“ Brand: Ben & Jerrys / Type: Sorbets & Ice Cream „
When I first discovered the Ben and Jerry's 'Wich, I thought it was the most amazing thing I had ever tried. I then didn't have it for a few months and when I tried it again, I was quite disappointed. I don't know if they was because I had built it up in my head to be so utterly incredible or whether the recipe had changed. It is a good ice-cream but rather sweet and a whole one makes me feel a bit sick.
The Ben and Jerry's 'Wich is too cookies with vanilla ice cream between them. The ice cream contained small chocolate chip pieces. The cookies are soft and chewy due to the ice cream. They are really delicious but a little goes a long way. The 'Wich is just too big for me, and believe me, I have a BIG appetite!
You can buy packs of three in supermarkets for about £4. I don't know why but the single ones that you buy taste superior. This shouldn't be the case but every time I have bought a multi pack I have been disappointed.
Overall I really delicious sweet ice cream treat but too big and too sugary for me.
Despite my numerous attempts at shifting a few extra pounds, ice cream still remains my Achilles heel. And for some reason, my taste in ice cream remains expensive with Ben and Jerry's and Haagen Dazs being the usual brands to frequent my freezer. A couple of weeks ago, Haagen Dazs had been on offer in Tesco so I decided to stock up only to find the freezer shelves were full and the offer now defunct. So, in my bid to satisfy my expensive ice cream offer whilst on a budget, I opted or Ben and Jerry's 'Wich, which is currently £2.99 for a pack of 3 in Tesco.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Ben and Jerry's, the now infamous Ben and Jerry were school chums who had a shared love of all things yummy. In 1978, armed with a $5 correspondence course in ice cream making and their life savings, they set up business in an old petrol station in Burlington, Vermont. Using only Vermont's freshest cream and milk, combined with generous portions of nuts, fruit, chocolate and cookies, they soon became popular for their line of 'au naturel' ice creams. Of course they had to overcome a few blips along the way but the rest, as they say, is history.
Personally, I still remember my first taste of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. HTP's mother treated us to tubs of Chunky Monkey many years ago at her birthday sleepover and I haven't looked back since. So imagine my delight when I first spotted the 'Wich in the supermarket. I'm not sure how long the 'Wich has been available, but I think it's one of the newer additions to the Ben and Jerry's catalogue of products.
Since I'm not prepared to dive into my bin to rescue the outer box, I've stolen the product description from the Ben and Jerry's website where the 'Wich is introduced as 'chewy chocolatey chunk cookies & chocolate chip ice cream. If you're ready for the beyond homemade taste of these chewy chocolate chunk cookies with vanilla and chocolatey chip ice cream, then this is the 'Wich you want!'
For those of you who aren't familiar with Ben and Jerry's, this alone might not have sent your salivary glands into a frenzy so I'll explain in a bit more detail. The 'Wich, is short for sandwich and is in essence vanilla and chocolate chip ice cream sandwiched between two cookies. In theory, it sounds tasty. In reality, it is pure frozen heaven. Firstly we have the cookies which are a gorgeous swirl of chocolate dough and vanilla dough with plenty of chocolate chips. The cookies are soft and sweet and chewy and, despite coming straight from the freezer, taste more like freshly baked cookies straight from the oven. If you've ever sampled Millie's fresh cookies, you'll know the sort of flavour and texture and sheer deliciousness to expect.
Being so delicious, Ben and Jerry treat us to not one but two of these morish cookies. And in between the two cookies is a generous serving of vanilla ice cream interspersed with chocolate chunks. Ben and Jerry's are famous for their ice creams and when you taste this, you'll understand why. The texture is thick and oh so creamy. It has a velvety texture and the ice cream melts slowly in your mouth. The chunks of chocolate are large enough to provide an almost crunchy texture, perfectly contrasting with the creamy ice cream and chewy cookies. Once all the components of the 'Wich are combined, the result is phenomenal.
The portion is perfectly sized, large enough to feel satisfied and not too big to leave you feeling queasy at all the sugary creaminess you've just indulged in. At £2.99 for three, they're not cheap and I believe they revert to £3.99 once the offer expires but they're still worth every penny. Because the ice cream melts so slowly, they're surprisingly easy to eat using your hands, just as you would an ordinary sandwich.
Obviously it goes without saying that the calorie, sugar and fat content will be high. I'm not going to list them because frankly, I don't care. If I wanted a healthy snack, I would nibble on a carrot stick. If I want to indulge, I'll treat myself to a 'Wich.
My Ben & Jerrys 'Wich experiances have been far and few, and as i chomped into rare one today, it struck me that i could write a review for this tasty treat as i am now a proud member of doo yoo community.
Ben & Jerry's are a well known (expensive) ice cream brand which boast a number of different origional flavours ie. cookie dough. Therefore it surprised to learn that they had created some thing known as a wich as from the packet you can see it diverses from their other products. I could not resist and had to buy the 124gram packet, which cost me £1.89 from blockbuster...which also added to the peculiarity of the evening.
Anyways i got home relising i had forgot to rent the Dvd i was going to rent with all the excitment happening. So i decided not to hesitate any longer and tucked in.
At first it didnt really hit me, as i chewed away at the cold spongy layers of the cookie but then i relised how good these wich' are.
Ben & Jerry's wich' have been created by sandwiching (where it gets it's name) legendary Ben & Jerry's ice cream in two cookies. Although cookies are new territory for the duo, they seem to pull it off well , as the cookies taste anything up to millies cookies' cokkie's standards. The ice cream itself has milk chocolate chunks in it, making it unique to the other Ben & Jerry flavours in its own right.
One problem with the wich' although, is that i highly recommend you let it warm a little after taking it out the freezer. Not only does this make it eatable i also would argue the tastiness of them increases aswell.
Each pack comes in a 124gram bag and the nutrional info (as came on the packet) is,
14 grams of fat
Therefore using my skills in maths that works out as
334calories and 17 grams of fat a wich'.
Therefore not the healthiest snack in the kitchen. But...
With the taste of Ben & Jerry's ice cream sandwiched in two sweet cookies these treats has success handed on a plate to them. These make a very tasty dessert, snack or even breakfast. now go and enjoy the wich' you can.
Thank you for reading. ;D