Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Chocolate Fudge Brownie, 458 Millilitre, $12.00
Fudgy chunks of brownie goodness mixed into dark and rich chocolate ice cream. Sounds like a dream. At first, that’s all it was. Long ago, we were making brownie ice cream sandwiches for sale in grocery stores. Sometimes there would be broken pieces in the brownie delivery, and we’d nab them for flavour experiments. What would brownie pieces taste like in chocolate ice cream? Pretty good, as it turns out! That original experimental flavour eventually became the legendary ice cream concoction known as Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Meanwhile, Ben Cohen had met Bernie Glassman, the founder of Greyston Bakery, a Yonkers, New York, USA-based company with a mission to end poverty and give back to the community. Equally important, their brownies were just so darn good—after sampling some, Ben handwrote a note asking for two truckloads of brownie pieces. While we knew Greyston would be the ideal supplier for turning Chocolate Fudge Brownie into a flavour sold by the tub, getting the brownies to cooperate wasn’t easy. After about 25 batches of brownies and six months of work, the flavour finally debuted in 1991, and it’s been a hit ever since. All the cocoa, sugar and vanilla Ben & Jerry’s uses is Fairtrade certified, and the milk and cream comes from Caring Dairy farmers. Greyston Bakery, one of the largest social enterprises in the USA, continues to provide the brownies for this and all of our flavours. Our ice cream is made with cage-free eggs. And all our packaging is responsibly sourced.