Monday, October 28, 2013

Walgreen’s Good and Delish Milk Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

DSC_3626rbWalgreen’s has expanded their house brand line of candy called Good & Delish with some strong packaging designs and diverse product offerings.

Their products come from numerous suppliers and in a way remind me of the now discontinued Choxie line from Target. The line includes cookies and trail mixes, but has an exceptionally strong presence in the candy aisle, especially in the larger Walgreen’s stores. They have large chocolate bars featuring Belgian chocolate (like Dark Chocolate, Pear & Almond), individually wrapped and bagged chocolate pieces (like Red Velvet Caramels) and gable boxes of caramels and of course this offering: Good & Delish Milk Chocolate Cornflake Clusters.

The package was on sale for $2.99 for 5 ounces, which seemed pretty fair to me since it was real chocolate. Some of the other products are made in Belgium, but this one is made in the United States.

Walgreen's Delish Milk Chocolate & Corn Flake Crunch

Each piece is about a third of an ounce and 1.25 to 1.5 inches in diameter. They’re just plops of milk chocolate mixed with corn flakes. They reminded me of the Harry London Mint Cookie Joys that were minted milk chocolate mixed with chocolate cookie bits. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if these were made by Harry London under the Walgreen’s house brand.

The milk chocolate is sweet but quite creamy and sets off the crunchy, malty and slightly salty corn flakes very well. I found them a little on the sweet side at first, but I enjoyed the density of the corn flakes. The crunch made them feel more like a snack, but the sweetness made me set a limit of three in a sitting, otherwise it was just too overwhelming.

My go to treat for corn flakes and chocolate has always been the Ritter Sport Knusperflakes, which is about $2 to $2.50 per 3.5 ounce bar, which is still a better deal. I bought one just for comparison, and found the corn flakes a bit lighter but less malty. But I did like the portioning of the Good & Delish and the fact that a house brand is doing something that the big brands aren’t. I want to explore more of their unique offerings in the future.

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Name: Milk Chocolate Cornflake Clusters
Brand: Good and Delish
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Hollywood)
Price: $2.99
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 134
Categories: Candy, Chocolate, Cookie, 8-Tasty, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:25 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChocolateCookie8-TastyUnited StatesWalgreen's

  1. I love you and I love your blog and CLEARLY I love candy- but doesn’t that cross section photo look a BIT like horse manure? :0

    Comment by Jonny on 10/28/13 at 5:46 pm #
  2. The best-tasting foods are often the ugliest ones.  Think messy rice and bean burritos or “cow patties” (also known as “mud pies” or no-bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies if you prefer the proper name).  They may look gross, but they’re oh-so-delicious!  By the way, thank you for feeding my Walgreens obsession.  I can never seem to get enough of that store and its products.

    Comment by Heather on 10/29/13 at 5:41 pm #
  3. I am a fan of cornflakes all the better cornflakes&chocolate; yummy. Honestly i laughed at the horse manure comment its true they do look more like pony manure,like Heather wrote some of the best tasting foods are ugly! Chocolate covered rasins&peanuts; you all can figure that one out! Still i am on my way to Walgreens to try their cornflake clusters! I love this blog!!

    Comment by artemis on 10/30/13 at 11:07 am #
  4. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were made by Harry London - I know (not chocolate) that their good butter shortbread is made for them by Walkers (? I think that’s it), the excellent brand from Scotland.

    Comment by Les on 11/02/13 at 4:45 am #
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