We've probably all seen the new Choco Taco commercial by now- a dude eating a peanut butter Choco Taco, then going nuts and dancing like a lunatic for 5 seconds. I still don't quite understand the point of it, but it did its job in making me want to try them- peanut butter is the surefire flavor to add to an existing lineup to make us fatguyfoodbloggers interested. And, being a famous food blogger, I couldn't just get peanut butter- I had to get the other new one (chocolate) as well as the original, because, well, I probably haven't eaten a Choco Taco for 15 years.
Choco Taco lineup
First up, peanut butter. These are surprisingly thin. I didn't, but I could put away a box of these without even trying.
The first thing I noticed (other than the fact that it didn't have the stripes of peanut butter shown in the picture) was that although this was small and the very idea of frozen and kind of oddly chewy waffle mixed into a taco is kind of odd- this was damn good. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it's a nice mini dessert. The peanut butter isn't very strong, but its more nutty taste (as opposed to super sugary peanut butter) does well in complimenting the waffle and chocolate. Frozen nutty chocolate waffles.
I give it a solid B: nothing to freak out about, but solid and tasty.
The chocolate on the other hand, pretty much sucked. As with other Choco Tacos, there's a layer of chocolate between the ice cream and waffle, but with this one, it was much more prominent. Why is that a bad thing? Well, for some reason, this chocolate tasted different. It could just be that the chocolate ice cream was a bit too dark chocolate tasting for my tastes, or it could have been that the quality of ice cream was extremely lacking, I don't know- but for some reason, this is just very strong on the chocolate flavor, and when that flavor isn't good, you have yourself a bad Choco Taco in your hands. Also, maybe it was just the box I got, but the waffle was super soggy/chewy. Poor chocolate flavor mixed with soggy waffles? Not good. D-.
To run the gamut of flavors, I got a box of the original too. Again, no lines of chocolate in the ice cream. What's with the false advertising, Klondike? I ought to sue you and get paid out in Heath Bar Crunch Klondike bars.
This was solid though- the right amount of crispy chocolate, the waffle was the right amount of crispy, and the ice cream, while being fairly weak in flavor, still hit the spot for a decent ice cream snack. Nothing special, but good enough, which gives it a C I guess.
SO, if you want a small ice cream snack this summer, you won't be blown away by Choco Tacos, but you could do a lot worse. They're solid and tasty, but I wouldn't waste your time with the chocolate flavor. Stick with original for a classic taste, or get peanut butter if you want the best they have to offer.