Here it the awfully named "What The Fudge? Brownie" in yet another terrible Klondike marketing decision, much like mancave and pervert pants pete or whatever it was called. At least the flavor department has their act together on trying to create what should be a decent treat. These ice cream brownie sandwiches are artificially flavored vanilla light ice cream with a chocolate fudge core, sandwiched between a chocolate brownie.
Here they are and like I said, I had the worst time trying to put some words together on how I felt about this treat, and then it hit me like a ton of brownies! It doesn't matter what I think about this treat because this silly thing doesn't have any competition! Think about it, what other brownie treat are you going to pick up? Yes, Snickers Ice Cream brownies exist and they are quite tasty, but you almost never see them while this new Klondike treat is everywhere. If you like brownies and ice cream, there is no way you'll pass these up.
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I can admit that these treats aren't bad at all. The brownies aren't dry and are fairly solid. They've got some resistance to them, but the terms chewy or hard didn't come to mind (well, at least not in a bad way). It's definitely a respectable brownie considering it needs to be frozen. The ice cream is the typical bland, so-so texture Klondike stuff they put in most of their treats.
The supposed WOW factor here is the inclusion of a fudge core, but unfortunately it fails to truly impress. If you put forth the effort by practicing on a box or two, you will learn to work it out so that many of your bites get a bit of fudge which does spice things up a bit. Thing is, if it's to be a "treat", I really shouldn't have to put forth any effort. My wife says they just should have skipped the fudge, but I say they should have either found a way to spread it out more.
If we wanted to go really crazy, we could skip the core and maybe go with some plentiful fudge chips. I'd really love the taste of these brownies mixed with the crunchy over-abundance of chocolate chips you find on the Blue Bunny Chips Galore (not that Klondike can't come out with a second variety once these pick up a fan base).
Unless the profit margin is really tight on these, I can't imagine them disappearing any time soon. They are a decent treat with minimal competition, so how could it fail? ...oh man, just had another crazy idea, what about one covered in Klondike chocolate shell? wait, a chocolate covered brownie? hmmmmm
Buy again? yup (at least once in a while)
|Serving Size 1 sandwich (72g)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 230||from Fat 70|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|- Sat Fat 4g||20%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 40g||13%|
|- Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|- Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 6%|