Over the years, there has been one consistent thread in Ben & Jerry’s offerings, regardless of the social justice connection, partner, or playful name:
the flavor must be delicious.
Enter Ben & Jerry’s latest ice cream innovation, Topped, a new line of seven unique flavors covered with a chocolatey ganache.
There’s a Topped flavor for every fan — whether your jam is fruit, peanut butter, caramel or mint – and each is perfectly paired with a generous and luxurious layer of chocolatey ganache on top.
a brown butter bourbon ice cream with blonde brownies and whiskey caramel swirls topped with white chocolatey ganache and white fudge chunks. This over-the-top flavor is produced in partnership with Vermont spirit sensation WhistlePig Whiskey, proudly featuring their award-winning 6 year whiskey, WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye, cooked into the caramel swirls.
And that’s just the tip-top of the flavor iceberg. The remaining six flavors are:
Chocolate Caramel Cookie Dough – Chocolate ice cream with caramel swirls & gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough topped with caramel cups & chocolatey ganache
PB Over the Top – Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter swirls & peanut butter cups topped with mini peanut butter cups & chocolatey ganache
Salted Caramel Brownie – Vanilla ice cream with salted caramel swirls & fudge brownies topped with caramel cups & chocolatey ganache
Strawberry Topped Tart – Sweet cream ice cream with strawberry swirls & pie crust pieces topped with white chocolatey ganache & candy sprinkles
Thick Mint – Mint ice cream with chocolate cookie swirls & mint chocolate cookie balls topped with chocolate cookies & chocolatey ganache
Tiramisu – Mascarpone ice cream with fudge swirls & shortbread pieces topped with espresso fudge chunks & chocolatey ganache
“We wanted to dial up the indulgence level with this unique line of flavors, which entirely challenges HOW you eat this ice cream,” said Dena Wimette, Ben & Jerry’s Innovation Guru.
“We started with sundaes and all the things you add to sundaes to make them great as our inspiration. You could say we ended up going over the Topped.”
Eating a Topped flavor is an exercise in personalization and precision. Should you scrape off the layer of semi-soft, chocolatey ganache before going any further? Tunnel down and eat the ice cream first? Or get the best of all worlds by removing the lid and eating the flavor vertically with delicious ganache, chunks and ice cream all in one beautifully balanced bite? Whatever method you choose you can’t lose, so go ahead. This is a judgment free zone.
Topped flavors are available now at retailers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $4.99-5.49. Learn more at benjerry.com.