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09 October, 2006

Ben & Jerry's Ritz Cracker Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Puttin' On The RitzThe folks at Ben & Jerry's announced the winner of their "Do us a Flavor" contest, where people submit their ice cream flavor ideas.

The winner is Tasha Callister of Jacksonville, Florida who submitted her flavor called, "Puttin' On The Ritz", described as a mouth-watering blend of Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel and Ritz Cracker Swirl with Chunks of Chocolate Covered Sandwiches.

She claims it's based on something her grandmother did, by roasting cubes of caramel on sticks over a campfire, then smushing the soft stick stuff between a couple of Ritz crackers.

Runners up were...

  • "Mojito" by Timothy Link of Troy, ID -- a blend of lime ice cream with a light swirl of brown sugar, a touch of white rum and sprinkled with mint.


  • "Wackie Chan" by Kerstin Karlhuber of Brighton, MA -- a mouth-watering blend of sweet cream and ginger flavored ice cream, chocolate-covered fortune cookie bits and a fudge swirl


  • "Apricotabra!" by Reina Chilton of Tempe, AZ -- a magical mix of creamy vanilla bean ice cream, juicy chunks of apricot and extra dark chocolate, swirled with a tart apricot preserve drizzle


  • "Italian Renaissance" by Robin Thorneycroft of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada -- an invigorating mix of amaretto liqueur ice cream with cherry chunks and sliced almonds
The worst ideas of the bunch were...

  • "Gorgonzilla" - pear sorbet, Gorgonzola cheese nuggets, walnuts and grapes - described as "something you would have after a steak meal"


  • "Lemon/Cayenne" - vanilla/lemon swirl with lemon cream and cayenne pepper


  • "The Armand" - sauteed pears with reduced balsamic vinegar in a cream cheese flavored ice cream


  • "Whatz Up Black Olive" - chunks of black olive in vanilla ice cream


  • "Curious Avocado Experiment" - avocado ice cream with lemon creme swirl, macadamia nuts and white chocolate chunks
I'm not sure why "Lemon/Cayenne" was considered to be among the worst, that actually sounds kinda good. I don't know about black olive ice cream though.

5 comments:

pointedview on 10/09/2006 07:03:00 AM said...

I think the Curious Avocado Experiment, despite being a slight rip-off of the show Alton Brown did by that name, sounds pretty tasty.

Stratocat on 10/10/2006 09:25:00 AM said...

How about Wasabi Peas in Spumoni?

Anita on 10/10/2006 07:36:00 PM said...

Aw, I think the runners up sound 10 times better than the flavor that won.

Lady S on 10/14/2006 07:06:00 PM said...

They didn't even choose mine as a "worst". I don't remember what I called it, but it was vanilla ice cream with maple fudge and cheddar cheese chunks. I think I named it something Vermonty. Maybe even "The Full Vermonty".

I used to work at a country store where we gave samples of fudge and local cheddar cheese. I used to eat them together.

Matthew on 10/18/2006 12:00:00 PM said...

Ritz? Aren't those laden with PHSO and trans-fats?

A sign that Ben & Jerry's (Lever) is moving away from their roots?

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