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Posted: 14:59 Fri 28-Apr-2006. Price: 65p/ standard 150g pack. Location: Sainsbury's, Finchley Road, London. Nutritional unusualness: 6.75g "carbohydrates" [presumably mostly sugar] per biscuit.
Snackspot reports: Previously hinted at in this discussion, these are just as "soft and almost chewy" as "Sandy" suggests, and possibly the closest thing to those ("soft bake"?) giant cookies available in this sort of size. Either way, a huge improvement on the Maryland Minis Cookies And Milk I bought in the same branch (1.09 per bag of "5 snack packs"), which gave no discernable impression of milk at all, despite a prominent "Each pack contains Calcium = 180ml milk" logo on each packet.

...In other chewy chunkiness, I wasn't all that impressed by McVitie's Carrot Cake or Fruit Cake either (Sainsbury's again, 99p each or 2 for 1.20), though the ever-controversial "polarbear" sounds very excited about Ben and Jerry's upcoming Glastonberry flavour "just spotted on their website, looks absolutely gorgeous. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate brownie chunks and lashings of fruity raspberry swirls, I love raspberries and chocolate brownies, will be trying this asap."

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Posted: 00:08 Sat 29-Apr-2006 by "Chris" # permalink comment
Comment: "Glastonberry" is a rebranding of a US equivalent which, IIRC, is called Magic Brownies, and ties in with Dave Matthews Band.

I had some while in the US recentely. It's... ehh. A bit blah. At the end of the day, it's raspberry ripple ice cream with small pieces of brownie in.

My advice would be to purchase a large tub of rasperry ripple ice cream, some brownie mix, and make your own equivalent. It would probably be better.

B+J does best when either: a) The chunks are big b) they make something you can't do yourself (like the lovely Fossil Fuel, or the tragically discontinued Oatmeal Cookie Crunch).

Glastonberry/Magic Brownie has neither of those things, and is not really worth the price. Disappointing.


Posted: 11:19 Sat 29-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Chris, This flavour sounds good to me, some of us like raspberry ripple ice cream with brownie pieces, Screw making it myself??
Posted: 13:15 Sat 29-Apr-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Oatmeal cookie crunch was lovely. My favourite is still cookie dough though.

You can't make your own Ben and Jerry's because they use their own brand of special icecream, anything else tastes inferior and bland.


Posted: 13:38 Sat 29-Apr-2006 by "Chris" # permalink comment
Comment: My point is when you purchase said flavour, it doesn't contain large enough brownie bits. I felt rather cheated, because I wanted large chewy brownie, and I got small smatterings.

I want big bits! Like cookie dough globs, or caramel chew chew chocolate.

Your mileage may vary, I suppose. No harm in trying :)


Posted: 17:14 Sat 29-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: I never tried Oatmeal Cookie Crunch unfortunately, I love Cookie Dough too!! I agree Philly,

So are they not like the Brownie pieces in Choc Fudge Brownie and Half Baked flavours? I wonder how small they are, I think I may end up with your viewpoint once I've tried it Chris, But that aside, does it taste good? I still am yet to find the Fossil Fuel flavour and I really want to try that...


Posted: 17:20 Sat 29-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: On a seperate point, In the USA, Ben and Jerry's do a Online Delivery service so anyone in America can order Ice Cream from the vast range on their website and have it delivered fresh and frozen, whereas in the UK we don't have that bloody privilege, We're expected to traipse to Blockbusters for our Ice Cream fix..=(
Posted: 01:33 Sun 30-Apr-2006 by "Chris" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh, I think it is a physical impossibility for B+J to make a flavour that doesn't taste good, polarbear :) In the end, we are stacking up the flavours against each other on their own little league table, but I was not as blown away as I might have liked.

Of course, they may increase the dosage this time round! I will be getting a pot myself in the hope this is true. Personally, I'm all about big chewy brownie pieces (as evidenced in the frozen yogurt variety of Chocolate Brownie), hence my suggestion for having a crack yourself at it. It can't be too hard :)

As for Fossil Fuel, my Blockbuster always seems to have it, everyone buys Phish Food for some awful reason (Glastonberry will at least be better than that sickliness!)


Posted: 10:40 Sun 30-Apr-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I hate Phish Food. The name is offputting and makes you think of fish, and its not their best flavour.
Posted: 23:18 Sun 30-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: I totally agree philly, the phish food is the only flavour I wouldn't buy again as I really didn't like it, I don't like the name and the marshmallow is just gooey and doesn't taste right but amazingly Ben & Jerry claim that it is their best selling flavour by miles?!!
Posted: 18:08 Mon 01-May-2006 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Yes I'm not a lover of Phish Food either as I don't really like the dark chocolate. I tried Cookie Dough today and that was lush but I think it could be improved by having milk chocolate chips in rather than plain.
Posted: 10:01 Tue 02-May-2006 by "Sauce" # permalink comment
Comment: I have to say I really like Phish Food but my favourite flavour is Dublin Mudslide. Not sure if its available in the UK but it has been here in Ireland for some time now.

