Review: Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars & Wait Wait Wait…Ducktales (Hoo-OO-oo) Could Be BACK!?
Hey there Junk Food Nation! Today’s been one of those up and down days – but one thing that has made me smile is the news that, come 2017, DUCKTALES (Hoo-OO-oo) IS BACK. Whaddya mean, you don’t remember Ducktales (Hoo-OO-oo)?? Well, first watch this:
Still not ringing a bell? Well, for me, this cartoon was a solid part of my childhood. Ducktales (Hoo-OO-oo) was a cartoon that aired from 1987-1990 that I continued to watch in syndication thereafter. (Holy crap…that was 25 years ago it went off the air???? *clap hands on face* “nooooooo.”)
Anyways, I know that over on Disney XD and the Cartoon Network and other networks, cartoons are being rebooted all the time. Weird Japanese version of Thundercats. A modern version of the Ninja Turtles. I even heard that the Powerpuff Girls were coming back, rebooted for the 21st Century. But Ducktales (Hoo-OO-oo)? I NEVER expected this to happen…I might have to actually watch this.
Needless to say, I’m very excited. What about you, JFNation? I can’t be the ONLY one who remembers Ducktales (Hoo-OO-oo)? What other cartoons from your childhood would you like to see rebooted? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars!!
Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars were spotted first over on OnSecondScoop, where apparently they first debuted in…the UK? Mexico? Something like that? I dunno; regardless, they are HERE in the US. Game over, Girl Scouts. You’ve won. Well done.
Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars jumped out at me because, unlike the MULTITUDE of ice creams using Girl Scout cookies as a mix-in, this is the first time I’d see any frozen dessert company make this mov. The fact that Good Humor was actually able to get the Girl Scouts brand too?? That’s big time.
As you saw above, these Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars are not quite ice cream (frozen dessert bars) and they are coated in not quite chocolate (chocolatey coating). By the way, according to the Miriam Webster Dictionary, the proper way to spell it is “chocolaty” but whatever.
Additionally, 3 oz bars are a good size – Klondikes are 4.5 oz, but these are the same size as the Talenti Gelato Bars.
Good Humor + Girl Scouts = $$$$$$$.
Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars are 190 calories each, and contains interesting ingredients like “butter oil” and “dark chocolate crunch.” And 45% of my daily saturated fat! WOW. That’s sort of an accomplishment.
Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars looked like a large hockey puck, about 4″ in diameter….
…and maybe ALMOST an inch thick. These were some substantial frozen dessert bars. The surface of the chocolaty coating had bumps of the dark chocolate crunch embedded throughout. I took a sniff – slight cocoa smell. A tiny bit of mint, not much.
When I grabbed hold and snapped one of these Good Humor Girl Scout Thin Mint Frozen Dessert Bars in half, it snap/popped nicely – the insides were dense enough that the chocolaty coating didn’t shatter in my hand.
I took a bite, and my mind spun. IT TASTED VERY MUCH LIKE A FROZEN THIN MINT.
The truth of the matter is, it wasn’t going to take much to make these successful. Yeah, the ice cream isn’t the HIGHEST quality in the world, but the flavor was spot on – creamy and chocolaty, with a good dose of mint that balanced perfectly. Yeah, the chocolaty-coating wasn’t the HGIHEST quality chocolate in the world – it started to melt on my fingertips as I gripped it, indicating a high oil content – but it snapped really nicely as I bit into the bar and added a really nice sort-of-crunchy chocolate flavor to the entire mouthful.
As I tasted the frozen “ice cream” and the coating, I tried to distinguish where the minty flavor was coming from, but to be honest, I couldn’t tell. It might’ve been in both mediums. Regardless, the mint chocolate flavor was SPOT ON as far as Thin Mint flavor went.
The KEY to this treat, however, were the dark chocolate crunch bits. While the tiny bits provided a little bit of crunch, the real purpose of the cookie bits were to help remind the eater of a Thin Mint cookie itself. As my teeth chewed them, the cookies turned into a bit of familiar cookie grit that blended well with the “ice cream” like a nice mint cookies n’ crème. It helped keep the “cookie” element of the Thin Mint in play, so that these weren’t just Mint Klondike Bars.
All in all, I thought these were GREAT. They aren’t Talenti Gelato bars, but who cares? I love them all the same.
PURCHASED AT: Giant Food Grocery, Van Ness, DC
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