The Casper’s Ice Cream company and their trademarked Fat Boy ice cream novelties have been delighting those of us in the Intermountain West since 1925. “Fat Boys” as many of us refer to them, are super sized ice cream sandwiches and sundaes on a stick that certainly outweigh the competition.
When my husband saw a box of Original Fat Boy Peppermint Sundae on a Stick at your local grocery store, he thought these would make a fun holiday treat for the family. Are the Original Fat Boy Peppermint Sundaes worth the $3.99 price tag for a box of six sundaes? Keep reading to find out!
Weighing in at a hefty 4.5 ounces per bar, the Fat Boy Peppermint Sundae looks like the type of super sized ice cream novelty your family might buy on a lazy Saturday afternoon at the baseball field.
These attractive looking bars had been individual wrapped in clear cellophane, and looked absolutely delicious. Each bar had been dipped in dark milk chocolate, and then rolled in a mix of crushed red and green peppermint. While they were about the size of a standard ice cream bar, they were about three times as thick. They definitely had eye appeal and brought out squeals of “oh, wow, look at that!” from the kids.
Ice cream isn’t known for being a health food and at 280 calories a serving and 20 grams of fat, this definitely not a low calorie treat. However, the Original Fat Boy Peppermint Sundae on a Stick is made of fresh whole milk and real chocolate.
Additional nutritional information includes:
20 mg cholesterol
45 mg sodium
26 total Carbohydrates
2 grams protein
6% Vitamin A
We started by nibbling a corner of the chocolate coating which had that real chocolate taste that our family has been missing in other ice cream confections. The next bite brought us to a faint pink, creamy center that exploded with minty-ness. Not only was the ice cream filling a combination of vanilla and peppermint ice cream, the ice cream itself was dotted with tiny flecks of green and red peppermint on the inside as well as the outside. The amount of mint was just right, and was not so overwhelming that you couldn’t taste the vanilla nor the chocolate coating.
The Original Fat Boy Peppermint Sundae on a Stick reminded me of the kind of ice cream that we used to have as kids, a lightly textured confection that was packed full of flavor in every scrumptious bite. Our family certainly pronounced it a “winner” and gave it 5 thumbs up.
Fat Boy ice cream is considered to be Utah’s best kept secrets, and can be a bit of a challenge to find outside of the Intermountain West. However, the web site of Casper Ice Cream Fat Boy at fatboyicecream.com promises that the market is expanding outside of the West and with any luck will soon be available in other parts of the United States. The Original Fat Boy Peppermint Sundae on a Stick is currently available at Winco food marts.