North Star Lactose Free Raspberry & Vanilla Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Bars
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Half dipped indeed.
So I inhaled the first one while mowing because when you are tired and need calories, nothing beats being a few feet from a chest freezer full of snacks. What did I notice in my two minute break? The chocolate shell is quite thin but stayed stuck to the bar which was good. The ice cream tasted fairly normal, both flavor and texture wise, if not a little something to it.
The only thing that I really thought about was basically debating who this treat was aimed at. If they are trying to give the lactose intolerant crowd something different, that's cool, but why go half dipped? Half dipped always makes me think about diet treats. Or maybe they are going for the non-treat crowd, those who don't love the chocolate of a Magnum bar and instead want just a hint of chocolate. Oh well, it's something to thing about.
On Second Scoop: Digging further in to specifics, the shell has a decent chocolate flavor, something akin to other chocolate covered bars though overall mild. The vanilla side is very, very mild. At first, I was getting pretty decent flavor off the raspberry side, but as I continued, the "vanilla" seemed to be washing the flavor away. The ice cream is pretty soft and quick melting, and there is a bit of.... well, it feels like a light ice cream I'll say, leaning towards something you might expect from weight watchers, that kind of funk to it. These aren't bad, but I'll have a few more before releasing this review.
Verdict? not bad
Buy Again? might try the others