So, I’m on a personal mission here in Singapore to try all of the flavors that I haven’t seen before. Here is my honest review of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate therapy!
It’s more catered toward the dark chocolate lover. I’m personally not a huge fan of chocolate with very high levels of cocoa, but if you are, this one could be for you.
Many make the mistake of eating an ice cream straight out of the freezer. The problem with that approach is two things. 1: It hasn’t melted into the texture it’s meant to have when consuming. 2. It’s too cold to fully distinguish and appreciate the flavors and their combination. Ever seen a gentleman drink a glass of fine cognac? The real connoisseurs warm the snifter over a flame before adding the spirit, since a warm glass brings out all the elements of the flavor to fully enjoy.
The same reasoning applies to ice cream, since the freezing cold masks taste. After years of careful testing, I’ve found that the B&J sweet spot is to let it sit in room temperature for about 20 min before eating – kind of like champagne. During my bar tending education, our teacher told us that good champagne should sit in room temperature over ice for about 20 minutes after removing the cork. Till this day, I’ve only seen ONE guest do this in 16 years behind the bar. Back to ice cream.
The texture in this flavor is quite good! Love the variation of different elements. The pudding, however? Didn’t taste it at all.
Lives up to description: 8/10
Nothing but chocolate here. If you’re looking for fruits – move along.. If only that pudding had been present, description would be spot on.
Other considerations (creative flavor pairing, innovative, boldness, etc): 3/10
To be frank – a bit boring. B&J is playing it too safe here, at least for me.
Overall summary: 22/40 points, which equals an average of 5.5/10. Try it if you like dark chocolate, but don’t expect miracles.