A pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream on the kitchen bench.

Review Of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream 458ml

Ben & Jerry’s is a popular ice cream brand loved for its imaginative range of flavours. Their pints usually combine ingredients like chunks of baked goods, candies, and swirls of sauces.

I taste-tested the entire range to work out if they live up to the hype. This review looks at Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food 458ml. Find out if it’s worth a spot in your freezer.

What is Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream?

Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food is a tribute to the band Phish, which also started in Vermont. This pint was invented in 1997, and features chocolate ice cream swirled with soft marshmallow and gooey caramel.

Each carton is loaded with fish-shaped chocolatey chunks. It’s an indulgent treat that captures the spirit of Vermont and the band’s legacy in one delicious flavour.

An open container of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food with the lid leaning against the side.
Phish is a band that formed in the 1980s.

Is B&J Phish Food any good?

Phish Food is an excellent pint. Its standout feature is the rich and creamy chocolate ice cream base, which is velvety and indulgent.

Swirled through the tub are generous ribbons of gooey caramel and chunky fish-shaped choc pieces that add some nice texture. All the elements in the container combine to create a tasty mix of flavours.

The marshmallow is hard to taste, overshadowed by punchy chocolate ice cream. But it still has its place, providing a softer texture and some colour variation.

A vertical photo of the Phish Food packaging and a scoop full of ice cream.
The chocolate ice cream is dense and chewy.

Were there any downsides to this Ben & Jerry’s pint?

There’s a lot going on in this tub. If you want to enjoy premium ice cream without too many distractions, try B&J Chocolate Brownie or anything made by Haagen-Dazs.

It’s also worth noting that this ice cream is on the sweeter side. It won’t be suitable for those who prefer less sugary desserts.

While I enjoyed this B&J pint, it’s costly. You should wait until it goes on promotion, preferably at 50% off.

A bowl of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream with the pack in the background.
Try to buy this product when it’s on sale.


  • Indulgent, dense ice cream.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Delicious marshmallow, choc, caramel combo.


  • Expensive for the pack size.
  • A lot of sweetness in one pint.
  • It isn’t made in Australia.

What do other customers think of this ice cream?

I sifted through hundreds of reviews to see what others think of this product. Here’s a summary:

Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food reviewers consistently praise its combination of creamy chocolate ice cream, gooey marshmallow ribbons, and the delightful addition of chocolate fish chunks. Many describe it as their favourite flavour in the Ben & Jerry’s lineup.

Reviewers enjoy the caramel and the generous amount of chocolate chunks.

Top down view of an unscooped tub of Phish Food.
There’s a lot of caramel, marshmallow, and small chocolate fish.

While many love the flavour, they acknowledge that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream can be expensive. They consider it worth the splurge for a special treat.

Reviewers also called for larger tubs, and some were frustrated at the occasional unavailability of this flavour.

What other pints are available in the B&J’s range?

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  2. Review of Triple Caramel Chunk Ice Cream.
  3. Review of Berry Revolutionary (non dairy) Ice Cream.
  4. Chewy Gooey Cookie​.
  5. Review of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
  6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (non dairy).
  7. Review of Chocolatey Love A-fair Ice Cream.
  8. Chocolatey Love A-fair (non dairy).
  9. Review of Cookie Dough S’Wich Up Ice Cream.
  10. Review of Half Baked Ice Cream.
  11. Review of Hazel-nuttin’ but Chocolate.
  12. Mint Chocolate Cookie.
  13. Review of PB Over the Top.
  14. Review of Oh My Banoffee Pie Ice Cream.
  15. Sofa So Good Together.
  16. Strawberry Cheesecake.
  17. Review of The Tonight Dough Ice Cream.
  18. This is Our Whirled.
  19. Review of Tiramisu Ice Cream.
Holding a partly eaten container of Phish Food ice cream.
The B&J range is massive.


Cream and concentrated skim milk are the main dairy ingredients for making this ice cream.

15% of the ice cream is marshmallow., while 10% is caramel and 7% is fish shaped chocolate chunks.

Ingredients List: Water, cream, sugars (sugar, raw sugar), glucose, concentrated skim milk, cocoa powder (4%), coconut oil, eggs, butter, natural flavours and flavourings, thickeners (guar gum, carrageenan), vanilla extract, pectin, salt, milk, emulsifier (soybean lecithin).

Milk fat

Milk fat plays a vital role in ice cream’s texture and mouthfeel. More of it results in a creamier, smoother texture associated with superior ice cream.

Unfortunately, B&J doesn’t disclose the milk fat percentage in their products. I reached out to the company to get this information, but they responded with:

“We cannot give you the exact amount, but it is greater than 10%, meaning it is ice cream under the Australian and New Zealand regulations (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.5.6). We hope this information is helpful.”

B&J Customer Service.

Nutrition information

Few frozen desserts are good for you, so eat them in moderation. This Ben & Jerry’s pint has 8.9g of saturated fat per 100g and 26.7g of sugar.

Servings per package: 4
Serving size: 100g

Quantity Per ServingQuantity Per 100ml
Fat, Total12.6g12.6g
Dietary Fibre
Holding an unopened pack of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream in front of a home freezer.
There’s 26.6g of sugar per serve.

About the manufacturer

Ben & Jerry’s is an American company known for its innovative, chunk-filled ice cream flavours. It was founded in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont, by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

The brand has built a reputation for its commitment to social causes and environmental sustainability.

Ben & Jerry’s operates as a subsidiary of Unilever following its acquisition in 2000.

B&J is recognised for its creative flavour names and focus on using fair trade-certified ingredients and cage-free eggs. It maintains a global presence, selling products in over 35 countries.

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