Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Ice Cream Candy Canes, For a Dollar...I'm Skeptical - Coldstone Creamery Candy Canes

Coldstone Candy Canes 
- Dollar Tree

Another Dollar Tree find, I grabbed these because I thought they looked pretty, and for only a dollar, why not? 

Right away the packaging is questionable. Sure, we have Coldstone logos that are legit, but the packaging and design are done in a way that the logo on the bottom left of the package is obscured by the packaging itself. Not a great sign in terms of quality.  

Inside you get 6 candy canes, two of each flavor. 

The flavors are: Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Our Strawberry Blonde, and Birthday Cake Remix. All classic Coldstone Creamery flavors.  

Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip
 (green): Decent amount of mint, not so much chocolate. The mint teeters between classic peppermint and a little bit spearmint, and it's not bad, but judging by this flavor...this is a brand name cash grab. This is a mint candy cane and not much more. There is not a spec of chocolate flavoring in sight, which doesn't bode well for the rest of them. 

Our Strawberry Blonde (pink, orange, white): sweet, a little fruity, and kind of tastes like lipgloss. Not much strawberry, or vanilla, or graham cracker. Just generic sweetness and a fake fruity flavor. Not gross, but far from great. It is pretty though, I'll give it that.   

Birthday Cake Remix
(pink, white, blue, yellow): Oof. Probably the worst of the bunch and least like it's namesake. I guess you could say this is vanilla flavored, it kind of tastes like those Brach's nougats with the red and white patterned edges and little holiday images in the center. Not gross, or spit-take worthy by any means, but definitely not Birthday Cake. The final nail in the cheap branding coffin.

These do not taste at all like they promise to. The best thing I can really say about them is that they are pretty, so maybe if you like using candy canes as decor, or decorations for gift wrapping, these might be worth a look, but as candy? They're a dud. Stick to classic peppermint, you'll get more bang for your buck. Plus you only get 6 of them for a dollar, you can't even argue that they're a good value for the money. Save yourselves and leave these ones on the shelves this year.   

Fans of these would also like: Swedish Fish Candy Canes, Candy Cane Cotton Candy, Candy Cane Kisses, or Candy Cane Chewing Gum
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1 comment:

  1. I have seen crafts being used for candy canes. Hot gluing then to make hearts or wreath shapes.