Friday, March 13, 2015

Klondike Mint Fudge Cookie Kandy Bars

[New for early 2015] Klondike has thrown two new products at us, one new ice cream bar, and one new kandy bar. Joining last year's C&C, Fudge Crunch, and Caramel & Peanuts is....

Klondike Mint Fudge Cookie Kandy Bars
mint light ice cream topped with chocolate fudge
in a dark chocolate flavored coating with dark chocolate crunch pieces

Nice, they added a kandy bar logo to the wrappers. 
Simple yet effective, that's all we ask.

(sorry, overexposed a bit!)

I take a bite and it's not bad, feels a bit more balanced this year, though they could just be the flavor profile. there is a bit of low fat funk going on after bites two and three, but just go back to inhaling it and you probably wont notice too much.

(and now it's underexposed, uggg. basically it's a light green filling)

The mint is present but not super potent. There are cookie bits for a bit of texture change, though I wish they were more universal (scattered). It doesn't matter a ton since the bar is fairly small at 190 calories, but I think it would help distract from the texture of the low fat ice cream inside.

The fudge swirl isn't standing out a ton on this first sampling. It's just all kind of getting inhaled but I still want to say this is built a bit better. The shell seems thicker, but again, maybe it's just a flavor profile that works better in this kandy bar form factor.

On Second Scoop: The shell? It's fun to crunch. The fact this is a mint flavor in an ice cream candy bar form? That's fun too. The overall flavor profile? Good enough. That bit of weird, gummy, overly smooth funk to the ice cream? That takes this one back down a notch. I like the idea here, but klondike just doesn't do quality filling anymore.

Verdict?  not bad, not awesome
Buy Again?  iunno


Danielle said...

Dubba, it seems both the Kandy Bar brand and Klondike (and I'm thinking a lot of novelties in general) now use light ice cream. Why is that? I began to notice that and I think it could be the reason why these items don't taste nearly as good as they did when I remember them growing up.

The Toy Box said...

I actually appreciate and prefer light ice cream - Mainly because it allows me to have a treat while dropping weight.

With that said, the picture on the box looks nothing like the actual item. That thing out of the box looks straight up nasty - Like a dog turd.