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We ALL Scream for Ice Cream!

By: Shannon Keane, Copy Editor (skeane3@uic.edu)

We all know the struggle: you’re standing in the middle of the freezer aisle, Redboxed movie and frozen pizza in your hand. So excited to get back home, curl up on the couch, and spend a night in with your best friends. However, yet again, it was your job to pick the flavors of Ben and Jerry’s to eat. What do you choose? Your best friend likes cookie dough, but the one who just broke up with her boyfriend likes coffee… and you prefer Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCONE Dream (because, let’s face it, most clever name EVER).  And, because Jewel just loves squeezing money out of broke and sad lonely college kids, nothing is on sale.

This used to be a severe problem for most Americans. What flavor of ice cream do you get? BUT HAVE NO FEAR! Ben and Jerry have, yet again, blown us away with their brilliance. With Ben and Jerry’s new “core” pints, you no longer have to decide what flavor of ice cream to get. The idea is simple: two flavors, fudge, caramel, or jam running through the middle, one amazing experience. For example, their Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge has one side chocolate ice cream, one half peanut butter. With the layer of fudge running down the middle of the two flavors, you’d think it couldn’t get any better. And then, lo and behold, you bite into a peanut butter cup, which is one of many scattered throughout.

According to Huffington Post, Ben and Jerry’s is “dreamy, will solve all your problems, and we can’t believe this hasn’t caught on sooner.” No longer will Americans be stuck in the freezer aisle with their Redbox movie trying to decide what flavor of ice cream to get!

No longer will you be scraping the middle of your pint, sick of the flavor you were so excited about fifteen bites ago. No longer will you be stuck in the middle of a hot fudge sundae with no fudge left. No longer will you be mediating the argument between your friends about what flavor of ice cream you should have gotten (let’s face it – no college kid can afford THREE PINTS).

So next month, when new Ben and Jerry’s CORE flavors hit stores, pick one (or all four) up for $4.39 each. There’s Salted Caramel, That’s my Jam, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Hazed and Confused. Your life (and waistband) will never be the same again!

Further reading? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/ben-jerrys-core-ice-cream_n_4854680.html#slide=1122152

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