Wow, I've literally been meaning to write this review for over a month, how sad is that? Especially when we are dealing with a respectable product here. Blue Bunny sent me a few coupons to get more blue bunny stuff on the blog, and then they sent a few more for the blog's two year anniversary, and how do I show my gratitude? by stuffing my face and making a mess, that's how!
I spied the variety pack of Blue Bunny Champs at Market Basket and I knew that was the way to start using these free coupons. You get 2 hot fudge, 2 caramel, and 2 vanilla champs. Sounds like a winner to me!
I thought I've had drumsticks with too many peanuts, but this is way past that. I've complained about drumsticks because the peanuts tend to flake off and make a mess, but here they are more of a defensive weapon. However, if you can get past the annoyance of biting through the top shell, overall, you will be satisfied. The "hot fudge" of the hot fudge champ is a thick sauce going through the center of the cone and it really compliments the chocolate shell as well as the chocolate lining inside the cone.
Ok, I basically just described a drumstick didnt I? I mean, the champ even has that wad of chocolate sauce at the very bottom of the cone... though you could easily just blame this on the manufacturing process - how hard would it be to not have the little chocolate puddle at the bottom?
The cones have been crunchy and are tasty to boot. The whole thing comes together very nicely.
2nd favorite flavor? The caramel. I don't love it because I think the caramel overrides the chocolate coating and chocolate lining, but it's not bad.
Last place? The vanilla. After you have the hot fudge, the vanilla flavor just seems boring. You keep waiting for something to happen but it just doesn't. I guess I would recommend eating these first, then you won't know what you are missing.... weird, according to the blue bunny website, you can get a box of caramel champs but you can't get a box of just hot fudge champs, that seems wrong.
So, as I near the end of the box with just one vanilla cone left, I do find myself a bit sad that they are almost gone. Yes, the peanuts do complicate things, but I'm a sucker for an otherwise well made crunchy cone treat... you know, I think I need to try the chocolate champs next.