One Month At A Time

Going Vegan! At Long Last!

Ben&jerry

Walk (and by walk, I mean walk slowly or maybe skip entirely), don’t run toward this stuff.

I was so excited when I heard Ben & Jerry’s was doing a non-dairy line.

I wanted to try it. I ranted and raged when I couldn’t get it. I sent emails to their headquarters complaining that my neighborhood store wasn’t part of their distribution chain. I wanted to have vegan ice cream that was just like the real thing, and I thought, if anybody could pull it off, it had to be to Ben & Jerry’s.

Yeah, about that…

This stuff is sweet, but kind of thin. It is reminiscent in taste to grocery store brand ice milk. It’s not remotely as creamy or as rich as the regular stuff. The brownie chunks taste ok, but have the grainy texture of the inside of an old, foam pillow.

It’s like diet vegan ice cream for people who hate themselves a little.

Honestly, they should have skipped the almond milk and gone with cashew milk, which does taste good in vegan ice cream. I had a pint from the SO Delicious company a few weeks ago, and it was pretty fantastic.

This was not great.

I don’t like it, and don’t see myself buying more –or, really, any of Ben & Jerry’s other products. If Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy frozen desserts are all made with almond milk, they’re all going to have the same base problem, regardless of whatever flavors they jam into the carton.

I am so disappointed.

I bought this stuff at Target, if you want to give it a shot.