There are three bars in total: Jamoca, Mint and World Class Chocolate. While the base flavors are obviously different, the first two use a dark chocolate flavored shell while the world class chocolate uses a milk chocolate shell. Let's start this review with the dark ones.
The dark chocolate shell isn’t all that dark to be honest. The flavor is actually quite weak overall. Outside of the color, I’d be hard pressed to identify it as dark over any other type of chocolate. The flavor of the chocolate shell is irrelevant however because both ice creams overpower it when eaten as a whole. This works for the Jamoca bar but not so much for the Mint.
Both ice creams are respectable in the quality department. I’d put it somewhere in between Blue Bunny and Ben & Jerry’s. I’ll be able to get a better read once I try the faux-pints I was also sent. That said, the flavors are what make or break the bars. The Jamoca has a bold coffee flavor that even without much flavor from the shell works to give you a mocha vibe from its added bitterness. There aren’t too many coffee novelties out there on the market but these are worthy of their spot on the shelves. It's sort of reminiscent of the talenti flavor I recently reviewed. (which reminds me, I need to track do those talenti coffee gelato bars)
On the other hand, the Mint bars don’t fair all too well. First off, the mint ice cream is reaching the territory of toothpaste and while that can be saved by the addition of chocolate, there’s just none of that going on. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a time when I questioned if chocolate was even involved. It adds a crunch so there’s that but if I was blinded folded I’d think it was a mint shell or something like that. There’s not even chocolate mixed in to the ice cream making this one a lost cause in my book. Some people might like these but I’d much rather have a mint bar from Magnum or Dove. Actually, I’d prefer a mint sandwich from Skinny Cow over this. No Bueno, no Bueno at all. Okay, enough of a rant let’s move onto the World Class Chocolate bar!
That's not the best part of the bar though. The texture is what makes this one for me. Described as milk chocolate and white chocolate mousse ice cream, they weren't kidding on the mousse part. The texture isn't dense like the two dark bars. Instead it's light and fluffy just like a mousse. This would explain the bar looks bigger than the other two with the added air. Now this isn't some fdd texture, you still know its ice cream. It's just the contrast between the crunchy, solid milk chocolate coating and the whipped texture of the ice cream that are addicting. Even for being my third bar, this one was gone in no time. This ranks up there as a favorite novelty for me. Good job, Boardwalk!
With 3 bars, 620 calories and 150% of my recommended daily saturated fat out of the way,
let’s have a quick recap:
Jamoca - bold coffee flavor that makes up for the lack of flavor in the shell
Mint - Toothpaste qualities that desperately needs chocolate to balance things out
World Class Chocolate - Amazing contrast in flavor and texture.
Buy Again? Definitely the Chocolate, possibly the Jamoca, and not a chance on the Mint