Monday, March 7, 2011

Jimmy Fallon vs. Stephen Colbert: Battle of Ben & Jerry's Late Night Ice Cream Flavors

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AmeriCone Dream: Colbert's flavor, too, shares traits with its namesake. Like, it's, well...conservative. The base is plain vanilla, as opposed to Fallon's flavor base, which is vanilla flecked with vanilla bean and the caramel swirl is just...caramel swirl. The chocolate-covered chunks of sugar cone are tasty, but you certainly can't say there's anything counterintuitive about them -- this being ice cream, and them being cone.

To sum up: Eating AmeriCone Dream is essentially eating vanilla ice cream with a caramel swirl on a chocolate dipped sugar cone. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as a certain comedian -- who kinda had his own Ben & Jerry's flavor for a while there -- once said.

CHRISSY WILMES
  • Chrissy Wilmes

Considering this description basically shouts "been there, done that," the flavors work. While it inches up to the line of too-sweet, it doesn't cross it, and the ice cream makers found a way to get the texture of those sugar-cone pieces just right: chewy to the point of almost stale, but with just enough crunch.

The Verdict These flavors are strikingly similar. Looking at them, we almost expected them to taste identical, aside from the business with the potato chips. Vanilla, caramel, crunch. Vanilla, caramel, crunch. How different can that be?

Very different, it turns out. And though it comes as a bitof a shock -- to Gut Check, we mean -- we're coming down on the side of the vanilla.

AmeriCone Dream it is. Yes, it's plain, as in plain good.

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