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Delish is Delish

With all the buzz surrounding the Celebrity Apprentice ice cream created by Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette for the Good & Delish brand at Walgreens, magic swirtle and maple macadamia mash-up, I thought I’d try some other Good & Delish products.  I got them at Duane Reade in Manhattan, but you can find them at Walgreens too.  (If you are looking for the Celebrity Apprentice ice ceams, I saw them this week at Duane Reade.)  Good & Delish products are not your average store brand products.  They are creative treats like these milk chocolate cornflake clusters and this tropical fruit white chocolate bar.

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These were delish. The cornflake clusters are kind of like chocolate with crispy rice in it, only the cornflakes are a bit crunchier and almost burst a little like Pop Rocks. I really liked these. The white chocolate had a nice burst of fruit.

I also tried these caramel apple caramels, sea salt caramel granola chips, cinnamon apple chips and dark chocolate with crispy rice puffs.  Guess what? Delish!  My favorite is the sea salt caramel granola chips.  They are addictive.  I also like the dark chocolate with crispy rice.  I’m thinking they would go well on top of vanilla ice cream.

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My exploration of Good & Delish didn’t stop there. I tried these red velvet caramels and milk chocolate and marshmallow smores. Have to admit, red velvets were not favorites of mine and the smores were just OK.

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These blackberry sorbet chocolate bars more than made up for the lackluster former two treats. OMG, these are more than delish.

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Finally, if you were a fan of raspberry cream Peek Freans, then you’ll like Good & Delish raspberry cream cookies.  I also love the cinnamon granola chips.

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So I definitely recommend the Good & Delish products, especially the milk chocolate cornflake clusters, sea salt caramel and cinnamon granola chips, blackberry sorbet bars dipped in chocolate, tropical white chocolate bar and dark Belgian chocolate thins with crispy rice.  Yum!  I mean, delish!

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Two for Tuesday: Celebrity Apprentice Ice Cream

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This Sunday’s Celebrity Apprentice task is the final task this season, and the winner will be the Celebrity Apprentice.  The two contenders are Trace Adkins (swoon) and Penn Jillette.  Ironically, both guys are tall and have ponytails.  Anyway, the task included creating an ice cream flavor for Walgreens’s Delish brand.  Trace’s team created two, a red velvet cupcake and a maple macadamia mash-up.  Penn’s team created two as well, magic swirtle with chocolate turtle pieces and sin city (don’t remember what was in this one).  The teams had a taste test to narrow it down to one choice.  The winning ice creams are Magic Swirtle and Maple Macadamia Mash-up.  They became available as of yesterday, and of course, I had to try them.

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Well, now for the taste test.  They both look pretty similar.

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The Magic Swirtle ice cream has swirls of sea salt chocolate and chocolate candies in the shape of turtles that are filled with caramel.

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The chocolate swirls are hard, not soft and fudgy, and I don’t taste the sea salt.  I don’t like hard chocolate candies in my ice cream, so I don’t like the chocolate turtles.

The Maple Macadamia Mash-up is maple-flavored ice cream with macadamia nuts.

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The maple flavor is nice, and there aren’t too many nuts, which is good because I don’t like nuts in my ice cream.

So the verdict is that I don’t particularly like either flavor of ice cream, but I’ll go with the maple ice cream just because the ice cream itself is nice and there aren’t many nuts…and it’s Trace Adkins’s ice cream!

By the way, Trace’s favorite cake is also my favorite cake–red velvet!  Woo hoo!

Trace, if you ever need a lawyer, I’m licensed in New York and Tennessee!