My kids have long since learned that I’m often the sugar police regarding what they eat, especially the younger ones. I also strongly believe that a treat isn’t actually a “treat” if you have it all the time, and that for something to be special, it needs to also be rare. If you’re a parent, you know what I mean, even as your child might lobby for ice cream as part of a nutritious breakfast.
As an aside, I do have to admit that I remember having waffles with ice cream for breakfast as a kid. I can’t imagine it was very common, but I definitely remember making it, which suggests that my parents probably weren’t having breakfast at the same time, doesn’t it? 🙂
When we do have treats in my family, it’s rare for us to agree on something. My son thinks that a Red Bull and a candy bar — usually a Butterfinger, which is my fault, as that’s one of my favorites — are the best, my oldest daughter will opt for a particularly ripe pomegranate, while my 10yo basically gravitates to anything with sugar, liquid or solid. In fact, if there’s a bag of sugar laying around, she’ll gravitate towards that as the most efficient path to the desired buzz!
Seriously, though, when we’re playing a major game of street basketball or biking around the neighborhood or even just hanging out as a family with friends, there are few treats I have seen that garner as much enthusiasm as Klondike Bars. They’re small enough that they’re a reasonable portion and plenty delicious enough that everyone loves them. And now that Klondike is moving into frozen ice cream candy bars? Sweet. I mean, really. Really delicious, actually.
I bought a box of the Caramel & Peanuts Klondike Kandy Bars at the local Safeway after puzzling through all the variations and alternatives that Klondike offers. Can you find them?
I will say that the Klondike Heath bars are pretty darn amazing too, but that’s for another afternoon of treats. Today we stick with the Kandy Bars!
There were two varieties of Klondike Kandy Bars at Safeway, Fudge Crunch and Caramel & Peanuts, but on the Klondike web site it suggests that there’s also a Cookies & Cream flavor available. We discussed the alternatives and settled on the Caramel & Peanuts flavor because, seriously, who doesn’t like that combination of vanilla ice cream, chocolate, peanuts and a ribbon of caramel?
At home we popped open the box and realized that it was perfectly designed for my family:
Four of us, four of them. No fighting, no hassles. Smart packaging!
Then the real test: ripping one open and having a bite.
And, oh man, these should be illegal to sell they’re so delicious. You can see here how it’s a great mixup of flavors and textures:
I had to take this photo quickly because they all vanished before you could say “what a delicious treat!”
Turns out that Klondike has all sorts of stuff online to tie into its “What Would You Do?” campaign, including a Klondike Vine channel and a Klondike YouTube channel. You should check them out, actually, they’re pretty amusing!
And as for us, I think we might need to jump on our bikes and head to the local Safeway for another box. I mean, the calories burned on the bike ride will compensate for the calories in these decadent treats, right? So it’s perfect….
Note: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media and Klondike, but all opinions are my own. Of course. #WeaveMade #KandyBar #Ad http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH