Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 in Review So, this year, Ben and Jerry's released the following (new) flavors - the 4 Greek Yogurt flavors, re-releasing Chocolate Therapy, Chocolate Nougat Crunch, and renaming Bonnaroo buzz to Coffee and releasing Cannoli in October. After I try Cannoli, that will bring my total to 95. Will Ben and Jerry's release 5 flavors in 2013? I still have 2 unopened pints of Cannoli in the freezer and I am still to try 2 of the yogurt flavors. What gives? I think the combination of my wife's pregnancy, the baby, and dealing with 2 kids now (more overall sweets) has shaken things 180 degrees. I really need to try all of the 2012 flavors before the 2013 flavors arrive.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Holding Pattern

So, the big announcement from Vermont this year was the addition of the Greek Yogurt flavors. When I saw them for the first time, I bought them all and for a time, I had 7 pints in my freezer - the 4 Greeks, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake and Banana Cream Pie. Since then, my wife finished off the wonderful Banana flavor and I've dipped a little bit into the Punkin. Why I haven't as much as opened the Greek flavors, I don't know. My wife's pregnancy has seen her trying a variety of Graeater's chocolate chip flavors - regular, chocolate, strawberry, mocha and mint. Still to come are coconut and raspberry. The Cincy people are def trying to make their name in the choc-chip world.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

90 and counting

So, when I finish the following flavors - Chocolate Nougat Crunch, Banana Cream Pie and the 4 Greek FroYo flavors, that will bring the total to 94, so I guess I'll have to wait until next year to hit 100.
Of course, if Target comes out with their usual 2 summer altruism flavors and there are some more exclusives at Walmart and the like, it could be sooner.

Friday, February 17, 2012


As reported in other sources, Ben and Jerry's Frozen Greek Yogurt is here.
The four flavors here are strawberry shortcake, blueberry graham, peanut butter/banana and raspberry fudge. Interesting look and I'm not sure what I feel about B&J jumping on the Greek thing - more tart, more creamy.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hidden Gems

So, after work last night, I went to a Walmart Supercenter near where I take the train. I've never been there, and to be honest, the only times I visit the big W is to check on B&J exclusive flavors. This visit didn't disappoint. Behold Banana Cream Pie as well as some leftover pints of Pumpkin Cheesecake which quickly found their way into my waiting arms.

Monday, February 13, 2012

And more!

It has come to my attention that the additional flavors this year will be Banana Cream Pie and B&J's version of Greek Frozen Yogurt - thicker and with fruit in it.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February Springs Eternal

So, this is the time of year that I tend to go to Giant grocery stores that I don't really need to, just in case they are stocking the new flavors of the year and while returning from a visit to Home Depot with my daughter, we dropped into their Stevenson Road location, when what did we see - the second of the 2012 flavors - Chocolate Nougat Crunch - I always feel like Charlie Bucket when he finds the golden ticket when I find a new flavor; so much fun and surprise and my eyes literally open wider for a few seconds. Review coming shortly. As you can see from the pic, Sari was excited to taste it as well.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Glad I searched!

Very Tricky, Vermont Boys...

Somehow during the summer months, B&J released a Walmart-only flavor called Blueberry Cheesecake. Since I never go to WM, how would I know? Fortunately, some other B&J snobs (now linked to your right) did know about the flavor and posted about it. And also fortunate is that the second Walmart location I visited yday had it in stock, so I got a pint (2 actually). No review yet, but coming. Again, shouldn't they let their biggest fans (spelunkers) know about this. I tell ya..

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A flavor by any other name...

So, one of the more interesting 2011 flavors was Clusterfluff.. basically, softish chunks of peanut butter in a somewhat creamy ice cream.

During the summer, this flavor was renamed as What a Cluster, assumedly to appease those people who thought Clusterfluff was too dangerous a name.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Starting off in 2012...

So, while at the grocery store yday (the very up-to-date with flavors Shoppers Food Warehouse), what did I spot but ANOTHER limited batch flavor - Rocky Road-ish. Is the name supposed to denote that the flavor is LIKE Rocky Road, but not exactly, thus the ish? Is there another pun I'm not getting? Hmm...

It also follows an interesting trend of limited batch flavors, along with the underwhelming Schweddy Balls, the scrumptuous Snickerdoodle Cookie and the now you see it now you don't Di's Candy Drawer (amongst others).

Is this just a random flavor, or a sign that the 2012 flavors might be late or early? Wish I knew...