Don’t look now, however the madmen and madladies within the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream taste manufacturing facility are at it once more. From the demented dessert medical doctors who beforehand introduced you Mac & Cheese, Pizza, and mustard-inspired ice lotions comes their new restricted version Fall choices at Walmart which might be positively… pedestrian?
Properly, principally pedestrian.
See, there’s a Mexican Sizzling Chocolate model that includes Tapatio Sizzling Sauce (which wasn’t out there throughout my first Walmart go to, however psssst, test again right here in a day or two.) The very fact is, aside from the Candy Potato and Marshmallow Casserole selection, these are all form of simple. They even snuck in a Strawberry launch (which I couldn’t discover, so it’s not reviewed right here) and the one bizarre factor about it’s that “strawberry” is among the least fall flavors conceivable.
Earlier than I attempted every taste myself, and for no actual motive aside from “this may be humorous,” I did a blind style check with three youngsters — my daughter (Stella, 8) and two of her buddies (Emrie, 7, and her sister Norah, 5). “From the mouths of infants,” or no matter that saying is.
Wildberry Layer Cake
Whereas I couldn’t distinguish particular person berry flavors, this was overtly berryish. There weren’t actually any giant chunks, however virtually each chew was fruitful. The yellow cake was there, but it surely didn’t do a lot, flavor-wise. Texturally, it added an odd chew; it frankly appeared like an pointless inclusion. Norah shouted, “RASPBERRY BREAD!” And one of many different two made a puking noise. I really loved it a bit greater than “puking noise.”
Ranking: 7 out of 10
Diet Info: (2/3 cup) 270 energy, 16 grams of fats, 10 grams of saturated fats, 0 grams of trans fats, 95 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 24 grams of sugar (18 grams of added sugar), and 4 grams of protein.
Hazelnut Fudge Cookie
Okay, so the children’ evaluations on this one ranged from “it tastes purple” (?) to “cinnamon? Or chocolate-vanilla-banana!” Children are unhealthy at this. Anyway, the fudge right here is overwhelming, however in a pleasant approach. (However is there some other approach for fudge to be overwhelming?) That stated, I couldn’t detect a lot in the way in which of hazelnut. The “cookies,” based on the label, are “Speculoos,” which I needed to Google. They’re a “Belgian shortbread biscuit” with a gingerbread-like taste. Largely, they simply tasted like crumbled-up cookie bits. Nonetheless a winner, although.
Ranking: 8 out of 10
Diet Info: (2/3 cup) 310 energy, 17 grams of fats, 10 grams of saturated fats, 0 grams of trans fats, 85 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 27 grams of sugar (22 grams of added sugar), and 5 grams of protein.
Candy Potato Marshmallow Casserole
The one I anticipated to love the least turned out to be my favourite. With complete mini marshmallows (taking me again to their Campfire S’mores selection, which I passionately love) and gentle notes of cinnamon and caramel that carry all through, SPMC is creamy and candy and sinfully scrumptious, a shock on condition that I typically don’t look after the precise Thanksgiving facet dish. The entire women picked up on the caramel and marshmallows (apparent flavors), and so they all liked it till I informed them what it was. Then it was “disgusting” and “are you kidding me?!” Children are the worst.
Ranking: 9 out of 10
Diet Info: (2/3 cup) 290 energy, 15 grams of fats, 10 grams of saturated fats, 0 grams of trans fats, 85 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 33 grams of sugar (20 grams of added sugar), and 4 grams of protein.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll
And now, the one which I used to be anticipating to love probably the most, however… okay, properly, I didn’t prefer it the least, however I’ll say that I used to be fairly disenchanted. See, I’m a Pumpkin Man. I’m a Cinnamon Roll Man. Ergo… I imply, come on! However right here’s the deal— there was a TON of caramel. And that’s advantageous, however what WASN’T advantageous was the whole lack of pumpkin. And whereas there have been cinnamon roll bits, they had been small and muted in style, leaving me as soon as once more pining for my beloved Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns (aka the worst discontinuation they’ve ever made). On paper, this had the possibility to be wonderful. In actuality, it was solely meh. One of many women stated it tasted like “caramel corn,” and my daughter, weirdly, stated this one sounded gross. Like… the precise sound within the bowl. Yeah, I don’t know.
Ranking: 7 out of 10
Diet Info: (2/3 cup) 300 energy, 17 grams of fats, 11 grams of saturated fats, 0 grams of trans fats, 85 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 35 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 29 grams of sugar (24 grams of added sugar), and 4 grams of protein.
Bought Value: $4.98 every
Dimension: 1 pint
Bought at: Walmart