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
|Serving Size 1 Taco (68g)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 220||from Fat 100|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||17%|
|- Sat Fat 8g||40%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 29g||10%|
|- Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|- Sugars 19g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 8%|