Since I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday, I thought it would be appropriate (and practical) to post about pudding. Not that it has anything to do with taste but do either of these brands have a mascot anymore? Granted, Bill Cosby has become increasingly angry as he gets older and the blond with pigtailed braids is somewhat psychotic looking, but it just feels like there should be some sort of “representative” featured on the label. Ah, if we could only go back to a simpler time when the Cos got worked up about Jell-O pudding and wore sweaters so loud, you needed ear plugs to watch his show.
First up, Jell-O:
When we peeled back the lid, the first thing we noticed was the pleasant chocolate aroma. The consistency was perfect although Ethan and I both noticed a very slight powderyness when eating this. The chocolate flavor was pretty decent although the vanilla didn’t seem to taste like anything. It could just be that chocolate has a stronger flavor and took over the vanilla. In general, this was a pretty good pudding.
We felt this had an even stronger chocolate aroma. The consistency was smoother than Jell-O’s, and although I’m sure it was, left no reason to be reminded it was made from powder.
I like dark chocolate and I appreciated the more intense chocolate flavor Swiss Miss had. While the vanilla was still weaker, it was more detectable than in the Jell-O product. I found myself liking this a lot.
No clear winner, we thought both of these were good. At the risk of upsetting Mr. Cosby, I’ll say that if given a choice, I’d go with Swiss Miss just for the richer chocolate flavor. Ethan doesn’t like dark chocolate and while Swiss wasn’t “dark chocolate”, he prefered the mellowness of the Jell-O pudding. Me thinks there shall be a re-match with a possibly more dramatic conclusion, perhaps between Hunts and Kozy Shack.