Ice Cream is one of those treats that always makes me smile (and I wouldn’t be the only one). But it can pack on the pounds, and it’s not a hands-free treat. It also can make your teeth really chatter in the Winter time. But give a child an ice-cream and you’ll have a gooey, sticky, messy kid –and a very happy one!
Now Baskin-Robbins has “licked” the problem (pun intended) of how to enjoy ice cream anywhere, any time. They’ve developed a solid but soft version in a candy– Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy. Combining ingredients like real cream and some high-tech flavor technology, Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy was designed to give you a real-life ice cream experience.
Tiny rectangles of foil-wrapped “chewy” candy may not be your idea of an ice cream treat, but these really smell just like the real thing. Two pieces are only 38 calories, plus 17 mg of sodium and 4 % saturated fat (no trans fat). The re-sealable zip-bag means you can take these with you as a treat for the kids or yourself, no matter where you are.
The candies come in two flavors: Mint Chocolate Chip and Very Berry Strawberry, and in both regular and sugar free varieties. They are soft, quite a bit softer than a Tootsie Roll or a Starburst. They dissolve fairly quickly, but the flavor stays in your mouth for quite some time. I tried the regular versions, not the sugar-free ones. I loved the scent of the Mint Chocolate Chip. The green candy with black dots doesn’t quite look like the color you’d associate with ice-cream, but I quickly was seduced by the scent, popped it in my mouth, and enjoyed a minty treat that was a bit chocolate and a lot mint–a bit like an Andes. I didn’t think the texture was creamy enough to be “ice cream” but the candy was delicious. Even better, just one of the candies stopped my craving for ice cream, candy, and sweets.
I’m not a big fan of strawberry flavors –I only really love the genuine item. However, the Very Berry Strawberry Candy got my nose’s attention–they smell like berries. These pink with red speckled candies are a bit like strawberry ice cream — without the cream. Never the less, strawberry lovers and kids will clamor for them. You will be the hit of the play group if you show up with these.
The candies contain soy and milk, and they don’t appear to be too bad for your body. They’re an inexpensive, fun treat to quench your sweet-tooth cravings and keep the kids happy. There must be dozens of them in the 4 0z packages…enough to take you through a week or so depending upon how addicted you get.
Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy products are available in the candy aisle of grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide. The retail price of the 2.75 oz sugar free and 4 oz sugar Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy varieties is $2.49. For more information about Baskin Robbins Candy, please visit http://www.bestsweet.com/