Saturday, August 06, 2011

Fat Man and Dancing Girl

I'm still on my ice cream kick.  I blame the summer heat.

Now, it's not the homemade stuff - yet.  We still have to get rid of two pints of store bought in the freezer.

One is some "premium" stuff from an Ohio-based company called Jeni's.  They have stores in the would-be snootier neighborhoods.   ....and all the stores have lines to get in.

Blobby does not wait in lines, let alone for ice cream.

However, they do sell it at some grocery stores, but at - get this - $9.99 a fucking pint (a pint!!!), it's a little pricey. ....and that's an understatement.  

We've tried a few different kinds.  The raspberry chip is ok.  The double chocolate started out ok, but then it just tasted like you were eating frozen Hershey's syrup.  And the chocolate salty caramel was just so-so.  None of it worth a sawbuck.

The other one was something I've never had either.  Believe it or not, I've never ever tried any Ben & Jerry flavours.  Not one.   While Denton already has one chubby hubby, somehow we ended up with it in a cart and into our freezer.  Not like a Jeffery Dahmer-ism, but just in a grocery sense.

Can I break down what is in Chubby Hubby?   ....and no, I do not mean me.

vanilla malt ice cream swirled with fudge and peanut butter, and containing pretzel nuggets covered in fudge and filled with peanut butter.

Yeah in theory it sounds like all the right items, but it doesn't work and I'm only a chubbier hubby for trying it.

Now there is only a pint left in the freezer - Key Lime.  I'm not a fan of the pie, let alone the ice cream, so I'm not touching it.  I'll save calories for a better flavour.....or cookies........or tequila.

Song by:  Suzanne Vega


Ray's Cowboy said...

you should try Ben & Jerry Creme Brulea. OMG that is the stuff. Enjoy your icecream during the heat and cool down.

Birdie said...

Haagen Daaz chocolate with peanut butter. You can even find it in single-serving cups at the grocery store. Yum.

wcs said...

Ok, I looked at the photo and thought, is that fois gras? Then I read and realized it's ice cream. I'm like you, very particular about store-bought. There are a few I like. I prefer the ice cream I make myself. Or that fantastic Berthillon stuff in Paris.

Anonymous said...

Salty and sweet is not for everyone.

I find a lot of ice cream flavors are nice for a quickie but aren't worth waking up with in the morning.

anne marie in philly said...

B & J chunky monkey...nuff said!

Cubby said...

Cripe Blobby, do you stalk me? Greg and I went to Jeni's in the Columbus Short North neighborhood last weekend after we went to the Ohio State Fair. I had drafted a blog post with pics of our six flavors (we had three half-scoops each) and was going to publish it tomorrow, but out of fear of being labeled a copy-cat, I'll just sit on it a while :-)

Glad you enjoyed yours. It looks delish. Mmmm... but so expensive!

brian said...

Pierre's Passion Fruit has been my local fimiliar.
You, in your mission to keep me current, have intrigued me with Jeni's.
If my banker says it's OK!Why not give it try.

Ur-spo said...

You are doing a fine job eating the ice cream for me. Through you, I get to have 'virtual' ice cream - taste great and less filling.

Wonder Man said...

Dairy Queen is my weakness

Unknown said...

Jeni's is wonderful though. I used to get the michigan cherry sorbet. it was wonderful

rebecca said...

LOL -- I just bought the chubby hubby for the first time, too!