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Ben & Jerry's Flavors

What are some of your favorites? Just tried banana-rum (banana's foster-like though a bit artificial tasting) and strawberry cheesecake. Both were good. Want to try Dublin Mudslide.

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  1. Haven't tried the banana-rum (the idea sounds really good though) or the strawberry cheesecake. Tried the Dublin Mudslide last weekend and (I'll preface this by saying I LOVE almost all of Ben & Jerry's flavors) I was not that impressed -- it was artificial tasting and just kinda blah.

    Big fan of Chunky Monkey, Chubby Hubby, One Sweet Whirled.

    I have Vermonty Python in the freezer right now which I haven't tried yet. . .

    1. I am one who desperately misses both Festivus during the holidays and Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz. In the past few years, I have found all their products to be way too sweet for me. I was really disappointed that the Black & Tan didn't really taste *like* beer which I had hoped it would, at least a little...

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      1. re: Carrie 218

        I agree, their flavors are REALLY sweet. I've found my favorite ice cream (from grocery) is Ciao Bella...I love Il Laborattorio (sp?) but they don't carry them around here.

        1. re: Carrie 218

          I always boycotted Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz because it replaced my favorite Cappucino Chocolate Chunk. I don't like hunks of fudge which is what you find in a lot of flavors. They told me they discontinued it because they couldn't package it in pints because of the chunks. After seeing their other flavors, that explanation always seemed fishy to me.

          1. re: Carrie 218

            I LOVED Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz! I had to have the container taken out of my hands, or I'd eat the whole thing.

            1. re: manraysky

              Right there with you on the prying it out of my hands bit. I also miss one of the originals, Rainforest Crunch. Nuts and Caramel and Vanilla ice cream. I wish they'd do more vanilla based flavors.

            2. re: Carrie 218

              I was disappointed in the Black and Tan too. The flavor was so faint. I guess it was put in for the novelty, as I've heard about garlic ice cream (not a B&J flavor) at festivals. (Never tried it though)

              1. re: Carrie 218

                Those were my two favorites as well! I also miss Holy Cannoli. I hate all the current flavors. I haven't bought Ben & Jerry's in years. They should bring back a bunch of the old awesome flavors instead of making up new bizarre stupid flavors that don't taste good.

                I just remembered, the Ben and Jerry's stores often have Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz.

              2. Marsha Marsha Marshmallow, Phish Food, and Oatmeal Cookie Chunk

                1. Chubby Hubby and Oatmeal cookie. I find Dublin Mudslide too rich/sweet.

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                  1. re: Lucia

                    Lucia, we are DEFINITELY on the same page ... I second this rec !

                    Indeedy ---> http://www.benjerry.com/our_products/...

                  2. I LOVE Cherry Garcia and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I got both in an ice cream cake and took it to a friend's party. Huge hit! Tried the Black & Tan. Good, but I'll stick with my faves.

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                    1. re: mojoeater

                      Those are my two faves also. Have you tried the low-fat version of the chocolate fudge brownie? I actually prefer that over the full-fat version.

                      1. re: adrienne156

                        I've done the fro-yo and low fat versions of both and all are good in my book.

                    2. Phish Food
                      Mint Chocolate Cookie
                      Cherry Garcia
                      Half Baked (chocolate cookie dough mixed with chocolate brownie)

                      1. Turtle soup! Superbly crunchy cashews!

                        1. Phish food might be my absolute favorite food ever.

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                              1. re: ChefGirl412

                                Chocolate ice cream with marshmallow and caramel swirls. And fudge fishies!

                            1. Peanut Butter Cup - I like that it's peanut butter ice cream, not vanilla. Mmm...

                              1. Love Chubby Hubby and Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, miss the heck out of Wavy Gravy.

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                                1. re: MsMaryMc

                                  I love Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, but can't have caffeine any more.Man, I wish they'd make decaf!

                                  1. re: mojoeater

                                    Coffee Heath Bar Crunch is wildly wonderful.

