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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Product Review: Cold Stone Sweet Treat Cupcakes

A friend told me about Cold Stone's new cupcakes. I went to Cold Stone that night to get some. Yes, I love Cold Stone ice cream but I love cupcakes so blending the two seemed perfect. It was a Friday night and the place was packed so we opted for the ready-made cupcakes in the freezer case. They seemed a little pricey at $9.99 for six but I pretty sure they were going to be worth every calorie-saturated penny.

They look pretty, don't they? Starting on the left, we have the Double Chocolate Devotion, then Cake Batter Redux, and finally, Sweet Cream.

Fortunately, the Co-ed was present to help me in my taste test. You may remember her talented taste buds also helped with another review of cupcakes.

According to the description, these are made in a Belgian chocolate cup with a layer of cake covered with fudge sauce, the ice cream flavor of choice, frosting and then the signature item (cookie, sprinkles, or chocolate curls). Since they were multi-leveled, we began by cutting one down the middle.

This one was the Cake Batter Redux. The Co-ed and I were both a little disappointed at the amount of ice cream. We thought there would be more. The dark level on the bottom is supposed to be red velvet cake but really, it was mostly the fudge that goes on top. Hardly any cake in any of the three flavors and certainly not like they are pictured on the marketing. Then again, what food item really looks as good as the commercials, right?

On the plus side, the chocolate cups were really tasty and not so thick that you'd have problems breaking them. The Co-ed thought their flavor overpowered the taste of the ice cream. I say she's a wimp. The frosting tasted more like whipped cream on all three flavors, which wasn't a bad thing.

Still, ten bucks for six little cups? Way too pricey, in my opinion. Stick to getting the Love It size to split with your sweetie.


Jillybean said...

What about having the Love it AND the cupcakes?

They do look yummy. I might have to try them.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the review:) I really do like Sprinkles Cupcakes her in Dallas. but it is so far away I never have even been there. My Mom has brought them to me before.

Fiauna said...

Stopping in from BSU. My son had one of these at a friend's house. He said it was delicious (but he's 9, so anything with fat and sugar is delicious). I had no idea they were that expensive. Geesh.

Deborah said...

I just bought a toy ice cream cone at Target in the Easter isle that I thought was too cute to pass up. Inside it has Cold Stone flavored jelly bellies. I'm not a fan of jelly bellies because I'd rather eat the real thing, but it was actually really good! And it only cost 2.99 plust tx. The only downside is that it's not a cupcake.

Janell said...

Thanks for the review! I thought "hey, yum, looks good," but now I know to stick to my usual cold stone treat.

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

You are making me hungry. Those look so good!!!!!!!!!!!! I just want to grab it out of the computer and eat it. So good.
Bye bye.♥☼♥☺

Kelli said...

What? I had no idea they made cupcakes!!!

susette said...

Those look so divine right now!!

SO said...

They do look good but for $9? I don't think I'll be trying them.

Emma said...

The cupcakes look yummy. I have been meaning to make my own version of a Coldstone Cake. I think whip cream icing would be better than a buttercream. Thanks for sharing your tasty opinion.

Jo said...

I love it when you do your cupcake taste tests. No one does it as well as you, complete with pics. I am so going to have try those. Maybe today.... hmmm....

Sheryl said...

Please, please
everyone !!
Save Your Money!!

these cupcakes looks
a bizillion times better in the picture!!

I totally got suckered into buying these- and they taste
well, not-so-great

and they are also really small!

they taste like nothing special at all.

don't waste your money

I was disappointed
I expected more from Cold Stone.

I won't even be able to finish
my 6, because I just don't care for them.

next time
I will stick to Carvel for my
cake/ice cream mix.

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