Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Food Review: Coldstone Cupcakes

With the yogurt craze sweeping through California, the fine people at Coldstone Creamery, with their delicious scoops of fatty ice cream combined with your choice of topping, are fighting back with the introduction of everyone's favorite tiny, cup sized treat, cupcakes!

These delicious concocsions come in one of three flavors: Cake Batter Delux, red velvet cake with cake batter ice cream, Sweet Cream, yellow cake with sweet cream ice cream, and my personal favorite, Double Chocolate Devotion, devils food cake with chocolate ice cream. The first thing you'll notice when biting (or cutting) into one of these is that it's enclosed in a chocolate shell. Not exactly the easiest thing to hold by the hand and dive into, but tasty regardless. All three feature a chocolate shell, a very small layer of cake, ice cream on top of that, then topped with a buttercream frosting.

They're definitely good, but in some ways they totally miss the mark. As you can see from the photo, the amount of cake in the cupcake is actually pretty pathetic. When I think cupcake, I think a nice, fluffy cake, topped with frosting, but these are pretty much all ice cream. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, I mean, they are an ice cream store, but I believe that if the cake to ice cream ratio was improved we'd have a real hit. Another thing is they aren't very friendly to the hands. This isn't something that you can just walk up to and bite, unless you're planning on getting your face and clothes sticky, you'll need proper tools: maybe a small plate, a knife, a fork, etc.

Regardless, if you're looking for a nice ice cream treat, maybe something different from the typical trip to Yogurt World or Rite Aid, then these can really hit the spot. With a price tag of $9.99, they're not the most affordable option, but if there's something special going on or if you just feel like spending for whatever reason, there are crappier things you can spend your money on. So if you're in the mood for something sweet, check these out, because they're only here till March 31st!


  1. the chocolate shell thing is a little disappointing, i was really hoping to eat these on my way to class. and they would be a disaster in the car. ill stick to starbucks or jamba when i'm at the mira mesa marketplace.

  2. $9.99??? That's some serious indulgence right there

  3. $10 ain't too bad considering i'd spend $5 for just one cupcake at Sprinkles. then again im a sucker for red velvet and cream cheese frosting.. mmmm

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