Friday, February 27, 2015

More Generic Than Exceptional: The Klondike The Candy! Mint Chocolate Chip Candy Bars Do Not Live Up To Their Namesake!

The Good: Fairly good flavor, Generally inexpensive
The Bad: Not terrible distinct flavor, Waxy chocolate, Low nutritional value
The Basics: Klondike The Candy! Mint Chocolate Chip candy bars entirely underwhelm those who love the ice cream treats upon which they are named.

As a fan of all things chocolate mint and of Klondike ice cream bars, I was pleasantly surprised when Klondike branched out into the consumer chocolate market. I instantly gravitated to the Klondike The Candy! Mint Chocolate Chip candies. Sadly, though, I was disappointed when the Klondike The Candy! did not live up to the quality standards of the Klondike ice cream bars.


Klondike The Candy! are little chocolate squares that are designed to mimic the ice cream treats that their name came from. The 1.4 oz. package contains four bite-sized – 1 3/16” long and wide by 3/8” thick at its thickest point. It is a smooth chocolate, seamless, with a slightly curved top to it.

The Mint Chocolate Chip come in a 1.4 oz. chocolate bar that is foil-wrapped. Each package with four pieces represents a single serving. This makes the Mint Chocolate Chip very easy to portion out to have less than a full serving, which is nice for those who might be watching their waistline!

Ease Of Preparation

Eating Klondike The Candy! Mint Chocolate Chip is not a real challenge. After removing the wrapper, simply pull out the individual bites and stick them in your mouth. There is no particularly complicated equation to eating these chocolates. This is an entirely ready-to-eat food!


Unwrapping the Klondike bar, the smell of chocolate and mint wafts up in a fairly inviting fashion. The chocolate smell is a bit dry, like cocoa, without much in the way of sweetness to its bouquet. On the other hand, the mint portion of the aroma is instantly recognizable and intriguing. The scents blend together decently to embody the promised flavors, without being so aromatic as to escape the package.

The Mint Chocolate Chip Klondike The Candy! bars have a surprisingly bland chocolate to them. The generically sweet, somewhat waxy chocolate is utterly unremarkable. By contrast, inside the waxy chocolate is a more vibrant mint. The coolness of the mint flavoring is cut by the overwhelmingly sugary flavor that follows it. It goes from being well-flavored to just generically sweet.

The Mint Chocolate Chip Klondike The Candy! has a ridiculously sweet aftertaste to it.


Klondike The Candy! chocolates are intended as a dessert product, so anyone attempting to live off them is proceeding under a ridiculous premise! These 1.4 oz. packages represent a single serving and those looking for real nutrition will have to look elsewhere. Made primarily of sugar, whole milk and palm kernel oil, there are still many unpronounceable ingredients in this chocolate bar. This is not an all-natural food product and these Truffle Bars were produced on equipment that forces them to add a disclaimer about peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, soybeans and eggs.

In addition to ingredients I cannot readily pronounce, Klondike The Candy!'s Mint Chocolate Chip have 180 calories, 60 of which are from fat. A full serving represents 25% of one's RDA of saturated fat and 2% of the RDA of cholesterol. Surprisingly, they are fairly low in sodium with only 40 mg per serving and a single gram of protein to be had by eating a full serving. These are not a significant source of vitamins or minerals, though they do have 2% of one’s daily calcium and Iron.


As a chocolate, Klondike The Candy! Mint Chocolate Chip are fine as long as they are stored below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The ones I found at the local discount store last month have an expiration date that is a few months away and these tasted fresh.

If, however, they melt, they will stain. Consult your fabric guide if that happens as chocolate can be a real pain to clean up when melted into light fabrics. Otherwise, cleanup is simply throwing the foil wrapper away when you are done with the chocolate bar.


Klondike The Candy! Mint Chocolate Chip are all right, but not extraordinary and do not seem to live up to the quality standards of the ice cream treat they are based upon.

For other reviews of chocolates, please check out:
Ghirardelli Dark And Caramel
Cadbury Crème Eggs
Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean bar


For other food and drink reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!

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