who loves chocolate but isn't a huge fan of ice cream I find this 'Half Baked' is the perfect option. The fudge brownie pieces are substantial enough to be able to have a good chew and to feel that gooey cake texture melting away. The cookie dough is sweet, soft, stodgy and packed with tiny chocolate chips which are a treat for my tastebuds. The combination of these things is wonderfully tasty and I like that it is more filling and satisfying than plain ice cream. I didn't think the combination of the vanilla and chocolate ice creams would really work and assumed that the chocolate flavour would be dominant but in actual fact the vanilla is very noticable as it is so milky and has a cool, sophisticated vanilla flavour that contrasts with the rich chocolate flavour. The quality of the chocolate and vanilla ice creams is very high and the creamy texture is probably one of the best things about the product. Some other brands of ice cream put me off because they are so watery but this ice cream is silky, creamy and smooth. The quality of the fudge brownie pieces is good but the occaisional piece in my tub was just slightly dry. This didn't affect the flavour though which was intensely chocolatey and sugary. Note that they are referred to as 'fudge brownies' and there is an obvious caramel-like fudge flavour to the brownie pieces. They taste a little bit like uncooked cake mixture too. I enjoy the flavour so much that I'd love to buy the brownies if they were available as a cake product! I really like the texture of the cookie dough pieces which are found in marble sized chunks throughout the ice cream. They are like chewy biscuits. The chocolate chips in them are tiny but the chocolate is dark and bitter so this is quite a distinctive flavour. I found that the brownie pieces and the dough were distributed evenly throughout my tub and as well as being in bigger chunks I often found smaller shards. The combined flavour of all the elements is really great and it's a dream for me and will be for anyone who likes gooey, chocolatey, extreme and fun deserts! As mentioned this ice cream can be quite expensive but I've seen it on offer in several stores recently so I advise shopping around to get the best deal. I wouldn't like to pay more than £5 for a tub this size but I'm happy to pay £2-3 for a tub. You can also get smaller treat size tubs of Ben and Jerry ice creams too. www.benjerry.com www.caringdairy.com

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        16.10.2010 19:32

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        There's currently a "buy 2 for £3" offer at Asda, so I bought two 500 ml tubs, one of which is Half Baked. It's been a serious disappointment. I used to like Half Baked cos of the moist brownie pieces (and the cookie dough balls). This time the brownie chunks were hard & rancid, and tasted like the cheapest chocolate you could find. I dunno if that's a 'revised' brownie flavour to match the new tub/ packaging design, but it's disgusting. It's more like the brownie been oxidised/ exposed to air until it became old crumbly biscuits. I prefer the old version: moist soft brownie.I cannot recommend half baked anymore. A Free half baked tub? No, thank you very much.

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        03.06.2010 21:17
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        A lovely treat

        It is a real chore having to review Ben & Jerry's, a thankless task that unfortunately requires several taste tests to ensure a fair write up, aah what a hard life it is ; ) Ben & Jerry's have introduced an amazing ice cream to their extensive range, it is half baked, the fusion of their delicious chocolate brownie ice cream and my personal favourite ice cream ever....Cookie dough. In fact the brownie flavour comes in at a close second for me so the marriage of my first and second flavour together could only end well. As well as being sweet and incredibly moreish in taste, the textures of the various componants make for an interesting experience. You have the thick cakey brownie, the soft cool icecream and the firm pieces of uncooked cookie dough. The cartons are 500ml which is big enough for about 5 or 6 helpings, although on one or two occasions I have finished the lot in one. There is a generous compliment of cookie dough pieces (the best part in my opinion), so not too much 'mining' is required to get the best bits (mining is sometimes necessary to root out the various 'pieces' you find in an ice cream, from cookie dough pieces to little chocolate fishes in other flavours.) I don't get Ben & Jerrys too often as it's far from cheap, it's about £4 but you can sometimes pick up 2 tubs for a fiver. Amongst ice creams Ben & Jerry's is my personal favourite and amongst flavours this is the best. Interesting textures great quality ice cream and uncooked cookie dough, what more could you ask for??? Reccomended for anyone who loves ice cream, this has to be the absolute best of the bunch.

