Review: Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt & THESE IDIOTS: Gallon Smashing

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I have to admit, I have spent too many hours in the past two days watching endless footage from the NFL Combine on the NFL Network.  But as I was flipping around the channels, I saw on the news that, apparently, the newest YouTube fad out there, following the genius trends of planking, Tebowing, and the friggin’ Harlem Shake, is…Gallon Smashing??

That’s right folks, get ready to hear from a curmudgeon.  This is a video of morons grabbing gallons of juice and milk and intentionally destroying them, slipping in the puddles, and all around pretending it was an accident.  Now, admittedly, I chuckled a few times in incredulity when I saw this video. But the more I watched it, the more annoyed I got.  NOT because it’s a waste of milk or juice (meh) or because it’s destroying unpaid-for property, but because it makes an EFFING MESS.

Yes, I am going all crotchety old man on this one: If I was an employee at this store, and wasn’t one of these unsuspecting shoppers, and saw a kid do a cartwheel, throwing jugs of OJ into the air….and it was MY job to clean it up afterwards? I’d run up and pummel these kids in the mouth and eyes!  Are you effing kidding me?? I’m making 7 dollars lining up cans of green beans with a bachelor’s degree in Religion and I have to deal with your dumb ass smashing sh*t all over the ground? I’M GONNA MOP UP THE POOL WITH YOUR HEAD, JERK.

I dunno – what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below.

Today’s junk food: Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt!

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt: The Money Shot

Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt represents the newest flavors to be introduced in the Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt line!  And I, for one, could not be more excited, because lately I’ve been on a lemon dessert kick.  Plus, it’s pretty big when Ben & Jerry’s wants to put you on their label – nice work, Tina Fey.  You’ve achieved Stephen Colbert status!

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Love Tina Fey

I think this Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt sounds great. Lemon yogurt, which goes well with the already tangy Greek Yogurt, plus blueberry lavender swirl?  Sign me up!

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Jumpstart = cool

I’ll admit something which is considered blasphemy in some circles – I’ve never really watched 30 Rock.  No, I know it’s a well received comedy, and I don’t have any personal problem with it, I just never got on board at the beginning and missed the window.  This happened with a bunch of comedies: Community, Parks and Rec, etc.  I know they’re funny.  I’m too busy watching hours of NFL Combine footage, however.

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Liz Lemon Oil?

I’m guessing the lavender flavor is in the “natural flavor” part of this Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt.  I do enjoy a good lemon oil, too.

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Where’s the swirl?

When I cracked open this tub of Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt, I smelled a very refreshing lemon aroma. Very crisp, very clean.  Didn’t smell like dish soap – this was genuinely fresh.

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Ah, there it is

I dug my spoon into this Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt, and revealed the blueberry swirl.  Nicely woven throughout the frozen yogurt, I appreciated that the swirl was balanced with the rest of the dessert.  Recently, I reviewed the Blue Bunny Perfectly Peppermint Ice Cream, and while I liked it, it was a SYRUP FEST.  Sort of nauseating after a while.  But this…this was done right.

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Perfect blueberry balance

Ben & Jerry's Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt

Well constructed

Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt tasted great.  Easily one of the best packaged lemon desserts I’ve had in a while.

The first bite of this frozen yogurt produced a nice refreshing lemon yogurt flavor.  This did NOT taste like lemon ice cream, or like a lomen sherbet – no, the lemon flavor here was more subtle.  Still full of lemon flavor, this forzen yogurt did NOT have (IMO) any sour lemon tartness – instead, this frozen yogurt relied on the ever so slight sour of the frozen yogurt and the lemon flavor that was left was just a nice crisp fruitiness.  REALLY refreshing.

The frozen yogurt was well completed by the blueberry swirl which added just the right amount of berry flavor to the end of each bite, taking that sort of floating light lemon flavor and bringing it back down to Earth with a distinct blueberry taste. I tasted the lavender VERY slightly; I probably tasted the lavender more when I burped after eating a few bites.

