New for 2012, it's mint swirl with dark chocolate dove ice cream bars.
A box has 3 bars at 8.67 fluid ounces total, or 2.89 fl oz a piece.
See, Mars knows you label the wrapper!
I expected something a little bigger, but picking it up confirms that this is still a respectable treat, plus look how dark that chocolate is, that's a good sign. There's a nice minty smell coming from my treat. Ok, I'm ready!
I don't want to say the chocolate was masking the mint base, instead I really do think it's just a mild. It's a nice thick Dove ice cream with a pleasant mint, not burning or menthol or anything like that. It's nice to see this much ice cream in a bar. Sure there is a bit of a lingering mint aftertaste, but all well within reason (it would be weird if it wasn't there).
You know, this is the first Dove bar I've had in a long time and it didn't disappoint. Sure I regret not eating it slower, but this is top notch construction. I'll definitely try to savor the shell a bit more on the second scoop. I would savor the swirl, but to be honest, I'm not sure it made much of an impact.
And now it's time for....
AN EPIC PACKING FAIL
I'll admit it, I practically squealed when I saw the king size milky way ice cream bars. I'm loving the regular sized ones and I sensed ice cream bar nirvana within my grasp... well, until I dropped the bag holding the milky ways anyway. For some strange reason it made a whoomping thud on the ground. Funny, ice cream doesn't usually thud like that. I pick up the bag and notice something ain't right.
My beloved Milky Ways are toast. I've seen some melted ice cream in my day, but this is just crazy. It's completely liquid. Oh the sadness.....
Basically, there was a hunk of dry ice on the bottom of the insulated container and nothing on top. Now, if you've taken thermodynamics (or just watched the cold air sink out of your standard kitchen refrigerator), you know that cold sinks, heat rises. So how exactly are the milky way bars on the hot top suppose to stay cold? Had there been two hunks of ice, or even had the dry ice merely been on top, we might have been ok, but no such luck today. We lost 6 wonderful huge bars, one of the Dove bars was lost, and many of the minis were too squishy for my liking. Bummer man. Big Bummer Indeed
Verdict? Well made, typical dove quality
Buy Again? Maybe
Buy Again? Maybe
Serving Size 1 bar (72g)
Servings Per Container 3
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
- Sat Fat 10g
- Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 23g
- Dietary Fiber 2g
- Sugars 19g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C *