                                    1. re: maria lorraine

                                      Coffee Heath Bar Crunch is the only one, or one of few, I like with all those chunks of whatever. This is why I love and adore Chocolate Brownie Batter...tastes like..Brownie Batter minus the hunks and chunks of anything. but on the Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, in this case, I agree...wildly wonderful!

                                2. I love Chunky Monkey and New York Fudge. Those flavors have stayed consistedly wonderful over the years. Ben & Jerry sold out to Unilever for $326 million in 2000.

                                  1. B & J's Mint Chocolate Cookie is one of my favorite ice cream flavors in general. Yum

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                                    1. re: crystaw

                                      As an ice cream fanatic any mint/chocolate combo is top of my list. I also love their "Core Creations". . . Karmel Sutra is amazing!!!!!!

                                      1. re: Jesdamala

                                        Oatmeal Cookie Crunch
                                        Cherry Garcia

                                      2. I also noticed that they now have it set up where you can see the ice cream tubs. Didn't it used to be they only had a list of the flavors? Is that only in my local shop that they've changed this, or is it everywhere?

                                        1. American Pie (used to be called Apple Crumble), but this is limited edition
                                          Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
                                          Creme Brulee (new and really sweet w/ a carmelized sugar swirl)- my latest go-to
                                          Mint Chocolate Cookie

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                                          1. re: Emme

                                            A half-pint of the Peanut Butter is currently waiting for the proper movie to meet its end during. I also found the Dublin Mudslide and the Black and Tan disappointing. In addition, if I want chunks of chocolate or fudge of the size they have been using, I'll just have a candy bar instead of ice cream.

                                            1. re: hungrydyke

                                              I agree. I'd enjoy my favorite B&J *a whole lot more* if they didn't have those overabundant little pieces of fudge chunks in it.
                                              I HATE those ... but I like the rest, and I settle. : )

                                              1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                Those big chunks in the ice cream are called "mouth feel" in the trade---it is supposedly the main attraction to the product. Some psych PhDs working for B & J told them consumers relate this "mouth feel" experience, to, ah, nursing as a baby on their mother's breast. Bonus fact: those golden arches at McDonalds? Specially designed to resemble large breasts. I am not making any of this up.

                                                1. re: itsonlyfood

                                                  Chocolate therapy is my all time favorite. It's so sticky and gooey unlike any other flavors but I don't think they have them at grocery stores only at the b&j stores.

                                                  1. re: itsonlyfood

                                                    Um, that's not what Fast Food Nation said about the golden arches. Sounds like an urban legend to me.

                                            2. Uncanny Cashew BUT haven't seen it in a LONG time and I fear its been discontinued.

                                              1. Does anyone else remember a B & J flavor from around 1988 that was vanilla ice cream with pecans, cashews and almonds--all chocolate-coated? I think it was called "Nutcracker Suite" and I ate an entire pint in one sitting. Or was I just dreaming?

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                                                1. re: pilinut

                                                  The Ben and Jerry's site actually has a list of all discontinued flavors. And yeah, the Nutcracker Suite was a limited edition flavor they released for the 10th aniversary. http://www.benjerry.com/our_products/...

                                                2. Americone Dream- the Colbert flavor. I have had the hardest time finding it, but it is worth it. Carmel swirls in vanilla with bits of chocolate covered waffle cone. yum.

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                                                  1. re: JABDDD

                                                    I haven't been able to find this one yet. None at the Castro Safeway, bummer!

                                                  2. i like Phish food the best, sometimes it can be a little too much on the "extras" for the amount of ice cream.

                                                    I just heard about this gut bomb today "The Vermonster"

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                                                    1. re: amopdx

                                                      There was a show on the travel channel where they had people on there who each ate one. It's so disgusting. By the time I'm done with the small B&J size it's plenty...imagine 9 lbs!!! And to think someone ate it in under 4 minutes...gross.

