Last but by no means least in the new cookie core range from Ben & Jerry’s is Utter Peanut Butter Clutter, a peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cookies & a crumbled peanut butter cookie core. I reviewed the previous two, speculoos and chocolate version last week.
Being completely honest this ice cream looked boring compared to any other Ben & Jerry’s when I took the lid off. Sure there are some nice peanut butter specks in there but it looked a bit plain.
Digging in, I found this wasn’t true at all. The peanut butter core stands out but I think it’s a case of the cookie pieces and the ice cream being near identical in colour but they’re there alright!
I didn’t find the ice cream very strong at first, but it soon kicked in and as with the other Ben and Jerry’s peanut butter flavours, it’s rich, creamy and although I hate peanut butter normally very enjoyable. The core and cookies are very peanut buttery and while I found the cookies have the type of flavour I don’t like – the only way I can describe it is roof of the mouth smacking – the texture went well with the crunchy core. The core itself is also strong but the texture completely changes it from me and takes the part away I hate and just leaves the flavour.
As with the previous two the texture of the cookie core range are what are make these tubs. I certainly didn’t expect to prefer the Peanut flavour to the chocolate but there’s a first for everything and this is a very nice tub in my opinion.