Review: Ben & Jerry’s launches coconutty new vegan flavour in the UK – Totally Vegan Buzz

Review: Ben & Jerry’s launches coconutty new vegan flavour in the UK

Ben & Jerry's launches coconutty new vegan flavour in the UK
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Ben & Jerry’s is set to launch new vegan ice cream flavour Coconutterly Caramel’d in the UK in January.

The new coconut-flavoured dessert features caramel and cookie swirls and chocolatey pieces.

Review

Totally Vegan Buzz reporter Samhita Foria, who was at the launch in Brighton, described the new product: “The subtle yet present coconut is a modest base, allowing the buttery swirls of caramel to take centre stage.

“It’s thankfully not sickly sweet like most dairy-free caramel offerings tend to be, reinforcing Ben & Jerry’s ‘grown-up’ ice-cream credentials.

“Chocolate chunks give texture amidst the pockets of almost dough-like cookie, adding enough complexity to mean that accidentally eating a whole tub straight away does not seem out of the question.

“Peanut Butter & Cookies should be quaking in its tub as Coconutterly Caramel’d is certain to steal the crown in January for the best dairy-free flavour to date.”

Dairy-free

Ben & Jerry’s launched three vegan flavours in 2017 – Chocolate Brown Fudge, Chunky Monkey and Peanut Butter & Cookies – all made using almond milk.

But this is the first time the company has used coconut milk in its vegan ice-cream.

Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement: “We’ve been having a lot of fun crafting & churning our non-dairy ice cream concoctions here at Ben & Jerry’s and…well…we’re coconutty about this one!

“A perfect balance of coconutty and caramelly vegan and Fairtrade Ice Cream, swirled with caramel & cookies and boldly loaded with chocolatey chunks.

“It’s our swirliest vegan concoction yet, with Ben & Jerry’s euphoria in every bite…just without the cow.”

Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with the Vegetarian Union and is using their vegan stamp of approval to certify that its non-dairy doesn’t include animal products of any kind – including eggs, dairy or honey.

The company’s ‘flavour guru’, Josine Nohlmans, told Vegan Food & Living: “We’ve been churning on this for years, trying to recreate the luscious flavours and satisfying creaminess that set Ben & Jerry’s dairy collection apart and we think we’ve cracked it with a taste like no udder.

“We think this tastes so good that our Non-Dairy fans won’t miss what’s missing.

“This flavor delivers it all – from caramel swirls to chocolatey chunks and…well…we’re coconutterly in love with this one.”

What do you think of the Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy flavours? Tell us in the comments section below!

Published by Oli Gross

Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation.

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