REVIEW: Peanut Butter Chocolate Klondike Sandwiches

Written by | April 14, 2010

Topics: 5 Rating, Ice Cream, Klondike

The Klondike Bar is an American frozen treat icon that has been helping generations consume more than 50 percent of their daily recommended intake of saturated fat for almost a century. It’s the 800-pound gorilla of chocolate-covered ice cream treats, which got to 800 pounds thanks to Klondike Bars.

It’s hard for a company to equal a product that has helped many gain cellulite in unflattering areas and has caused a number of people to post videos on YouTube showing what they would do for a Klondike Bar, but Klondike is going to try with their new Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Each square-shaped sandwich is made up of peanut butter-flavored light ice cream with a peanut butter and chocolate flavored swirl and chocolate chips between two chocolate wafers. They’re smaller than regular Klondike Bars in both size and the amount of saturated fat. An original Klondike bar has 11 grams of saturated fat, while this sandwich has three grams. However, I’m sure if the Klondike Sandwich was coated in a thick chocolatey shell, it would have a lot more saturated fat and would probably be awesome.

Unfortunately, the Peanut Butter Chocolate Klondike Sandwiches don’t have a thick chocolatey shell and without one they’re not very impressive, or in Klondike marketing speak, there isn’t anything I would do for a Peanut Butter Chocolate Klondike Sandwich. Wait. Actually, if the apocalypse were upon us and I had to do whatever it takes to stay alive, I’d kill a man for one and then eat the man I just killed, followed by the ice cream sandwich for dessert.

The flavor of the peanut butter ice cream was non-existent, like Kate Gosselin’s abilities to dance and to not look like a pushy bitch. The only peanut butter I could taste were from the peanut butter and chocolate swirls, which didn’t have any chocolate flavor and were more like globs than swirls. The chocolate chips did provide a different texture, but not much flavor. Thank goodness for the chocolate wafers, which not only brought the chocolate, but also were quite durable and didn’t stick to my fingers like the wafers do with other ice cream sandwiches.

Overall, I expected something a little bit better from Klondike. Their Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches aren’t worth getting fat over.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 sandwich – 200 calories, 7 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 4% vitamin A, 6% calcium and 2% iron.)

Item: Peanut Butter Chocolate Klondike Sandwiches
Price: $3.99
Size: 4 pack
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Uses light ice cream. Less saturated fat than a regular Klondike Bar. Durable chocolate wafers. The Original Klondike Bar. Being the 800-pound gorilla.
Cons: Peanut butter ice cream had no flavor. Swirls were globs. Globs didn’t have any chocolate flavor. Not worth getting fat over. Kate Gosselin’s inability to dance and to not look like a pushy bitch.






9 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Clevegal42 says:

    Announcer: Kate, what would you do for a Klondike bar?
    Kate: Don’t I do enough already? I have 8 children to support as a single mother plus I have to spend time rehearsing, getting new hair extensions, make sure that people don’t breath too loud around me AND support 8 children as a single mother, and now you want me to do something else for a Klondike bar? No – I’m done. I’m taking the Klondike bar and you can do whatever needs to be done because I’m busy telling the nannies and kids what to do. Give me that Klondike.
    Announcer: Take it! Jon was right – you are a pushy bitch.

  2. amanda says:

    Uggh damn you Klondike!! How the hell is possible to screw up one of the best combos ever? Peanut butter and chocolate?!?! I seriously will just blame Kate because the rest of America does. :)

  3. Marvo says:

    @Clevegal42: Thank goodness she wouldn’t have 8 more kids for a Klondike bar. Because Kate Plus Sixteen doesn’t have a good ring to it.

    @amanda: Someone should make Blame Kate t-shirts. Someone at Busted Tees should make some.

  4. Chuck says:

    I always thought “WHO would you do for a Klondike Bar” would be a more effective marketing slogan, even if not a family-friendly one.

  5. Dina says:

    That’s too bad that its not very good. Also, it seems to me that maybe peanut butter is best in a warm, rather than cold, dessert???

  6. Yum Yucky says:

    Ice cream sammiches are my love since birth. But a KLONDIKE sammich!!! You said it’s kinda crappy but I’d at least have to try it….. if it was free.

    • amanda says:

      You should check out Great Value: Vanilla Flavored 97% Fat Free Ice Cream Sandwiches from Walmart. They are cheap and only 110 calories. :)

  7. Kelley says:

    If you’re eating a guy after the apocalypse, I’m going to assume electricity has been down for a while and that Klondike bar has long since melted away. I’m just saying.

    Also, I’m glad you addressed the ice-cream-sandwich-sticking-to-your-fingers issue. I hate when that happens.

  8. Marvo says:

    @Chuck: If MADtv were still around, I bet they would’ve came up with a skit based around that.

    @Dina: You might be right about that.

    @Yum Yucky: Are you using TIB to fish for free products? :)

    @Kelley: Three words: Bicycle powered generators.



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