Friday, October 29, 2021

Jolly Llama - Caramel Chocolate Chip Cone - Oct. 28, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Jolly Llama 
(Casper's Ice Cream)
Caramel Chocolate Chip Cone 
Good - Good +
Weight: 4.75 fl. oz. (103 g.) / 14.25 fl. oz. (421 mL) in total package/box of 3 cones
Calories: 320 calories in 1 cone
Cost: $3.99 for 1 package/box of 3 cones 
Purchased from: Sprouts Farmers Market, Mountain View, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Waffle Week, including several waffle cone items.

Today's Jolly Llama gluten-free and dairy-free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cones were from Casper's Ice Cream (Richmond, UT). 

This gluten-free and dairy-free cone had appealing layered textures (creamy, chocolatey and crunchy) and different flavor elements (chocolate dairy-free frozen filling, and chocolate and caramel, surrounded by a sweet, crispy cone. The chocolate frozen filling portion was very (convincingly) similar to ice cream.

It was sweet, as expected. So no surprises there. The ingredients list (below) was quite long--often the case for dairy and gluten substitute items in the U.S. But, it was nice to know there are treats like this that exist for those who have dietary restrictions. 

Ingredients: Non-dairy frozen dessert (water, stabilizer (tapioca syrup solids, dextrose, pea protein, salt, locust bean gum, guar gum), cane sugar, coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali, natural flavor), gluten-free cone (rice flour, brown sugar, corn starch, tapioca starch, cellulose, natural flavor, salt, soy lecithin, vegetable oil shortening. May contain one or more of the following: canola oil, coconut oil, modified palm oil, soybean oil and soy lecithin), xanthan gum), chocolate flavored coating (sugar, coconut oil, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), chocolate liquor, sunflower lecithin (an emulsifier), vanilla extract), chocolate drop (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin (an emulsifier), vanilla extract), caramel variegate (cane sugar, water, coconut oil, Non-GMO corn starch, salt, pectin).

Allergen-related information: Contains soy and coconut. Manufactured on shared equipment with products that contain milk, peanut, tree nut, wheat and egg ingredients.

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