Archive for the ‘Chocolate’ Category

Wendy’s Junior Frosty (Chocolate)

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Wendy's Jr Frosty - Ad

Wendy's Frosty

Wendy's Jr Frosty - Inside

Looks: Have you ever wanted to feel like a giant but didn’t want to undergo painful leg-lengthening surgery? Just pick up a Jr. Frosty from Wendy’s! This thing is seriously small: about 3 inches from top top bottom – that’s half the length of a dollar bill.

Wendy's Frosty - Measured

I suppose it should be small, since it’s “Junior,” but just holding it in my hand made me feel enormous. (As for the actual food contents, it’s pretty close to advertised, albeit a little more melted, but it had undergone a 10-minute car ride before I could take pictures of it.) 4.5 out of 5

Taste: It was pretty close to the “shakes” I used to make as a kid: fill a cup with vanilla ice cream, add an unseemly amount of chocolate syrup, and then stir until it’s mixed and the ice cream has melted enough to be shake-consistency. (This is not a bad comparison; I loved those shakes.) There’s not much else to say, except that I ate it so fast I got brain-freeze. So, don’t do that. 4 out of 5

Walgreens Truffle Cookies

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Stef Cirillo sent in this set of snapshots: (Try saying that five times fast.)

Walgreens Truffle Cookies - Ad

Walgreens Truffle Cookies

Looks: Well, the picture on the box is a cartoon, but I guess the cookies pretty much look like that. The added hilarity is that the cartoon is “enlarged to show texture.” Of the … box? The bitten cookie in real life looks nothing like the cartoon cookie, as I found it difficult to distinguish the caramel from the chocolate. 2 out of 5

Taste: Oh my god these cookies are amazingly delicious. None of the flavors are distinct in themselves, but meld into a delicious, choco-caramelly cookie delight. There’s even a hint of saltiness to offset the sweetness. The cookies are crunchy, the chocolate and caramel gooey. It took a considerable amount of self-control to make these last the three days I had them. Totally exceeded expectations. 5 out 5

Don’t be shy about disagreeing with anything or everything Stef wrote. I know you’re not timid when it’s me doing the commentary. 🙂

Kellogg’s Special K Bar

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Special K Bar - Ad

Special K Bar

Looks: It’s pretty close to the packaging. A few things are off: the color is a bit dark, the chocolate drizzle isn’t as uniform as advertised, and the bar’s edges are kind of rounded off. Over all though, it’s ok. 4.5 out of 5

Taste: First, I have to say, this bar is small. It’s only four inches long, and weighs in at 0.8 oz. (It’s so light that you might actually weigh less after eating it.) That put aside, it tastes surprisingly good for 90 calories. It’s chewy, with a nice, almost caramel-y flavor (although there’s no caramel in the bar), and the scent of the chocolate wafts nicely up to your nose even before you start eating it. It’s good for about four bites, so if you’re looking to get filled up, you’d be better off with a banana or an apple, but for a low-calorie sweet treat, it does the job. 4 out of 5