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          21.04.2010 12:57
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          There is two reasons why I picked up this pot of Ben & Jerrys. The first being Sainsburys were offering a 2 for £5 deal and the second being it was to celebrate that a meeting I had to go to went rather well. It's very rare that I do buy them as they are quite expensive and I'm not likely going to eat ice cream when it's cold outside. As luck would have it the sun shone very brightly yesterday and it was hot enough to treat myself! Half Baked has a combination of fudge brownie and cookie dough mixed in with chocolate and vanilla ice cream. It was the cookie dough which I was a little bit unsure of as I hadn't tasted it before, however I needn't of worried. Although it was sweet I wasn't expecting it to be quite so creamy with a slightly chewy texture. The brownie chunks were much more my thing as usually it's the chocolate fudge brownie flavour which I go for. It has it's own rich chocolaty taste although it is a lot more crumbly, obviously down to the fact that it's been frozen. The mixture of the two ice creams means that it wasn't too sickly. I think if it had just of been chocolate then it would of been too rich and you wouldn't of been able to taste the brownie or cookie dough as well. It is usually rock solid when opened so you have to wait a bit otherwise you can't get your spoon in. I must grumble that I would of preferred to of had more of the ice cream, the other ingredients weren't exactly small so obviously this makes less room. I also found that it had a thick layer of it on the top and on the bottom but the middle section comprised only of the brownie and dough. This could however, of been down to choosing a bad pot! The packaging is something I've always have problems with. It's quite flimsy being made out of card so has the tendency to get a bit soggy as the ice cream melts. This creates a bit of a chocolaty mess as the ice cream likes to dribble over the sides. I also find that as the pot is filled to the top the lid sticks to it, leaving scraps of paper behind. This is a chocolate based ice cream dessert so it isn't going to be on any dietary lists. The tub consists of 500ml and with every 100ml you'll be consuming 230 calories and 22g of fat. So maybe self control would be a good thing in this sense. Not that I'm into that sort of thing. It's usual price is £3.99 so it's not something I'd buy regularly. I can understand why some might though as it is very tasty. A mixture of two popular Ben & Jerrys products which combined makes another one. As an occasional treat you can't really go too wrong.

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            19.01.2010 10:11
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            Ben & Jerry's Half Baked

            I've still got a number of pots of Ben and Jerry's ice cream in my freezer so after trying Cookie Dough the other day I decided to give Half Baked a whirl and see what that's like. Packaging: The ice cream comes in a paper pot which is predominantly orangey brown in colour. The pot has pictures of some chocolate pieces in cookie dough on the front which is not surprising when it reads "A crazy concoction of chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream mixed with fudge brownies and chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough" on the front. The pot tells us that it weighs 411g and contains 500ml of ice cream. The pot also contains the ingredients, nutritional information, contact details for "Ben & Jerry's Uk Pad" and the address of the website: www.benjerry.co.uk The ingredients for this flavour are: Cream (28%), Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Water, Unbleached Wheat Flour, Cocoa, Brown Sugar, Egg Yolks, Butter, Eggs, Expeller Pressed Soybean Oil, Cocoa Mass, Egg Whites, Natural Flavours, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Soya Flour, Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Carrageenan), Salt, Molasses, Vanilla Extract, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla Powder, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Emulsifier (Soya Lechithin) Nutritional Information per 100g {per 100ml in brackets} Energy kJ: 1120kJ {960kJ} kcal: 270kcal {230kcal} Protein: 5g {3.5g} Carbohydrate: 33g {28g} Fat: 26g {22g} The ice cream: The pot describes the product as:- "Chocolate Ice Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream, mixed with Fudge Brownies (8.5%) and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (10%)" On opening the pot it looks as if the chocolate ice cream is more plentiful than the vanilla. In fact the predominant colour is brown so, if like me, chocolate is now one of your favourite flavours this might not exactly set your taste buds tingling. You can see little 'bits' in the ice cream which could be either the brownies or the cookie dough. Price: At time of writing my local shop are selling various Ben and Jerry's flavours for 99p. Taste and opinion: I'm probably not one of the best people to review this flavour as, firstly, I'm not particularly a fan of chocolate based desserts (give me something fruit based anyday) and secondly, I wasn't overly impressed with Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough that I roadtested recently. Anyway, here goes..... This ice cream isn't quite as chocolate rich as I feared it might be. That's not to say that it doesn't taste of chocolate ~ it does ~ but it's not as "chocolatey" as some of the other chocolate, double chocolate or triple chocolate desserts I've had in the past. Presumably it's the addition of the vanilla ice cream that's "softened" the chocolate taste somewhat. Still, it's no better and no worse than various other chocolate desserts on the market in terms of the ice cream component. The vanilla ice cream is a bit swamped by the chocolate so there's no real equality between the two flavours. The chocolate chip cookie dough and the fudge brownies make a nice contrast in terms of texture when compared to the ice cream but if you're not keen on either of these (like me) then they're unlikely to improve the eating experience for you. As I said, I wasn't keen on the cookie dough ice cream so it's no surprise that the cookie dough bits do nothing for me here. The fudge is nice and fairly chewy but there's not really enough of it in this tub to make any difference to my opinion. If you're a fan off chocolate based desserts and have previously tried and enjoyed Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream then you'll probably love this. If, like me, weren't keen on the Cookie Dough flavour and aren't that keen on chocolate based desserts then this is likely to leave you cold (no pun intended). Personally, I certainly wouldn't but this again if it was full price and even if I see it for 99p again no further tubs of it will be making their way into my basket.

