Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Latest in Chocolate: Chocolate Goldfish Grahams

It's likely a first for Pepperidge Farms: a product fail. They took the orange, salty and addicting goldfish and turned 'em into Grahams, chocolate goldfish.  Since I love graham crackers and we know how I feel about chocolate, I happily purchased this little carton for a mere dollar. Don't do it, folks, not for New Year's, not ever. Even your kids won't be fooled. These brown fish don't taste chocolaty or graham-crackery or salty or sweet. They don't really taste like anything in particular.

They're not horrible, and I did finish the whole thing (I had to keep testing my taste buds to make sure I wasn't being overly harsh), but I'm afraid the Farms failed with this one. Chocolate Goldfish Grahams just aren't good.

So stick with the tried-and-true Pepperidge Farms Goldfish if you're into salty snacks; the cookies, if you've got a sweet tooth. Just don't fish for these.

On a scale of 1-10, I give Pepperidge Farms' Grahams a 3.

27 comments:

  1. I wonder if you can get your money back?

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  2. Well that's disappointing. Good to know though. Thanks for the info. :)

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  3. Can't get my mind around this product. Maybe it's because I just finished a box of Lindt 80% cacao thins. I'm still blissed out.

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  4. Wow, if you didn't like them, then I'd say epic fail!!

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  5. I was sorely tempted with the concept of these until you started to run them down. I trust your judgement so these mustn't be great. My American relatives got me some Hershey's truffles for Christmas too and I'd be curious as to what you think of them. Personally I don't think American chocolate holds a candle to British chocolate Robyn, haha! :P

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  6. Oh no. At first, I was sooo thinking it would be good--Goldfish (yummy) plus chocolate (double yummy). I'm so glad you told us!

    Although...sadly, I'm hungry for Goldfish right now. :/ Guess I'll go grab a cookie...or two...or three. :/

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  7. Yeamie, you're right about American vs European chocolate. Stick with local brands. Plus, Hershey's is evil. I did a few posts a while back on how they support child labor. It's very sad and disappointing.

    Melissa, keep blissing. That sounds divine.

    Alex, exactly. You know I'm not picky about chocolate but this product should not be called a chocolate product.

    xoRobyn

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  8. I guess for you to confess that it is crap
    I will never fall for such a trap
    I admit instead of you saying it taste like nothing I thought you were going to say what rhymes with fit though..haha

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  9. they look like poo and taste like nothing I'm thinking - fail x

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  10. We ate with our grans at Taco John's one day and the cookies in the kids meals were PF graham cracker cookies - - - but not chocolate. I thought they were quite tasty, 'cause I STOLE a bite!!

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  11. BTW - - - I think I've told you before, but I'll say it again - - - you REALLY need to go online and google DeBrand and order some of THEIR chocolates.

    They

    Are

    To

    Die

    For!

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  12. I always trust your instincts when it comes to anything chocolatey or pseudo-choclatey. I will stick with the tried and true Goldfish.

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  13. Good to know. The munchkins are fans of anything goldfish, but we'll steer clear.

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  14. Maybe they would be really good to make a crust for an Oreo pie or some vanilla pudding in a pie shell? Thanks for the tip!! W.C.C.

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  15. I'll consider myself warned. Your opinions are riding high at our house since you turned us on to chocolate edamame.

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  16. As my personal chocolate expert ♥, I think you've found a BANGIN snack for our house.

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  17. Hmmmm, I got these for all the little kids at Christmas and they tore into them and seemed to like them. Perhaps their taste buds aren't fully developed.

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  18. Pat, LOL, you said it (kind of) for me.

    David, yeah, that's my description.

    MsA, good to know. Maybe MY taste buds are going bad. I sure hope not, but I'm glad the kids liked them.

    Keetha, thanks. I looked it up but haven't yet ordered. Thanks for the reminder.

    Thanks Chuck.

    Julie, MsA's grandkiddos liked them, so maybe yours would too. I'll be watching to see how long they last at the stores. I may eat my words (but not the goldfish).

    WCC, maybe. They are probably good for cake decorations or something like that too.

    Stephen, glad you're still enjoying the chocolate edamame.

    ADSL, well good. They aren't bad, in terms of nutritional content. Let me know if they like 'em.

    Cheers for a happy Wednesday!
    xoRobyn

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  19. ah yes, been there, done that...not so great!

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  20. As the old New England dude used to say on those commercials: "Pepperidge Fahms remembuhs!"
    Let's hope they remember that Chocolate Goldfish Grahams sucks.
    Gonna take your word for it.

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  21. Without tasting them I can probably 100% agree with you!

    Glad you kept on tasting!!!!

    LYMI

    J

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  22. Have to say chocolate graham goldfish do not look good at all. I still like the original as do the kids. We'll stick with the classics.

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  23. I did buy theses for my kids before. They didnt care for them.

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  24. We just tried the dark chocolate Edamame from Trader Joe's which is out of this world! You made a great suggestion which also has 7 grams of soy protein! Thanks for enriching my life Robyn! Happy New Year! Julie

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