REVIEW: Kit Kat Cones

Kit Kat Cones

What are Kit Kat Cones?

Entering into the frozen treat category just in time for the warmer weather, these Kit Kat-themed Drumsticks offer vanilla frozen dairy dessert with a chocolatey coating and a fudge core placed atop a crispy sugar cone.

Kit Kat Cones Back of Box

How are they?

Despite being as enjoyable as any other Drumstick flavor, I couldn’t help but feel a little let down by these. Although each component was good and made a tasty dessert when combined, none were able to capture the experience of eating an actual Kit Kat and translate it into a frozen dairy dessert form.

Kit Kat Cones Pristine

Putting aside the Kit Kat branding for a moment, it’s hard to find many other faults here. Between the vanilla ice cream, crisp chocolatey shell, and airy wafer bits, everything is really well balanced. Even the cones were crisp and fresh, and far exceeded my expectations. If I had to knock Nestle on anything else, it would be the fudge filling’s blandness. Although clearly present, it wasn’t flavorful enough to compete against everything else this treat has, and Nestle could have nixed it without compromising quality.

Kit Kat Cones Core

The main issue I have with these is that the box was the only aspect actually reminiscent of a real Kit Kat. The wafer bits stuck in the chocolatey coating weren’t prominent enough to simulate biting into a finger of the famous candy, and neither the sugar cone shell nor the chocolate coating tasted anything like the classic candy.

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Kit Kat Cones Bite

Nestlé would have been better off by taking the lead from Snickers Ice Cream Bars and modeling the form of these after actual Kit Kat wafers. They would have been a lot more successful if they had layered vanilla ice cream in-between stacked wafer cookies and just covered the entire thing in milk chocolate.


Although Nestle’s new Kit Kat Cones are a worthy entry into the Drumstick line, they aren’t similar enough to their candy inspiration to justify the branding behind them. Rather than buying these, I’d recommend eating regular Kit Kats out of the freezer.

Purchased Price: $3.00
Size: 4 cones pack
Purchased at: Kroger
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cone) 280 calories, 12 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 27 grams of sugars, and 2 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Kit Kat Cones”

  1. Twix ice cream bars are pretty good also. Now I kind of have a craving for one. I blame this website. 🙂

      1. I actually have a soft spot for FDD, since I grew up eating so much of it. I think that it works in treats like this, since the focus is more on the sum of each treat’s components, rather than on just the ice cream.

        But yeah, I see what you mean. Quality ice cream > Cheap FDD.

  2. They’re not real ice cream, they’re not real chocolate, and they’re not really kit-kats in any meaningful way. Could this be any more a cheap, generic garbage product with a brand name just slapped on it? Who in their right mind thinks stuff like this is gonna be a home run? It’s just so, sooooo lazy.

    1. They don’t give a flying crap if it’s a home run or not. Parents will probably buy this for their kids, which means cash, and that’s all they care about.

    2. All that it’s missing is a cartoon movie tie-in. They should have put Toothless from “How to Train Your Dragon 3” on it.

      Then it really would be the most generic tie-in ever. XD

  3. years ago in the Uk, maybe a decade ago, I’m SURE they released kitkat ice creams that were just like a kitkat, with the 4 fingers, but an ice cream, either that or it was a kitkat chunky – i remember them being amazing and probably eating a whole box in a sitting, but they seem to have disappeared and were way better than anything out now! i cant find any evidence tho!

  4. With all the hype about the Kit Kat Cone, I was disappointed that it didn’t look more, taste more, like a kit kat candy bar. I will not be purchasing them anytime soon.

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