A few weeks ago I was watching the Colbert Report and Stephen mentioned that his Ben and Jerry's flavor, Americone Dream, was losing in sales to Jimmy Fallon's flavor, Late Night Snack. He read the ingredients in Jimmy's ice cream, "Vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge covered potato chip clusters." When I first heard it I was disgusted. As a Colbert fan I was determined to help Stephen when the competition with Jimmy Fallon and decided I would go out and buy some Americone Dream the next chance I had. But every time I thought of Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack it sounded better to me. The more a thought of it, the more I craved it. Finally last night I was reminded of it again. I couldn't get it out of my head. I could no longer stand not know what this Late Night Snack tasted like. At 9pm I got into the car and drove to the nearest Wal-Mart. I found what I was looking for and headed home. My mouth was honestly watering before I even got home. How I made it home without cracking the carton open is still a mystery to me.
Finally I was home. I sat on the couch with my carton of Late Night Snack and a spoon. I finally had the object of my desire. I opened. I ate.
What then ensued can not be described adequately in words alone. It was an explosion of flavor. A perfectly psychedelic harmony of sweet and salty. It blew my mind. I still have a little bit left, and I can't wait to get home :)
I am sorry Stephen, you will still have my heart when it comes to late night comedy, but Jimmy wins the ice cream battle.
*Disclaimer: I absolutely love this new flavor, but if you don't like the combination of sweet and salty, you may not. I know Megan didn't. Try at your own risk. You may be disgusted, but you also run the risk of having you head exploded because of over-exposure to pure awesomeness.