Review: Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream, The Nosh Show Ep. 22, PB & Co. Contest Winner, & Yesterday Was Awful!
Junk Food Nation, yesterday was an awful day. First, Philip Seymour Hoffman dies. Yes, I know it was drug related, and all the discussion that comes with it – but still, that sucks. I’ll never forget him as Brandt: “Her life is in your hands, Dude.”
Then the Super Bowl sucked. First, I was WRONG WRONG WRONG about how I thought the game would go. All the stuff about the weather favoring Peyton? Turned out to be a non-factor – I was WRONG about that. Seattle played jaw-droppingly good football on both sides of the ball. They were better in every sense. And, like I said on Friday, I actually had no real rooting interest in either side, so I give huge props to Seattle – they totally deserved it. This wasn’t a Super Bowl that the Broncos lost; the Seahawks definitely WON it.
But still, to me, the Super Bowl stunk, because it wasn’t even CLOSE – and that’s no one’s fault (well, maybe Denver’s). As a fan watching the game NOT involved with either team, talk about a LET DOWN game. My friends and I chatted through the fourth quarter. Twitter was abuzz with Bruno Mars being more exciting than the play calling. Even my Patriots friends who are living in Boston and despise Peyton Manning told me that, “By the 3rd Quarter, even the schadenfreude had worn off. This was just boring.” I’m pretty sure the folks over at Brooklyn Nine-Nine were pissed that they were going to get a subpar lead-in from the game. It felt like Bills/Cowboys, 1993, all over again. Yuck.
So, by 10:30pm, I was stuck with a stomach full of gross cheese and beer, football was over, a muted Brooklyn Nine-Nine playing on TV as I washed dishes and threw out stale chips. Sigh. Ah well, on to the next. When do the Olympics start, again?
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Today’s junk food: Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream!
FINALLY. My buddy Rob brought this Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream over for the Super Bowl, and I FINALLY had a chance to try this? What’s that you say? This came out THREE MONTHS AGO, you say? The Impulsive Buy, On Second Scoop, and The Ice Cream Informant have ALL already reviewed this, you say?
I say SUCKS TO YOUR ASSMAR.
I love scotch. Scotchy scotch…sigh. Making Anchorman jokes is over, isn’t it? Not only did Anchorman 2 come out already, but it’s OUT of theaters already. Boo. Alright, moving on.
On the Nosh Show, Dubba said that this Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream was unrelentingly sweet. He didn’t love it…but another writer for On Second Scoop, Nick, did. Split decision.
Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream is described as butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls. I have to admit; I’m limited in my exposure to butterscotch. Besides NEVER selecting it as a topping for my ice cream at sundae bars, the only butterscotch I think I’ve ever had were Werther’s Originals. And I think those are actually caramels.
Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream contains butter oil. I’m hoping there’s a comma unintentionally left off there, but I don’t think there is.
When I cracked open this tub of Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream, it smelled like butterscotch, no doubt. Like I was sticking my nose right into butterscotch syrup. Sort of smelled like egg nog too. Weird.
I took a bite of this Limited Batch Ben & Jerry’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream, and my brain exploded with sugar. There is no doubt that this is the first, the only, and the best, butterscotch ice cream I have ever tasted.
The ice cream base is already loaded with butterscotch flavor. Sort of like a nog flavor without the spice or rum, this very buttery creamy ice cream alone felt like I was eating a cream that had been thoroughly blended with butterscotch sauce.
What put it over the top was the butterscotch swirl, which turned out to be a combo of butterscotch sauce and some butterscotch crushed candy that clumped in some places to give a nice crunchy texture to the swirl itself. Some parts of the swirl were just rich butterscotch; other parts crackled under my teeth with sugar as I chewed.
I thought the combo of the swirl plus the sweet base would be too much for me; instead I found myself LOVING it. Each bite started out the same – a creamy, egg nog-y flavor that, as it melted and combined with the swirl, became more and more and MORE butterscotch-y/caramel-y by the second. Call me a butterscotch convert, Ben & Jerry’s – this flavor was just awesome.
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