So the Mrs. and I got out for the shortest date ever today. After waiting several hours to discover she wouldn't be selected to be on a jury, I left for a late "lunch" and met my wife at a local Friendlys. Unfortunately we didn't really have time to wait for them to cook food, so we went straight for some quick desserts. I wasn't really sure what I wanted until I spied some awesome looking desserts on the menu: Lava Cake Sundaes? Oh yeah, we gotta try some of those!!
Now at the beginning of 2010 Friendly's released 5 lava cake sundaes plus the seasonal peppermint stick lava cake which is "A warm chocolate cake filled with hot fudge, surrounded by three scoops of Peppermint Stick ice cream, covered with more hot fudge, whipped topping, red peppermint candy pieces and a cherry". Basically that the gist of all of them: a warm, filled with something cake, 3 scoops of ice cream, whip cream, (sauce(s)), and a cherry on top. Ok, let's get to what we picked.
My big problem with this sundae is that I was overpowered by the smell of peanut butter from my wife's sundae. It was so immensely distracting that I simply felt silly for not ordering two of the same thing. Actually, we probably just could have split one since these are a good size treat (neither of us finished). Overall I liked the multiple chocolate combo, but I think the chips wound up detracting from the sundae. I'd much rather see some chocolate graham adding some crunch to the whole mix.
If I get super picky, I'd really like to see the cake be hot, or at least hotter than it was. I mean, it's called LAVA cake. Yes, I know that the "lava" is just the warm-ish filling inside the cake, but if you say "hot fudge" to me, that stuff better be hot, like melt my ice cream hot. I know, I'm being picky, just be careful how literally you take the term lava.
Hunka Chunka PB Fudge lava cake was awesome (still available 2013)
Forbidden Chocolate was respectable (gone)
Nuts over Caramel was almost tried (gone)
Mocha Java is almost identical to F.C., but with vienna mocha chunk ice cream (gone)
Mint Chocolate Chip was skipped (gone)
Sonic tried something similar in the summer of '09