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              21.10.2009 22:56
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              The Best Ice Cream On The Planet, At A Price!!!

              Ben & Jerrys ice cream is on offer at £1.90 a tub in Morrisons at the minute so today I brought 2 and am eating a bowl of Half Baked right now. I haven't tried many of the Ben & Jerrys ice creams but this is my favourite and is even a bit better than the Cookie Dough one that I love as well. It's chocolate ice cream that has got lumps of raw cookie dough and pieces of chocolate brownie in it. The Cookie Dough flavour just has the cookie dough and that's why this one is better because there's more choice of chunks! lol The ice cream is rich and has a very strong chocolate flavour. I took mine out of the freezer for about 10 mins because it goes rock hard but when it had melted enough for me to scoop some out I was dead pleased to see so many pieces of cookie dough and brownie. Ben & Jerrys are always generous with their fillings and this one has got shedloads of bits. The ice cream is nice and creamy, the cookie dough is soft and sugary and even though I was a bit annoyed that the brownies were so thin but they're soft and dead chocolatey. I think this is a very sweet ice cream and is just right for me. I'm not mad on highly sweet ice cream like them that have got caramel and pure sugar items in them. The cookie dough and brownie are proper sweet but in a cakey way so it's not overpowering like the Ben & Jerrys one that has got marshmellows in it. I love this ice cream even though I'm not mad keen for chocolate ice cream at all, this one has got such a rich flavour though that it feels like a proper treat and the taste is very similar to proper chocolate because of how creamy and sweet it is. A tub lasts for about 3 servings and that's why I don't eat it very often because the little tub normally costs about £4.00. It's one of them brands that I only eat when it's on special offer and then I usually go for the Cookie Dough flavour because I'm scared to take a chance and pick one I don't like! lol I'm glad I tried this though because it's yummy!

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                13.10.2009 19:05
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                A good treat every now and then!

