Thank You Cherry Much Ice Cream Pint - Aldi $1.99
A while ago, Aldi started offering three permanent flavors of "Super Premium Ice Cream" and it's pretty obvious that this is their attempt at a house-brand Ben and Jerry's. Just look at it!
Instead of a cow, we've got a (nightmarish clip-art) sheep, bright colors and playful ice cream flavor names. Even though, "Thank You Cherry Much" is pretty lame when compared to the ever cool "Cherry Garcia," from the looks of the flavor description, they might be one and the same. Cherry Garcia is my #1 favorite Ben and Jerry's flavor, (it makes the BEST root beer floats) so if this $1.99 pint turns out to be a dupe, my wallet and I are going to be very happy.
Woah! This is a significantly darker cherry-color than any pint of Cherry Garcia I've ever had, and it looks darker than the ice cream shown on the front of the packaging as well. Maybe this won't be as dupe-y as I thought.
On the surface I see a few scattered cherry pieces (which are my favorites) and a bunch of little "fudge" flakes. Enough analyzing, I wanna stuff my face!
I targeted a little piece of cherry around the perimeter and scooped up a spoonful. As a Cherry Garcia fan, I can tell you that this does NOT taste exactly like Cherry Garcia, but it is fairly close. The ice cream base here has more of a cherry-heavy flavoring to it, which I do really like, but it's just not the same. Since I'm so loyal to my number one B&J's flavor, this is my least favorite of the three current Aldi offerings, BUT it's still really yummy.
If you're looking for an exact B&J's dupe, you'll be disappointed, but overall, this is a delicious chocolate cherry ice cream, and if I wasn't so enamored with Cherry Garcia, I'm sure I'd be over the moon for it. So even though this flavor didn't win me over, the other two Aldi offerings are DELICIOUS and I have repurchased them several times over. I highly recommend these pints of ice cream, and for $1.99?! I suggest you all give them a try!
OTHER ALDI B&J-DUPE FLAVORS
Make Fudge Not War (I lost track of how many pints of this we've eaten)
Brookie Dough (we just finished off another pint of this the other weekend)
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