This week’s Monday Munchies comes courtesy of the Ben and Jerry’sTruck and official Girlfriend/Co-writer of DCWD Texas’s amazing ability to bombard them on Twitter (@BenJerrysTruck) with requests to come to her office:
As part of Ben and Jerry’s marketing efforts for their new Greek Frozen Yogurt flavors, they’ve taken to the road in the Ben and Jerry’s Truck and are hitting four East Coast and four West Coast cities to give away free samples. On this trip to my office, they brought enough free fro-yo for the entire office of 200 employees! The flavors they scooped that day were Banana Greek Frozen Yogurt with Peanut Buttery Swirls and Blueberry and Vanilla Greek Frozen Yogurt with a Graham Cracker Swirl.
Solely for research purposes of course, I took it upon myself to sample both flavors. While originally entranced by the childhood throw back to banana peanut butter, with its rich, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth peanut butter swirls and prominent banana end notes, the real winner in my eyes ended up being the Blueberry and Vanilla with Graham Cracker Swirl. There was just something about the crunchy graham cracker swirl and the freshness of the blueberry that married a bit better with the tangy Greek yogurt. While it probably won't be a replacement for original Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for me (I’ve always been slightly averse to the tanginess of Greek Yogurt and just can’t wean myself off of Half Baked), both flavors were a lovely afternoon treat and definitely raised the spirits of the office on a Thursday afternoon.
The Ben and Jerry’s truck will be dishing out free treats in DC until May 11th, but they are only making deliveries to office locations, so be sure to tweet at them incessantly until they stop by your office!
Taste Test: 3.5 Forks (out of 5)
Perfect For: An afternoon treat!