                Ben and Jerry's is one of my expensive pleasures. I've always enjoyed it, usually flitting between Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie depending on what took my fancy. So when I discovered Half Baked, I was very excited - a mixture of my favourite two ice creams all together! I only got round to trying Half Baked for the first time yesterday, as myself and my flat mate had an indulgent session of a tub of ice cream each while watching Bridget Jones' Diary. Definitely an evening well spent. Half Baked is, like I said above, a mixture of Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. This makes it a mixture of Chocolate and Vanilla ice cream, with chunks of chocolate fudge brownie pieces and chocolate chip cookie dough - my kind of heaven. As far as I'm aware Half Baked is only available in the 500ml size, but I personally think ice cream always tastes better in bulk! A tub of this set me back around £4 when I purchased it from a shop on my University campus last night. The average price is probably between £3.50 and £5 depending on where you buy it from, but there are usually special offers floating around if you can take advantage of them. The chocolate in this ice cream is very overpowering, and as I ate it, I don't recall coming across much vanilla ice cream at all, even though the carton claims there is a mixture of vanilla and chocolate in it. Despite this, it was very very tasty, although I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't that keen on chocolate as you definitely won't like it, and you need a strong sweet tooth to appreciate it! I found that the ice cream wasn't too hard to eat, although I took it straight out of the freezer and attacked it with a spoon immediately. Although it wasn't that hard, it wasn't particularly melted either - it was just right. The texture was lovely also, and there were plenty of chunks of chocolate fudge brownie and cookie dough to keep me satisfied throughout the tub. Unfortunately, it's ice cream and it's definitely not good for you! Each 100g serving contains 270 calories, which means in demolishing most of a 500ml tub last night, I probably ate over 1000 calories of ice cream alone! However, considering how much chocolate is in this ice cream, I can't say it's surprising, and knowing the calorie content doesn't make it any less tasty - it just means it should be treated as an indulgent treat rather than something to eat regularly. However, despite knowing how bad it is for me, it's not something I would like to give up - despite supposedly living as a poor student for the next 3 years! Afterall, an occasional treat never hurt anyone!

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                  01.09.2009 18:58
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                  Wanting to try my next flavour NOW! ;-p

                  I'm not sure why I have suddenly developed a liking for Ben & Jerry's - perhaps growing older may have caused me to develop a more expensive taste; or the fact that this ice cream is twice as tasty as most (and I don't have to pay)! On a recent trip to Blockbuster's to rent out '17 Again' (AGAIN!) my eyes couldn't help but dart towards the sign that said there was a deal of a litre of coke, a bag of popcorn and any 500ml tub of Ben & Jerry's for only £5! Result! The fridge packed full of a variety of Ben & Jerry's flavours was pleasing to the eyes, as the tubs are always colourful and decorated with cartoons and the stomach as I imagined the taste of all the different flavours... Instinctively I looked for my favourite 'cookie dough' flavour but then I decided I wanted a change; Ben & Jerry's ice cream is some of the best in the world and I had only tasted a couple of flavours, it's almost a crime! After searching through the fridge, my head growing cold, I saw it. In a burnt orange tub with cartoons of cookie dough on one side and brownies on the other side; it was the 'Half Baked' flavour. As I hastily read the description on the front; 'A crazy concoction of chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream mixed with fudge brownies and chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough' I knew this was the flavour I'd be taking home with me! The flavour is the two classic flavours 'Cookie Dough' and 'Chocolate Fudge Brownie' mixed together into one tub! Twice the tastiness! The tub contains 500ml of pure bliss; the taste, despite consisting of extremely sweet ingredients isn't sickly at all and if you're not careful you could have soon devoured the whole tub! On first sight the ice cream simply looks chocolate flavoured, you can see brownie and cookie dough pieces peek out of the top of the tub but no vanilla ice cream. However if you delve in further (preferably with a spoon) the vanilla ice cream is revealed to be swirled with the chocolate but there is not a large amount of it, I would say there's about 80% chocolate ice cream. (Not a problem for me!) It's better to let the ice cream melt because at first it is very hard to break into it but once it has began to melt, the texture is smooth and very creamy and it melts in your mouth. One disappointment of this flavour was that although there was quite an abundance of brownie pieces there aren't quite as many pieces of cookie dough as I hoped; after all it's supposed to be a mixture of the two flavours! As always Ben & Jerry's is quite pricey so you would be looking to pay around £4 for a 500ml tub of the stuff, but I personally think it's worth it... The reason for the high price (apart from its delicious taste) could be the fact that the company still pay a premium for sustainably produced milk and cream, making sure the ice cream is just as tasty as it has always been despite now being mass produced. I don't mind paying a bit more for that :) The best before date is for October next year, but surely it's impossible to make a tub of this treat last that long?! Unfortunately the ice cream does sneak up on you calorie wise, with 230 calories and 22g of fat for every fifth of the tub, you won't realise what you're ingesting, but as a treat Ben & Jerry's Half Baked is perfect - the problem will be self control! Overall I think this flavour is a great new twist on two old favourites but it isn't my favourite, and now I just can't wait to try another new five star flavour! ;)

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                    14.08.2009 20:38
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                    A great product form B&J's!

