Saturday, March 21, 2015

Skinny Cow Double Caramel Swirl Bars

[New for early 2015] So Nick and I have already spied a few new skinny cow treats, but we were more interested in trying Talenti or B&J or H-D.... but let's see if we can't lighten things up a bit and try one of their new treats.

Skinny Cow Double Caramel Swirl Bars
low fat caramel ice cream with caramel swirls and chocolatey coating

Plain white wrapper removed, it's time for a taste test.

I take one bite and I realize I'm not in the mood for this bar, not even a little. The flavor profile is hitting me completely the wrong way today. It's just ... iunno... .wrong, just wrong. Picture eating a wethers that's been dipped in a low flavor chocolaty coating. That's what this reminds me of. Why would I want that combo? [curse you internet, apparently wethers soft chocolate caramels are a thing!]

Sorry, this one is going to need a second scooping because I can't finish this right now. It's just irritating me. Ok, I'm off to eat something tastier.... hopefully

On Second Scoop: It's been two weeks now and I finally tried this one again. Well, forced myself to try it anyway. I really don't know why I don't like this one. It's not that it tastes awful, there's just something about it that makes my brain refuse to review it. If you've tried this, please leave a comment to help me work through my thoughts (and the rest of this box).

Update: It's June and these are still in my freezer, so like any good parent, I pawned one off on my daughter... and she actually liked it. I almost feel like I should try another one... .if only I could get in the mood for one.

Verdict?  I'm so confused
Buy Again?  not a chance


Anonymous said...

It's not just you, these were funky tasting. I usually like Skinny Cow but these were just wrong somehow.

So not worth 180 calories not to mention the price.

The Toy Box said...

Gonna disagree with you on this one. I love Skinny Cow ice cream. I got hooked on it when I first started dieting, and have enjoyed a bar practically daily for the past five months while still loosing weight - Unpaid endorsement.

With that said, it's funny that you reviewed this one because I actually tried it for the first time last night.

I thought it was really good. The caramel came through, and the chocolate shell was "icing on the cake". Loved every bit of it. It was rich, creamy, and just delicious.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Anon: thanks, I feel better now!

Dubba Scoops said...

@TTB: I will not argue that the caramel definitely comes through. It's hard to quantify what was bugging me.

The Toy Box said...

Maybe the low fat aspect? It's not REAL ice cream after all. Skinny Cows qualify more as a frozen dairy treat - A cardinal sin around these parts. ;)

Dubba Scoops said...

@TTB: Ha, maybe, but I've made it through some of their other products just fine. Whatever is bugging me, it's fairly subtle.