Sunday, July 20, 2014

Klondike Kandy Bars Cookies & Cream and Caramel & Peanutes

Whats' this? A post on a Sunday?! If that Sunday is NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY then you're damn right FGFB is going to be out all day celebrating as hard as we can. But for people not so extreme, we picked up some Klondike Kandy Bars, Klondike's newest civilian freezer option. Let's see what we got hurrrrr and what exactly, you'd do, for a Klondike bar.

I started off with what I was most excited about, The Caramel & Peanuts.

The size I wasn't very impressed with, but, it's pretty standard now with the downsizing of all ice cream, candy, or any other bar options, so I'd say it's in line with market bar value. 

On the outside of the bar, was a standard, not as thick milk chocoloate coating, with small peanuts sprinkled about within itself. The coating sets the tone for the texture of the bar, as soon as you bite in you have this to push through before you can get into the vanilla inside, where presumably, there would be caramel.

There is, but just not enough. The Klondike Kandy Bar was extremely low on the caramel, but it wasn't too bad, seeing as how you have the classic Klondike ice cream in the middle.
The whole bar was lackluster at best, the caramel riding along the vanilla wave, with just a little bit of peanut texture, and a thin, non descript candy shell that would pass by everyone, unnoticed, unloved, working a day job at a call center.

Let's see if these Cookies & Cream were any better!

This guy was slightly better than the last one. I wasn't insulted by the thickness of the candy shell. If any company whining about costs and wondering how to make candy shells on bars correctly, call up Magnum, or maybe Dove. Unaffected by the Dot Com burst and the housing crisis of 2008, Dove and Magnum coat their bars like Khal Drogo does wannabe king's heads in gold.

The Cookies & Cream flavors felt exactly like you'd expect them to be. Expect a Hershey's cookies and Cream chocolate bar, but without the Hershey's chocolate to go with it.

Overall these bars were both just OK. I wouldn't take a Khalasar across the Narrow Sea to get either one of these, but if I came across one at a party or in a freezer, they'd satiate that Ice Cream sweet tooth for a bit. It's kind of like someone at Klondike wanted to make these cool bars, but the suits at the top put up so much red tape that the poor Klondike dreamer just couldn't make it the quality that he had wanted. Klondike wants to make a good bar, they do, but in the end, these just fall so very flat, that if you see them in the store, you might as well try something else.

I give Klondike Kandy Bars Caramel & Peanut and Cookies & Cream both a
If you guys are really an Ice Cream name I can trust, stop pussyfooting around
and make a bar that means something. It's National Ice Cream day for godsake, you
should be ashamed. What would your mother say?

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