Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Pops - Strawberry & Dark Chocolate
60 calories a pop and clearly labeled.
There are also mango, banana, raspberry, tangerine and pineapple flavors.
The texture is surprisingly dense. I know fruit (water) pops tend to be denser than something with a little cream in it, but the density seems a little tough in such a large form factor. Ahhh, maybe I just got a little spoiled by the thinner size of fruit dips.
My son is with me now and we try the chocolate. He starts first and says he really likes it. I dig in and yeah, it's surprisingly good. It's still a dense treat but for the first few minutes, I couldn't even tell this was a banana cocoa mix. Yeah, that's right, the ingredients on this one are basically banana, cocoa, water and sugar. It's a pretty neat trick to be able to mask the banana flavor on most bites.
My son is going pretty slow so I try to take his lead and savor the treat rather than biting it like I tend to do. Yes, you can tell water is one of the ingredients instead of milk, but I am surprised as how well it's working in bar form like this. The only mild downside is that the banana pops through just a little, but honestly, that's not fair to call it a downside.
My son decides he's done for now (he tends to do that with popsicles, especially the large ones) but I keep going until the end. I don't know if I would crave this, but I do find it amusing that the banana flavor is so subtle. Neat trick Chloe's. My only question to Chloe's is would they consider going with more of a popsicle size treat as I would have been fine with something half this size.
>>>Wait, I just had a realization as I'm cutting up the photos for this review. The name is "soft serve fruit pops". Ummm, yeah, no. No part of this reminds me of soft serve. Sorry. It had to be said, though I get they started as a soft serve fruit establishment and they continue to serve actual soft serve fruit. I just fear that anyone unfamiliar with the brand might get confused.
On Second Scoop: Let's take out a minute to point out my foolishness on the first sampling here. I went back to the strawberry and though this may sound obvious, you really need to savor these because that's when the flavor really comes out. The strawberry is fairly potent, but if you want that because you are tired of sweeter pops, this is definitely the way to go. Definitely feel free to give these a try, but go slow!
Verdict? respectable, but dense
Buy Again? maybe