Less than two weeks ago, Wonka, the name that is now used to brand Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and a bunch of other candy from our childhood, has announced they are getting into the ice cream game. Brilliant marketing move? Yeah, I would say. Ice cream has always been about fun and feeling better, so what better way to grab some market share then by introducing a truly fun ice cream.
The only catch (bad news) is that it is only available to a small section of the west coast (mainly northern California). Luckily, the fine folks of the Wonka PR team agreed to send me a sample of each flavor. Big thanks to them for this opportunity to show you guys all the new flavors.
Ok, I know you are just as excited as I am, so no more delays, let's dig in!
No no no, something ain't right here
(and I'm not talking about Mister Fuzzy Cam)
Ahhh, that's better!
Caramel Nut Kadoozle - now, that's just fun to say!
Caramel Ice Cream with a mixed nut brittle & walnut caramel swirl
(And by mixed, they mean peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews and pecans)
Mmmm, so many nuts in such a tiny (14oz) container
I wonder how they got all of them in there?
Well, that explains it!
Let's pop the seal and see what's inside.
I think something exciting lies just below the surface.
Oh, and remember, this is a caramel base to start.
Oh sweet caramel, you are everywhere!
The greyish spots are chunks of the random nut mix.
It's fun because one bite might have a hint of walnut, while the next has a hint of pecan.
I can honestly say that I didn't expect to do much more than simply devour my first scooping. From the very first bite, I was hooked. It's a top notch ice cream that is packed full of the caramel flavor (the kind that I had hoped was in TH Salty Caramel). The base and the swirl by themselves are a nice treat, but then you add in the brittle and I am all in.
It's funny how you don't see a ton of brittle, but yet I seem to be crunching something on most bites. It's a nice sweet and salty crunch, too. Not too much of either, but it's there and it's really hitting the spot. I was afraid that I had set the bar too high for this treat but it's meeting my lofty expectations. It's soft, it's crunchy, it's sweet, it's salty, it's creamy, it's gooey. I had a very hard time putting the container down. I wanted to finish this faux pint in the very first sitting.
Most of the time I was just crunching random nuts,
but on occasion you might luck out and hit a nice sugary brick of nut brittle.
Mmmmmm, so tasty! I wish there were more of these!
On Second Scoop: I couldn't wait to dig into this one Friday afternoon and again it didn't disappoint. It's just different and fun. There's really only two big observations I can make. One, I would love more brittle, but it's only because it's so tasty that I really wouldn't mind more of it. The second thing is the aftertaste. It's not bad, but it's a neat change because you work this nice caramel flavor as you are eating, but the second your serving is done, you are left with a very nutty taste that slowly fades. It's not bad, it's a good different and makes this one all that more special.
So there you have it, our first look at Wonka and it's a doozy, or should I say Kadoozle? I know I should go more in depth with my descriptions, but I was having such a good time that I scooped right through this one. Awesome job to Nestle for using their Dreyer's resources to pump out these "pints".
Verdict? Mmmm, so tasty... so Crunch 'n Munchy
Buy Again? I would pick this up again in a heartbeat
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (93g)|
Servings Per Container 3.5
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 250||from Fat 130|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||22%|
|- Sat Fat 7g||45%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 29g||10%|
|- Dietary Fiber <1g||1%|
|- Sugars 26g|
|Vitamin A 8%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 0%|