                                                      1. re: amopdx

                                                        For my 20th birthday party I had 3 of these (and 30 people) we couldn't finish them, so I had B&J in my freezer for weeks afterward. Haven't had one since. Ahh, good times.

                                                        1. re: amopdx

                                                          Wow, I need to put together a team and break that record. Normally I am not competitive, but this particular challenge, The Vermoonster, has struck a nerve.

                                                        2. I just had the Strawberry Cheesecake for the first time recently, and it was goooood.

                                                          New York Super Fudge Chunk was my original favorite. Now I really like Peanut Butter Cup.

                                                          Bovinity Divinity is just fun (little cows!)

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                                                          1. re: manraysky

                                                            My favourites are Apple Crumble and Coffee Buzz Buzz.

                                                            1. re: caitlink

                                                              Since Apple Crumble is in the graveyard, try American Pie.

                                                              I just tried two of the new flavors this weekend: Cinnamon Buns and Peach Cobbler.. thought I'd really like Cinnamon Buns, but the stir-in of the meager amount of bun pieces was weirder than I expected and not quite right for my taste buds. The Peach Cobbler was better than I expected... reminded me of the old Apple Crumble flavor but with peach... nice little peach pieces and good buttery pieces of pie crust. I must say I also really like the new Creme Brulee flavor, even though the ribbon of caramelized sugar makes it over the top sweet.

                                                              1. re: Emme

                                                                Is that Peach Cobbler the new Willie Nelson flavor? GREAT Colbert Report banter on the whole new flavor thing!

                                                                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                    Willie Nelson flavor very good--great fresh peach pieces, good butter crust pieces, nice complementary base ice cream. I passed up the Americone Dream, as it really just didn't get me very excited w/ the description. I was quite disappointed w/ the Cinnamon Bun. The Mint Chocolate Chunk wasn't green (so for me that ain't no MCC). And as I said, thumbs up on the Creme Brulee.

                                                                    1. re: Emme

                                                                      Emme, thanks for the feedback on the Peach Cobbler.

                                                                      I'm not a big Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia, or Dave Matthews fan .
                                                                      Endorsements, fortunately, don't affect my B&J consumption either way (+,-).

                                                                      If they make a Sanjaya Malakar related flavor, I'd be likely to eat it ! : )

                                                                      1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                        Tried the Americone Dream. Very good. Simple but very enjoyable. The fudge covered waffle cone pieces were a bit chewy and soggy, but I like em just that way. A repeat purchase definitely.

                                                                        1. re: Emme

                                                                          Haha, I actually enjoyed the chewy/sogginess of the cones too, but didnt think the general public would. I wish the caramel weren't so runny though. But Americone Dream definitely beats the Haagen Dazs' version's ass.

                                                                          1. re: janethepain

                                                                            The same *sogginess* exists in Chubby Hubby w/ the pb filled chocolate pretzels. Most of BJ's novelty, junk foody flavors beat HD's. HD would never do a Wavy Gravy flavor and if they did, it'd stink because it would be more stuck up. The goodness of BJ's down-homey flavors is the fact that they are unapologetically, unabashedly unrefined. Keep 'em coming.

                                                                            BTW, anyone ever try the S'mores flavor? I'm not a big chocolate ice cream fan, but I'd be willing to try this one. I've searched in all the places that their website says the flavor is carried, but to no avail. So, if anyone's tried it, is it worth hunting down further? Thanks!

                                                                              1. re: abbefaith

                                                                                How weird, since if you go into their current products, S'mores is definitely listed, and you can search for its location via zip code. Someone needs to get all his ducks in line!

                                                                                http://www.benjerry.com/our_products/... If you click on Ice Cream Range, there it is! Boo on B&J's!

