REVIEW: Ben & Jerry’s Limited Batch Pecan Sticky Buns Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Limited Batch Pecan Sticky Buns Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s flavors that are exclusive to one store or area carry a strong sense of injustice, for me at least. I saw a flavor last year that was exclusive to Texas. It’s like, hey, what’s wrong with (insert other 49 states here)!? You think you’re better than us?

Driving to Texas for an exclusive flavor is one thing, but it’s frustrating enough when I can’t go to my precious Wegmans to get a certain flavor and I have to go to a Target or Walmart instead. Bleh!

Even though Pecan Sticky Buns sounded really enticing, the thought of going to a Walmart in Rochester sounded anything but. I don’t think I’d been to one in a good two years. I hadn’t had sticky buns in a few years either, not since the last time I attended an adult caramel party. Think of the party from Eyes Wide Shut, only a lot weirder and with a lot more caramel.

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With this ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s did a really good job with getting certain flavors of an actual sticky bun down. The buttery brown sugar ice cream was pretty accurate. You definitely get a strong brown sugar flavor with this. I know because I used to pour a pound of brown sugar into my oatmeal when I was little.

There are chunks of sticky bun dough to further nail the brown swirly ooey-gooey parts of the sticky buns. You know what I mean. The sticky bun dough chunks were exactly like the cinnamon bun dough chunks from Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Bun flavor, which I’m not even sure is a flavor anymore. I know they have different names, but I’m suspicious they were the same exact chunks. Think they tried to sneak one by us here.

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The pecans were ridiculously flavorful. They appeared to be normal pecans but they tasted like those cinnamon roasted one you get at a baseball game or festival. They had that boiled in something sweet taste and it is pretty magnificent. I mean, there are not many things that wouldn’t be delicious if you boiled them in cinnamon. I bet Hannibal Lector boiled some of his victims in cinnamon before going to Chowtown. I just know there’s a deleted scene of that. Probably.

Lastly, there’s a cream cheese frosting swirl whose presence in a bite will always surprise you because it blends in perfectly with the ice cream. The swirls aren’t very thick, which was nice because you don’t get surprise flavor slammed by cream cheese, and they are a nice touch as they take you away from the cinnamon taste for a second.

Overall, it’s a good concoction, but it is SUPER rich, even for Ben & Jerry’s. I’ve had other exclusive Walmart flavors, but they were subpar (I’m looking at you, Cotton Candy). This one was worth the trip.

(Nutrition Facts – 1/2 cup – 300 calories, 170 calories from fat, 19 grams of total fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of total carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 23 grams of sugars, and 4 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $4.09
Size: 1 pint
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Has flavors very reminiscent of real pecan sticky bun. Adult caramel parties.
Cons: A bit too rich. Having to go to Walmart to get it. Ben & Jerry’s exclusive flavor injustice.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Ben & Jerry’s Limited Batch Pecan Sticky Buns Ice Cream”

  1. What exactly is the problem with going to walmart and or even a target for exclusive flavors??? Isn’t hunting down snacks/treats part of the fun of these goodies???

    1. That’s because the “cons” section has always been a joke at this site. Stupid, random stuff.

    2. See, knowing where exactly to go for a flavor is not fun at all. Having to go to Wal-Mart and fear getting stabbed or robbed (Rochester Wal-Marts are kind of scary) is even less fun.

  2. This flavor was phenomenal when I had it about a month ago. One of the best Ben & Jerry’s flavors ever released. Everyone I know that tried it absolutely loved it.

  3. Is it bad that I didn’t find it too rich? That being said, I wasn’t a fan. I much prefer the cinnamon buns flavor which in my opinion was actually the sweeter one and the pecan bits were a bit bland and unappetizing for me. I wish they would’ve used candied pecans! My dad loved it, however.

  4. I have never had cream cheese ice cream. I don’t see how it would work.

    1. The cream cheese is a swirl, it’s not actual ice cream. It’s pretty good. I don’t see how cream cheese ice cream could work either haha.

    2. The swirl isn’t as dense and thick like eating a spoon of actual cream cheese, either. As mentioned on the label, it’s more of a frosting. It’s smooth, thin, and sweet while only slightly tart. It’s kind of gooey like a cream cheese frosting on a hot cinnamon bun rather than firm like on a cold bagel. I don’t think I would understand or like like the latter option, either! It’s definitely something you need to try!

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