Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ben & Jerry’s FroYo Line: Half Baked FroYo Review

Fro-yo girl here. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of the frozen yogurt category, Ben & Jerry’s offers four flavors of lowfat, probiotic fro-yo available in your supermarket freezer:

* Strawberry Banana
* Half Baked
* Chocolate Fudge Brownie
* Cherry Garcia

I purchased a pint of Half Baked (regular price $4.19 at Lucky’s). Half Baked combines chocolate and vanilla fro-yo with fudge brownies & chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s made with skim milk and has live and active yogurt cultures.

I didn’t like it. It tastes like a lowfat ice cream version of Half Baked ice cream. I bought it because I wanted fro-yo, not ice cream. The cookie dough globs are disgusting – gritty, soft and sickeningly sweet. The brownies aren’t quite as offensive. It’s a product for ice cream lovers and the curious, and perhaps somewhat health conscious.

Apparently the Ben & Jerry Scoop shops carry additional fro-yo flavors (Black Raspberry and Vanilla) not sold in supermarkets.

2 stars (out of 5) for their Half Baked FroYo.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.


Anonymous said...

"I bought it because I wanted fro-yo, not ice cream."I think that says it all. If you are looking for straight fro-yo, then the fro-yo version of a such a rich ice cream is the wrong place to look. As a less deadly substitute for cookie/brownie ice cream, I found it to be very good.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the anonymous commenter. I think it's good too. Don't compare the low fat frozen yogurt to a much fattier version of the ice cream. You know already that it's going to be less rich. Don't be complaining.

Jamiee said...

I am eating it right now. As i right this. It is really good. The brownies are a little...hard, and more than a couple bites makes me feel, sweet sick...? But it still tastes yummy! I love frozen yogurt, and ice cream, and the reason i am here, is cuz i looked up froyo to find frutier flavorsw, cuz im not a huge fan of chocolate.

Anonymous said...

I love Half Baked - I buy 1 or 2 a week - I am hooked

Anonymous said...

you guys are nuts..It's amazing

Anonymous said...

Froyo! So good makes you wanna smack your mami!