Sunday, July 3, 2016

Friendly's Ice Cream Cake Sundae Cup

2016 brought us three new cake inspired sundae cups from Friendly's. I tried the strawberry version and there's also a chocolate and salted caramel version, but today we are going to cover the original flavor. I have long had a soft spot in my heart for ice cream cake (and the oh so tasty layer of chocolate crunchies inside), so I'm surprised I have yet to review....

Friendly's Ice Cream Cake Sundae Cup
vanilla ice cream layered with chocolaty crunchies,
chocolate ice cream, whipped topping & confetti

Sprinkles = #FunFactor!
(dont ask about the little chocolate knobs)
I take one bite and yup, it tastes like ice cream cake!

As I take more bites, the amount of chocolate crunch fades as does it's impact on the flavor. It almost looks like the crunch is only on the edges. They also aren't that crunchy which is a shame.

The topping is both colorful and sweet, with some texture, but not crunchy or hard if you were worried about that. I take a few more bites and wow, I found the crunchies!

I take another bite or two and then flip over the chocolate side and WOW! So many crunchies! Now that is what I was hoping for, I just wish I had found this during the beginning of the treat, not near the end.

I know I tend to mock these cups because of the lower quality ice cream, but I do adore ice cream cake, and this one ended strong, so I'm ok with saying it's worth a try at a dollar. My big suggestion will be to scoop it out of the cup, figure out where the crunchies are hiding, and then attack from there.

Oh, and if you discover that my cup was a fluke with the crazy amount of crunchies, then please let us know!

Verdict?  not bad
Buy Again?  sure

Serving Size 1 Sundae (105g)
Serving Per Container 1

Total Calories 270
Fat Calories 120
Total Fat (g) 13
Saturated Fat (g) 9
Trans Fat 0.5
Cholesterol (mg) 35
Total Carbohydrates (g) 34
Sodium (mg) 95
Dietary Fiber (g) 1
Sugars (g) 25
Protein (g) 4


Danielle said...

Speaking of ice cream cake, how come DQ has never come out with an ice cream cake blizzard?

Deb said...

Ooh, Danielle, that's s good one!

I love carvel cakes and was so excited to see this when it came out years ago. It's good but not carvel...but cheaper and easier without needing a party or occasion to justify the cost of carvel. My problem with the sundae cups in general is that they are too small. I guess I eat too big portions but I need more!

That said, very curious about the chocolate cake one...hint, hint.

Erin said...

Oh an ice cream cake blizzard sounds fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

These would be very cute for kids. Happy 4th of July Dubba to you and your family! Hope it included ice cream.

Anne Sutton said...

I thought DQ did a limited time birthday cake blizzard a while ago....

Dubba Scoops said...

@Anne: no no, they are talking an ice cream cake flavored blizzard, not birthday cake.

@D/D/E: It's not super informative, but looking at makes me think they do have access to ice cream cake crunchies so technically they could do an ice cream cake blizzard and I would totally stand in line for one of those.

@Anon: there was definitely lots of ice cream this weekend!

Anonymous said...

To quell your curiosity, Deb--I've tried the Chocolate Kake Krunch one, and it is absolutely doused in fudge. And in similar fashion to Dubba's review, the crunchies were so unevenly distributed that it was barely a layer ice cream cake experience.

Danielle said...

Dubba, When I was 16 I worked at DQ and made cakes and blizzards. It never made sense to me why they just didn't throw it into the blender?

Deb said...

Thanks anonymous! I love fudge so I may like it...especially if it's the forbidden chocolate ice cream.

Wouldn't the blizzard be neat if jt had a core of that weird frosting? I love that stuff... kind of like a mix between ice cream and whipped cream.