Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In review (thus far)

So the 2013 flavors have been:
(Traditional channels) - Chocolate Peppermint Crunch, Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz, Pina Colada, Liz Lemon Yogurt, Honey Caramel Yogurt and Passionfruit Yogurt.
7-11 exclusive: Nutty Caramel Swirl
Walmart exclusive: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Walgreens exclusive: Truffle Trifecta

Upcoming seem to be Candy Bar Pie, which I've tried at a scoop shop and Scottish Blondie, which looks to be some version of Butterscotch.

This has been a GREAT year. Nutty Caramel Swirl is GREAT, Chocolate Peppermint Crunch and CCBB are really good - Truffle Trifecta is really good and the yogurts are unexpectedly good.

Well done, Vermonters.

Like Supporting Ireland and England

One of the things about the various B&J flavors that confuses me is the number of various box-store 'exclusive' flavors that exist.
There are exclusive flavors with 7-11, Walgreens, Target and Walmart. Having deals with both Target and Walmart is really capturing all points along the curve, Walmart being the hated thing of some Americans and Target fitting into a nice 'hipster' mindset. Interestingly, the best flavors (IMHO) are the Walmart ones - they seem to be very creatively thought out. What confuses me about all of these is the very little marketing that either B&J or the stores themselves do around these.. you'd think they would try to tell that customers (or potential ones).. hey, we have an exclusive flavor of the darling dessert-creator of many Americans.. come in and try it! Nope, nada, nothing.