An afternoon delight of Ben & Jerry’s

After an extremely rainy and stormy Saturday last week, I was surprised to see blue skies break through Sunday morning. It was very welcome though, considering Jeremy and I were keen to go to the mid-Autumn festival in Northbridge being run by the Chung Wah Association.

Since he’s a kung fu instructor on the side of his normal career, he was particularly eager to go as there were three different schools putting on performances that day.

As we sat down on the steps of the amphitheatre outside Alexander Library watching the impressive skills these martial artists have, I spied out the corner of my eye the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream truck. Since this opened in Perth a couple of months ago to set up shop, I have been waiting to try this world famous ice-cream out for myself. After all, I am rather partial to this creamy treat!

I joined the long line waiting to be served, eying the selection of choices available. They have a pretty slick setup, with staff who serve you your order, and then others that ring up your purchases. The price is a little more expensive than I was expecting, with a single scoop over $5 in a cup. So I have to admit I was expecting big things!

Since Jeremy’s busy watching a kung fu demonstration, I make his choices for him. Cue the pressure! But in the end I decide on a scoop of New York Super Fudge Chunk (chocolate ice-cream with white & dark fudge crumbs, pecans, walnuts and fudge covered almonds), and a scoop of Triple Caramel Chunk (caramel ice-cream with caramel and chocolate covered caramel chunks).

He’s quick to confirm with me I’ve chosen well which is a relief that I know his tastes down to a tee 🙂

For my single scoop, I go for the Sweet Cream & Cookies (sweet cream ice-cream with whole and broken chocolate sandwich cookies). I usually love cookies and cream ice-cream flavours, so I was pretty excited.

When I’ve been overseas, I usually beeline to Haagen Daaz, which I have to admit is what I was expecting for the flavour of Ben & Jerry’s. But after a few bites I soon realised that this is much different.

The texture is closer to gelato; stretchy and elastic. But the flavour itself lost me, the milkiness of the ice-cream just not quite to my personal preference. I have to admit (and ice-cream snobs may curse me for it) I much prefer my go to Love Potion 31 at Baskin & Robbins!

However that said, Jeremy enjoyed his scoops well enough so maybe it’s just my tastebuds. How disappointing since the truck is near my work – I was hoping I would fall in love so I could swing by in summer at lunch for a cheeky icy treat. Oh well, at least my waistline will thank me for it!

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6 Comments

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    Nini Foodielicious
    19 September 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I much prefer ice cream elsewhere whenever I am on holiday too ツ being lactose-intolerant; I find that most ice cream here is too rich in creaminess rather than the real flavour of the ice cream itself.

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    Queen of Bad Timing
    20 September 2013 at 4:29 am

    I'm not meant to eat ice-cream since I'm lactose intolerant too! But I do because I'm greedy haha

  • Reply
    Nini Foodielicious
    20 September 2013 at 9:47 am

    You're lactose intolerant too? Wow! That's makes two of us ツ Yeah I am pretty greedy too when it come to food LOL!

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    Martine @ Chompchomp
    22 September 2013 at 12:06 am

    I also am not meant to eat too much ice-cream but alas cave in once in a while. This stuff looks like it was worth it!

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    Queen of Bad Timing
    22 September 2013 at 9:14 am

    Haha yes it's always the sign of a food lover that is tempted to go through pain of the stomach for pleasure of the tastebuds!

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    Queen of Bad Timing
    22 September 2013 at 9:14 am

    It was very creamy but a bit more than I could handle haha 🙂

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