Ben & Jerry's Makes Ice Cream-Flavored Lip Balm — and They're as Delicious as the Real Thing
When I'm in the frozen foods aisle at the supermarket, I immediately beeline towards the freezer that's housing Ben & Jerry's. I can't escape the lure of my favorite flavor (Chocolate Therapy!) or the siren song of potential new pints. So, when I visited a local scoop shop and discovered that the brand makes its own ice cream-inspired lip balms, I was pretty much in heaven. (As a beauty editor and foodie, food-flavored or -scented makeup — or anything, really — is a total weakness of mine.)
These aren't your average balms, either. They are made with organically-derived oils, including extra virgin, palm, hemp seed, and jojoba, which not only provide nourishing hydration, but speak to the Ben & Jerry's mission of incorporating natural ingredients into its products. The treatments also feature stevia, which provides a yummy sweetness when the wearer licks his or her lips.
For now, there are only four flavors available and they are most easily found at the brand's gift shop in Waterbury, VT, or its scoop shops, but you can buy them over the phone directly from Ben & Jerry's here for a very affordable price of $4 each. Keep reading to discover the flavors and decide which one to buy first!
Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie Lip Balm
This balm has a bold mint scent that even smells cooling (if that makes sense!) due to the peppermint essential oil featured in the formula. However, there is a subtle sweetness and a light "biscuit-y" quality that differentiates it from the average mint lip treatment. I do wish it had a bit more chocolate aroma to make this a true mint chocolate cookie flavor.
Overall rating: ★★★☆☆
Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lip Balm
This scent had a bizarre salty quality to it, calling to mind real cookie dough fresh from the bowl. I was a little turned off by it at first, but I found myself reapplying this balm over and over.
Overall rating: ★★★☆
Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Lip Balm
Unfortunately, the chocolate scent was very, very mild in this balm. However, because the balm itself is of quality and features that delicious addition of stevia, I was willing to overlook that and keep using it. This treatment could definitely benefit from a more fudgy aroma, though!
Overall rating: ★★☆☆☆
Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Kiwi Swirl Sorbet Lip Balm
This was the most delectable balm of the bunch. While I truthfully haven't tasted this sorbet flavor, the aroma seemed quite realistic, with sweet strawberry and tangy kiwi shining through the shea butter base. This treatment also featured lemon essential oil, which added a mouthwatering tartness to the scent.
Overall rating: ★★★★★