A couple of months ago I signed up through Ben and Jerry's for a free pint of their Non-Dairy ice cream. Last month, I got my so-called free pint. The company sent me an empty container of their ice cream since it would have probably melted before I would get it. I recently used one of the coupons for a free pint to try their Coffee Caramel Fudge.
When I first took it out, I had to let it thaw before I ate it. I tried to take a spoonful and could not even make a small mark in the pint, which is when I decided to let it sit before I bent the spoon. Once it was soft enough to eat, I dug my spoon in and took my first real bite. For me, the ice cream did not taste any different than their regular dairy flavors. The coffee flavor was strong and the chocolate chips were great. Also, the caramel tasted delicious. I did not taste a difference in the ice cream unlike other dairy free ice creams. (Cough, soy ice cream, cough.)
My dad, however, did taste a difference. I feel like it is always good to get a second opinion on food, especially if you normally eat certain foods.. He told me it had a strange taste, which my taste buds must not have picked up on. Despite the opinion, I still ate it and did not have any problems caused by lactose (stomach cramps, gas). I would definitely recommend this ice cream and cannot wait to try their other flavor, Chocolate Fudge Brownie.