Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Klondike Vanilla Shake

[New for 2021] Klondike is branching out from their trandtional offerings in two new ways this year. Thereare the new cones that I will cover in a week or so, and then there are two new flavors of shake pouches (the strawberry flavor should be coming out later in the year). I'm sure a lot of people will try chocolate first, so let's be different and try....

Klondike chill out & Vanilla Shakes
vanilla frozen dairy dessert shakes

4.7 fluid ounces -might- sound like a decent amount, but when you factor in the fact that this is only 110 calories, I don't suspect it will be very filling.

Now the directions say to wait 3 minutes, but I left mine in the sun for several minutes and it was still pretty solid. I kneaded the package to speed up the process, but even then, it was still fairly hard to get out.

To be honest, I was so focused on trying to get it out of the package, that I'm not sure I formulated a ton of opinions on the actual flavor. It was something. Schwann's used to make soft serve in a pouch, so I was kind of expecting it to taste like that... though that was so long ago, I'm not really sure I remember what those taste like either.

Next time, more melting, less struggling, more reviewing.

On Second Scoop: To be honest, I don't foresee these lasting very long. First, I let it sit for a full 12 minutes and even then I still struggled to eat this (pro tip: wrap the pouch in a paper towel so that your hand doesn't freeze). Now I could overlook this chilly part, but neither the texture nor the flavor is really winning me over either. There's just too much frozen dairy science and not enough milkshake magic going on here. I suspect these will gain a few fans, but I just don't see them taking off. When I bought these, the checkout guy said something to the effect of  "meh, too expensive to try". To think of it another way, I suspect having (4) 7.05 ounce packages would have left a better impression on me.

Verdict?  not enough milkshake magic
Buy Again?  nah

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ncgirl said...

Thanks - I was considering these, but guess I'll pass. Milky Way used to have a great frozen shake!

Anonymous said...

Unilever strikes again....
They love their nasty dairy dessert formulas even if their customers despise them and have made it clear they want real ice cream and vanilla extract...they killed Breyers the same way....only a handful of flavors that are real ice cream with natural flavors.