Friday, October 26, 2012

Review: Breyers S'mores Frozen Dairy Dessert

This review is humorous to be for a couple reasons.  Prior to starting this blog, I was okay with ice cream/frozen dairy dessert, but didn't particularly love it.  It was the same way with s'mores...I liked them, but didn't particularly love them.  After reviewing tons of products involving one or both of these things, I now LOVE them both, so when I saw another Breyers product with this Breyers S'mores Frozen Dairy Dessert on sale at Kroger, I knew I had to grab it to give it a try for a review (plus the "New" tagline roped me in too).  The 1.5 quart container was on sale for $2.99 and each serving is 170 calories per serving.  There's about fourteen servings per container.

By now, we all now that s'mores are made up of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, so it's no surprise that Breyers put all three of these components into the container.  The marshmallow part of a s'more was made signified by the frozen dairy dessert portion of this container, the chocolate was represented by small little bits of chocolate spread amply throughout and the graham cracker portion was represented by a swirl of graham cracker that was spread starting from the middle of the container and looking all around.  This graham cracker swirl was almost caramel-like, but it did have some grainy bits to signify the cracker.  The frozen dairy dessert did smell like marshmallows and the entire container itself permeated of graham cracker smell, so in terms of presentation, it did a good job of representing its namesake.

Dipping my spoon into the container (yes, I'm a slob and I eat these straight from the container), I was expecting something that was similar to the smell in that it would taste exactly like a s'more.  Unfortunately, that was not the case.  It resembled a s'more somewhat, but did not exactly taste like a s'more.  For some reason, that disappointed me greatly and I'm not sure why.  That said, the frozen dairy dessert did do a pretty solid job of nailing the taste of marshmallow, although it is exceptionally sweet and that can wear on you after a while.  The graham cracker swirl had a hint of graham cracker taste and its graininess made it somewhat graham cracker-like, but it really wasn't close to the real thing.  Still, it did have a nice taste and I liked it quite a bit).  The chocolate bits were pretty much what you'd expect in terms of taste and they added crunch, but didn't do much else.  All in all, this was close, but no cigar when it came to representing its namesake.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This wasn't a bad treat, but it just wasn't memorable.  It ended up being pretty boring when it was all said and done, so I give it a FLY BY IT rating.  Had the proportions been a little different (more chocolate and more of the delightful graham cracker swirl), I may have a different opinion on this, but based on the construction of the container that I got, I was just bored.  If they overloaded this in a different way with a different container or changed the recipe mix altogether, I may be inclined to give it a different rating.


Other Review:  On Second Scoop.

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