Friday, 10 April 2009

Curse you, Ben and Jerry's!

I think it is absolutely outrageous that Ben and Jerry's can sell a smallish tub of ice cream (about the size of two angry fists) for £4 - I bet you don't pay the equivalent $5.86 for one in the US. You would have to be absolutely stupid to pay these prices.

What makes it particularly painful is that one daughter is addicted to Cookie Dough, another to Phish Food... and yes, I admit it. I love Caramel Chew Chew.

Ben and Jerry - I appeal to you. You are personally bankrupting us. Stop it immediately.

9 comments:

  1. Do you know if they've stopped doing Cherry Garcia? I can't find it anywhere!

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  2. Peet - according to their UK website they still have it as frozen yoghurt... see http://www.benjerry.co.uk/ourflavours/

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  3. What's 'Phish Food' then, Earth Being?

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  4. Here's B&J's explanation:

    'Chocolate ice cream with marshmallow, caramel swirls and fish shaped chocolately chunks.'

    Apparently named after a band called Phish, and the UK's best selling Ben and Jerry's flavour. See their website (comment above) for more details.

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  5. Life's never been quite the same since Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz stopped appearing in the Tesco freezers.

    To avoid bankruptcy (and uncontrolled weight gain) we only buy B&J when it's on special offer. Because an open tub is an empty tub...

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  6. Err - they are Unilever now. Sold out. If this is in anyway relevant ...

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  7. I concur! My last tub of Cherry Garcia almost bankrupted me.

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  8. On the subject of Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz, I was at the cinema last night and they still had some at the B&J's stand, selling it off cheap as a graveyard flavour.

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  9. Apparently you can make an ice-cream with practically any flavour. I had some off a stall in Polperro, Cornwall, some years ago, that was apple crumble flavour. And I've had Christmas Pudding flavour. Both tasted very good. I've even heard of some bizarre savories such as Egg and Bacon Flavour. Marmite flavour might be fun. At this time of year I'd like to sample Matzo Balls and Chicken Soup flavour...

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