I contemplated purchasing another carton of Cherry Garcia, or just taking a quick picture during my next grocery store run, but then it hit me like the dodge ball the older girls used to pelt at me during dodge ball...
TJ's Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip "ice cream" is beyond compare. There is no contest -- it blows Ben & Jerry's cherries completely out of the bowl.
Not only is it packed with gobs more of the sweet cherries and dark chocolate chunks I crave, the consistency is much creamier. It's hard to believe that at 190 calories per 1/2 cup, the Soy Creamy version has only 30 more calories per serving than Ben & Jerry's. To spend an entire post even pretending to find merit in Ben & Jerry's weak attempt at a low-cal treat would be a waste of time. To borrow the words of a former superior, it is quite literally "dead to me."
TJ's Cherry Chocolate Chip is not. In fact, it is so alive that at 8:00 pm last Friday night, my craving for the lusciously sweet goodness was so strong that I surrendered my primo parking spot right in front of my apartment just to go pick up a carton. Of course, as luck would have it, my Trader Joe's was out. As was the other location I tried.
Fortunately, I had a small portion left in the carton in my freezer and was shockingly able to ease my ravenous hunger for indulgence with a puny half-cup serving. I suspect it might have been even less than that, but it was a striking moment: TJ's Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip is so satisfying, I can actually (gasp gasp!) adhere to serving guidelines!
Of course, I'd much prefer my serving to look a little like this:
Oh what a world it could be, if my life could always be a bowl of those TJ's Soy Creamy cherries...