REVIEW: Funfetti Light Ice Cream

Funfetti Ice Cream Tub

What is Funfetti Ice Cream?

One of the, if not THE most iconic cake mix and packaged frosting of all time, Pillsbury’s Funfetti, gets turned into a frozen scoopable treat. It features Funfetti light ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and a cake crunch swirl.

How is it?

The ice cream is…light, and taking it for what it is, it’s not too shabby. It’s relatively light, like literally in the weight sense, although not quite airy. But I’m happy to report it’s not at all gummy like other lower calorie ice creams can be (frozen dairy dessert, yuck).

Funfetti Ice Cream Top

The Funfetti base’s taste is sweet but not sickeningly so, although more notably sugary than standard vanilla. I actually wish it was a bit sweeter, as I’m very familiar with what the real frosting tastes like, and this doesn’t quite scratch that itch.

Sprinkles are sprinkles, and there’s certainly an abundance of them. They’re sweet and colorful with a pleasant waxy chew that brings the party vibes. The cake crunch swirl is the best part of this experience, with a texture that reminds me of a cross between frosting and fudge with the grittiness of cookie dough. It’s like little bits of cake crumbs rolled into soft sweetness. Delicious.

Anything else you need to know?

Funfetti Ice Cream Spoon

Like most light ice cream or anything that comes in a tub this big, I wish I had more of the best component. The cake crunch swirl wasn’t nearly as thick or ample as I would like, but it comes with the territory. It mostly appears in wispy moments that elevate the bite, but I found a couple of bigger pieces towards the middle and they were really great.


Funfetti Ice Cream Dish

Funfetti ice cream is made for kids. It’s a big, bright, and light tub that does nothing new and doesn’t fail at delivering a caloric and money budget-friendly ice cream that anyone with a basic palate, or children, can appreciate.

Purchased Price: $4.99
Size: 1.5 Quarts
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2/3 cup, 82g) 160 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 65 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Funfetti Cereal

Funfetti Cereal Box

What is Funfetti Cereal

If you seek a socially acceptable way to eat cake for breakfast, Pillsbury is here to guide you with rainbow-speckled cereal puffs that recreate the taste of the company’s trademark sprinkle cake.

How is it?

Sugary cereals are one of my favorite comfort foods. I especially enjoy them as a snack between my third and fourth hours of languishing after work. While I often acknowledge kids as potential consumers when writing these reviews, I can’t help but feel like Funfetti Cereal was developed by Pillsbury especially for suckers like me.

If you purchase it, be sure to take a deep breath when you first open the bag. The vanilla aroma is wonderfully strong, the perfect imitation of Funfetti cake mix or batter. Because I have very few baking-related traumas, the scent evokes only pleasant memories of baking, birthdays, and other wholesome events worthy of a Pillsbury commercial.

Funfetti Cereal Sprinkles

The taste is equally spot-on: very vanilla-forward, not overly sweet, and with hints of buttery flavor. The colorful flecks — stand-ins for sprinkles — on the puffs themselves do not add flavor or texture, but are very visually appealing. The color presents opportunities to re-purpose the cereal in other snacks: as the base of a marshmallow cereal treat, part of a snack mix, or garnish on top of a confetti cake.

Funfetti Cereal in Milk

The cereal is made with corn flour, which I don’t typically prefer because the texture can turn gummy after a few bites, especially in milk. I was pleasantly surprised that the cereal pieces avoid this tendency, maybe in part due to their size. Each piece is about 1.5 times the size of a Cocoa Puff, so their lightly crunchy texture holds up pretty well in milk. Milk also seems to amplify the cereal’s sweetness, so if you really are debating between eating a bowl of cereal and a slab of icing-lathered cake for breakfast, choosing Funfetti cereal with milk might bring you closer to a reasonable compromise.

Anything else you need to know?

For those ambitious enough to cook their breakfasts, Pillsbury also offers a Funfetti pancake mix.


Funfetti Cereal perfectly recreates the sweet vanilla flavor of its namesake cake. For anyone with a sweet tooth, it is satisfying, colorful comfort food at any time of day.

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample of the product. Doing so did not influence my review in any way.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 17 oz box
Purchased at: Received from Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 1/4 cup) 160 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.