                    Some of the best ice cream is produced by Ben and Jerry's and this is another classic. The vanilla and chocolate combination is perfect and the extra textures create a wonderful feeling. However, the high cost is the only thing keeping this from becoming part of the Great British Diet! The packaging is very bright and colourful. It is very fun to look at, but this makes it hard to read with small text on a dark background. The product is easy to open and close, but this means that the lid can sometimes come off easily if the product is dropped. The product is always fresh and crisp. As always, the product's quality is very high. The taste is always exactly the same and will always put a smile on your face. There is a lot of ice cream packed in, making it hard to get out. You get some big chunks of cookie and brownie. A great smell drifts out of the container and will make your tastebuds tingle and you will feel the urge to have some. A sweet taste will arrive as the ice cream starts to melt on your tongue. The vanilla and the chocolate create a perfect combination. The chocolate hits the back of your tongue and is strong, but the vanilla is very sweet. Then, the brownie and cookie create an ultimate texture, with the crunchy texture complimenting the soft creamy ice cream. However, it is very expensive compared to other brands. I believe it is worth it though, as the quality cannot be matches by rival brands. Another bad point is the high amount of sugar, fat and calories that makes it terrible for people on a diet. Overall, another classic! It has a great flavour and texture combination that make it the ultimate treat. The price might be high but everyone will love it.

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                      05.07.2009 20:44
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                      Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield converted an old abandoned gas station in Burlington, Vermont, into the original Ben & Jerrys & stated making Vermonts Finest ice cream. They used only fresh Vermont cream & milk, & the best & biggest chunks of nuts, fruits, candies & cookies. It wasnt long before the lines for ice cream stretched out the door, & that was only the beginning. After a pleasent experience with a particular Ben & Jerry's ice cream a couple of days ago, my mum came back from Asda a few days ago look very guilty. From the look on her face, I knew she'd either done something very bad, or purchased something she didn't need to! The latter was the truth! After much prompting (and annoyance) my mum gave in to my questions, and revealed the truth! In Asda the temptation in the ice cream aisle was too strong, and so she had unnessescarly purchased one of Ben & Jerry's delights! This particular one was "Half Baked". I love anything sweet, however the name of the ice cream "Half Baked" wasn't too tempting and hinted that this would be a product that felt as though it was only half-made! I couldn't have been more wrong! That night my mum indulged in a bowl of the ice cream, and couldn't sing its praises enough. It was all too tempting and so the next night after tea I decided it was my job to make sure if my mum was lying or not! I retrieved the tub from the freezer and took a closer look! The thick cardboard tub was quite pretty looking; mainly red in colour with a black lid. "Ben & Jerry's" was written in white writing on a black background and underneith it read "HALF BAKED". The background was filled with delicious looking pictures of chocolate brownies, and a cartoon-style picture of the ice cream itself! Under all of this nearing the bottom of the tub, it reads "2 Twisted ice creams". Very tempting. At the very bottom of the front there is a mouthwatering description of the ice cream inside; "A crazy concoction of chocolate ice cream, & vanilla ice cream, mixed with fudge brownies and gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough". It sounded to be good to be true, so I flipped the carton over in search of nutritional information, however sadly nothing was printed! I then retired to the computer in search of the nutritional information, however I couldnt find the nutrition for this exact Ben & Jerry's ice cream- however I did find it for a similar dessert. In 100ml, roughly a fifth of the tub, you can expect to find roughly 250-300calories and a whopping 15-or-so grams of fat. This is definitly not a healthy pudding and I would stay clear if you are trying to watch your weight, eat healthily or on a low-cal diet!! ** I lifted the black cardboard lid from the tub, which was fairly easy to do, and was presented with a 3/4 full tub of delicious ice cream. When I first glanced, I couldn't see any vanilla ice cream- only the chocolate was visible, however when I scooped two spoonfuls into my bowl, large patches of vanilla did infact appear. The brownie peices were also clearly visible and I spotted a few chunks of what I think was cookie dough. A delicious chocolatey smell rose up from the bowl, sending my sweettooth (teeth?!) into crave-city! I sat down with my bowl and decided to try everything individually! I scooped up a spoonful of vanilla ice cream to begin with, it tasted strongly of vanilla and was incredibly creamy. Next up I tried a spoonful of the chocolate ice cream. It was very strong tasting and tasted extremely chocolate. It was very obviously milk chocolate and tasted of great quality! After I sampled both ice creams I spooned a piece of the "chocolate cookie dough". It was very sweet and had a lovely crumbly texture too it. Last of all I sampled a peice of the fudge brownie. It was really really chocolatey and tasted slightly of a cadburys fudge! It was really chewy and really delicious. All of the different peices mixed together led to a delicious taste sensation!! ** For the taste of this ice cream, you can expect it to be rather expensive. However maybe not as expensive as it actually was! Infact my mum purchased the 500ml carton of chocolatey delight for a whopping £3.86 from Asda. The Ben & Jerry's creamy desserts are available from most supermarkets retailing at roughly the same price. Although I have not yet come across it, I am sure there will sometimes be special offers on them too! Overall I'd definitly reccomend this particular one, and it is definitly one of my favourite from the brand. Although it's tastey it isn't healthy so I'd say only have on special occasions!! 5 Sense Summary- *Sound- n/a *Sight- dark brown ice cream, bright white ice cream, visible cookie dough and brownie *Texture- smooth ice creams, crumbly cookie dough, chewy brownie peices *Smell- chocolate-heaven! *Taste- creamy, sweet strong flavoured ice cream, chocolatey cookie dough and slightly fudgy brownie! SweetTooth 93.

