Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Klondike Chocolate Choco Taco Review

[New for 2012, only seen at walmart after that through 2015]
As promised, here is the first new treat review of 2012, the might choco taco has become the CHOCOLATE choco taco. It's genius I tell you! hehehehe, I'm glad this is in the 2012 line up because I've been wanting to buy more choco tacos for awhile, but I always feared the shell would disappoint... come on, let's say it together a few times before we start: Choco Taco - Choco Taco - Choco Taco (I think I just made my head spin)

Ahhhh, a pretty box on a pretty day.

Mmmmm, Chocolate Light Ice Cream in a Sugar Taco 
with Dark Chocolate flavored Coating with Crispy Rice.

I hate to say it, but I kind of dig the regal purple color on this box.

I love how the back of the box goes into a detail explanation of the treat 
This is exactly what should be on the back of any treat box.

Mmmm, I'm pretty excited about our little flat friend here.
He lives inside an unlabeled silver foil wrapper. 

It looks like a standard choco taco, unless you start to think about it and realize the chocolate is definitely darker looking as a normal choco taco is a little brown coating.

There you have it: a chocolate filled choco taco.
You can just barely see the inner chocolate lining if you look near the bottom.

So how does it taste? Kind of like a chocolate choco taco... sorry, couldn't resist. This isn't crazy different, but you definitely notice and I'm digging the dark chocolate on chocolate action here. It's a good combo and I totally expect a peanut butter cup choco taco next year.

So how was the shell? Well, for starters, it makes an awesome crunching noise when you dig in. The problem is that it doesn't directly translate to a crisp crunchy taste in your mouth. I guess you would say it still had soft spots of some sort. It wasn't horribly disappointing in this respect, but at the same time I get frustrated that every choco taco has a different level of crunch to it.

Going back and reading my first choco taco review, I realize that this one made a much better impression. It's gotta be the upgraded dark chocolate coating. I know I ate this one too fast, but it was just going down so easy that. I have no complaints other than a non-perfect shell.

Overall, I wanted another when I was done. I love crunch so this was an easy eat for me. It's got the crunch of an ice cream cone but it lasts longer and is easier to eat. Heck, I could totally see buying a box with a bud and then there's two for each of you for a nice after lunch snack... or just have these for lunch (it's got similar calories and total fat as compared to a crunchy taco supreme).

On Second Scoop: You know what I just noticed? The taco shell is actually two layers. There's the outer layer that looks like a typical sugar cone, then the thicker inner layer (that may or may not be the soggier part). I don't think any of the individual components is outstanding, and they could all use a bit of improvement, but overall, the new chocolate choco taco comes together really nice. I still like it.

Verdict?  Fun like the original, but better tasting
Buy Again?  I would like a crunchy shell guarantee, but I suspect I will buy again

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Taco (68g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g17%
- Sat Fat 8g40%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 105mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
- Dietary Fiber  1g 4%
- Sugars 19g
Protein 3g

Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%Iron 8%


Nick Rovo said...

I seriously need to move to where you are. In my ventures today I was not able to find any of the new products I was searching for. Oh well, I guess good things come to those who wait.

Anonymous said...

Chocolate choco tacos? I am now awaiting the release of the mint, cookie dough, neapolitan, black cherry, rocky road etc tacos.

Dubba Scoops said...

you know it. I would plan on one new flavor a year at least.

Dubba Scoops said...

I'm guessing most people don't shop at 14 different grocery stores like I do hehehe.

Nick Rovo said...

I wish I had such a selection. The closest places to me are price chopper and hannaford. There's a walmart supercenter about 15 minutes from me and then a shop rite about 30 so my selection is pretty limited. Damn rural upstate new york.

Anonymous said...

I think this looks good; will definitely try!

I thought of you today when I was in a Walmart Super Center. Went down the ice cream aisle and saw two new Bryer's and one limited edition Edy's. You've probably already seen them, but they are Double Chocolate Milkshake, Banana Split and Coconut Macaroon.

Dubba Scoops said...

it's weird how milkshake and banana split came out last year, yet they still aren't on Breyers website, how odd! (pretty sure I saw the coconut Edy's which was immediately followed by EWWWWWW)

Anonymous said...

Regards the Choco Taco it was the worst tasting bunch of nothing I ever tasted. Shell gooy, Chocolate topping just ugg. Could hardley see the what ice cteam. Never again

Dubba Scoops said...

it's luck of the draw unfortunately!

Anonymous said...

Tried it NOt Good too much taco to little ice cream

Dubba Scoops said...

Understandable point, though I think most people go in with the understanding that this is meant to be a very crunchy product.

Anonymous said...

I ate a fresh chocotaco straight from the factory. Crunchy like a real taco. By the time it hits store shelves, it's settled and becomes chewey.. gah... ice cream trucks sell the best choco-tacos though, they have to keep restocking. It's super markets with those big freezers that have the bad ones.

Unknown said...

I just enjoyed my last choco-taco had a cardboard taste...when I saw the Klondike logo I thought wow Tasty!!!It but it sucked

CompleteJ said...

So I have had the original choco taco where the cone shell is crunchy and should be. Why isn't it crunchy now that Klondike bought the rights to that delicious treat that I remember as a young girl? Please bring the crunch back to the cone!!! Waffle cone for any dessert should always be crunchy!