Wednesday, April 12, 2006

ben & jerry's etceteras

In an effort to post something today ( no clever links... damn deadlines), here's a really advance note bundled w/ some new flavor news to make it look like you're getting big value
1. Free scoop day at Ben & Jerry's Apr 25. 12 noon-8 pm. The press release describes the 4-oz scoop as "3 inches across!" 3 whole inches of ice cream haha whoa
2. And say, there's a new (instore-only) flavor: Bananas on the Rum = banana + buttery rum brown sugar swirl
3. meanwhile, at the supermarket, The New 2006 Flavors (ta-da):
Turtle Soup (vanilla + fudge-cov'd caramel cashews + caramel swirl)
Vermonty Python (coffee liqueur + choc cookie crumb swirl + fudge cows)
Neapolitan Dynamite (cherry garcia+choc fudge brownie "side by side". lame)
and a buncha new sorbets mostly snoozy except for
Jamaican Me Crazy (pineapple + passion fruit swirl).
god knows B&J deserves praise for at least trying to intro new stuff (unlike the rest of the corporate ice cream dopes). and yet still, this all seems kinda zzz, duznt it

22 Comments:

At April 12, 2006 10:36 AM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

tg, NO, not zzzzzz at all. mucho excitement!!!
(mostly because i don't have to look at cranberry chews any more).
i love the names that b&j come up with but i wish they hadn't jumped on the napoleon dynamite bandwagon, it seems so facile.

in case anyone is wondering, my favorite looks like vermonty python, yum. i predict huge sales in NC

 
At April 12, 2006 10:55 AM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

yknow, i thought the vermonty python seemed good at first - i like the concept (coff + choc = good) - but i'm not much for cookie crumbs. and "fudgy cows" don't sound all that different from the "fudge fish" that are in Phish Food, and those are kinda gross

 
At April 12, 2006 10:58 AM, Anonymous snobby british type said...

Oh my. Did Clairevoyant say facile? Well well well. INDEED.

 
At April 12, 2006 11:00 AM, Anonymous pipsqueak said...

Clairevoyant finds the premise of jumping aboard the Napoleon Dynamite bandwagon a tad facile, does she!

 
At April 12, 2006 11:00 AM, Anonymous barmaid said...

I think Clairevoyant's a little too classy to be hanging around this joint!

 
At April 12, 2006 11:05 AM, Anonymous pipsqueak said...

Bet she'd like this new line of drinks intro'd by the guy who created Red Bull: It's called Carpe Diem. That's Latin for "seize the day". Whoo-hoo! (But I bet that hi-falutin Clairevoyant awready knew that.)

 
At April 12, 2006 11:49 AM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

If anyone around here should be able to toss off some haughty attitude, it's me.

 
At April 12, 2006 1:08 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

OH, YOU'RE A RANK AMATEUR, DOG KILLER.

 
At April 12, 2006 1:21 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Just like the rest of most of you, I guess I'll walk down to the Ben and Jerry's down the street on April 25 and get a FREE Bananas on the Rum. Oh wait, you'll probably have to drive.

 
At April 12, 2006 2:40 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

Gawsh, ya try and educate the masses, and what do you get? Harassment, persecution!

 
At April 12, 2006 2:42 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

soof: I LOVE those fudge fish!

(verification word: ihumgj)

 
At April 12, 2006 2:54 PM, Anonymous needs to know said...

Who are you hum-gee-ing, Clairevoyant?

 
At April 12, 2006 2:57 PM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Clairevoyant, if anyone knows how insufferable the masses can be, it's me. Like no one else, I know the pain of being smarter, richer, and prettier than everyone else.

 
At April 12, 2006 3:10 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

AND SOON YOU'LL KNOW THE PAIN OF BEING BITTEN ON THE ANKLE.

 
At April 12, 2006 4:18 PM, Anonymous Paris' Pussycat said...

TD:

Why stop at the ankle? Or are you a short little puppy?

P.P.

 
At April 13, 2006 10:53 AM, Anonymous GothamGirl said...

Oooooh. Free cone day. The best day of the year. Thanks for the reminder; I am marking my calendar right now.

Spring has sprung!!

The Turtle Soup sounds good. And I hate hate HATE pineapple (the dentist had 'pineapple' flavored flouride when I was a child and it was a vile-tasting thing; even as an adult, the thought of pineapple makes me sick to my stomach), but I sort of want to order Jamaican Me Crazy because I like the name....

 
At April 13, 2006 11:21 AM, Anonymous GothamGirl said...

Oooooh. Free cone day. The best day of the year. Thanks for the reminder; I am marking my calendar right now.

Spring has sprung!!

The Turtle Soup sounds good. And I hate hate HATE pineapple (the dentist had 'pineapple' flavored flouride when I was a child and it was a vile-tasting thing; even as an adult, the thought of pineapple makes me sick to my stomach), but I sort of want to order Jamaican Me Crazy because I like the name....

 
At April 13, 2006 1:06 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

I'm having a strong sense of deja vu, gothamgirl.

 
At April 13, 2006 2:37 PM, Anonymous pipsqueak said...

I'm having a strong sense of deja vu, too.

 
At April 13, 2006 5:33 PM, Anonymous passing through said...

The only deja vu I have is this same lousy Ben & Jerry's two days in a row. What gives, no "News You Can Eat" on Thursdays?

 
At April 13, 2006 9:51 PM, Anonymous tg said...

thanks to passing through for the enthusiastic interest in seeing fresh items posted on this blog. i am, in fact, considering a program of 3 days a week. it's not that i don't have plenty of items, i just don't have plenty of time

welcome back to gothamgirl

 
At April 17, 2006 12:56 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Scaling back? Well I can't blame you but updates will be missed. I wish I had a B&J store nearby. I just went to one on a trip to Chattanooga and it was yummy!

 

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