Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Chocolate Macadamia I Scream

The fun-loving folks from Ben & Jerry's have just launched a new flavour- Chocolate Macadamia.

To be honest, I was expecting a wackier name. After all, Ben & Jerry's is known for flavours such as Chunky Monkey, Phish Food and Chubby Hubby. But despite wacky names, the flavours have been largely safe combinations. Think strawberries and cream; banana and nuts; chocolate, marshmallow and caramel etc.

Chocolate Macadamia is another safe, proven hit- chocolate and nuts! While I found the ice cream to be extremely creamy and full, I was hoping for a bigger dose of chocolate. It tasted very milky with a stronger dose of vanilla. What was a delight was the chocolate-coated balls (hidden in the above pic)! Whole macadamia nuts are individually coated with smooth chocolate. The "King of Nuts" are fresh and with a buttery flavour that is further enhanced by salt. So these chocolate balls have that rich chocolate-salty combination that is a good counterpoint to the sweet, creamy ice cream.


Besides satisfying the tongue, the heart is also warmed by the fact that the vanilla, cocoa and macadamia nuts that go into making this Chocolate Macadamia ice cream are products of Fair-trade. That means they are directly sourced from farmers (cutting away the middleman) and at a fair price. This is sustainable and beneficial to the farmers and their communities, sadly some of whom are being exploited by big corporations.

Eat with a heart, knowing that your support has contributed to the well-being and dignity of farmers and their families.

Double moo!!

Moving along, media in hands-on action packing their own pint of Ben & Jerry's. Though seemingly easy a task, I was a little lost behind the counter. It felt different being on the other side of the fence ice cream counter for the first time. Good thing the friendly Ben & Jerry's crew were on hand to guide me. When the crew asked me to "use the spade to compact the ice cream", I literally looked to the floor! Hahaha.

So noob I know. Anyway the "spade" referred to a flatten metal tool used to compact ice cream into the pint, so one could get more ice cream in there.

It was a fun virgin experience packing my own pint of Ben & Jerry's! I have certainly a new-found respect for the counter crew. *Salutes*

Triple moo!!!

Thanks to Moe Moe and Malvina of Bates141 for the invitation and Benjamin of Ben & Jerry's for hosting us.

Ooo...I see a sexy cow.

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop
Vivocity (various other outlets)
Tel: 6376 9917

Chew On This:
In this month of April every year, fans of Ben & Jerry's would know that a free treat is coming right up! Yes folks, it's Free Cone Day!! Happening 21st April, 12noon till 7pm at their Scoop Shops in Great World City, Raffles City, Vivocity, Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, The Cathay and United Square.


bossacafez said...

peek-a-moo! hehe

so whats yr favorite flavor? mine's still cherry garcia :D

HairyBerry said...

you know, i've not had a B&J in a very long time. that's since i had those from azabu sabo. 21 April, here i come! haha!

Camemberu said...

I miss the Totally Nuts flavour with Dilbert on the carton! I think I washed and kept one to use as pen holder.

21 April will be a super-queue day!

*Harris said...

The new flavour looks, sounds and must certainly taste good!

I wonder if any new flavour would be able to dethrone my all-time fav in choc chip cookie dough ;)

The Hungry Cow said...

evan 이벤젤린: Peek-a-moo back! Haha. My fav flavour is still chocolate-based- NY Super Fudge Chunk and Chocolate Therapy.

Cherry Garcia is not quite my thing but that's good news! We won't be fighting over ice cream. Lol.

Nic (KHKL): Yea, Jap ice cream is also yums! Happy Free Cone Day!! :)

Camemberu: Excellent example of one of the 3 Rs- Reuse! *Clap x 3*

Yep, I think you're right about the queue. :/

*Harris: Heys, go give it a shot! I quite like the chewy salty dough bits in your fav flavour as well. Oh n u might wanna concoct your own flavour and win a handsome prize! Check B&J's website for the contest details.

Peishan Y. said...

Still hoping they bring chocolate peanut butter flavour to local outlets :/

The Hungry Cow said...

Peishan Y.: Oh I like that one too! Only got to try it during Chunk Fest.

Diet Plan said...


Great cow.

The Hungry Cow said...

Diet Plan: Hello and thanks. But I got no diet plan. :P