Is it so hard to believe that a girl who hasn't eaten dairy products for the past 17 years of her life has never had Ben & Jerry's ice cream? Because last night when Leo and I were at the store restocking our now-empty fridge for the end of the week, we stopped by the ice cream section. Some girlfriends of mine had been talking about some fabulously wonderful (according to them) flavors of Ben & Jerry's that they had recently, and it piqued my interest in the stuff. As I looked over the flavors and tried to decide which one to try first, Leo paced behind me saying things like, "You're opening up a window," and "I can plow right through one of those in one sitting," in a questionable tone, referring to the pints we had in front of us. I told him that's why you need to put some in a bowl, and leave the rest in the freezer. But he just kept saying, "I don't know..." I proclaimed my superiorority over him yet again, as I do not have a problem with addiction of any kind, and grabbed my choice out of the freezer. Then he reached in and grabbed his, and looked at me warily as he put it in the cart.
Hahahaha! You poor addictive types. Sucks to be you! :P
Later, after we'd finished dinner and had spent enough time pretending to not be thinking about the pints of ice cream we had in the freezer, I suggested that I was ready to try this fabled "Ben & Jerry's" stuff of legend. I thought Leo would run me down as we headed to the kitchen! (Clearly, I had been wrong all this time in thinking he enjoyed the soy ice creams we brought home as much as he had said he had.) I put some into a bowl, and headed back to the couch, and Leo did the same, and then I tried it.
Meh. It was fine. The chocolate part was really...chocolatey, I guess.
I mean, it wasn't bad, but I didn't see what all the fuss was about. (I grabbed Karamel Sutra, in case you were wondering what I decided to pop my Ben & Jerry's cherry with.)
I'm kinda sad that I didn't grab a pint of the Pure Decadence we saw at Whole Foods...they have the kind made with coconut milk that I'd been wanting to try! Maybe next week...
Anyway, am I missing something? Maybe my years without dairy have made me jaded. I have to say that my enjoyment of cheeses I haven't been able to eat in forever has been through the roof over the last few months (as is evidenced by my ASS), so I don't think it's that I just don't care about all dairy. I dunno. Maybe I grabbed the wrong kind...we'll see if some other flavor makes me freak out more in the future. I've heard amazing things about a peach/raspberry cobbler flavor that I might be interested in...
What do you guys think? Am I nuts?