Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oh Magic Shell, You Have Led Me Astray...

Dear Smuckers,

I want to thank you for the deliciousness that comes from your Magic Shell goodness. Many years ago I fell in love with your chocolate flavor, thanks to my Granny Betsy and Grandpa, who taught to me to drown my ice cream in liquid chocolate and then wait just a few magical seconds for it to harden into perfection. Thankfully, despite my advancing years, my love for magic shell hasn't faltered. It's chocolate and ice cream; what's not to love?

See the magic....

Over the years I've come to add your chocolate fudge flavor into my magic shell rotation, and let me just say, you did not disappoint with your perfect blend of fudge scrumptiousness!I always have a bottle or three in the cabinet, that way I'm never at risk of running out.

But sadly Smuckers, you have now failed me. You see, on Sunday night I decided to be adventurous and try your new Cherry variety. I love cherry flavors, so naturally I assumed (and you know what assuming does...) that ice cream + cherry flavor = delicious summer treat. One might also assume that cherry flavored products would be red, not clear. Now I know better on both accounts.

I was so excited about trying my new discovery, and could hardly wait to open the package and try it out. Imagine my disappointment when my cherry magic shell tasted like I doused my vanilla bean ice cream with cough syrup. Now I don't know about you, but Nyquil flavored ice cream isn't high on my list of favorite flavors. The only way to remedy the situation was to cover the cherry flavor with my chocolate flavor.

Sadly, after only a few minutes, my brand new bottle of magic shell ended up in the trash, never to be seen or heard from again. So Smuckers, I hate to say it, but stick with what you know: delicious jam, jellies, and chocolate flavored magic shells, and leave the cherry flavored products to Jello.




3 random thoughts:

Mom said...

Maybe you got a bad bottle???? Give them a call or e-mail and tell them your experience. You might get coupons for your next bottle!!!

I, too, would have been so disappointed!!

Lianne said...

Buuuuhhhhh! Yack! Spitttoooie!

Clear is especially weird, but have you considered that they might read your blog? I mean, given your history with orange drinks... I'm just saying! ;)

Rachel said...


...but now I want some chocolate magic shell.

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