                                                                              2. re: Emme

                                                                                Ooohh, good find Emme! I don't think S'mores is dead, I think it's new and not out yet! And it sounds deeeelicious!!!!! Is it sad that I'm so excited about this? It's listed with the other new flavors, plus there's another flavor (Chocolate Almond Nougat) on there that I've never heard of which is definitely not in the Flavor Graveyard, so these must be new flavors! Marsha Marsha Marshmallow is my current favorite (as I previously mentioned on this thread somewhere), so the idea of S'mores is an exciting one for me...in case you couldn't tell.

                                                                                1. re: sarahvagaca

                                                                                  i was at the store today (kansas city) and i saw the new smores...i didnt really like the first one so probably not gunna try this kind, but it is now being offered...

                                                                                  i tried the creme brulee yesterday and wow, it is REALLY sweet. I am a sugar fiend but seriously, this was sweet. I took a bite and thought "i've tasted something like this before and its not a creme brulee." Suddenly i realized what it was--icing. Thats what this tastes like--frozen icing with tiny crunchy bits--a carmelized SUGAR ribbon no less. I wont probably buy this again, but if you like to eat icing with abandon, you would probably love this flavor.

                                                                                  1. re: asiansensation007

                                                                                    For those of us in Canada and deprived of many flavours of B&J - President's Choice S'mores Ice Cream is pretty good. Also like their cookies n cream. It's not premium full-fat ice cream but it's the only cheaper (still not cheap) brand I eat.

                                                                          2. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                            LOL that would be funny!!!!!! it could be sanjaya malomar!

                                                                    2. re: Emme

                                                                      Okay, so I just tried Cinnamon Buns and overall, I liked it. Like the Creme Brulee, it was reallllly sweet but I liked the flavors. The caramel ice cream was rich and nice and the caramel/streusel ribbon was different and had a little texture to it in spots which was nice. The only odd thing was the cinnamon bun "dough". It was basically just a way for them to make a new version of their chocolate chip cookie dough--it doesn't taste like or have the texture of actual cinnamon bun dough. Which is probably a good thing as raw bread dough wouldn't be very good, but it's just a confusing way to describe it. Anyway, the dough pieces were smaller (I had plenty in my pint) and tasted sort of like sugar cookie or snickerdoodle dough. Overall, I thought the flavor of this ice cream was good and would probably get it again on occasion, just not entirely like cinnamon buns.

                                                                1. New York Super Fudge Chunk (the most beautiful five words in the English language put together)
                                                                  Coconut Almond Fudge (can only get in stores - devine!)
                                                                  Wavy Gravy (the original version in their stores kicked butt over the grocery store version)

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                                                                  1. re: GK in SO

                                                                    ahh coconut almond fudge....wavy gravy....divine
                                                                    i really miss Cool Brittania though...

                                                                    1. re: shindiganna

                                                                      Cherry GARICA
                                                                      PHISH FOOD
                                                                      WAVY GRAVY

                                                                      1. re: shindiganna

                                                                        Glad to see someone else appreciates CAFC and WG!! You just can't beat the combo of chocolate and nuts/coconut, in my book.

                                                                        So many flavors in their "graveyard" sound divine, and most I never tried....Cool Brittania sounds pretty good (for something without nuts, that is). ;-)

                                                                    2. Rainforest Crunch. Been in the Flavor Graveyard forever, but I miss that one sooooo much....a close second is Wavy Gravy, also dearly departed. For current flavors, probably Caramel Sutra, or Turtle Soup (hmmm...do these choices reflect the fact that I'm nuts about nuts?)

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                                                                      1. re: OrganicGal

                                                                        I am too, and that's why I love Coconut Almond Fudge and NYSFC.

                                                                        There's another one in the flavor graveyard called Totally Nuts....that sounds great, I wish they would bring that one back along with the ORIGINAL recipe (store recipe, not pint recipe) Wavy Gravy.

                                                                        1. re: OrganicGal

                                                                          I LOVED Rainforest crunch. Also the seasonal Maine Blueberry, and the Peach one

                                                                          1. re: OrganicGal

                                                                            Well, I for one am glad Cherry Garcia -- another of the links back to B&J's hippy-dippy origins, is alive and well. That stuff is seriously addictive.

