#FPQ: What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar?

I like it when Fandango picks a question for FPQ that isn’t too political, such as this week’s: What is your favorite ice cream? Please list not only your favorite flavor, but also the brand that is your favorite. Please be specific.

I’m a huge fan of Klondike Bars, which come in different flavors. They’re a square slab of ice cream with a chocolate coating. My favorite is the original, which is vanilla ice cream with a double coating of chocolate. The others that I like are the Reese’s Peanut Butter, Heath Bar (English Toffee), and Mint Chocolate Chip.

Klondike has also started to make ice cream sandwiches and cones in the different flavors of their ice cream. They’re also quite delicious, and as my mother used to say, not a calorie in them.

Now, as for regular ice cream…

I like desserts a la mode, which is French for “with ice cream on top.” More often than not, the flavor of ice cream is vanilla, although there was a time I had apple pie a la mode with cinnamon ice cream, and it was quite good. If we go to Baskin-Robbins, I’ve always liked a cone with a scoop of chocolate chip and a scoop of mint chocolate chip.

As for buying a half gallon for the house, we tend to look less at the brand and more at the flavor, but the brands we normally find at the grocery store are Blue Bell, Breyers, and President’s Choice or Private Selection. Most of the time, it’s chocolate. Around the Holidays, Blue Bell makes an egg nog flavored ice cream and Breyers has a peppermint flavor that includes little pieces of candy cane.

Mom always had a couple of scoops of butter pecan with caramel sauce, and when I would visit her I’d join her. But really, if it’s ice cream, I’ll eat it. Even Neapolitan, which one of the local Chicago stores would call “van-choc-straw.”

And let’s not forget frozen confections like Fudgsicles, Dreamsicles, and Creamsicles, ice cream cake rolls, ice milk, gelato, sherbet, spumoni…

18 thoughts on “#FPQ: What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar?

  1. Oh I’d love some of these you mentioned. I like the traditional ice cream bar. My favourite is always just plain chocolate and I buy Chapman’s which is Canadian. It’s nice and creamy. My dad loved ice cream on his ape pie along with cheddar cheese. Yup, cheese. I found out it is what Canadians gave in Quebec and Northern Ontarians near Quebec. My mom lived butter pecan as well. It must be a mom thing plus she liked neopolitan.

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    1. Cheddar cheese on apple pie is a thing here, too.Never quite understood it, but to each his own.

      I think every ice cream manufacturer has a version of the traditional ice cream bar (vanilla ice cream on a stick covered with chocolate), and they’re really good. Klondike bars omit the stick. The “creme de la creme” are the Dove bars, which started in a candy store at 63rd and Pulaski in Chicago…

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  2. Great images and did not know there was a dreamsicle
    And we recently got the ninja ice cream maker with “Creamify technology” – not sure what that is but it works great and is easy to make ice cream and frozen treats (because most store bought ice cream is so corrupted with chemicals and we just don’t want that out in our body )
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    And the butter pecan was a fav of my aunt – I can imagine your mom’s

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      1. Yeah – I think
        It’s folks end up not using their ice cream makers
        But this one we have is pretty fancy and does it all with the push of a button (then a little clean up) and we got it 40% off so it was nice price
        – anyhow – it can make almost anything into an ice cream /

        Right now we use coconut milk – stevia and then an additive / like fruit or chickiaye chunks

        And your title had me thinking of the tune that goes with “what would you do for a Klondike bar!
        They sure were a great idea to have that huge chunk or slab like that

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  3. At this point it doesn’t matter to me. I’ll take anything! Klondike bars–yes! Now I’m wishing I’d gotten some kind of ice cream treats when I went to the store this morning. Next time.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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