Ben & Jerry’s is officially testing cookie dough without ice cream, and girls’ night will never be the same
Sometimes, after a long day, you just need to treat yourself. And for years, Ben & Jerry’s has been our go-to whenever we’re feeling heartbroken, need to unwind, or just want to have a girls’ night in. The brand consistently releases ice cream that suits all tastes—even non-dairy and vegan flavors. And now the company is expanding its horizons with something that we never knew we wanted: Cookie Dough Chunks.
Thrillist reported yesterday, August 21st, that Ben & Jerry’s has released two flavors of Cookie Dough Chunks, made from the same chocolate chip or peanut butter chocolate chip dough that you can find tucked into a pint of ice cream. The chunks come in half-pound bags containing eight servings, and since the dough is reportedly made with heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs, it is 100% safe to eat raw—no baking required here. Knowing that, it’s going to be even harder to resist chowing down on these dough bites.
There is some not-so-sweet news, though. Right now, the Snackable Cookie Dough is only available in Vermont. But the Ben & Jerry’s website states that if the company receives “enough interest,” it might soon be available at a location near you. So don’t be shy about contacting the powers at be.
Innovation Manager Jody Eley echoed this, telling Today that if Vermonters are fans of the treat it "may be available online and in other distribution channels later this year."
Leave it to Ben & Jerry’s to come up with another genius way to treat yourself. We’ve got our fingers crossed for a widespread release of these Cookie Dough Chunks, but in the meantime, we’ll be getting our dough fix the old-fashioned way: in a pint of ice cream.