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                      Definitely worth a go, at least as a treat.

                      Not having tried Ben and Jerry's ice cream until recently, believing them to be over priced, I'm now a complete convert! I've tried a few different flavours and this has taken it's place as my favourite. It's an unusual mix of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, through this it is laced with pieces of fudge brownies and part baked chocolate chip cookie dough. It sounds like a rather revolting combination but it works really well together, especially if you like one part more than the other it's really easy to get over excited when you hit a cache of cookie dough! The dough is still very soft so it's not like you're digging through soft gooey ice cream and then suddenly hitting a hard piece of biscuit, it's still a rather smooth transition, the brownies area bit less smooth but equally exiting to find. On the downside it costs around three or four times the cost of a Carte D'or tub of equivalent size but I think as a treat it can be well worth the cost.

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                        08.01.2009 20:48
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                        I am not a particularly sweet toothed girl, I much prefer a nice sausage roll or crisps to chocolate but when it comes to ice cream Ben & Jerry's Half Baked is the one for me being a perfect combination of two gorgeous flavours. I have a real love of chocolate fudge brownie, I will eat it as much as possible in cake, cheesecake or just normal brownies. I get a real pleasure from eating it and find they are quite an aphrodisiac for me so this little tub is heaven and the perfect way to put me in the mood as well as cheer me up! Its not cheap at roughly £4 per 500ml tub but most supermarkets have it on offer every month at half price so i always take advantage of this. I could probably sit and eat a whole tub in one go, its not sickly, the tubs always seem to have more vanilla than chocolate ice cream in it and its full of small pieces of fudge brownie and cookie dough and I tend to pick them out first before eating the actual ice cream as its my favourite thing about it but then i always feel disappointed when its gone and its just vanilla and chocolate ice cream in a tub. Each 100ml is 270 calories so if your a lady and eat a whole tub thats over half your calorie allowance for the day gone and at 26g of fat per 100ml too well don't eat this if your on a diet but it tastes so good every once in a while is not going to hurt and its not cheap enough to buy all the time anyway. According to the Ben & Jerry's website this flavour is currently available at Blockbuster, Sainsbury's, Tesco, ASDA, Morrison's and Budgens so head to your nearest now for some true ice cream pleasure!

