I figured with two amazing ingredients coming together to make an even better concoction, I would try the new Ding Dong Ice Cream Sandwich at Carl’s Jr.
I paid $1.69 for the experience.
I was hesitant to do this in the first place, because of all the products I have reviewed, I figure this one would be the easiest to replicate from home.
The major thing I was disappointed about was the actual Ding Dong was smaller than a regular Hostess Ding Dong from the grocery store. This one was a “snack size” version, which means it is a little smaller (probably about 2.5 inches in diameter). Maybe Ding Dongs have gotten smaller over the years, but it was pretty small to me.
The ice cream does a pretty good job filling the space between the top and bottom of the Ding Dong, however it doesn’t seem to be evenly distributed.
The ice cream is very solid, which is understandable. I ate mine in the restaurant, which a little difficult to eat since they keep the Ding Dong Sandwiches at such low temperatures. If you were going to drive off and eat it at home, it is good that it won’t be a big melty mess when you get there. (By The Way, these are individually wrapped in plastic, so if it doesn’t melt, there is no need to worry.
As for the cake, it was cold, but still soft. I really enjoyed the chocolate shell on the outside of the sandwich, and its colder temperate also kept it from sticking to your fingers between each bite. I was glad to see the cream center was still intact, and defiantly wrapped up the sweet cake flavor.
FastFoodWatch.com Grade: 3/5
Overall, the Ding Dong Ice Cream Sandwich is delicious. The flavors are a bit 2-dimensional, but if you like brownies and ice cream together, you should enjoy this. My only reason for not getting this again would be how easy it is to make at home. Seriously…just cut a Ding Dong in half and drop a scoop of ice cream, so it is hard for me to justify $1.69 for it.
Carl’s Jr Ding Dong Ice Cream Sandwich Nutritional Information