Did You Know Ben and Jerry Have a Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream?

Dudes, I know.

Aug 19, 2011 at 4:02pm | Leave a comment

That Ben and Jerry are a couple of solid dudes. They helped me through plenty of nights in early sobriety when my addiction wanted to push me into the night in pursuit of destructive pleasures. Instead, I'd buy a pint of B&Js, and the promise of eating it would get me on the train and back home, where I'd consume it while watching the worst chick flick I could find on demand.

I can't believe I just wrote a whole paragraph about how much I love eating whole pints of ice cream and watching romantic comedies, but it's dumb that that's even a stereotype because who doesn't love eating as much ice cream as possible?

It's like the also-stupid stereotype that black people love fried chicken, because you know who loves fried chicken? People with tongues who have tasted fried chicken. It's delicious. If black people liked eating fried chicken more than anyone else, it would only be evidence that they are smart as hell.

What I'm trying to say is, when I stumbled upon this exciting new (?) flavor at my picked-over, non-gentrified grocery store, there was no question that I would buy it, then eat it. Let's be honest, there was also no question that I would film it and put it on the Internet.

Verdict: Delicious. The cream cheese swirl is sort of an unusual flavor for ice cream, but it tasted good. It's very rich -- more of a "have a few bites" kind of ice cream than a "house the pint" variety. Actually, who am I kidding, I have never not eaten the whole pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, and frankly I don't trust anyone who eats half and puts it back. In my book, they're possible androids, programmed to imitate human behavior, but lacking the ice-cream-loving soul of the authentic version.

RVC will not be displacing my favorite B&J flavor, Oatmeal Cookie Crunch, but it could easily displace more boring breakfast foods like "fruit" and "cereal." Also, B&J? Still funny.

What's your favorite ice cream brand/flavor and what foods would you like to see us try in the future?