New Product Hits & Misses for July 16th, 2014

5 new ICE CREAM products!

  • Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Pretzel
  • Klondike Kandy Bars Cookies & Cream
  • Buzz Bar Bourbon St Chocolate
  • Pro Yo Premium Banana Vanilla
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences Vanilla Caramel

 

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SCORE

62

Smucker's: Magic Shell
Chocolate Pretzel

This product is a MISS!

TASTE

19 / 30

VALUE

10 / 20

NUTRITION

10 / 15

INGREDIENTS

10 / 15

PREPARATION

3 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

62 / 100
 
  • No or Low Sodium
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

This is an old idea that everyone seems to try. The original Elmer's Goldbrick is still the best! The directions for this needs to be followed exactly, otherwise it's a disaster. Turn the bottle upside down and shake vigorously for at least twenty seconds. The product separates otherwise. It does taste like cheap chocolate with a hint of pretzel. Two tablespoons are a whopping 216 calories and 16 grams of fat, so I'm not sure why you would want to add this to ice cream that probably has less of both - this brings little to the ice cream party.

$3.89   7.25 oz

The JM Smucker Company
www.smuckers.com

Visitor Product Rating

Smucker's: Magic Shell
SCORE

75

Klondike : Klondike Kandy Bars
Cookies & Cream

TASTE

20 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

12 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

4 / 5

PACKAGING

4 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

75 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • No or Low Sodium
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

I'm a fan of Klondike Bars. This Cookies & Cream version is very tasty, but frankly it needs some improvement. The white outer shell is a bit too hard and actually masks the great flavor of the Klondike low fat ice cream. The layer of fudge sauce is barely discernible and for most people the size of the bar is too long and can create a mess, unless you eat it in the wrapper. Why not just put it on a stick or make them in bite sized pieces?

$3.59   12 oz

Unilever
www.klondikebar.com

Visitor Product Rating

Klondike : Klondike Kandy Bars
SCORE

88

BuzzBar : Bourbon St
Chocolate

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

15 / 20

NUTRITION

13 / 15

INGREDIENTS

15 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

88 / 100
 
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian

I know you're thinking this is a novelty to just buy once, however you would be wrong. The chocolate and the ice cream are absolutely delicious and the ratio between the coating and inside is perfect. Now comes the whiskey part - even though it only has 1.6% alcohol by volume you can actually taste the whiskey, which by the way, is the number one ingredient. The drawback is all about the cost - at $7 a bar. And as they say on the package repeatedly, this is not for kids. It's the equivalent of about $25 for a one ounce shot of whiskey.

$4.99   3.4 oz

BuzzBar LLC
buzzbaricecream.com

Visitor Product Rating

BuzzBar : Bourbon St
SCORE

91

ProYo : High Protein Frozen Yogurt
Banana Vanilla

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

30 / 30

VALUE

16 / 20

NUTRITION

15 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

1 / 5

TOTAL

91 / 100
 
  • Heart Healthy
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • Good Source of Protein
  • No or Low Sodium
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Vegetarian

I'm not typically a fan of frozen yogurt, but this one has changed my mind. The mouth feel is as creamy as a high fat ice cream and the banana vanilla flavor, made from banana puree, vanilla extract and vanilla beans, is sensational. One tube, which is 4 ounces is just 160 calories, 2 grams of fat and 14 grams of sugars and has 20 grams of protein. Loaded with probiotics that are all listed by name in the ingredients.

$7.49   12 fl oz - 3 pack

Twin Cups, LLC.
805.776.3765
www.proyofrozenyogurt.com

Visitor Product Rating

ProYo : High Protein Frozen Yogurt
SCORE

92

Breyers : Gelato
Vanilla Caramel

This product is a HIT!

TASTE

29 / 30

VALUE

20 / 20

NUTRITION

14 / 15

INGREDIENTS

14 / 15

PREPARATION

5 / 5

APPEARANCE

5 / 5

PACKAGING

5 / 5

SUSTAINABILITY

0 / 5

TOTAL

92 / 100
 
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • No or Low Sodium
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

Breyers new gelato is actually imported from Italy, which is probably why it's so good. The gelato itself is nice and creamy and the caramel swirls and caramel shavings on top make a beautiful and delicious presentation. You'll want to save this for company, but don't - use it to treat yourself. Half a cup is just 4 1/2 grams of fat and 21 grams of sugars.

$4.49   28 oz.

Unilever
www.breyers.com/

Visitor Product Rating

Breyers : Gelato
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