I tried out the new Ben & Jerry's Sofa So Good flavour last week, and while it wasn't a contender for the top spot, it was still Ben & Jerry's, so it was pretty good. I went back to Tesco and picked up its partner flavour, which is also sofa themed, entitled Wholly Couch. It consists of vanilla ice cream with caramelised pecans, blondie brownies and a salted caramel swirl.
I don't know why I get turned off at the idea of a vanilla ice cream in a Ben & Jerry's tub, they actually do it very well. It's a creamy, flavoursome ice cream that doesn't get in the way of all the other elements in the tub. Thankfully, the other bits are great. The pecans provide a great sweet, nutty flavour that lasts for a good few spoonfuls, and they pack a crunch that is very satisfying. The brownies are a marked improvement on those in the Sofa So Good, they're smaller and less stodgy, a nice chewy chunk of brownie with a good chocolate flavour. The caramel swirl provides a sweet undertone that brings it all together, making this an overall great tub of ice cream. It's not as outlandish or jam packed as some varieties, but it does everything well. If you're after a living room furniture themed Ben & Jerry's, I'd say this is the one to go for.
My rating: 5/5
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