Saturday, June 7, 2014

Keebler Jumbo Varieties

"National Fudge Day" will be on June 16, 2013 and so in honor of that I thought we'd look at a product I was sent to review through the Amazon Vine Program: Keebler Jumbo Fudge Sticks in the Dark Chocolate Fudge variety.  A short review was posted back on Amazon.com in August of last year after our testing of it.  The box in this photo is horizontal but the design of the box allows it to be displayed vertically as well on the store shelves.  This type of program as with most Keebler cookies is likely very easy for you to find in your local stores, Sisters and Brothers. If you have tried it I need you to leave us a comment below and let us know what you think.

The box holds six individually wrapped sticks which are three chocolatey sugar wafers covered in a dark fudgy coating.  The box proudly proclaims it is made with 100% real cocoa and that's true but the ingredients also list a lot of chemical names and added fats and oils.  The cookies make a crunch when you bite into them and the flavor is slightly bitter but also sweet.  Unfortunately it also tastes very waxy which the texture confirms.  To top it off there is very little scent and really only after you've bitten into it do you get a cocoa essence for your nose to enjoy.

At 170 calories a stick this is just disappointing in terms of chocolate flavor and fragrance, what "dark" there is becomes quickly hidden under sweet and waxy elements in the taste.  The coating melts easily and so you get this waxy coating over your fingers as well.  While this may be standard chocolatey flavor and texture for many Keebler cookies it doesn't work when chocolate is the only flavor.  No peanut butter or mint to hide it as you get with two other Jumbo varieties. Not worth your time to celebrate "National Fudge Day"  so instead try making some homemade fudge and we'll try to find a recipe to share with you so we can enjoy it together.

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