Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Chocolate Therapy Is One Of Ben & Jerry's Perfect Pints!

The Good: Amazing flavor, Reasonably priced for the quality, Good ingredients
The Bad: Nothing!
The Basics: Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream is an amazing flavor from the venerable brand!

It takes a lot for me to give a product a perfect (10/10) rating. In my body of works, there are a number of products and works that achieve that position, but whenever I consider a 10/10 rating, I actually spend some time after believing the product might be perfect trying to find any flaws that might rob it of that rating. But some products, of course, hold up to the scrutiny. Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream absolutely holds up.

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream is an amazing flavor of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's and is one of the perfect flavors from the Vermont-based ice cream company.


Ben & Jerry’s ice cream comes in a pint container. The Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream is a fairly chunky ice cream with an obvious additive. The chocolate cookie bits are present in virtually every bite. Though the packaging says there is a chocolate pudding swirl, I could not find one (visually) in the ice cream.

At (locally) $5.99 a pint, the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is an expensive ice cream, especially compared to other, comparable, ice creams. Ben & Jerry's ice cream is made of decent ingredients, which does set it apart from many other ice creams. And given the quality of the ice cream flavor, the Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream is worth the price!

Ease Of Preparation

The Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream is a loaded ice cream. As an ice cream, preparation is ridiculously simple: one need only to open the top of the container, scoop out a half cup and consume! There is no trick to preparing or eating the Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream!


The Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy ice cream smells strongly of chocolate. The cacao aroma is powerful even when the ice cream is frozen. As the ice cream nears its melting point, it becomes more aromatic and the smell of the chocolate is both distinct and powerful.

In the mouth, Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy ice cream tastes strongly of chocolate. The Chocolate Therapy is possibly the closest chocolate ice cream to a dark chocolate ice cream I've yet tasted from Ben & Jerry's. The chocolate flavor is rich and potent without being overly bitter and dry. The Chocolate Therapy ice cream manages to be sweetened by the chocolate cookie pieces without losing any of the strong, dark chocolate ice cream flavor.

This ice cream leaves a slightly dry, marginally sweet aftertaste in the mouth, though that aftertaste does not endure very long.


The Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream is a fairly heavy ice cream with a heavy additive (the cookie pieces are pretty solid in this ice cream). The pint represents four half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 250 calories, 130 of which are from fat. The fourteen grams of fat represent 22% of the RDA of fat, with 40% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 8 grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has 45 mg of cholesterol (that’s 15% of the RDA!) and 60 mg of Sodium (3% RDA). The only other real nutrients are four grams of protein, 15% RDA of Iron and 10% of the RDA of Calcium in the Chocolate Therapy Ice Cream.

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy has decent ingredients. Made primarily of Cream, Skim milk, and liquid sugar, there is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. The Chocolate Therapy Ben & Jerry’s is Kosher, but not marked as gluten free. There is no allergy warning on the pint.


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 pint I just opened would not have expired until October 22, 2018, though I'm sure it won't last that long in my household based on its quality!

The Chocolate Therapy ice cream is fairly dark in color and it leaves stains on both light and dark colored fabrics. If 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 Chocolate Therapy ice cream is truly amazing; every bite, every lick is powerful in its chocolate flavor, making it a satisfying ice cream for anyone who loves chocolate!

For other Ben & Jerry’s ice creams, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Urban Bourbon Ice Cream
Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream
Limited Edition Cotton Candy


For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!

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