Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt & Selection Sunday is Here!

Junk Food Nation, first of all, Yaaaawn.  Hello, Daylight Savings, Spring Forward, whatever this is.  What this is is me groggy, feeling like it really shouldn’t be this bright outside.  Blah.

Secondly, Selection Sunday is here!  For the uninitiated or just those who have never heard of basketball before, Selection Sunday is the day that the nation finds out which colleges are seeded where in the upcoming March Madness tournament, the greatest sports playoff system ever. It used to be that the playoff seeds would just come out, and that’d be it.  Now with modern talking-head technology, there’s a one-hour special on CBS where the seeds witll be unveiled, with reactions from schools around the country, and then the action flips to TruTV (who? exactly) to see, for the first time, the rankings list used behind the scenes at NCAA HQ.  And ALL of this runs concurrent to ESPN’s 3-hr Bracketology coverage.  Woo.

With the NCAA tournament, there are four Regions that eventually whittle down to the Final Four. The biggest pre-seeding question is always who will be awarded the four No. 1 seeds?  This year, it’s clear on three of them, I feel: Kentucky and the madman Anthony Davis, Syracuse (I’m still going to call them the Orangemen), and UNC (they are ramping up RIGHT on time). So who’s the fourth? Much as I’d like it to be my Kansas Jayhawks, I don’t think it will be.  Missouri can beat anyone on any day, but I don’t think it’ll be them either.  Ohio State?  Maybe if they beat Mich. State in today’s conference final.  Duke? Not with UNC there.

My prediction: If Ohio State beats Mich. State, it’ll be Ohio State.  If not, then Kansas will get the bid over Missouri, which will piss Missouri off bigtime.  They would be a dangerous 2-seed.

Anyways, onto today’s junk food: Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt!

The Money Shot

After the initial discovery of Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt at my local Giant foodmart, these Greek tubs disappeared off the shelves!  I wanted to try and review the other flavors, but was having a hard time tracking anything down.  Until now…presenting Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt!  Hoowah.

Peanut Buttery is a great adjective

Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt features banana frozen yogurt and peanut butter swirl.  Simple concept.  Interesting that they’d choose to go this route with a Greek Frozen Yogurt flavor, as opposed to a more traditional vanilla and honey flavor or something.

Banana is too soft to dip in PB

Do bananas and peanut butter go together?  On a sandwich with honey, toasted, and served to Elvis?  Yep.  In frozen yogurt?  I’m skeptical.  I guess we’ll find out.

Wait, how is peanut butter just "Peanuts"?

Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt contains peanut butter, which they then parens into (Peanuts).  Wait, what?  I’m pretty sure peanut butter is…more than just that ingredient.

Couldn't wait

Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt uncovered!  Well, uncovered with a few bites taken out of it.  Seriously, I couldn’t wait – as soon as I uncovered it, there was a faint smell of banana and I had to dig in.  Otherwise, the tub looked fairly non-descript – the ice cream was a light beige (not really yellow) and there were very pencil thin stripes of peanut butter within.

PB ribbon yummy

The first bite of this Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt was just the banana ice cream part.  And that was really interesting.  Very sweet banana flavor, and it was tangy.  Like, almost TOO tangy.  Like Now ‘n Later banana flavored taffy-like tangy.  Reminded me of when you get a banana and it’s not quite ripe yet.  Still, I rather enjoyed the flavor.  Then, I got a spoonful with peanut butter…

Salty ribbon

…and that’s when this Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt really hit it’s stride.  The peanut butter was slightly sweet, but more than anything, it was peanut-y and salty!  The flavor of the peanut butter TOTALLY cut the sweet of the banana ice cream, and the resultant flavor was really really tasty.  Definitely reminded you of the flavor of PB and banana if you’ve ever had it before, and there was an earthiness to the combo of peanut and banana that emerged.

Strangely, the combo also reminded me of banana bread, since the savoriness of the peanut butter rounded the banana taste into…I can’t quite describe it…almost like a toasted banana flavor.  Almost as if the roasted flavor of any peanuts inside the peanut butter transferred itself over to the banana.

I know I’m not describing this particularly well.  Anyways, try this – really really good.  2-for-2…and this one I think was better than the Strawberry Shortcake variety.

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Sincerely, Junk Food Guy

Discuss - 6 Comments

  1. I wonder if Elvis really ate banana / peanut butter sandwiches or if it was just the promotional brainchild of the Chiquita company…

  2. Kim says:

    Where can I buy this?? I had it the other day at Ben and Jerry’s and wanted to buy it but can’t find it. I live in So. California…do you have any idea where they distribute it? It’s delicious!

  3. Emily says:

    Yes, peanut butter can be just peanuts…especially all natural peanut butter. As a matter of fact, I only buy brands with an ingredient list like that (sometimes they also add salt). Just see for yourself: throw some peanuts in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Voila, peanut butter.

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