Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup Review

I confess. An unopened bottle of Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup had been sitting in my cupboard for a long time. Don’t bother asking how long it’s been there because I haven’t the slightest clue. (And the dust bunnies that I had to wipe away from the cap are also keeping mum about the bottle’s age.)

I bought the calorie-free chocolate syrup with every intention to use it. Really! I figured I like Walden Farms Chocolate Dip, so naturally their chocolate syrup should be a hit with my taste buds as well.

But I was still nervous. I mean, I’m used to drenching my ice cream and milk with the 100-calorie varieties of chocolate syrup. How could a calorie-free syrup compare to all that sugary goodness?

In the end, curiosity got the best of me. (If you’re a foodie like me, then you know a new product—however scary the thought—cannot be passed up.) So I tried Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup yesterday, on top of ice cream and mixed in with milk.

How it’d fare? Not too shabby! I like it better on top of my ice cream than mixed in with milk, but either way is fine—especially if you’re looking to shave some calories from your diet. With the first couple of tastes I noticed a faint aftertaste, but it faded away after that.

Toady for lunch, I had another bowl of ice cream topped with Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup. (Oh, the sacrifices I make to make sure my food reviews are up to snuff for all of you!) This time I didn’t experience any aftertaste with the chocolate syrup. I’m in love!

One final note about Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup: refrigerate it ahead of time (before your first taste test). When I first tried the syrup straight from the cupboard it was runny, but it got thicker after being in the fridge. It does make a difference!

2 comments:

karl said...
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Ashley said...

Thank you for this post! I have tried the peanut butter (not really my taste), the Alfredo sauce (terrible), Marshmallow dip (I like it), and a few salad dressings (I like them all). I love the no calorie idea and hope they lower prices and come out with more products!

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