Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Ben & Jerry’s MilkShakes

Hm. Regard, if you will, the packaging on the new Ben & Jerry’s MilkShakes. Note the bottle's thick, stubby proportion. Its squat, flat cap. It seems – I dunnofamiliar. So what lies inside this bottle? Why it’s a milky beverage. Hmf. Comes in three B&J ice-cream flavors: cherry Garcia (aka cherry), chunky monkey (aka banana), & choc fudge brownie (aka choc). And sold at grocery/conv stores. Coincidentally, this new line is part of a partnership between B&J and pepsi. The same pepsi that puts out Sbux' bottled frappuccino drinks. Howdya like that

*photo coincidentally has the same "shake it" slogan found on the B&J website

25 Comments:

At August 02, 2006 10:42 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

Not being a fan of ben & jerry's, I'd buy the starbucks drinks first. But is there some sinister reason the two companies are in cahoots with Pepsi on their bottled drinks? Someone should tip off Nader.

 
At August 02, 2006 11:11 AM, Anonymous tg said...

i just think that they're taking the whole Starbucks production line - the bottles, the milk, the whole deal - and "recycling" it. replace "shot of coffee syrup" with "shot of banana", "shot of chocolate", "shot of cherry" (actually, "almond"), and you have a line of "new products". not that it's sinister. just, not exactly a big frigging innovation here!

 
At August 02, 2006 11:14 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I was hoping these would be real milkshakes. Of course I could make my own but I'm laaaazy.

 
At August 02, 2006 11:18 AM, Anonymous tg said...

btw, ms.ery, not sure if you've been keeping up w/ the chicken-fried steak countown over at dallasfood.org, i know you're a scott fan; he's keeping his readers on the edge of their chairs w/ suspense over who he'll decree serves the top CFS

 
At August 02, 2006 11:22 AM, Anonymous tg said...

scott, i was rather disappointed at B&J's definition of "milkshake" myself... altho in new england, a milkshake with ice cream is called a "frappe" (which is the actual source of the name "frappuccino", btw!), and the definition of a "milkshake" is actually just milk + syrup. so by strict new england standards, ben & jerry's "milkshake" is exactly that. but i totally hear what you're saying

 
At August 02, 2006 11:42 AM, Anonymous famous cats said...

More reviews of Fancy Feast!

 
At August 02, 2006 1:10 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

HOW MANY DAYS MUST I SUFFER?

HAVING CATS AND DOGS IN THE SAME HOUSE IS PERVERSE, DESPICABLE AND A UNION THAT CAN ONLY BE CONCEIVED IN THE MIND OF A SICK MONSTER. THERE OUGHT TO BE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING SUCH A PRACTICE.

I'M SURE BALL WOULD AGREE.

 
At August 02, 2006 1:46 PM, Anonymous xtc said...

The bottled frappuccinos are blah but I am intrigued by banana-flavored milk, that sounds unusual.

 
At August 02, 2006 2:05 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

I have been practicing the no-blame, cause-cause teachings of L. Ron Hubbard for many years. And I can say I've had great success with the technique in my marriages.

For instance, when Kate does something mildly silly -- like saying, "No I don't want to have a baby," or "I don't think six months in a sensory deprivation chamber will be good for me" -- I go along with it.

EVERYTHING WORKS OUT IN THE END.

 
At August 02, 2006 3:46 PM, Anonymous kiwi said...

Traditionally, milkshakes in my land have no ice cream in them.

You want ice cream? You ask for a thick shake.

 
At August 02, 2006 4:49 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tg: thanks for pointing me to scott's cfs countdown. will be interesting to see who he picks. gennie's bishop grill was always my favorite. their steaks were just dredged in seasoned flour, not a thick batter. so meat didn't steam inside. course, this might not be a true cfs to some people, though i would argue that fried chicken is also better just floured not battered and pan=fried rather than deep-fried.

 
At August 03, 2006 1:32 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

Scott: I registered on your site to make more comments re your cfs countdown, but didn't find the site user friendly at all. perhaps tg has us spoiled. anyway, what i wanted to say is, try matt's in lakewood; matt martinez still owns it I think, tho he was no longer affiliated with the y.o. ranch last i heard. also, gene street's places --and my alzheimer's is kicking in -- do a good cfs. try the one in turtle creek village.

 
At August 03, 2006 9:11 AM, Anonymous tg said...

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At August 03, 2006 9:27 AM, Anonymous tg said...

ms.ery, i ferried your comment over to dallasfood.org. good thing i have deadlines today - that puts me in the perfect mood for doing Anything That Is Not Actual Work!

 
At August 03, 2006 9:59 AM, Blogger BK said...

ms.ery... the only "Matt's" left in Lakewood is the (now) vastly overated Rancho Martinez. I don't think it does cfs -- it's Tex-Mex. Food has gone way downhill, but the outdoor patio bar is great when the world outside one's door doesn't resemble the inside of a blast furnace.

"No Place" has been dead for at least two years and is now a bar.

 
At August 03, 2006 10:02 AM, Anonymous tg said...

i really liked No Place; i was sorry to see it close

 
At August 03, 2006 11:40 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

bk: can't argue with you re whether matt's has gone downhill; it's been several years since I last visited. However, I know it is Tex-Mex, but cfs was always on the menu, with cream gravy, chili or cheese sauce, and they used to do a good job.

 
At August 03, 2006 12:25 PM, Anonymous in the know said...

ms.ery, i've heard a rumor from a well-placed source that matt's rancho martinez will, in fact, be part of the CFS roundup.

 
At August 04, 2006 12:10 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I'm guessing the cfs at Babe's lands at #1 or at the very least in the Top 5. I'd kill for a half-decent cfs.

 
At August 04, 2006 12:47 PM, Anonymous C.N. said...

I'm not too sure about the idea of cherry milk. Seems weird.

(P.S., I like your blog.)

 
At August 18, 2006 4:43 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

Mm.. sounds good. I'll have to look for them next time I'm at the store.

 
At August 20, 2006 11:02 PM, Blogger D to the P said...

Pepsi bottling? Nothing cahooty about that, Pepsi bottles A LOT of your fave drins, and Pepsi doesn't own even .1% of their bottling division's client companies.

It is the same thing that UPS started and now FedEx does for many companies - that is, comapnies that do a LOT of shipping, but don't want the cost or liability of shipping, they let the shiippers themselves do the wharehousing. Very smart.

In the same way, FedEx/Kinkos (one of the reaasons that Kinko's held back the decision of IPO) is going to soon realize books sold, printed-just-in-time, then shipped digtally or in hard copy or both all in the very near future.

Very, very smart.

 
At August 20, 2006 11:06 PM, Blogger D to the P said...

They really shouldn't call them shakes. THey should go ahead and call them "Ice Cream Soups" - because that is what they have done. They have let their icecream sit in a fridge and changed the experation dates back a couple of weeks!

But, who doesn't love a good icecream soup?

 
At January 03, 2010 11:38 PM, Anonymous penis enlargement pills said...

I love Ben and Jerry's ice cream. I wish they had one here. Penis enlargement pills

 
At May 29, 2011 12:24 AM, Anonymous tabata timer said...

I love ben and jerrys :) The only bad thing is that they cost too much here where i live.

 

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