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I remember when dairy free Ben & Jerry’s came out. None of the “viral” Facebook pages could get enough of it and everyone vowed to try dairy free Ben & Jerry’s as soon as possible. Then life happens to all of us, and we completely forget about the fact one of our favourite treats is now available as a dairy free product. I used to get excited about nights out and holidays, now I get excited about being able to eat ice cream without feeling like I have been stabbed in the stomach.
Where can I buy dairy free Ben & Jerry’s?
You can buy dairy free Ben & Jerry’s in most of the premium supermarkets. When I say premium I basically mean not Lidl or Aldi. Both have their own brands of dairy free ice cream, so they won’t exactly be in a hurry to sell another brands. I got it in the Asda (note, when you reach 30 you have to go from calling it Asda to “the Asda”, I don’t make the rules).
What flavours can I get dairy free Ben & Jerry’s in?
Unfortunately for little lactose intolerant lovelies like myself – dairy free Ben & Jerry’s only comes in a few flavours. Look, pick your battles yeah. It used to come in nothing. The flavours you can get currently are:
- Fudge Brownie
- Chunky Monkey
- Peanut Butter and Cookies
Does dairy free Ben and Jerry’s live up to the hype?
I can’t say I was expecting great things. As someone who remembers how hideous dairy free food was before the recent boom of companies actually giving a shit about vegans and lactose intolerant people, I’m conditioned to automatically think that dairy free means “flavour free” as well. I wasn’t expecting Ben & Jerry’s to have locked down actually adding in pieces of fudge brownie that were dairy free as well. Again, seeing as most dairy free food is awful I was expecting no miracles from either Ben or Jerry.
However, I am pleased to report, that dairy free Ben & Jerry’s is INSANE. It tastes pretty much like cold heaven and the best thing is there is absolutely no difference to the normal Ben & Jerry’s. Granted, it’s been a few years since I ate normal Ben & Jerry’s, but my Mum had some and she is the fussiest eater ever. But the real test came the next day. Were this standard ice cream I’d be doubled over in pain all day frantically taking Buscopan. So this means that whatever dairy free alternatives they use seem pretty safe for people with IBS.
Be warned though, it’s dangerously easy to eat the entire tub.
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