Sunday, February 28, 2021

Colliders! Layered, Twisted, & Chopped!

[New for Jan 2021] We're going to take a quick frozen break to check out the new Colliders refrigerated desserts. While I definitely prefer my dairy products frozen, I am still a sucker for marketing gimmicks like this. I mean, they can't be all that bad right?

Layered Rolo Colliders
Twisted Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Colliders

Friday, February 26, 2021

Talenti Confetti Cookie Gelato Layers

[New for 2021] Alrighty, time for our first official review of a 2021 product. There are four new Talenti layers flavors but this was the only one left in stock at Stop & Shop (though it's so fun looking, you think it would be the first to go). Let's check out....

Talenti Confetti Cookie Gelato Layers
vanilla gelato, vanilla cookies, pink frosting, vanilla gelato, rainbow sprinkles

Friday, February 19, 2021

Blue Bunny S'more S'mores Load'd Sundae

[New for 2020] It's always a little sad when something says "NEW" and "CLEARANCE" at the same time. Such was the case with this Load'd Sundae that I found while running in to Big Y for a quick snack. Don't worry, it wasn't completely alone. 2019's Churro version was also on clearance* (I haven't tried that one either).

Blue Bunny S'more S'mores Load'd Sundae
graham frozen dairy dessert, marshmallow & graham swirls,
chocolaty chunks, chocolaty marshmallow bunnies.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Enlightened Cookie Dough Bites and Sugar-free Cones

Last week, Enlightened announced their new sugar-free cones. They come in at just 30 calories a pop because of sugar replacement. Now, you know that sugar replacement is not my thing, so I called in my buddy Eric to see if he would be interested in trying these out for us.

Why yes, that is Enlightened light ice cream in that Enlightened cone. You see, they didn't just send him the new cones, they also sent...

Pretty cool right? He got cones, 2 pints, and these Keto cookie dough bites that were announced back in September. The bites were his favorite part and also come in chocolate chip, fudge brownie, peanut butter, and birthday cake flavors.

They kind of look like the Ben & Jerry's ones don't they? Our friends with allergies need to be careful though as almonds are the main ingredient in this treat.

If you are curious, Eric greatly preferred the "ooey, gooey, savory and salty" Caramel Fudge Pretzel pint over the artificial tasting Cookies & Cream pint.

That about wraps up this new treat announcement. Thanks to Enlightened for the free samples and thanks to Eric for trying these! [Time to see what else I can get sent his way]

Sunday, January 31, 2021

New Products for 2021

Besides my disappointing weekly grocery run, I did sneak a quick peek at my local Wegman's and Stop & Shop freezer aisles this week. Yeah, nothing new. I suspect it will be at least a few more weeks before I find anything exciting. So, let's check on news from the web!

Probably the biggest news so far is that Ben & Jerry's Topped has come to the U.S.! I've seen these on some European instagram accounts for a few years now so it's about time that we got them too. (my quick internet research shows that the U.K. got these in 2017). I'm sure some will see this as just a gimmick, but you know I love me a good #funfactor. I think I'd probably start with PB Over the Top or Salted Caramel Brownie and end with Whisky Biz.

Ben & Jerry's also has new non-dairy flavors: Americone Dream, Phish Food and Karamel Sutra Core (wow, a non-dairy core flavor!). All are almond milk based. I should probably include the recent Colin Kaepernick's Change the Whirled which is sunbutter based.

I'm a pretty big fan of the Gelato Layers lineup so I definitely approve of these four new flavors. Plus, they all sound good to me: confetti cookie, strawberry shortcake, cookies & cream, and chocolate pretzel. For good measure, we'll also get two new gelato flavors: honey graham and vanilla peanut butter swirl. (Doesn't it feel like we've seen vanilla peanut butter swirl before? But we haven't. You can check my list to verify).

The new Magnum Double Red Velvet tub should be fund. We'll also be greeted by three new truffle bars. Two mini truffle bars (dark chocolate and berry) and full size double chocolate vanilla. The truffle description isn't super specific... I thought they might have a soft shell but the website says it's still a cracking shell. 

In their grouped PR release, Klondike adds Wake Me Up Coffee Donuts (with 3 flavors from 2020, there are now 4 in all). 

That said, they have also released Klondike Cones! (not to be confused with Klondike Kones) and Klondike Shakes (vanilla and chocolate). The cones come in two packs: (Unicorn Dreamin' and Vanilla Chillin'), (Nuts for Vanilla and Classic Chocolate), and (Double Down Chocolate and Classic Chocolate). Note: while not officially listed on their website, there appears to be a small image for a combo pack that includes a strawberry flavor and a vanilla flavor.

Will we see anything from Edy's or Dreyer's? Probably not. Yes! The Rocky Road collection is coming! Also, on the made by them but not listed as them, we will get Fruity Pebbles & Cocoa Pebbles ice creams as well as a Funfetti ice cream. Apparently there is also a watermelon version of the sour patch kids light ice cream coming as well.

Breyers Double Chocolate Browne Batter, Chocolate Pretzel Swirl (Feb), Reeses snack cup, Coconut Fudge (seasonal: march-august), 
almond milk (non-dairy): mint chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip
carb smart expansion to pints (3 new flavors + vanilla)

Good Humor Vanilla Viennetta (formerly Breyers)

Popsicle Mango, Strawberry & Vanilla Fruit Twister

Jeni's White House Chocolate Chip ice cream, Everything Bagel ice cream,
and Buttercream Birthday Cake ice cream

Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Bar (nationwide in March)

Blue Bunny Load'd Bars: this is not surprising after they gave us Load'd Sundaes and Load'd Cones. Flavors are bunny tracks, super fudge brownie, strawberry shortcake, and cookie dough (so similar to the cone options).

@candyhunting posted two new Lotus Biscoff pints (one with cherries and one with banana ice cream and chocolate chips). She has also mentioned an upcoming white chocolate version of their ice cream bars. Will I try any of them? meh.

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