[Quick Bite] Seattle: Ben & Jerry’s

One of the crappy thing about being in Canada is that we never get any of the awesome Ben & Jerry’s flavours. And the new Greek frozen yogurt line? It’s likely we won’t ever see it up here. Ok, a bit of an exaggeration, but still, we’re constantly behind on everything. So when the bf and I were in Seattle, it began a daily routine to scope out the nearby supermarkets to see what awesome flavours of B&J were in stock.

The first one that we found was the Red Velvet Cake:

Looks promising

Oh – and so much cheaper in the states too.

Not-so-promising

So, I was really disappointed when I peeled back the lid. I was expecting that blood red colour you come to expect when ‘red velvet cake’ is mentioned. This was more of a super super SUPER pale pink. Also, the taste. The taste…was…not good. It just tasted like overly sweet icing. Yuck. I had two spoonfuls and the bf polished off the rest.

A couple nights later, we found the Late Night Snack inspired by Jimmy Fallon. This I was really excited about – it has potato chips in it!!

Potato chips = win

This is a vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge covered potato chip clusters. Salty caramel AND potato chip clusters? Oh my. I think this might be my favourite flavour of B&J. I love the juxtaposition of salty and sweet. Always.

The only downside was that after a while, the potato chip clusters got kind of soggy. But, that was probably a result of us storing ice-cream in a hotel mini-fridge. Those fridges are not meant to store frozen goodies.

Verdict: Red Velvet Cake = yucky, Late Night Snack = beyond delicious.

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