About ICEE Cherry Flavor Creme Filled Cookies
Have you seen ICEE cherry flavor creme-filled cookies in a store near you? Oddly enough, if you’ve been to a convenience store or gas station you’ve more than likely seen the ICEE drink machine and have likely had one. For a company to be only known for frozen drinks, how can they segue successfully into snacks?
ICEE has put out ICEE Cherry Flavor Creme Filled Cookies for you to eat at your heart and stomach’s content. This in mind, is the ~$4 price tag indicative of a good quality cookie, or is it just simply brand pride? Also, it does appear that this brand is currently only being carried at Kroger’s and Kroger’s family of stores.
How can you capture that flavor of the ICEE within a cookie though? Two different mediums can’t possibly be similar. Can they? Well, curiosity is always killing this cat and you can tickle that nostalgic curiosity vicariously through me!
Nutrition Facts For ICEE Cherry Flavor Creme Filled Cookies
A serving size for these cookies is 2 (and my sadness is increased greatly because of it) and provides 140 calories, 6g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 19g total carbohydrates, 0g dietary fiber, 11g total sugars, 10g added sugars, 1g protein, 0.6mg iron, and 20mg potassium.
Shameful that cookies this size have the calorie count they do, but everything is in balance because if they had fewer calories, I would have eaten these in one sitting. The calorie count is certainly not the worst but even if you’re being conservative and keeping it to 4 or 6 cookies you’re going from 1/10 to 1/5 of your daily caloric intake. Can the taste make this trade-off worthwhile?
ICEE Is More Than A Drink
To solidify why ICEE is such a hit of nostalgia: When I was growing up it wasn’t just that there were ICEE-branded machines at the gas station. No, I also had musical trucks that doled out shaved ice that were affectionately known as “The ICEE Truck”. Although you’d think the brain would lose the memory of brain freeze, in my experience it holds on tight, even when drinking iced water.
With that much history, it’s not just brand recognition but brand affection that you look at a product. I looked at these and the bright red packaging and although I wasn’t sure about the price, I had to know the taste. As I caved, I only hoped it was maybe a third as good as the frozen sharp cherry deliciousness that I could remember (truth be told I haven’t had an ICEE in a LONG time).
In opening these up the aroma of the cherry jumps out ferociously. It’s dancing the line of cherry flavored medicines and just artificial cherry. The smell doesn’t necessarily let me believe that these will have the taste I hoped for. The cookies are similar in size to Oreo or other sandwich-style cookies so you’re getting every bit of cookie that way.
The packaging indicates that the cookies have the pop and fizz of a classic ICEE drink and although I’m not sure ho, it is there. The flavor of the cherry is so tart and sharp in contrast to the sweetness of the shortbread cookies. Honestly, it is surprising just how close the flavor of this cookie comes to the drink.
These are an absolute hit for me and I would give them a 9/10 with the intent to get more soon. The knock is the price but for this quality, I would say it might be fair. If you’ve seen them but are on the fence, I’d heavily recommend getting them. For extra pop in the flavor, refrigerate them!
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