Sunday, August 7, 2022

Blue Bunny Strawberry Shortcake Load'd Bars

[New for 2021] Whoops, kind of forgot these were in the basement (I bought them 3 or more months ago). I technically really want one of those strawberry eggo snacking waffles right now, but this will have to do...

Blue Bunny Strawberry Shortcake Load'd Bars
strawberry flavored frozen dairy dessert
filled with strawberry swirls and shortcake pieces
topped with strawberry sauce
dipped in whipped cream flavored coating and shortbread crunch

Boring white wrapper from Blue Bunny?  When did this start?

It just hits me as.... Meh.

I say meh because the one side has a lump of frozen strawberry swirl. It just feels so.... lazy.

Granted, I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind for this today. I thought I was for a moment, but I took a bite and went kind of meh. 

I guess my big problem is that there isn't really a shortcake vibe despite this being a "LOAD'D" bar. I should be getting twice the mix-ins and therefore twice the shortcake vibe. I feel like I got zero shortcake vibe. I got strawberry blah in a meh white shell vibe.

Sorry, apparently I shouldn't have tried to review this today.

On Second Scoop: New day, same feelings. I think it's the cheap frozen dairy dessert bringing everything down. The sad part is that Blue Bunny used to be my goto for mainstream treats.... I had to go refresh my memory, but two years ago I was digging the cone version of this flavor (review here). I think that fact just makes me sadder that I can't enjoy these.

Verdict?  meh
Buy Again?  nope


JoeK said...

I did enjoy these, but I want to say the shortcake piece was lacking for me as well. BB is still my go-to mainstream brand, it's just that the shortcake flavors have all been a one and done for me. May I say sir that you live a charmed life when you pivot from a strawberry Eggo to an ice cream bar 😂

Dubba Scoops said...

HA! Hey, when life gives you cotton candy flavored unicorn eggo waffles, you make the most of them :)

Fein Dining said...

Aw... this sounds so disappointing! We are literally Load'd with sadness now. Awesome review though, of course!

Chris Invierno said...

I refuse to purchase Blue Bunny since switching to frozen dairy dessert

Allie B said...

Have you gotten your hands on the Peanut Butter & Chocolate Swirl Cones from Blue Bunny? I wasn't thrilled with them, but I accidentally got my mother and grandmother addicted to them. They love them a lot more than I do.

May said...

This is a little random, save for those bars reminding me of Friendly's new "Happy Days" bars, which also come in a strawberry cobbler (or shortcake?) version. I haven't gotten my hands on them myself, but I noticed several posts about the line and yet no reviews anywhere. Have you tried?

Dubba Scoops said...

@Chris: Ha, I respect that opinion :)

@Allie: I rarely get to try nut based flavors these days

@May: I should probably try the cookie dough bar at some point (are you saying there is a strawberry one too? or do you mean the older strawberry bar from friendlys?)