Monday, April 26, 2010

Edward's Singles Hot Chocolate Chip Cookie with Creamy Ice Cream

A few weeks ago I got an email saying that there were -3- new Edward's singles coming to the market. Better yet, I was offered a couple of free coupons to try the new flavors: Hot Molten Lava Chocolate Cake with Creamy Ice Cream, Hot Chocolate Chip Cookie with Creamy Ice Cream and Hot Apple Crumb Cake with Creamy Ice Cream. The funny thing is, two of those flavors sound very familar:

New Hot Molten Lava Chocolate Cake with Creamy Ice Cream sounds alot like Hot Fudge Brownie with Creamy Ice Cream. New Hot Apple Crumb Cake with Creamy Ice Cream sounds alot like Hot Apple Crisp with Creamy Ice Cream. I guess that means we need to try Hot Chocolate Chip Cookie with Creamy Ice Cream.

And here it is! 2 chocolate chip cookie batter bowls with 2 chocolate chip & butter fudge ice cream cups. Hmm, now there's a term you don't here every day: "butter fudge". These were $2.25 at walmart and just slightly more at Shaws.

Our new econo-friends are unwrapped and ready to go.

The cookie is meant to bake in about 60 seconds. I was a little confused by the fact the outside was still shiny so I poked it with a toothpick and sure enough it was done on the inside.

Our treat is now fully assembled. The butter fudge wastes no time in starting to melt which is what you want really. The more the flavor spreads out, the better.

Now we need to (try and) keep something in mind here. The usual compliant I here is "why don't you bake yourself some cookies and get some real ice cream, it will taste way better". Yes, this is true. I'm also sure that the $7 restaurant version of this treat is much better, but, we're not in a restaurant. The goal here is to have a fun budget friendly afternoon snack at home. It's very quick and easy to assemble, so let's dig in.

A bite. Hmmmm. A few more bites. Hmmmmm again. Ok, not really sure how I feel here. First off, I think "cookie" is a bit of a misnomer here. The hot fresh base is more like a chocolate chip cake than a cookie. A hot fresh cookie would either be all warm and gooey, or all hot and crunchy. The base here is definitely a warm cake. It's also not top notch cake either, but I'm trying to keep in mind I just baked the base in my microwave and not my oven.

The ice cream is ok. The sauce is decent. It's not real strong, but I'm not getting a big nasty artificial vibe from it either. It is what it is. The chocolate chips are ok as well. Pretty much everything is OK.. but it is hot and it is complete package. Ok, technically you could argue there is no whip cream, but the ice cream is kinda airy/fluffy anyway, so just pretend there is whip cream.

I'm basically going to stick with what I always say about all of the Edwards treats. No, they are not awesome or groundbreaking, but they are priced fairly, and it's still a fun treat to share with someone. Grab these from the freezer, pop in a movie, and take your time enjoying the hot treat in your hand.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 dessert (122g)
Servings Per Container       2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 410from Fat 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g29%
- Sat Fat 8g40%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 210mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 56g19%
- Dietary Fiber 2g8%
- Sugars 35g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8%Iron 6%

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