Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friendly's Grasshopper Sundae Cup Review

Well, it's been a very minty weekend, but since it's already ten p.m., I'm just going to share yesterday's treat with you for starters. This poor bugger has been suffering in the basement freezer for several months. See, on top of their previous "Sundaes To-Go", Friendly's came out with at least three more flavors this year. For some strange reason they just refer to the new ones as sundaes now.

This is the Friendly's Keebler Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies Sundae. That's a mouthful and I haven't even cracked the container yet. It's Mint Chocolate ice cream topped with Fudge and GRASSHOPPER Cookie Pieces.

This guy joins the new birthday cake sundae I spied in March and the new peanut butter something sundae (my apologies since I literally just saw the peanut butter one this morning).

Well, they certainly didn't skimp on the cookies did they?

And for the record, this isn't one of those green mint ice creams

As always, my disclaimer is that I do not love mint, but every now and then I get the urge for it so I knew that sooner or later this little bugger should hit the spot. Thankfully for me, it did so very well. Now remember that I said you need to let these sundaes defrost a bit before you start. Luckily, it was already soft so I dug right in. As you can see above, the cookie layer is quite thick. There was plenty of melting sauce to go around. Friendly's makes good ice cream, so no worries there.

I actually really enjoyed this treat. If you dig mint in general, or maybe like mint cookies in particular, I say give this one a try. They are usually at $1.35-$1.50 a piece and you can always grab an assortment while you are there.

Verdict?  respectable mint treat
Buy Again?  on occasion

2013 update: not sure when it happened, but these are discontinued

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Sundae (124g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 340from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g25%
- Sat Fat 11g55%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 120mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 43g14%
- Dietary Fiber 1g4%
- Sugars 26g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 8%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%Iron 6%

5 comments:

Nick Rovo said...

I think you should do more reviews of friendly's desserts from their restaurant. I've always been curious about their friend-z varieties like strawberry banana, strawberry shortcake and chips ahoy.

Rodzilla said...

I always liked the brick and mortar friendlys, I wish we had more of their dessert cup range around my area. These ones aren't even on their site.

Lot-O-Choc said...

Ahh i love mint ice cream this looks like my idea of heaven.

Dubba said...

@Nick: I've got a few friend-z reviews on the blog... the trouble is Friendly's tends to be a pain about the grab and go crowd (unless you specifically find one with a window)

@Rodzilla: their site has always been terrible for their store bought products

@LoC: mint has it's moments

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I am fan of mint ice cream...it have a unique place in my life..