All in all, a VERY good flavor.  If you can find it, I’d recommend it.  TASTY.

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Junk Food Guy

Discuss - 17 Comments

  1. Patty says:

    Dude. I don’t get some of these trends. People aren’t even trying anymore. As for the ice cream, I must. get. some. now.

    We are a super healthy family – organic, no fast food, blah blah blah, but I genuinely get excited about the things you find.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Patty: Thanks for reading? Yeah, despite appearances, I actually eat very healthy in every day life – I like fresh fish, salad, etc. I like food generally – I just like snacks too 😉 sinful….

  2. Lindemann says:

    The Gallon Smashing thing seems like a juvenile expression of pent-up sexual desire. It’s the physical release, the explosion, the thudding end of it all. Plus the falsely earned concern of onlookers is sort of a cousin to the love missing from it all. I noticed that all the perpetrators in the minute of that video that I was able to watch without retching were all young males.

  3. Ha ha ha…bachelors in religion…the image is too funny! I agree – stupid trend – this is right up there with planking. Feel like someone made it up on a dare to see if it would catch on.

    Gotta try this – love Liz Lemon and lemon desserts in general!

  4. krisk says:

    I can’t even watch it. I would hope someone calls the cops next time it’s happening somewhere and gets the losers arrested for theft and vandalism. Then how cool would they think they are when their pictures and names are in the paper getting jailed and/or fined for pulling such an idiotic stunt.

  5. Elisa says:

    To add to Krisk, what if someone else came along and had a serious fall from the liquid all over the place? Or walking on someone in the middle of the stunt and gets hit by the flying gallon carton/container?

  6. Kahnfucius says:

    Just checking, but did you recently send a message to your local list-serve demanding punishment for people who use remote locking devices on their cars?

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Kahnfucius – LOL. “what can we do about the growing trend of gallon smashing? What can we do to restore peace and civility?”

  7. Nick Rovo says:

    …I just want to punch this kids in the face. Seriously, you have nothing better to do with your life but to go to a grocery store and smash drinks? I hope they get caught by one of the surveillance cameras and have to pay some sort of fine for ruining all the merchandise.

    Wait, this flavor isn’t repulsive? When I think of lavender, I think of soap and cheap perfume. I guess I might just have to review this one when I find it.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Nick: LOL, nick. Yeah, I mean, I know I’m growing into an old man, but I still find plenty of pranks plenty funny – you wanna scare the shit out of your girlfriend with fake spiders, I say go for it, film it, and I will snicker right along. But something about this seemed lazy and made me think TRY HARDER IN LIFE, MORONS. But again – maybe I’m just becoming an all out curmudgeon.

      As for the ice cream, I did like it – the lavender was not strong at all, I promise.

  8. Becca says:

    I’m so out of touch with society (I watch wrestling like you do the NFL) that I actually had to look up what the Harlem shake was about two days ago. All I could think was “People really find this funny??”. After that the gallon thing doesn’t surprise me Inge least.

    As for the ice cream, I can’t wait to find it. I actually enjoy lavender in cold desserts. Target’s house brand (all their products have a rooster on them, no idea what the actual name is) used to make a blueberry an lavender sorbet that was delicious

  9. Becca says:

    I’m so out of touch with society (I watch wrestling like you do the NFL) that I actually had to look up what the Harlem shake was about two days ago. All I could think was “People really find this funny??”. After that the gallon thing doesn’t surprise me in the least.

    As for the ice cream, I can’t wait to find it. I actually enjoy lavender in cold desserts. Target’s house brand (all their products have a rooster on them, no idea what the actual name is) used to make a blueberry an lavender sorbet that was delicious

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Becca: Oh, really? I need to check Target out, then.

      As for the Gallon Smashing, I think the fad has already come and gone…went as quickly as it came

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