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)
Update: Doh, I basically said these needed work, but that they should be ok because they have minimal competition... well, that wasn't enough to fight off the massive trimming Klondike has been doing to their offerings recently. Not sure what they are up to over there.
|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%|