Saturday, August 4, 2018

Cold Stone Creamery Caramel Dessert Topping

So, why am I randomly reviewing one of the cold stone toppings? Well, it was on sale ofcourse! That and there is no caramel in my fridge or cabinet right now. I do like having caramel in my house but in general caramel sauces tend to be a bit hard to manage as a daily topping. I know that sounds lazy, but I don't want to have to pour some in a cup, microwave it to loosen it up, pour it on my ice cream, and then clean up the extra cup. Sundae Syrup doesn't have this issue, but I do like to try other brands from time to time. So, let's pour on some....

Cold Stone Creamery Caramel Dessert Topping

The two main things you need to know are: 1) It tastes good ofcourse! A rich flavor without being too rich or too buttery. A solid product to say the least. 2) It's not easy to pour! I haven't even put it in the fridge yet (required after opening) and I'm still having trouble pouring it on my ice cream.

So to translate, the taste is good but it's a bit thicker than I personally prefer. It's not Spoonable level good, but I can't imagine a whole lot of people hating it.

Oh, back to why I needed this in my cabinet. About a week** ago, I accidentally made an amazing flavor of ice cream. I didn't have enough Gelato Fiasco Sunken Treasure left for a full serving, so I mixed it with my nightly all natural Turkey Hill snack. The GF brown butter gelato added to the simplicity of the TH chocolate chip ice cream made for a a brown sugar flavored chocolate chip ice cream, or better yet, it made a cookie dough flavored ice cream. I don't mean vanilla with cookie dough bits, I mean something that literally tasted like the cookie dough for chocolate chip cookies. It was amazing. It makes me wish that Turkey Hill would let me in their flavor lab and help them make more modern all natural flavors. I wouldn't even care if they were limited flavors, let's just pop a few out and see how the consumers react. It can't go any worse than their "gelato swirls".

On Second Scoop: I think I can recap this pretty easy by saying that this stuff is just too thick to be fun. The flavor is good but it's too thick even after reheating. I made it hot and it still left 40% of itself stuck to the glass cup I used to reheat it in. I just don't think that this is practical for the average consumer. What do you think?

**Note: I wrote the first scooping intro about two months ago.

Verdict?  thick
Buy Again?  nah


Rabbit Girl said...

i don't know much about toppings-science, but if you mixed some water in to thin it, would that help?

Nick T said...

Your creation sounds seriously delicious. That donut sundae doesn't look half bad either! Despite the too thick caramel lol

Dubba Scoops said...

@RG: i'm trying to think if I've tried that with milk a long time ago....

@Nick: there are a few GF flavors that I can find for $3.99, so I keep a sunken treasure in the freezer and mix it with turkey hill almost every night. I'm on pint 3 or 4 now.