Monday, March 06, 2006

B&J Black & Tan ice cream

Q. Ice cream or beer? A. Ice cream, ie no alcohol. But Ben & Jerry’s Black &Tan ice cream IS named (& flavored) after the drink that combines Guinness w/ pale beer. It’s: "stout-flavored" ice cream (flavored w/ "non-alcoholic stout extract") + choc ice cream swirl. (They also describe it as being topped w/ a "foamy stout ice cream head" but whatever.) The tie-in is St. Patrick’s Day and while beer-flavored ice cream seems odd, there are beeriers making choc-flav beer so maybe not such a stretch.

*Photos "borrowed" from internet sources thus kinda illegible

22 Comments:

At March 06, 2006 10:57 AM, Blogger BK said...

Anyone for a redundant combo, a Black and Tan Float?

Blecch!

 
At March 06, 2006 11:19 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

I'm with you, BK's Blog. Stout-flavored ice cream?

Blecch.

Stout-flavored ice cream? About as appealing to me as a mackerel-flavored soft drink.

I've never figured out why anyone wants to ruin a good beer with a Guinness in the first place. Especially when it takes 5 - 10 minutes for the bartender to make a black and tan.

 
At March 06, 2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I'd give this a shot. I'm down with beer flavored ice cream and I love Guiness.

In college I was eating chocolate ic and drinking cheap beer. THe ic had gotten all melty and I had gotten pretty buzzed so I poured teh beer in and voila beer shake. Pretty good. I've also been known to drink beer while eating choc chip cookies. Very nice.

 
At March 06, 2006 11:31 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Oh and the SA Chocolate bock is kick ass!

 
At March 06, 2006 11:56 AM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

I thank you people for all your kind comments on my performance this past weekend. I told you I'd sweep the awards, and I did. I'm never wrong. In fact, I almost beat out myself for the top honor. WHO HAS EVER DONE THAT?

During a laughably minor competing awards show, the presenter for Best Supporting Actor had a hideous dress (just who is working with that girl?), wore some gaudy jewelry, and couldn't even READ. Hehehe! She can't READ. OMG!!!!

I've also received some comments on the fact that my child's name will be Hubbard. First off, who the hell is Freddy Hubbard? What are you people thinking? I've not even announced the sex of my baby, but Hubbard would be a fine homage and a fitting name for a girl. I've also considered L'ron, L'rhonda and Kanye. Katie, of course, wants to name the baby "Tom." But I think that would be a bit vain.

Finally, you've all seen that I've chosen July 4th as a possible wedding date. I know you're saying to yourselves, "Isn't that already a holiday?" Well, indeed it is -- and that's exactly why I've chosen that date. I've been told by the government that, for whatever reason, my national holiday can't be announced until after my death. So I've chosen July 4th, in order not to disturb our economy with an additional holiday. It'll be a combo day, like president's day, and the celebrations (fireworks, picnics, film festivals, and the like) won't have to change a bit. This is a pretty big concession on my part, and I'd appreciate it if you'd thank me now, while I'm still living.

 
At March 06, 2006 12:03 PM, Blogger madpercolator said...

I've always characterized the Guinny as a "coffee-flavored beer" and I loves me my Guinness.
So this could be like a mocha-beer ice cream. And I'm totally running up the street after work to get my paws on some.

 
At March 06, 2006 12:07 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

(clairevoyant, the IRISH prognosticator says:)

Guinness and chocolate!!! Two of my favorite things!
(forget about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.)

I'm definitely looking for this!

 
At March 06, 2006 12:08 PM, Anonymous Icecream Head said...

Can they put BOOZE in ice cream? Wondering....

 
At March 06, 2006 12:11 PM, Anonymous tabloid junkie said...

waidaminute. i thought tom & katie were breaking up? despite the strident denials

 
At March 06, 2006 12:20 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

That is so last week, TJ. And so wrong.

The LAW says that I can't have full control of my baby until 1) The baby is birthed. 2) I am married to the woman carrying the baby. And 3) said woman is involuntarily committed to a state mental facility.

 
At March 06, 2006 12:21 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

Or killed.

 
At March 06, 2006 12:24 PM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Tom, excuse me but I hardly think that winning an award for "most tiresome tabloid target" is winning any kind of award at all. Some of us won awards for our acting

 
At March 06, 2006 12:37 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

so clairevoyant blames her tipsy tendencies on her irish heritage? nice excuse for being a lush

 
At March 06, 2006 12:56 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

Paris Hilton, let's not play games here. It was nothing but an honor for you to be included in something so special as to have my name associated with it, and a legal technicality that beings of your particular gender are allowed to participate at all.

 
At March 06, 2006 12:59 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

What is all this awards show bullshit? It happens on Sunday, the lamest night on TV. They'd never air it on Monday, because The Apprentice would SLAUGHTER it.

 
At March 06, 2006 12:59 PM, Anonymous tg said...

Just discovered that the very newsy Junk Food Blog beat NYCE on this product by a couple of days. howbout a WTG to Junk Food Blog

 
At March 06, 2006 1:23 PM, Anonymous chris said...

Madpercolator makes a good point I'd never noticed about Guinness having a coffee flavor! (But wouldn't you think someone named "Madpercolator" would like TEA?)

 
At March 06, 2006 1:26 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I just saw a fresh load of this stuff being hand-trucked into the 7-11 up the street.

 
At March 06, 2006 3:20 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

Shouldn't The Donald be treating us all to some champagne? To celebrate Tom and Paris's awards?

 
At March 06, 2006 4:52 PM, Blogger Rick Perry said...

I LOVE this stuff! Makes my hair look like a million bucks. You oughta try it, Donald.

Now, make sure that you vote in any primary tomorrow so you can't sign a petition to get that old granny or Kinky on the ballot.

 
At March 06, 2006 5:11 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

If I am going to have an ice cream that tastes like beer, then I want it to be made out of this.

 
At March 07, 2006 7:13 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Oh and Newcastle had an ice cream for a while.

 

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