Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Skinny Cow Dark Chocolate Dreamy Clusters Candy

As I've said before on this blog, I have to give Skinny Cow credit in the fact that they are the "healthy" dessert company by taking typical desserts and using light and/or low-fat ingredients in order to reduce the calorie counts.  Their goal is to make you feel less guilty for eating candy/ice cream/dessert/etc. and I'm all for that, so I've done several reviews on their products before.  I've never reviewed one of their Dreamy Clusters candy products though, so that leads me to these Dark Chocolate Dreamy Clusters that I picked in a box at Meijer on "sale" for $3.99.  Each box contains six pouches of Dreamy Clusters candy and each pouch is 120 calories and one ounce of candy.

For the picture above, I emptied out the ENTIRE contents of the package and all that gave me was five Dreamy Clusters.  That's right...only five.  Each cluster was roughly the size of your standard nickel coin, so they weren't particularly large either.  The clusters were made up of an interior of a crunchy rice crisp mix mixed with gooey caramel and then coated in a particularly thick and strong smelling dark chocolate.  Since this is dark chocolate, they are supposed to be better for you, right?  Something like that, I guess.

As far as taste is concerned, these aren't awful, but they also aren't great.  The dark chocolate taste is thick, strong and not particularly sweet, as you would expect from a dark chocolate product.  If you are looking for a dark chocolate fix, you are going to get it here.  The interior crisp mix provides a nice crunch to mix along with a slight hint of sweetness from the gooey caramel and when mixed with the dark chocolate, it's not a bad little package as all the flavors play off of each other fairly well.  I wouldn't go so far as to call them "dreamy" like their name implies, but they are fairly decent.  The only problem with the package is that there's only FIVE of them and they aren't particularly large.  I mean, c'mon, only five?!  I just can't get over this.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Based on price alone, this gets a FLY BY IT rating.  Think about it, there's six pouches per box.  Each pouch contains five candies, so that means that there's thirty pieces of candy per box.  When you look at the unit price using the "sale" price that I bought these at, that's a price of roughly $0.13 per cluster.  Frankly, that's a joke in my mind and you really aren't getting a good deal.  If you can somehow find a coupon or a deal, it MAY be worth it, but then you get to the fact that you probably aren't going to get your candy fix from just one pouch of these and have to eat more than one.  At that rate, you might as well just buy some M&M's and get it over with.



  1. I love this chocolate brand because it's very creamy and flavorful! My Concord NC dentist advised me though that I shouldn't eat too much sweets so as not to damage my teeth.

  2. You need to try the milk chocolate ones, they are in fact dreamy!!


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