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Eating with the Phishes
Ben & Jerry's Phish Food
Member Name: suavilous
Ben & Jerry's Phish Food
Date: 29/03/10, updated on 29/03/10 (133 review reads)
Advantages: Taste, texture
Disadvantages: Not for the health conscious, the spoon scraping the bottom
Now and again me brain goes abit funny and I get a huge temptation for ice cream. Whether its baking hot or its snowing, my brain will scream 'ICE CREAM!!!!!'. I must obey and I usually go for this tub.
This is going to sound silly but Ben and Jerry's was founded in 1978 by (yep you guessed it) Mr BEN Cohen and JERRY Greenfield. They started making Ice cream after completing an ice cream course in Pennsylvania State University, you dont hear them doing it at Oxford! After a tiny amount of investment by themselves they soon grew more popular and became what they are today, one of the best.
Ben and Jerry's has a wide range of flavours but one of my favourites is Phish (not FISH) food. This particular flavour consists of Chocolate ice cream filled with Marshmallow, Caramel and Fish shaped chocolate. This was named after popular indie band Phish who are also from where Ben and Jerry are from, Vermount.
Now being a the person I am I went for the 500ml tub for myself and my girlfriend went for the cookie dough (they were on deal for £2.50 each at Tescos). We decided that after our meal we would lounge on the couch and catch up on Heroes as we hadnt seen it in a while. We took it out the freezer and let it soften a little bit and with 2 little spoons (my girlfriend insisted on big ones!) we were ready to indulge.
Like I said before we bought a 500ml carton tub with the carton lid. After peeling the plastic strip my senses were welcomed by the sweet chocolate ice cream and by looking at it we could see the white and caramel swirls in them. You can also see the generous amounts of little fishes (with eyes and a smile) in the tub waiting to be scooped and eaten.
Being the gentleman I told my girlfriend that I should go first (had to make sure it was ok for her!). Spoon hit ice cream with ease and soon enough the fishes were swimming to my mouth. And boy the flavours were whirling in my mouth too.
The chocolate ice cream was quite sweet but to me it was just right but what did it for my was the creaminess off the ice cream, it was amazing. The marshmallow gave it a different texture as it made it slightly chewy but it combined well. The little fishes were hard but biting into them wasnt difficult and to my knowledge were slightly bitter so i'm assuming it is made of dark chocolate however when the caramel kicks in it brings it back to its sweetness. I didnt get that many littles fishes as I noticed my girlfriend was trying to pick them out without my noticing (I'll get her back dont worry). With the combination of sweet, crunch, chew and creamy ice cream this was one hell of a treat and by the time we knew it I was scraping the bottom of the tub thinking where it all went and then looking at my girlfriend as if she had consumed most of it but inside me knew it was me :-(.
Overall I couldn't recommend this ice cream so much to all you Dooyooers. The combination of all the flavours may seem crazy but it all works wonderfully well and you will come out of this experience with an empty tub and possibly feeling that you may need to do an extra run at the gym tomorrow!
Again I will not go into the whole nutritional information as one I dont really look into it (yes I know I should!) and two if I did I might put you off buying this, which is what I dont want you to do, but be warned dont go to my local Sainsburys or there will be trouble! All the information can be found on the back of the tub and its website www.benjerry.co.uk/ourflavours/
You can purchase Ben and Jerry's in two different size tubs. One in 100ml and the 500ml. Prices for the smaller 100ml tub go for abour £2 and can be found in pretty much all the supermarkets right next to its bigger 500ml brother which goes for around £4 which is pretty expensive. This also can be found in all supermarkets. Look out now and again as they will go no deal for either £2.50 each, 2 for £5 or even Buy one get one free (B.O.G.O.F). If you want to go slightly healthier you can purchase it as a frozen yogurt to.
Thanks for readty and enjoy!
Summary: Top notch Ice cream from Ben and Jerry's