Monday, November 5, 2012

Richly Chocolate, Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Chocolate Frosting Lives Up To What One Expects From Hershey’s!

The Good: Tastes great, Very easy to use, No storage issues
The Bad: Nutrition.
The Basics: Pairing with Hershey’s, Betty Crocker Chocolate Rich & Creamy frosting is pretty incredible as a sweet garnish!

Recently, my wife and I threw a housewarming party and one of the highlights of it were our Halloween-themed cupcakes. We garnished the cupcakes I baked with Betty Crocker frosting. Paired with our vanilla cupcakes, we used Betty Crocker’s Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting and it was quite delightful.


Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting is a premade frosting produced by Betty Crocker. It is a frosting that is available year-round. Using real Hershey’s chocolate, the Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting actually tastes like Hershey’s chocolate bars!

Betty Crocker’s Chocolate frosting comes in the company’s standard 16 oz. plastic can. The Chocolate frosting is dark brown and creamy and the container comes with an easy to snap on red top that allows one to reseal the leftovers for a limited amount of time.

Ease Of Preparation

Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy is a frosting, so there is not much needed in terms of preparation. Simply pop off the plastic cap, tear off the foil safety seal below that and consume! It is that simple.

Of course, most people use frosting as a component in baking as opposed to a sweet release for gluttony. For those who actually want to use this frosting to frost cookies or a cake, this is an exceptionally easy-to-use frosting. It spreads very easily and it does not get hard, even for a week after being applied to the baked goods you put it on!


Opening the container of Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting, the aroma is strongly of chocolate! The scent is inviting and strongly milk chocolate. This frosting is enough to get anyone who loves chocolate eager to try it!

In the mouth, the immediate taste sensation is entirely of chocolate. Sweet and fudgy, the Chocolate frosting is like a more fluid embodiment of Hershey’s chocolate bars. The chocolate flavor is distinct and obvious, with a slightly dry, strong aftertaste. The aftertaste hints a darker chocolate than this frosting actually is. The aftertaste dissipates within a minute, leaving a sweet, satisfying flavor in the mouth.


Obviously, as a frosting, Betty Crocker cannot do much about how unnutrious their frosting is. Given that the frosting is made largely of sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils and water, this was never going to be a nutritious product. There are various artificial colors and preservatives, so this is not an all-natural product.

It is also not the best product in the world for you on a nutrition front, though it is gluten free. A 2 Tbsp serving of Betty Crocker’s Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting has 130 calories, 45 of which are from fat. Those 5 grams of fat represent 8% of one’s RDA of tat. Unsurprisingly, one serving is 7% of your RDA of carbohydrates and there is no protein in this frosting. There are, however, 95 mg of sodium in the frosting. This is not a food to try to live off of.


Keep the frosting sealed and it will last for quite some time. The container we bought before Halloween would have expired in June of 2013, had we not opened it first! This frosting remains supple and spreadable for quite some time, even if the leftovers have been refrigerated.

As a product made mostly of sugar, the Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting is very easy to clean up. Simply washing it off with hot water helps clean off anything this gets on. This is a darker frosting, though, so it must be washed out fast of lighter clothes/fabrics.


I was pleasantly surprised by just how chocolatey Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting actually is!

For other foods, please check out my reviews of:
Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Limited Edition Peppermint Frosting
Jell-O Chocolate Fudge Pudding
Yoplait Parfait Grasshopper Pie Lowfat Yogurt


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