On the Shelf: Ben & Jerry’s “Save Our Swirled (SOS)”

Since 1978 Ben & Jerry’s has been a constant in discussions about good quality ice cream, and the brand has certainly delivered on that reputation time and time again. They remain once of the most loved ice creams brands in Australia, so whenever they introduce a new flavour to their ever-evolving Legendairy range it’s always to a welcoming and warm reception. Their latest addition, Save Our Swirled is the brand’s effort to raise awareness for Australians to stand up and be proactive when encouraging the government to commit to an international agreement to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to keep global warming below 2*C. Political and delicious.

With this new addition, Ben & Jerry’s are encouraging people to sign the Avazz Petition that advocates for steps towards an 100% Clean World. I don’t think they’ll have a problem getting the word out there with Save Our Swirled, since the new flavour stands as their single greatest entry this year.

Overall, Save Our Swirled is the 26th Ben & Jerry’s flavour, surprisingly turning towards a classic blend which leans more towards the flavour of a traditional jelly jam roll, with added texture from chewy dark chocolate and white fudge ice cream cones. They achieve this nostalgic flavour with a base of light raspberry ice cream with gooey raspberry and marshmallow swirls. The texture from the hidden fudge cones breaks up that smooth, juicy taste that is strong and rich, but not overwhelmingly so.

I ate half of the 458ml tub before the rest of it melted during transit. Being impatient, I unashamedly admit I poured the rest into a glass and had myself a bit of a milkshake. Having grown up with jelly rolls, nothing has even come close for me at capturing that addictively sweet flavour; I’m confident in stating that this is now my go-to flavour of Ben & Jerry’s and I’ll definitely be hording a few of these for the festive season.

Save Our Swirled is available in 458ml pint tubs for an RRP of $11.95. For further details head to www.benandjerry.com.au or facebook/benandjerryaustralia


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.