Housecleaning #5: Ok, who here is old enough to remember these?
photo courtesy of fourth grade nothing
I was preparing to do my tonight's post when I ran across this comparison from fourth grade nothing. Ally is right when she says that tonight's product is nothing like the original. The originals were just awesome. They were a nice, big, proud frozen pudding that was a great snack. I want to say I was a big fan of the vanilla & chocolate swirl ones. I can still remember ripping open a box (just wish I could find a picture of one... here is another post complaining about the new pops). Ok, enough reminscing.
Just like before we have 3 flavors. Chocolate, Vanilla, and Chocolate & Vanilla.
That's a skinny cow on the left, then chocolate, swirl, and vanilla.
They definitely don't have the old shape.
Now I've gone through the flavors twice now and I just don't like them. I think the Vanilla is the worst with it's artificial, cake batter like sweet flavor. It reminds me nothing of jello. The swirl benefits from the chocolate, but I still don't like it. Chocolate is ok.... at best. It's just that these things are such a bitter disappointment after spending so many great nights with the originals. Back in the day you would have one and be happy, sometimes you go back for a second. All these do is make me sad and do nothing to satisfy my hunger.
For good measure I will polish off the last one as I write this paragraph. I remember the old ones having a bit of a solidness to them, almost as if they had a glaze of ice on them. These new ones are soft, real soft. The chocolate does taste a bit like a pudding cup and it's almost as soft. Here, let me prove it in pictures.
As a disclaimer, I'm pretty sure I'm being kind of hard on these treats since I am not only sad that they got rid of the originals, but offended that these are the replacements. My daughter was still more than happy to dig into the box, and my wife thought they were decent.
Tonight's winner : Skinny Cow : I'll take two of theirs over one of these any day.
True Winner : The original Jell-O pudding pop
The losers : The cheezy remake, and therefore us, the deprived consumer.
|Serving Size 1 piece (52g)|
Servings Per Container 12
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 90||from Fat 25|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||5%|
|- Sat Fat 3g||15%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||5%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 10%||Iron 4%|