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Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream
OFFICIAL SNACK REPORT
Sanctioned By WASAW Snack Committee
Reviewed By: Paddy O'Poppycock
OFFICIAL NAME OF SNACK: Ben & Jerry's Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream
DESCRIPTION OF SNACK:
SSI RATING (SNACK SATISFACTION INDEX - 1-10): 8
What's truly wonderful about AmeriCone Dream is that the individual ingredients - the waffle cone pieces, the caramel - don't dominate. They enhance. I don't think I remember another Ben and Jerry's flavor where I was left thinking about the rich vanilla ice cream flavor. The fudge-waffle cone pieces are amazing in a supporting role that can easily be confused for the lead. They are the Don Cheadle or Paul Giamatti of ice cream ingredients. And the caramel adds a nice underlying treat if not a delicious Ben & Jerry's staple.
What happens when the day comes that Mr. Colbert moves on from his Comedy Central show? Will this flavor survive? One might think so - Cherry Garcia continues to be a best seller for Ben and Jerry's years after Jerry Garcia passed away, and Phish Food has stuck together longer than the band after which it was named. But Colbert is playing a character, albeit one that shares his real name, and if he should move on to a different role down the road, will Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream still make sense?
Also... not quite enough caramel.
Good stuff. While the ice cream will make you happy, Stephen Colbert's grinning mug on the packaging will make you smile. Geesh, that last sentence sounded like Gene Shalit just entered the snack review business.
DO YOU RECOMMEND THIS SNACK? (YES/NO - EXPLAIN):
Yes, absolutely. Anything Stephen Colbert touches turns to gold. Or fudge-covered waffle cones.
The show's very funny, don't get me wrong. And while it's possible laughter with a mouthful of AmeriCone Dream might take your mind off the delicious taste of the ice cream, there is no evidence you will choke. But I say that without doing any research or attempting this stunt on my own. Damn you and your medical questions.
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