Sunday, July 31, 2016

Ben and Jerry's - Triple Caramel Chunk Ice Cream - July 31, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Triple Caramel Chunk Ice Cream
Weight: 1/2 cup (85 g.) / 1 Pint (473 mL) in total container
Calories: 270 calories in 1/2 cup serving
Cost: $4.39 (estimate) for 1 container
Purchased from: Safeway, (missing info on location/city), CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chilled Chocolate Theme Week.

I feel like a hypocrite. Most of the time, I find less sweet chocolate items to be far more likeable. However, occasionally sugar has its place, and sometimes that involves caramel or toffee flavors blended with chocolate. It takes a deft hand not to overplay the sweet, but today's entry managed to defy the odds.

Today's Triple Caramel Chunk Ice Cream from Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream (South Burlington, Vermont) had wonderful ribbons of authentic-tasting caramel running through a base of super creamy caramel ice cream. The rich (high-fat content of the) ice cream helped to balance out the first two aspects of sweet caramel.

The third "caramel" element in this triple play involved small fudge-covered "caramel chunks" that helped boost the caramel flavor, and introduced occasional bursts of chocolate texture and taste.

A small serving of today's ice cream will satisfy most sweet teeth.

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