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                          15.11.2008 18:45
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                          my 2 fave ben and jerry's in one!!

                          This ice cream is just awesome! It's mixed in my 2 favourite Ben and Jerry's ice creams (Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie) and created this wonderful new flavour called Half Baked. You can buy these Ben and Jerry's ice creams in tubs of either 500ml and 150ml at most supermarkets and at Ben and Jerry's scoop shops. The large tubs cost about 4 quid and the small tubs cost anything between £1.50 and 2 pounds. I always get the large tubs because I find that it has a nicer selection of chunky cookie and brownie bits in and the small tubs appear to have more plain ice cream (maybe that's just me). So this ice cream consists of vanilla and chocolate ice cream swirled together, which gives it that marbled effect when you scoop it out. Then there's the cookie dough and chocolate fudge brownie pieces which make this ice cream just irresistible. If you're already a fan of cookie dough and/or chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, I suggest you try this one because this is the best of both in one pot!

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                            22.10.2008 10:27
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                            a gorgeous mix of two flavours

                            Good old TV advertising is a wonderful thing. An advert for half price Ben and Jerry's made me insist sending my other half up to the shop for some last night. I asked him for a choice of a few flavours and he came back with the half baked flavour for me. Half Baked is a mix of chocolate and vanilla ice cream with cookie dough and chocolate fudge cake pieces in. This had to be the best of both worlds really when you can't decide between cookie dough and chocolate fudge flavours from Ben and Jerry's. This ice cream last night flew out of the freezer compartment for only £1.89 instead of the usual £3.69 it retails for normally. At half price I'll always treat myself to a tub. Ben and Jerry's is the luxury ice cream alongside Hagen Daaz. I don't have a preference over the two and I think they both do pretty well at competing against each other with the flavours. The trouble with these ice creams is that they can easily be eaten in one sitting if you're not careful. I always limit myself otherwise I start feeling sick and then the experience is ruined. Last night my 500ml carton didn't even make it into the freezer at home. Instead I got a spoon, and sat myself down with the tub and waited for the sides to start melting slightly. I find it difficult to hold a Ben and Jerry's tub too long as it's made of the plastic cardboard, it gets very cold and I have to keep putting it down for fear of burning my hands. I watched as the sides of the ice cream started to soften and putting my spoon into the edges, I watched the two different colours of the vanilla and chocolate ooze together on to the spoon. Placing in my mouth creaminess exploded against my taste buds. There is nothing quite like the taste of both chocolate and vanilla ice cream from Ben and Jerry's. They are both very naughty, but very nice. Rich in flavours, together they make something truly wonderful. Te chocolate over powers the vanilla slightly and in the tub there appears to be more chocolate than vanilla, but then chocolate is a stringer colour than the pale vanilla so it's to be expected. I was looking forward to finding my heavenly chunks of cake and dough. I prefer the dough over the fudge cake as I always find the fudge cake isn't quite as chewy due to being frozen as the dough. The cake pieces are larger than the cookie dough pieces and are easier to find, especially in a frozen tub of ice cream. I chewed the large pieces of cake as I dug them out of the pot, savouring the chewiness and chocolate flavours coming through. The dough has a different texture and sort of melts in your mouth as you chew. It also has a lovely creamy taste to it from where it has been nestled in the ice cream so long. Bowls are not necessary with Ben and Jerry's pots as they won't last long enough. I do recommend sharing; however against the flimsy packaging of Ben and Jerry's, you will find melted ice cream dribbles over the side. This is one area where Hagen Daaz comes into their own against Ben and Jerry's. A 100g portion (yeah right that's all you'll eat) will provide you with 270 calories and 26g fat. That's an astonishing amount of fat so you must must try and stick to that portion size otherwise there might be trouble. This ice cream is however suitable for vegetarians, and it's even got traces of alcohol in it.

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