Momma Told Me: Wonderfully Curious About Wonka Peel-A-Pop Frozen Desserts

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wonderfully Curious About Wonka Peel-A-Pop Frozen Desserts

Wonka Peel-A-Pop by Nestle, sold at Walmart, Safeway affiliates, and Krogers nationwide. Vanilla Grape and Vanilla Banana with an edible peel that is similar to gelatin.
Momma Told Me: Pick your dessert wisely, you only get one!

I like to think I'm a practical person. The exception being any time there is sugar involved in any way, shape, or form. Some people collect stamps or porcelain dolls the way I collect sweet experiences. Life is simply too short to eat the same boring cookie for dessert, or scoop the same ice cream alongside your slice of cake. Especially since sugar is such a sinful indulgence for me; I have to work at controlling myself because my body doesn't tend to process it quite like those around me. So every sweet treat must be an original and unique experience.
Wonka Peel-A-Pop by Nestle, sold at Walmart, Safeway affiliates, and Krogers nationwide. Vanilla Grape and Vanilla Banana with an edible peel that is similar to gelatin.
Nothing better illustrates this outlook like the fictional character of Willy Wonka, and the Nestle brand of Wonka chocolates, candies, and (now) froze treats. I remember as a child watching the original Technicolor Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and marveling at the magical world of whimsical sugar. In the scene where the flavored wallpaper is introduced I found myself quite conflicted; who would want to stick their tongue on a wall where others had quite likely done so? (practical me) But who could turn down the wafting aroma of fresh pie and the promise of a low calorie lick? (sugar fiend me)
Wonka Peel-A-Pop by Nestle, sold at Walmart, Safeway affiliates, and Krogers nationwide. Vanilla Grape and Vanilla Banana with an edible peel that is similar to gelatin.
Wonka Peel-A-Pop by Nestle, sold at Walmart, Safeway affiliates, and Krogers nationwide. Vanilla Grape and Vanilla Banana with an edible peel that is similar to gelatin.
And so it will come as no surprise that the blogger who regularly hunts down absurd flavors of Oreos and buys seasonal M and M flavors on Amazon was at once repulsed and captivated by the most recent Wonka creation; Peel-A-Pop. These first appeared in an ad on the Walmart website about a month back, and I have been tirelessly searching for them since. Our market area is one of the last to adopt new products and trends, so the 'hunt' for new products like this is always exciting. I do believe I squealed like a little girl and jumped up and down, yes jumped, when I spotted these at last in our local Walmart freezer (and since at Ralphs and Vons.)
Wonka Peel-A-Pop by Nestle, sold at Walmart, Safeway affiliates, and Krogers nationwide. Vanilla Grape and Vanilla Banana with an edible peel that is similar to gelatin.
That's a lot of suspense for a product, and the lack of advertising in our area and general information on the product only helped to add to my curiosity. Sold in packages of 8, for about $3, with two varieties (Vanilla Banana and Vanilla Grape,) these were a little smaller than I expected. More like a plantain in serving size. When you first unwrap them the outer 'peelable' and edible peel is opalescent in hue, which lends to my misconception that this 'edible peel would be made out of a type of taffy or sweet chewy candy. In reality the easy to tear (from the top) peel starts to turn translucent within a minute of peeling and has a very eerie JELLO like response to movement and touch.In fact, the peels, themselves, actually have very little flavor and were a textural no-go for me. Of the three kids only one scarfed their peel down with enthusiasm.
Wonka Peel-A-Pop by Nestle, sold at Walmart, Safeway affiliates, and Krogers nationwide. Vanilla Grape and Vanilla Banana with an edible peel that is similar to gelatin.
The ice cream inside the Peel-A-Pops, however, is absolutely scrumptious. While the concept is fun and novel for the first few pops, our household didn't care much to eat the peel after they'd had their fun peeling it. It's gelatin like texture simply wasn't what the marketing had led us to expect, and even creeped the youngest (4) out a bit. In all they are a one-of-a-kind experience and the per box price is modest enough to do just that- experience them. I doubt they will be around permanently though.

What Daughter Says: Peel-A-Pops won't make my craving list, but they were a one of a kind experience!




11 comments:

  1. I've never heard of these before but they sounds very intriguing! Interesting concept.

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  2. What a wacky, and fun idea. I bet my kids will love these.

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  3. It sounds like a fun idea but I bet I'd be in the same boat as your four year old and weirded out by the peel LOL

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  4. Do they have high fructose corn syrup in them?

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  5. Hi Katherine, The ingredients list corn syrup, not high fructose corn syrup, in fact coconut water is listed as one of the main ingredients for sweetening. :)

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  6. That is so awesome looking - I want to try it myself

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  7. I am really into novelty food. I love to try odd foods like this just so I can say I did. I would love to try the purple peel one. I think it's cool how people are asking about the ingredients too and also how you told us what the peel tastes like!

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  8. Ahahahaha, those are awesome! I've never seen them before, but might just have to see if I can to try 'em out. They look so strange! Leave it to Wonka...

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  9. I haven't seen these but so cool. Does the peel taste better if you eat it while it's still frozen? I don't think a gelatin-like texture would appeal (a-peel!! ha!) to me.

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  10. I saw these at WalMart but the flavors did not float my boat. If my kids see them at the store I have a feeling they will want to try them!

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  11. Those are really neat! The things they come out with these days... I'd be interested in trying them!

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