I was so excited to try this pint!! Every now and then Ben & Jerry's bring out a limited edition pint and this is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's Legend album and is in partnership with the 1Love Foundation, every pint help funds a youth empowerment programme in Jamaica - surely that cancels out the guilt of eating a whole pint in one sitting?
I decided a while back to try every flavour of Ben & Jerrys, I only have the two new christmas flavours, Peanut Butter Me Up and a couple of scoop shop flavours to try but sadly I discovered my love for Ben & Jerrys a little late and managed to miss all their previous banana flavours.Happily for me this is banana ice cream with caramel and cookie swirls and chocolatey peace signs.
Once I opened the pint up I could immediately smell the banana , so far so good! I think it's quite easy to ruin banana flavoured ice cream but as usual this is a delicious base ice cream, I'm ridiculously impatient with ice cream so normally have to deal with the first layer being slightly more frozen but this was really creamy from the get go, if I were a normal person I would have been able to scoop this from the tub straight away.
It's not as chunk filled as other pints but there are a decent amount of chocolate peace signs dotted about, they're a good tasting chocolate which if you've had Ben & Jerrys before you'll know from Phish food etc and they go really well with the banana ice cream.
The caramel swirl was noticeable from the first scoop and again goes so well with the banana and chocolate, its only a subtle caramel flavour but you can really taste it when you get some mixed in. I didn't seem to have that much cookie swirl in my pint, but to be honest I didn't really miss it. Cookie and cookie dough are flavours Ben & Jerry excel at, the flavouring of this swirl is just as good as any other they've had but where I really noticed the cookie swirl was in the texture. Every now and then I got a gristley (I know that's not even a word but it is the only word my brain can put to it!) cookie flavoured bite, like a miniature version of a really tiny piece of cookie dough.
I really really enjoyed this bar, I'm gutted it's a limited edition and I'll have to stock up before it goes off to the flavour graveyard!