Kraft Heinz is teaming up with Hershey to offer Colliders refrigerated desserts. It’s a new way to experience your favorite chocolate candy. There will be three indulgent combinations featuring Reese’s, Hershey’s, and York. And each one provides a different presentation.
TWISTED is a cool and creamy vanilla flavored dessert topped with Reese’s crumbles.
LAYERED features peppermint flavored creamy dessert with a rich dark chocolate topping.
CHOPPED has chocolate-flavored dessert with dark chocolate pieces.
Each variety comes in packs of two single serve cups. Colliders will be available in the refrigerated section at retailers beginning January 2021 with a suggested price of $2.99.
Well, actually, there’s more than one in a box, and they aren’t cinnamon rolls. They are bite-sized, pillows of dough, adhered together with cinnamon, and placed into paper cups. I guess you could consider them rolls if they’re made Katamari-style. There are four individual pouches with a vanilla-flavored icing packet for each.
How is it?
Maybe my Cinnabon and Costco infant head-sized cinnamon roll consumption has spoiled my taste buds, but I wish these Pillsbury Heat & Eat Cinnamon Rolls had a bit more of a cinna-plosion. I mean, there’s an adequate amount of the sweet spice throughout the dessert, and some bites are heavier than others, but for half of the forkfuls, I thought they could use a bit more of it.
Gooey cinnamon globs do end up on the paper cup, but even using the dough as sponges to wipe up as much of it as possible didn’t help elevate the flavor to Cinnabon-level.
Beyond the not-quite-enough cinnamon, the doughy pillows have a pleasant soft chew, and the icing amped up the sweetness. I do wish the white topping had a bit of a cream cheese tang, though.
Despite not giving me the cinna-perience my taste buds hoped for, these sweet treats are, for the most part, satisfying. I also wish they were a little bigger, but not as monstrous as Cinnabon and Costco cinnamon rolls.
Anything else you need to know?
These are refrigerated and microwaveable.
Although my microwave’s wattage isn’t listed, looking at the table above, it’s safe to assume the heating time for my 1100-watt microwave would be 21 seconds. As for the claim that preparing one will take less than 30 seconds, I have yet to accomplish that. Squeezing out the icing surprisingly takes a bit of time. So if you have a 700-watt microwave, it’ll be impossible to do it in less than 30 seconds.
While Pillsbury’s Heat & Eat Cinnamon Roll didn’t completely satisfy my taste buds’ somewhat unhealthy desire for cinnamon, it’s a tasty, quick, and convenient sweet treat.
DISCLOSURE: I received free samples of the product. Doing so did not influence my review.
Purchased Price: FREE Size: 10.8 oz/4 pouches Purchased at: Received from General Mills Rating: 7 out of 10 Nutrition Facts: (1 roll) 250 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.
Why does the llama have a horn? (Note: I had to look up whether llama have horns in real life. They do not.) Also, why hasn’t any company called their unicorn-themed popcorn, pop-uni-corn? (Spotted by Leonard G at Walmart.)
When was the last time you bought regular Chips Ahoy! Cookies?
I’m talking about those run of the mill, plain ol’ blue bag Chocolate Chip Chips Ahoy!?
I bet it wasn’t recently. Why would you? I did the math, and there are approximately 394 better cookie options sold in any supermarket at any given time. Hell, Chips Ahoy (no more exclamation points) spinoffs probably equate for about 50% of those.
They’re iconic, but they’re just not that good anymore. They’ve been lapped. I have no time for the old school “meh” flavor and texture of a regular Chips Ahoy, so why do I wanna try them as an ice cream topper so badly?
I guess I can chalk it up to loving the Chipwich. And the McDonald’s McFlurry.
The newest member of the McDonald’s frozen family blends chunks of Chips Ahoy cookies and caramel in its classic vanilla soft serve ice cream.
A blended Chipwich with caramel swirls? That sounds damn good to me regardless of the cookie.
If you’ve ever had a McFlurry – and I know you have – you know that iconic vanilla soft serve is a perfect base.
McDonald’s soft serve will forever hold a soft spot in my heart. I always reminisce about getting one of those complimentary tiny cones when I went there as a kid. I wish they sold it as a standard vanilla ice cream in stores, so I can mess around and make my own McFlurry Frankenstein monsters at home.
The aforementioned “meh” texture of Chips Ahoy makes for an ideal ice cream add-in. They never lose that crunch, and I just find that it works better in morsel-sized bites.
The heaping blob of caramel piped into the ice cream is the star of the show. It acted as a binding agent that delivered a generous bite of cookie with every scoop of ice cream.
As I ate on, I realized exactly what this reminded me of — a coconut-less Girl Scout Samoas Sundae.
I don’t know how I could dislike a cookie so much but love it when it’s added to ice cream. But here we are. I feel the same way about the original Milk Chocolate bag of M&M’s. I would never buy them on their own, yet I can’t get enough of them in ice cream.
This was one of the better McFlurries I’ve had in ages. It also acted as a delicious neutralizing dessert for the Spicy McNuggets (I’d give them a 7 out of 10) I ate before it.
I went in knowing it would be decent at worst. Vanilla ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, and caramel, how could it be bad? I came out shocked at just how good it was. Usually, a “snack size” McFlurry hits the spot just fine, but I was actually bummed I didn’t opt for at least a medium.
I plan on trying the McNuggets again, so you better believe I’ll be chasing them with another Chips Ahoy McFlurry, exclamation point. I hope the ice cream machine is operational next time you hit up Mickey D’s because you need to give this a try.
Purchased Price: $2.79 Size: Snack Purchased at: McDonald’s Rating: 9 out of 10 Nutrition Facts: 460 calories, 13 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 210 milligrams of sodium, 77 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 53 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.
Can you believe it’s been four years since Reese’s began stuffing its peanut butter cups with Reese’s Pieces? Although, since then, the only other thing stuffed into peanut butter cups has been cookie bits.
But that will change come November when the candy brand will roll out Reese’s Big Cups with Pretzels. It’ll be a permanent addition to the Reese’s lineup and available in a standard size with one cup (SRP $1.49) and a king size with two cups (SRP $2.09). In January 2021, Reese’s will be rolling out Peanut Butter Cups with Pretzel Miniatures, which will also be a permanent variety (SRP $3.79).
But there’s one more thing. For a limited time, starting in March 2021, the brand will be offering Reese’s Big Cups with Chips. Yes, potato chips.
Thanks to Reese’s and Hershey’s for the info and images.