Behold, the mighty Choco Taco! Well, maybe not mighty, but it does say "Fudge Grande" on the package. The exact description of our little friend is as follows:
Fudge Rippled (artificially flavored) Reduced Fat Vanilla Ice Cream in a Sugar Taco Cone with Milk Chocolate (flavored) Coating & Peanuts.
Actually I find it a little funny that they use reduced fat ice cream then say "this is not a reduced fat food". Oh well, guess it's all about balance. Now, let's see what it really looks like.
Hmmm, they may have embellished that photo just a smidge. It's hard to tell from this angle, but if you turn the taco to the side, it's pretty much a 1/2 thick rectangle. Plus the package makes it look like the whole thing is coated in chocolate, and obviously it is not. Lastly, the peanuts are much smaller and less numerous (not necessarily a bad thing).
So how does my $2 gas station treat taste? It's not bad. Since I first heard about choco tacos, I've been meaning to try one, and you should to, even if it's only a one time thing. The fudge is cheap, and I certainly wouldn't call it a ripple. The taco has ok crunchiness (though, this could be the gas stations fault). All together, it's a decent taste, though I figured I would love it more considering the potential crunch factor (ice cream to crunch ratio). Oh well, I'm glad I tried it, but next time I'll get something else.
On Second Scoop: I finally went back and tried another Choco Taco. It was disgustingly chewy. I refuse to give Klondike any more of my money on this disappointing creation.
Were you looking for the new Chocolate Choco Taco? See the review here.
Nutrition: 290 / 140-11 / 1 / 4