Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Friendly's Candy Bar Sundae Cup

New for 2016 Despite what the press release says, this is not new for 2016, it's just renamed for 2016, and the worst part is that I didn't like it when I tried it back in 2012 when it was called the nutty caramel crunch sundae. See, even I am not immune to accidentally picking up a renamed, redesigned treat once in a while.

You know the best part about Friendly's sundae cups? The price. Where else are you going to get a 350 calorie snack for a sale price of 88 cents? An on-sale candy bar? A bag of cheap chips? No no, at 88 cents, it's time to try...

Friendly's Candy Bar Sundae Cup
nougat ice cream covered with fudge and caramel toppings,
milk chocolate chips and chocolate coated peanuts

Wow, that makes me sad....

I joke at first but this one is actually pretty sad. The peanuts that have lost their odd speckled chocolate shell and are left with an odd un-fresh thud. The caramel that is way too potent against the other ingredients. There's terrible gummy icee cream inside. Even the fudge seems too potent at the moment. Yes, there's a fairly strong cocoa finish to it, but...

I'm sure a few of you are thinking "but the cup graphics show grabbing the caramel and fudge at the same time" and that is a valid point, but this sundae still doesn't work when you try it that way. It's like the sauces are like oil and water and refuse to work well together.

It's gone now and I don't think that was worth 350 calories.... or 88 cents really, and that's a really sad statement to make. Maybe I'm having an off day but this didn't click on any level. It just felt like a chewy fail from start to finish.

side note: I would have reviewed these sooner, but every time I find them, the sauces are always leaking out of the sides of the container. I decided at 88 cents to risk it though.

Verdict?  meh
Buy Again?  nope

6 comments:

Deb said...

This is just the old "caramel sundae cup", right? I would have guessed that one had vanilla ice cream but the rest is exactly the same, so perhaps I am remembering correctly. I used to love sundae cups as a kid (especially the Reese's and that mint one with the peppermint patty on top) but they really are always disappointing now...maybe because they seem too small now!

Do you happen to remember some of the old friendlys sundae cartons? They were true half gallons and we're all ice cream (no dairy dessert nonsense) and the best were the snickers and my all time favorite...chocolate ice cream with chocolate and marshmallow swirls, and mini m and ms. Wow was it good. I suppose I could make it but it wouldn't be the same...

Anyway, just curious if anyone had these...

Dubba Scoops said...

Of course I remember! http://www.onsecondscoop.com/2011/01/oh-memories.html

stride4unit E said...

What did the nougat ice cream taste like?

Jeri Lynn said...

@Dubba Have you tried the Edy's French Silk? I just read the memories post with the picture of Friendly's and Edy's. It sounds as if you don't care so much for Edy's anymore. Just curious if you've had this kind? I really like it. I take Hershey's syrup with me when I eat it. Lol. The reason is bc; I don't like to just dump some on top then go sit down. You'll eat the top off then need more. So I take it with me:) It kind of cuts out the mocha taste and makes it so much better.
Also I'm new here and just wanted to say, I love you're writing style and sense of humor. Makes me wanna read more. I wish you wrote about more than ice cream. That would be nice.
***Also what exactly is your top three go to ice creams? Like what's a constant in your freezer?
Mine are B&J Cherry Garcia, Edy's French Silk, and Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Party(melted,then stirred up, like a DQ Reese's Blizzard).

Jeri Lynn said...

Oh one more thing. Have y'all tried the New Dove Sorbet Bars? I have a box in the freezer. Haven't opened them yet. I have the Raspberry flavor.

Dubba Scoops said...

I used to love Edy's, lots of fun flavors, but they went deep in to frozen dairy dessert territory and never really came back. I may have had french silk but not in a really long time. Nick covers coffee flavors for the most part since I rarely enjoy them (or their bitterness). Turkey Hill All natural line up is my go to to end the day, everything else is just for review right now. Over the 8 years that I started, occasionally I will cover something else, sometimes for the nosh show, so check under http://www.onsecondscoop.com/search/label/extras or http://www.onsecondscoop.com/search/label/nosh_show (I probably need to go back and update a few labels now that I think of it)