                                                                          2. I love reading on this board that other people like the oatmeal cookie flavor. I thought I was alone since no one I know has heard of it. YUM...Also love the PB cup becaise it's so much better w/PB ice cream. Most of the flavors are so so good, but those are absolute favorites. the only one I really don't like is Phish food - is that B&J sacrilege?

                                                                            1. oatmeal cookie chunk
                                                                              vermonty python
                                                                              the gobfather

                                                                              and I super duper miss Aloha Macademia. does anyone else remember this one? packed full of nuts that no one else ever seems to put in ice cream. macadamias, brazil nuts (my fave). I wonder if it was just too expensive to make...

                                                                              1. They make my favorite sorbet--Berried Treasure. It's got a delicious lemon sorbet and also a berry sorbet swirl with blueberries and blackberries. It's really wonderful with Mexican wedding cookies for a lighter dessert.

                                                                                1. really like white russian -

                                                                                  1. nice to know so many people like Oatmeal Cookie Chunk - guess it'll be around for a while. I thought I was the only one with an unhealthy obsession with it, but the texture of those cookies! jeeeez.

                                                                                    Not a big fruit ice cream fan, but Cherry Garcia is damn good.

                                                                                    And I'm still waiting to try Americone Dream. Tried the Haagen Dazs version, which sucked. The Cinnamon Bun sounds great too - notice I like ice cream with baked goods in it.

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                                                                                    1. re: janethepain

                                                                                      I've had Cinnamon Bun once--it was good, very cinnamony.

                                                                                      1. re: janethepain

                                                                                        i just tried the cinnamon bun ice cream and it was very good - kind of like cinnamon toast crunch plus vanilla ice cream. there were chunks of cinnamon buns "dough" in it and swirls of cinnamon.

                                                                                        1. re: taylor_blair

                                                                                          Funny, I didn't enjoy this flavor, though I really thought I would. I found the dough buns tasted really raw and bizarre.

                                                                                      2. Strawberry Cheesecake rocks! I love that graham cracker swirl so much.

                                                                                        1. Chunky Monkey. Before tasting it I wasn't even a big ice cream fan.

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                                                                                          1. re: Brioche For The Girl

                                                                                            Chubby Hubby
                                                                                            Peanut Butter Cup
                                                                                            Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

                                                                                          2. Did I miss it or has no one mentioned Triple Caramel Chunk? April 17th - free cone day this year.

                                                                                            1. My current favorite is Marsha Marsha Marshmallow, followed closely by Vermonty Python. The graham cracker/oreo crust swirl is their best invention in years!!! I keep hoping for a key lime flavor with a graham cracker crust swirl...mmmm.

                                                                                              Old standby faves: NY Super Fudge Chunk, Mint Chocolate Cookie, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, Everything but the... and Chubby Hubby

                                                                                              Flavors I miss: Makin' Whoopie Pie, Orange and Cream, Totally Nuts and White Russian

                                                                                              The Creme Brulee has a delicious flavor but yes, it's very sweet. Mint Chocolate Chunk was good--I prefer the non-green look, personally--but the chunks were bizarrely large which made it hard to have the mint and chocolate taste together. The banana rum flavor was sooo good--just which they carried it in stores. I'm dying to try Willie's Peach Cobbler and Cinnamon Buns.

                                                                                              In my opinion, they come out with too many flavors with a caramel swirl. I'm not even that fond of the fudge swirl. That's why I like that they're coming up with new swirl ideas like the burnt sugar and graham cracker crust. I would love more marshmallow swirls, but I might be alone in that wish!

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                                                                                              1. re: sarahvagaca

                                                                                                Ditto on the prayers for key lime pie flavor....I have been wanting this for years!! I hope someone with influence reads these boards :)

                                                                                              2. Jamaican Me Crazy, which is pineapple sorbet w/passionfruit swirl, is amazing. I agree about the "fudge" it is so fake-tasting that it wrecks any flavor it is in. I want to like those cute fish in Phish food, or the cows in that cow-related flavor, but they just taste totally artificial. I like pieces of actual chocolate or white chocolate--like what they have in New York Super Fudge Chunk.

