Ice Cream Review: Ben & Jerry’s Cotton Candy

With yet more snow looming, I decided to pop into Ben & Jerry’s for a few hand-packed pints to sustain me through the inclement weekend. At just 230 calories for a half cup, Ben & Jerry’s Cotton Candy ice cream registers as one of their lightest offerings. One look at the hand-packed pint’s off-white base with hints of mauve, and it’s not hard to see why: it’s almost wholly bereft of mix-ins and a marked departure from the ice cream’s description on their website, which claims it’s “loaded with cotton candy pieces.” I counted just four pieces of crystallized sugar in the entire pint. And that’s a real shame because they nailed the carnival classic’s flavor.

If there was some way to ensure a future purchase would more closely match the description, I’d be willing to give this one another chance. Short of that, though, I’m just going to have to turn my attention to the litany of other options that I’ve yet to try.

Pr(Buy Again): low

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