Ben & Jerry’s has launched three new varieties of non-dairy ice cream, as well as three traditional ice cream flavours.
The range of non-dairy desserts include caramel almond brittle with salted caramel swirls and pieces of almond brittle; cherry garcia, which combines cherries and fudge flakes; plus coconut seven-layer bar which includes coconut, fudge chunks, walnuts and swirls of graham cracker and caramel.
Ben & Jerry’s global new product development manager Kirsten Schmioler said: “Our non-dairy fans will never miss what’s missing. These flavours deliver it all – from caramel swirls to chunks of almond brittle. You’ll get Ben & Jerry’s euphoria in every bite.”
Meanwhile, the brand has added three traditional dairy ice creams in pint-sized tubs. The new flavours are influenced by recent food trends like bold burnt flavours, salted twists on all-round favourites, and nostalgic eating experiences.
For instance, new Ben & Jerry’s urban bourbon contains burnt caramel ice cream with almonds, fudge flakes and a bourbon caramel swirl; while truffle kerfuffle is a vanilla ice cream with roasted pecans, fudge chips and a salted chocolate ganache swirl.
There’s also a variant called oat of this swirled, with a buttery brown sugar ice cream, fudge flakes and oatmeal cinnamon cookie swirls.
“The salty-sweet combination [of salted chocolate] is a hard one to resist,” added Ben & Jerry’s Eric Fredette, “especially in desserts. Salted caramel burst on the scene a few years ago, and now salted chocolate is getting some well-deserved attention.
“The caramel swirl in the urban bourbon ice cream complements the sweet caramel notes in the whiskey, while the oatmeal, cinnamon and brown sugar in oat of this swirled are all about nostalgia. It’s like being in your grandmother’s kitchen. This one should satisfy people who yearn for that kind of homeyness.”
The new pint tubs will be available in grocery stores across the US from this month, with suggested retail prices of $4.99 for the dairy ice cream and $5.99 for the non-dairy ice cream.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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