                                                                                                1. i tried the new cinnamon bun. the bits were unexciting (cinnamon roll dought?!?) and didnt taste much like cinnamon rolls, more like dried out sugar cookie bits, BUT the base flavor was mildly addictive. i really really liked it for some reason. Therefore this makes it a repeat purchase. now if another has a better mixin with the same base...im game

                                                                                                  i find the much lauded chunky monkey abit boring...sacriledge to some, i know, but it didnt do much for me...i think that its popularity would have inspired others to more banana inspired confections but the only one ive really seen is blue bells banana pudding ice cream (now THAT is something yummy...i love the whip cream swirl and chewy nilla wafer bits...not something hard that you break your teeth on. Maybe if the chunky monkey had a whip cream swirl i would be on board. or maybe im just a sugar fiend

                                                                                                  cherry garcia, others swear by and i admit, it IS good, not to die for but solid

                                                                                                  lol but i love the pistachio. finally, a pistachio ice cream that ISNT green! plus, the base is pistachio AND studded with pistachio nuts. No almonds to muddy up the mix here! if you like pistachios, this is your man, er carton. i can never go back to the oddly florescent shaded green cartons again...im ruined

                                                                                                  wavy gravy is a flavor i wish i could try, as is rainforest crunch...i love nuts

                                                                                                  chubby hubby has too much stuff in it for me, its a little overboard
                                                                                                  the vanilla health bar i feel is a bit boring especially considering the price
                                                                                                  oatmeal cookie crunch is sooo good...it was the one responsible for my current BJs addiction. i really like the cinnamon ice cream and the mix sans raisins(!)
                                                                                                  all the chocolate ones...im not a good judge because i am not a chocolate fan to begin with.
                                                                                                  i dont really like anything with big fudge hunks (so goodbye phish foods and bovine divinity) but the peanut butter gets thumbs up for using peanut butter ice cream along with a swirl AND chunks!

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                                                                                                  1. re: asiansensation007

                                                                                                    same reaction here to the odd texture of the cinnamon buns... they tasted like raw overly flavored yet flavorless dough balls. but yes, the general ice cream flavor was good.

                                                                                                    and to defend chubby hubby, i love the sogginess of the choco pb pretzels.

                                                                                                  2. did anyone ever try concession obsession? i miss it... =(

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                                                                                                    1. re: abbefaith

                                                                                                      is that the flavor with the popcorn in it??? i'm curious as to how frozen popcorn holds up in ice cream...is is soggy or just really chewy?? personally this kind of turns me off to the whole pint but if someone were to offer it, i would definately try it

                                                                                                      1. re: asiansensation007

                                                                                                        no i don't think it had popcorn. here's the description i found from a google search.

                                                                                                        Concession Obsession replicates filmgoer's favorite munchies: indulgent vanilla bean ice cream studded with nonpareils, chocolate-laden peanuts, crispy candy bars and caramel swirls.

                                                                                                        1. re: abbefaith

                                                                                                          looking at the product list, i just saw the one i was thinking of..."peanuts! popcorn!" hmm sounds gross and wrong...

                                                                                                      1. re: abbefaith

                                                                                                        I didn't read this whole thread, so aplogies if noted...but the 17th it's free!

                                                                                                      2. Has anyone tried Willie Nelson's Country Peach Cobbler? The description sounds interesting.

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                                                                                                        1. re: ArikaDawn

                                                                                                          about halfway about the page someone described it... it sounds pretty good!

                                                                                                        2. has anyone tried the new "lighter" flavors - strawberries and cream, raspberry choc chunk, light phish food, etc.? am i going to be the only victim willing to try them instead of going for the full-fat versions? :)