Thursday, December 2, 2010

"NEW & IMPROVED" Edy's Slow Churned Snack Cups

I'm not sure when it started, but Edy's 5.8 fl oz snack cups are now labeled with a red and yellow "NEW & IMPROVED!" tag on them. I decided to go with chocolate chip because, well, I guess I'm trying to relearn some appreciation for the basics.

So, here we go. Break the seal and dig in!

Looks fine, chips are a bit small, but let's see how it plays out.

first bite = very creamy (though it has been out of the store freezer for 30 min)

very spongy looking. vanilla taste is there, but mild

purposely trying to find more "chocolaty" chips.
they are pretty small, and add just a bit of chocolate if you catch them just right.

HAHAHA, cup says "ALL NATURAL FLAVORS" yet vanilla isn't listed, too funny (yes, it does say natural flavor, it's listed after my favorite ingredient of all time: propylene glycol monostearate)

it's not bad at all, especially now that its soft and melty, we're approaching soft serve territory here.

doh, and it's all gone already. I honestly don't have any major complaints, but I definitely gave Edy's an advantage by letting it melt. Are the gummy days truly gone or did they just melt before I got to them? It would be nice if the vanilla was a bit stronger. The chips seem small, though technically I still seemed to hit them fairly often.

Hmmmm, maybe these cups really are new and improved. Guess I will have to try another!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 container (98g)
Calories 190from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
- Sat Fat 5g25%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 65mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
- Dietary Fiber <1g2%
- Sugars 20g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 6%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%Iron 2%

And if you want to get all nitty gritty with the differences:

old end of ingredient list
cellulose gum, natural flavor, mono and diglycerides, guar gum, carrageenan, dextrose, vitamin A palmitate, annatto color

new end of ingredient list
propylene glycol monostearate, guar gum, natural flavor, monoglycerides, xanthan gum, carrageenan, vitamin A palmitate, annatto color

say goodbye to cellulose gum, diglycerides and dextrose as they have made way for a new blend of propylene glycol monostearate, guar gum and xanthan gum.

and incase I haven't made it clear, read about propylene glycol monostearate.

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