Klondike Donuts would’ve been more impressive looking if they had the standard round shape of the fried treat instead of appearing like the food love child of a Dunkin’ donut and Wendy’s beef patty.
The line of frozen novelties come in three donut-inspired flavors — Boston Cream, Frosted Strawberry, and Triple Chocolate.
According to the Klondike website, Boston Cream is filled with sweet egg custard swirls and the flavor of a Boston Cream Donut, and it has a milk chocolatey coating with white chocolatey drizzles.
Let’s state the obvious: Boston Cream Donuts don’t have holes in them. That, plus the square shape, makes it look as if Klondike took a lot of liberties with what donuts are.
The frozen dairy dessert with egg custard swirls does remind me of the filling of a Boston Cream Donut, but not as sweet. But the milk chocolatey coating helps convince my taste buds that it, as a whole, is similar to the filled donut.
Of the three, this was my second favorite of the bunch.
Frosted Strawberry is inspired by a strawberry jelly filled donut. It has strawberry frozen dairy dessert, a strawberry swirl, milk chocolate coating, rainbow sprinkles… Wait, there are? (Looks at one) Oh, there are, but they’re partially hidden in the coating. There’s also a white chocolatey drizzle.
What’s great about a jelly filled donut is how the flavor is potent when a bite is taken and the fruity filling oozes or squirts out. But this treat lacked that level of fruitiness. The chocolate almost completely hides the strawberry frozen dairy dessert from my taste buds. But all the blame shouldn’t be put on the shell alone. When I tried the pink frozen dessert by itself, it was milder than the strawberry in any Neapolitan ice cream I’ve had.
This was my least favorite of the three.
Finally, there’s Triple Chocolate, which is the best of the bunch. According to Klondike, it has a chocolate cakey fried donut flavor with a dark chocolatey coating, dark crunch pieces, and a milk chocolatey drizzle.
I assumed the frozen dessert had the “chocolate cake fried donut flavor.” But after trying it, it turns out that the creamy filling is the least chocolatey tasting part of the bar. Much like the previous two, the creamy interior has a mild taste. Instead, the fried donut comes from the dark chocolatey coating, dark crunch pieces, or both. However, to get that donut-like flavor when eating the treat whole, I had to savor each bite to pick up on the nuances in the bar that separate it from a typical dipped chocolate ice cream bar.
Like all Klondike treats, the coating isn’t too thick. So biting into them will cause fissions throughout the rest of the chocolate. So my Public Service Announcement to you is to eat them over a plate, the wrapper they come in, or a bowl of ice cream that could use some toppings.
Klondike Donuts are perfectly fine frozen dairy dessert novelties, especially the Boston Cream and Triple Chocolate varieties, since their flavors do somewhat make me think of the round treat.
DISCLOSURE: I received a free samples from Klondike/Unilever. Doing so did not influence my review in any way.
Purchased Price: FREE
Purchased at: Received from Klondike
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Boston Cream), 5 out of 10 (Frosted Strawberry), 8 out of 10 (Triple Chocolate)
Nutrition Facts: (1 bar) Boston Cream – 230 calories, 12 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 75 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Frosted Strawberry – 230 calories, 12 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 50 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 21 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Triple Chocolate – 210 calories, 12 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 50 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.