Monday, April 20, 2015

Cotton Candy Oreos, G.V. Cotton Candy Ice Cream, and the Nosh Show Episode 53

Hello Nosh Show listeners! It's Monday and that means time for Episode 53 of the Nosh Show. Now I had a little fun between episodes and I decided to take the new Cotton Candy Oreos we talked about and mix them with Walmart's (new for 2014) Great Value Cotton Candy Ice Cream to see what kind of trouble I could get in to.

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Now technically I wasn't really excited about these new Oreos, but after having tried them, I gotta say, they nailed it. The great thing is that your brain messes with you and you almost think that you are actually eating cotton candy and it's just fun. There is that initial hesitation when grabbing for that first cookie, but then you take a bite and now you start thinking about how you are going to STOP eating them. If you don't believe me, just try it for yourself (and then thank me later).

Now on top of that good news, we have something that has been hiding in the basement freezer since... I don't even know, late summer 2014. I had picked this one up for my daughter but then it just sat and sat and sat and sat in the basement freezer.... until now.

Great Value Cotton Candy Ice Cream
cotton candy ice cream with confetti candy pieces


Remember during the cotton candy fight how the B&J's version was very mature and the Friendly's version was very immature? Well, if they came together in the middle, Great Value is where they would meet. That's right, this may be some cheap store brand flavor, but they nailed it. Not only is it visually stunning, but the flavor is just right too. Sure it's sweet, but it's not too sweet. The little sugar crunch bits, while not crazy plentiful, are just the right mix-in for the occasion. I was shocked at how well they dialed this one in.

So here's the first sundae I made and it was glorious. I thought the whip cream might keep the ice cream in check, but the reality wound up being that I wanted the whip cream to get out of the way of the ice cream. It was a fun sundae to devour (sometimes I split them with my wife, but she was out with my daughter so I inhaled about 92% of it myself).

The next day I made a second sundae for my daughter and she gave it a big thumbs up. She really enjoyed the cotton candy flavoring as well. Me? Well, I made a milkshake of what was left.... and it was awesome. Seriously, it hit the spot. I was very sad when it was gone. I didn't even need a blender, I just added some milk, stirred a bit, and it was just the right consistency and texture to deliver this pleasant but not overwhelming cotton candy flavor. If you pick up this flavor, do yourself a favor, make a milkshake!

Cotton Candy Oreo Verdict?  nice!
Cotton Candy Ice Cream Verdict?  nice!


Unknown said...

I can't see the sundae. NetNanny tagged the image as foodporn.

Dubba Scoops said...


Surfer Sandman said...

I generally avoid Great Value products but this sounds awful tempting.

The Toy Box said...

Can't find Cotton Candy Oreo's anywhere in my area.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Surfer: don't be afraid.... unless you have a nut allergy.

@TTB: my target has them by the ice cream instead of with the rest of the Oreos, don't ask me why.

Sarah said...

@TTB they are only at Target and mine had them in the cookie aisle with the other oreos AND on an end cap in the fridge/freezer section.