Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavours ranked worst to best

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Rachel Hosie
Tuesday 10 April 2018 16:45 BST
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It’s a cliché but there really are two men who are always there for you when you need them: Ben and Jerry.

While there’s a time for fro-yo and certainly a place for fancy gelato, sometimes only a tub of ice cream from the freezer will do, ideally eaten directly from the tub with a spoon, while you sit on the sofa and either laugh with your mates or cry into a rom-com.

But with so many flavours from which to choose, we all have our favourites. So to save you having an argument in the freezer aisle of the supermarket, we’ve ranked all the main flavours to help you make your decision.

The definitive ranking of Ben & Jerry’s flavours:

13. Vanilla

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Vanilla ice cream

Why bother?

12. Strawberry Cheesecake

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Strawberry cheesecake ice cream with sweetened strawberry pieces and a cookie swirl

It’s fine really, isn’t it? Much like a strawberry cheesecake itself. It’d never be any sensible person’s first choice of dessert.

11. Chocolate Fudge Brownie

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Chocolate ice cream with chocolate brownie pieces

Better than a standard chocolate ice cream thanks to the brownie pieces, but probably not going to blow your socks off. Good with strawberries.

10. Caramel Chew Chew

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Caramel ice cream with a caramel swirl and chocolatey covered caramel chunks

Now we’re getting somewhere. The distribution of swirls and chunks is good with this ice cream making it an obvious choice for caramel lovers. Arguably if it was salted it would be bumped up the ranking.

9. Cherry Garcia

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Cherry ice cream with cherries and dark chocolatey chunks

Cherries and dark chocolate is a winning combo, making this a perfectly nice ice cream. Your nan’s probably going to be a fan.

8. Pretzel Palooza

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Vanilla malt ice cream with a chocolatey hazelnut swirl, chocolatey covered pretzel chunks, chocolatey chunks, and chocolatey topping

One for those of us who live life by the ‘more is more’ approach, this tub is topped with chocolate fudgy goodness. The trouble is that once you’ve eaten the topping layer, it’s gone. And that’s a bit sad really.

7. Chunky Monkey

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Banana ice cream with banana shaped chocolatey chunks and walnuts

You can’t go wrong when combining bananas, chocolate and nuts, but banana purists may argue the flavour is somewhat artificial. A controversial one, is Chunky Monkey.

6. Phish Food

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Chocolate ice cream with marshmallow, caramel and chocolatey shaped fish

More delicious than it sounds, Phish Food is a real crowd pleaser. However it may just be - whisper it - overrated (don’t @ me).

5. Karamel Sutra Core

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A core of soft caramel surrounded by chocolate and caramel ice creams with chocolatey chunks

Ben & Jerry’s raised the game when they brought in the core range - everyone knows the more sauce the better when it comes to ice cream. This does, however, make it a tricky one to share. It’s every man for himself with a core tub.

4. Cookie Dough

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Vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolatey chunks

A classic for a reason, cookie dough ice cream is something with which you don’t mess. As flawless as Harry Styles’ hair circa 2011.

3. Cookie Dough S’wich Up

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Vanilla ice cream with chocolatey sandwich cookies and chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and a chocolatey cookie swirl

Huh, OK maybe you do mess with cookie dough. 25 years after launching the original, Ben & Jerry’s only went and made it better - this version has been elevated and made even cookie-er, which can only be an excellent thing.

2. Half Baked

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(Ben & Jerry's) (Ben & Jerry's)

Chocolate and vanilla ice cream mixed with brownies and chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough

Like the ombre shades we all wish our hair would be, Half Baked is so simple, yet so perfect. It’s simply Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice creams twisted together, and we don’t know how no one thought of it sooner.

1. Peanut Butter Cup

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Peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cups

Essentially, perfection in ice cream form. Peanut butter lends itself perfectly to the creaminess of ice cream (if you've ever had a peanut butter milkshake you’ll know what we’re saying), and the very slight hint of saltiness makes this the most addictive, moreish, satisfying Ben & Jerry’s flavour of them all.

Pass the spoon.

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