It was actually kind of hard to find an Eskimo Pie. I could find E Pie products at my local grocery store but they were pops or sticks of some sort. I found the “original bar” at my local video game store/arcade. I grew up eating Klondike Bars as a Saturday night treat and have enjoyed the many varieties they come in, but since Eskimo Pie only comes in vanilla, I went with the classic Klondike Bar as well.
The very first thing we noticed was the flavor of the chocolate. We were really impressed with the velvety texture and strong milk chocolate taste. The ice cream was very smooth and creamy and provided what I thought was a “soft bite”, which I guess I can’t really describe but would be like the opposite of stale, freezer burnt ice cream. Ethan said he could taste more chocolate than ice cream in every bite but that wasn’t a bad thing since the chocolate was so good.
With Klondike, the first thing we both noticed was the coffee undertone of the chocolate, which was also a thinner coating. This was familiar to me from my past experiences, but compared to the Eskimo Pie it seemed to be out of place. The ice cream was not as creamy and almost seemed watery in comparison to E Pie’s rich and smooth ice cream.
We were pleasantly surprised with Eskimo Pie. We figured we’d be loyal to Klondike but were really impressed with the quality of both the chocolate and ice cream. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the Oreo and York’s Peppermint Klondikes, and they have so many great flavors but if I had to choose between these two for “Original” flavor it would be Eskimo Pie all the way.