REVIEW: Edwards Singles Hot Fudge Brownie with Creamy Ice Cream

Surprisingly, in real life, the Edwards Singles Hot Fudge Brownie with Creamy Ice Cream looks very similar to the picture on the box. This is a rare occurrence. For years, companies have always tried to make their products more appealing in photos than they are in real life, except some Ralph Lauren ads.

Each box of this product contains two paper bowls with a hefty splooge of brownie batter and two cups with chocolate chip and butter fudge topped ice cream cups. Preparing the dessert is so easy that a Jessica Simpson could do it, but the “Ready In 45 Seconds” claim on the box isn’t quite correct, unless you have the quick hands of a world champion masturbator, because the bowl of batter needs to be microwaved for 35-45 seconds, which doesn’t leave much time to push the ice cream out of its cup, with the butter fudge side down, and onto the warm brownie.

The ice cream and brownie by themselves aren’t at all special, but just like the Wonder Twins, the awesomeness doesn’t happen until they give each other a fist bump. Unfortunately, I’m the one who had to say, “Form of a tasty dessert that’s not restaurant quality.” With the butter fudge on top of the warm brownie, it melts to a nice gooey consistency, while keeping the ice cream from melting too quickly.

When the brownie and ice cream are combined, the Edwards Singles Hot Fudge Brownie with Creamy Ice Cream is a delightful, decadent dessert, although I wish they used better ingredients. The flavor is dominated by chocolate, but that’s never a bad thing, unless you’re being waterboarded with chocolate milk. The brownie was a little too moist for my tastes, but I guess that’s what happens when you don’t let it cool down first. But if I let it cool down, the butter fudge won’t melt.

Oh, if only all catch-22 situations involved chocolate.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 dessert – 340 calories, 17 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 200 milligrams of sodium, 140 milligrams of potassium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 29 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 4% vitamin A, 8% calcium and 10% iron.)

(NOTE: On Second Scoop also reviewed it and Heat Eat Review tried the Hot Turtle Brownie version.)

Item: Edwards Singles Hot Fudge Brownie with Creamy Ice Cream
Price: $3.50 (on sale)
Size: 2 pack
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Delightful dessert. Reasonably priced. Looks similar to what’s on the box. Catch-22 situations that involve chocolate.
Cons: Brownie and ice cream aren’t high quality. High is saturated fat. Being waterboarded with chocolate milk. Photoshopped models.

12 thoughts to “REVIEW: Edwards Singles Hot Fudge Brownie with Creamy Ice Cream”

  1. I think I saw a review of this awhile ago on Heat Eat Review, but theirs didn’t look as good as yours – it looked like the ice cream melted and reformed. It also had a weird yellow cast which the reviewer said was not a camera or color correction issue but something about the ice cream.

    They probably shouldn’t have chocolate chips in the ice cream. I don’t think brownies need more chocolate added. Personally, this is a combo I love, but I’d rather do it myself. It’s not that hard to make brownies and put vanilla ice cream on top of them.

  2. That thing looks pretty tasty for coming from the freezer section. Too bad it doesn’t look exactly like the picture on the box. That looks delicious.

  3. sorta reminds me of the duncan heinz microwavable desserts… I’m trying to picutr being waterboarded with chocolate and it’s horrificly awesome.

  4. hmmmm, This looks pretty tasty I shall have to start looking for it. It looks like it might be kinda high in calories, but there is nothing more awesome than chocolate… just thinking about it makes my toes curl

  5. @Yum Yucky: I don’t think I should tell you what frame of mind I was in when I decided to type that word.

    @Orchid64: It is hard to make brownies. I have to read instructions, crack eggs and prevent myself from getting salmonella from eating non-baked brownie dough.

    @Zac Pritcher: I know you’d totally do it. Do it hard.

    @Ms. Spanks: Also, being flogged with Red Vines sounds divine.

    @Oroborus: Just to put it in perspective, it has about the same amount of calories as a Big Mac.

    @Review Spew: Splooge replaced dollop in my vocabulary.

    @Chuck: Although not as quick as when I was younger.

    @a: Why thank you for saying that, even though you really didn’t, because you called me a derogatory term in your original comment, which as you can see, I decided to edit completely, as I’ve also done to a number of your other rude comments.

    @Jillian: I think it’s fudge that’s easily spreadable, but your guess is as good as mine.

  6. @Tasty Japan: I’d mail you some but they would either melt along the way or I would’ve eaten them before I mailed them.

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