Las Vegas summers are HOT! Temperatures of 100F run from early in the morning until after the sun has set. So imagine how thrilled I… I mean, my son was when we were invited to participate in the WONKA™ Peel-a-Pop™ “Unpeel Fun” program!
Not familiar with WONKA Peel-a-Pop? Maybe you’ve seen these groovy, purple boxes in the frozen foods aisle at your local grocery store…
The cool folks at the WONKA Factory hooked us up with some really cool gear to help us experiment with in the kitchen too!
While waiting for my products to arrive, I did a little research on these funky things… and read that some moms found the “gelatinous peel” (which is supposed to be like a banana peel) quite unpleasant. I’m not gonna lie… this made me nervous about doing a review for this product.
So when our kit arrived, I immediately headed to the store to grab both available flavors – grape and banana. JRoc took the banana while I went with the grape.
What you’re supposed to do is to take a bite out of the top of the Peel-a-Pop and peel the edible skin down to get to the ice cream inside. Let me tell you… we both loved the ice cream which tastes like vanilla pudding! Super YUM!!
Now to taste the “peel”… J manned up and took the first bite. “I don’t know what they were talking about… it’s really good!” Which was reassuring for me, so I proceeded to give it a try. I was expecting something like a fruit rollup, but it had more of a flimsy, jelly-like consistency. I resemble my son’s statement… “Did they try out something different? Because these aren’t bad at all!”
The pops are a little small tho… ahahaha. *cough* They’re each about 4 inches long… so we both had two pops in one sitting. (The 2nd time, I didn’t even bother peeling it… just chomped down on it.)
We tried pairing up these yummy pops with our favorite 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies… but decided our favorite was serving the Peel-a-Pop with the delicious Halo Halo Filipino dessert… I mean, look… they’re even color coordinated.
The grape pop has a light grape juice flavor while the banana has a stronger banana candy flavor. I definitely prefer the grape and JRoc is standing by the banana flavor.
To be honest, it’s been so freakin’ hot out here, we probably would enjoy having cool desserts all day! We each had 4 Peel-a-Pops in one day… but each pop contain just 1.5g of fat and 70 calories, so I didn’t stress out over it. We give the WONKA Peel-a-Pops two thumbs up!! Give these a try and let me know what you think!
I am a member of the Unpeel Fun program and help spread the word about WONKA™ Peel-a-Pop™ frozen treats. As a team member, I receive product and incentives in exchange for participating in brand related activities and spreading the word about WONKA Peel-a-Pops.