Sunday, February 28, 2021

Colliders - Layered, Twisted, & Chopped!

[New for Jan 2021] We're going to take a quick frozen break to check out the new Colliders refrigerated desserts. While I definitely prefer my dairy products frozen, I am still a sucker for marketing gimmicks like this. I mean, they can't be all that bad right?

Layered Rolo Colliders
Twisted Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Colliders

Was hoping that there was labeling hiding under the cookie crumbs.

That may not look like a lot of cookie crumbs, but trust me, it is.

So I take a bite of the vanilla flavored dessert by itself and my instant reaction is "EWWW GROSS!" This stuff is not meant to be consumed on its on. Granted, I have texture issues, and then mixed with the flavor, it just comes off kind of nasty. I quick put in the abundant supply of cookie crumbs and that does help... somewhat. Honestly, there's too many cookie crumbs and they just feel like big poofs of Oreo-ness in the middle of this dessert. Wait, that sounds like a compliment? Well, it's not meant as one.

I try the Rolo and honestly, it does taste like a cheap modern day Rolo.... sorry, that's just my old and jaded bitterness kicking in. I don't find modern candy bars have that same crisp, clean chocolate taste that they did in my youth (back when ingredient lists were simpler). The flavor reminds me of a Rolo that's just a little too warm to consume really. I think it's the dessert's texture kicking in and throwing off that vibe.

Why are these flavored desserts and not puddings? I don't know. Is it like ice cream versus frozen dairy dessert, or is it just wording? 

It is funny how these both taste like their candy counterparts. That's right, the cookies & cream one does remind me of a Hershey's cookies & cream candy bar. So if that description floats your boat, sure, give these a try.... but with the understanding that I did warn you that they were also kind of weird. I'm tempted to put the unopened ones towards the back of the freezer so that they are colder and maybe a bit more enjoyable.

Oh, I wound up mixing the second half of each treat together just to see how it was taste (and because I was bored). Honestly, it may have been better that way.

Other flavors: 
Layered: Reese's, York, and Rolo
Twisted: Reese's, Kit Kat, Heath, Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme
Chopped: Reese's, Hershey's Chocolate, Hershey's S'mores, Hershey's Mint

On Second Scoop: in a few days probably, I want to wait to be really in the mood for these.

Verdict?  kind of weird
Buy Again?  nah


Danielle said...

I am a sucker for marketing like you Dubba and was at the store a few days ago and nearly bought them until I remember all the bad reviews! Im sad you also had the bad experience :(

Unknown said...

I don't get it why couldn't had used actual pieces of the candies to enhance the flavor. Rolo too. Add pieces of mini rolos in there.