Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ben and Jerry's Creme Brulee

About a month ago I was scheduling a grocery delivery when I came across a flavor I hadn't seen before: Ben and Jerry's Creme Brulee.

Now you may think that I, being the size that I am, regularly snarf a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting. Not really. That sort of thing happened when I dieted and completely disconnected myself from any true feelings of hunger or fullness, but it doesn't happen so much now.

But this was a new flavor, and it was soooo good, before I knew it, the whole pint was gone. The key difference between this and when I dieted, I savored every moment of its melty goodness.

Before I actually bought it, along with another unfamiliar flavor having to do with dinosaurs, I looked at Ben and Jerry's website to find the whole scoop. (Oh groan...that's how I make people laugh without intending to.)

If you go to the Flavor Graveyard, you can have some fun with the haunted house.

The Creme Brulee? You must have some. It's the next best thing to dark chocolate. (The next time I bought a pint of it, no, I couldn't eat the whole thing at once.)

But speaking of this ice cream stuff...I am so hungry now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Heidi - it's been a while, but I do look in on you from time to time. I see you're still reading and writing, which is great! I can't complain, myself. Plenty of reasons to be thankful for life these days.

As for B&J' about some Dulce de Leche next time? Here's one review of the product.

I know you don't eat veal (or other animals, either) because you have a compassionate heart. Don't forget that the veal industry could never exist in its present form without the existence of the dairy industry. Since cows must be impregnated (on the "rape rack") in order to be milk producers, calves are a byproduct of the dairy industry. Each cow produces about five calves during her lifetime (even though a cow can live twenty years, most dairy cows are sent to the slaughterhouse at age five). Male calves — since they cannot become dairy cows — are often sold to the veal industry for about five dollars each.

OK, I've gone on too long. But have you tried the non-dairy frozen dessert options lately? They taste great, and have zero cholesterol. Certainly not a health food, but it's so much easier on my conscience. :)

Love and peace and hugs,

justwhen (aka "rachel")