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May 17, 2013

Frozen Friday: Klondike - Original Choco Tacos

Klondike's Choco Tacos are basically sundae cones fashioned into the shape of a taco. The "taco's" shell is made of sugar cone. It's filled with light vanilla ice cream with a chocolate-flavored swirl and topped with a milk chocolate-flavored coating and chopped peanuts.

A 14 fl-oz box of four Choco Tacos goes for around $3.99 in my area.

I've always wanted to try these since I was a little kid and saw them on the ice cream truck menu, but they were a bit pricey (my quarters!) so I always got something cheaper.

While it's a nice novelty, it lacked a fair bit in the quality compared to a Nestle Drumstick sundae cone. The chocolate coating is thin with a cheap chocolaty flavor and the ice cream inside lacks the rich creaminess of better ice creams.

The "taco" itself was soft rather than crispy or crunchy and was not quite filled with ice cream inside. The chocolate-flavor swirl was not too apparent visually or in taste. The peanuts didn't add much in crunch or flavor.

While it's a nice novelty, especially for kids (or the kid-at-heart), Klondike's Choco Tacos came off feeling a bit cheap to me and I'm not talking about the price. While it's still ice cream (and therefore, at least somewhat enjoyable), other competing sundae cones offer a better experience for around the same price.

Nutritional Info - Klondike Original Choco Tacos
Serving Size - 1 taco (73g)
Calories - 240 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 110mg
Carbs - 31g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 3g


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3 comments :

  1. Every time I get in the mood for a Choco Taco I eat one and remember why I don't eat them more often. They're just okay, and there are way better alternatives out there.

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  2. These things make my jaw muscles work too much to be my go-to ice cream snack. There is something about the chewiness of the shell that is off putting.

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  3. Nick RovazziniSunday, May 19, 2013

    They're only good when you can get a fresh box so the taco is actually crunchy and not chewy.

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