Its Irish Cream Liqueur Ice Cream with Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Coffee Fudge Swirl


Posted: 10:17 Tue 02-May-2006 by "Sauce" # permalink comment
Comment: I have to say I really like Phish Food but my favourite flavour is Dublin Mudslide. Not sure if its available in the UK but it has been here in Ireland for some time now.

Its Irish Cream Liqueur Ice Cream with Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Coffee Fudge Swirl


Posted: 12:22 Tue 02-May-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Dublin Mudslide is lovely and yes it's available in the UK. Morrisons sell it. Cant really taste the irish cream in it though.
Posted: 14:47 Tue 02-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Well if you're from Ireland, Of course Dublin Mudslide is going to be your favourite flavour, It's representing your Capital City in glorious premium ice cream, I don't drink alcohol and so have avoided Dublin Mudslide as it is Liqueur based, What exactly is the name referring to anyway? as far as I know, Dublin doesn't suffer from Mudslides does it??
Posted: 15:08 Tue 02-May-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: You cant taste the liquer in it polarbear, I dont like liquer much either, but Mudslide is lovely.
Posted: 10:33 Thu 04-May-2006 by "Sauce" # permalink comment
Comment: polarbear, saying that I like Dublin Mudslide because im from Ireland is stupid.

The only mudslide that I know of that Dublin suffers from is a cocktail drink. A real Mudslide from the bar includes vodka, Kaluah coffee liqueur, cream and Bailey's Irish Cream (hence "Dublin")

Interestingly, Ben & Jerry's have apologized to Irish people for causing offence by calling a new flavor "Black & Tan" -- the nickname of a notoriously violent British militia that operated during Ireland's war of independence. The ice cream, available only in the United States, is based on an ale and stout drink of the same name.


Posted: 21:54 Thu 04-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah right I see, It's the name of a cocktail, well it makes sense now!

I'm half Irish by the way and I don't see how my comment about Dublin Mudslide being a favourite with the Irish was stupid? In the same way as I bet Teriyaki ice cream would go down a storm in Japan if you get what i mean...


Posted: 19:20 Sat 06-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried these cookies, quite nice but not like brownies, some people in this country need educating that brownies are soft cakes and that in no way can you associate a crunchy cookie or digestive biscuit with a brownie for god sakes

People are using "brownie" as a buzzword to sell stuff in the UK

pitiful..


Posted: 13:31 Sun 14-May-2006 by "Ryan" # permalink comment
Comment: For god's sake get a bloody life!
Posted: 19:28 Sun 14-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: says you mofo
Posted: 17:59 Tue 13-Jun-2006 by "Ryan" # permalink comment
Comment: Well yes, I do - if the consistency of a brownie and whether it's being used as a 'buzzword' are your biggest worries, you really are in trouble!
Posted: 18:24 Tue 13-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I doubt that they are his biggest worries.
Posted: 19:12 Tue 13-Jun-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I'm not sure of your logic there, "Ryan" - if your "biggest" worries were related to Brownies, then surely you'd actually be leading a joyous, carefree existence...?
Posted: 16:42 Sun 25-Jun-2006 by "Ryan" # permalink comment
Comment: Or a pointless one...
Posted: 08:47 Wed 28-Jun-2006 by "John Coxon"
(apparently posting from 85.12.65.1: hide.general.e2bn.org) # permalink comment
Comment: If you think that discussion of snacks such as brownies makes our existence pointless, can I just ask what you're doing on this website? It seems slightly illogical, to me.

Also, I went to Amsterdam and they had a B&J icecream shop in the station, and I had Dublin Mudslide and New York somethingorother and they were both gorgeous. Phish Food is still my clear favourite, however - the reason it sells so much is because it's simply awesome!


Posted: 20:22 Wed 28-Jun-2006 by "Ryan" # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps I was too harsh. I am interested in new snacks, but at the same time I think worrying whether 'brownie' is being used as a buzzword or not is going a bit far! It's only my opinion and no one is forced to listen to it.

P.S. On Polarbear's logic Fish and Chips ice cream should hit the UK very soon and be a smash hit - I won't be holding my breath...


Posted: 20:44 Wed 28-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Phish Food is the best-selling ice cream? and I am right, Brownie is being used as a buzzword and you think I'm going too far "worrying" about it? What about you? You're worrying about what i'm "worrying" about, or should i say you've been continually worrying about what i commented on 2 months ago, now whose existence is pointless
Posted: 14:21 Thu 29-Jun-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Ooh, handbag.
Posted: 18:30 Thu 29-Jun-2006 by "John Coxon" # permalink comment
Comment: As is reported on the main page (oooh, get me) I didn't think much to Glastonberry either, although apparently B&J have inserted rather bigger brownie pieces. I am still married to Phish Food, however I really liked Chocolate Therapy as well!
Posted: 18:36 Thu 29-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: I think they should make some ice cream with cashews and pistachios and mint cookies and pretzels and praline 37545 7
Posted: 13:01 Tue 08-Apr-2008 by "dd" # permalink comment
Comment: polarbear owned ryan there lol
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