The Good: Wonderful embodiment of both promised flavors, Not terrible on the nutrition front, Fair trade certified, Good ingredients
The Bad: None!
The Basics: Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream is a wonderful ice cream that lives up to all it promises, making for a perfect ice cream!
When it comes to ice cream, there are very few ice creams that I can find that truly find the balance between all of their promised flavors. Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch ice cream is one such ice cream. My wife, who has been on a ketogenic diet for the past year, had to alter her diet because of her heart and one of the things she has allowed herself is the occasional desert. After a year of only low-carb ice cream, I gave her a taste of the Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch ice cream and she took the container away from me and claimed that it was the best ice cream she had had in her entire life. While this might not be the best ice cream I have ever had, it is a flavor I could find no faults with. Ben & Jerry's got it absolutely right with the Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch!
There are very few ice creams that have a base and additives that are different, complimentary and in even proportion, but the Ben & Jerry's Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream manages to get that absolutely right with its coffee flavored ice cream and toffee pieces!
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream comes in a pint container. The Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream is a mostly smooth ice cream with hard toffee bits mixed throughout it. The toffee pieces range from 1/4" squares to almost inch long pieces. Some of the toffee pieces in the Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch are naked, hard toffee, while others have a slight coating of chocolate on them. None of the pieces are too big to be unruly and there is enough toffee in the pint container to get bits of toffee in almost every bite.
At (locally) $5.99 a pint, the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is an expensive ice cream, especially compared to other coffee ice creams. This is made of decent ingredients, which does set it apart from many other coffee ice creams.
Ease Of Preparation
The Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream is a lightly loaded ice cream. As an ice cream, preparation is ridiculously simple: one need only open the top of the container, scoop out a half cup and consume! There is no trick to preparing or eating the Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream!
The Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch smells strongly of coffee. The coffee scent is sweet and alluring, very clear to anyone who likes sweet coffee flavored drinks.
In the mouth, the Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch is dry and sweet, exactly like one might hope for from a coffee flavored ice cream. The flavor finishes with the buttery toffee flavor, infused by the pieces of toffee bar embedded in the ice cream. The two flavors synergize perfectly to create a sweet, buttery finish to the initially robust chocolate flavor. The Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch is the perfect execution of all it hopes to be.
The Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch has a mildly sweet aftertaste that does not last very long in the mouth after the last of the ice cream is consumed!
The Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream is a fairly light ice cream with a hard additive (the hard toffee bits). The pint represents four half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 300 calories, 180 of which are from fat. The twenty grams of fat represent 31% of the RDA of fat, with 65% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 13 grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has 75 mg of cholesterol (that’s 25% of the RDA!) and 45 mg of Sodium (2% RDA). The only other real nutrients are four grams of protein and 10% of the RDA of Calcium and 10% of the RDA of Vitamin A in the Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream.
Ben & Jerry’s has decent ingredients. Made primarily of Cream, Skim milk, and liquid sugar! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. The Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ben & Jerry’s is Kosher, but not marked as gluten free. There is an allergy warning for wheat, peanuts and tree nuts and it is fair trade certified.
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is both a frozen and a dairy product, so it is pretty obvious that it must be kept frozen in order to remain viable. Kept frozen it remains fresh for months.
The Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch ice cream is fairly light, but dark enough that it will stain, especially light fabrics. As well, when the ice cream melts and gets onto fabrics, it will require one to wash it right out. On nonporous surfaces, the ice cream wipes off exceptionally easily.
The Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch ice cream is perfect and well worth hunting down for anyone who loves coffee flavored ice cream and candy bits!
For other Ben & Jerry’s ice creams, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Pistachio Pistachio Ice Cream
Limited Batch Candy Bar Pie
Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt
For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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