October 5th, 2007 by Rosa
The Mallo Cup smells intensely of chocolate and coconut. Coconut? It doesn’t advertise coconut on the wrapper, but checking the list of ingredients reveals that the Mallo Cup does, in fact, contain coconut (incidentally, it also contains more corn syrup than sugar. Yikes!). I don’t mind that the coconut is there in the “whipped creme center”, but I think Mallo Cup should display the inclusion of coconut more prominently on the wrapper, as many people don’t like the taste of coconut. My second Mallo Cup went to waste when I happily bestowed it upon a friend to try, promising her that it was tasty. She took one bite and blanched – not a coconut fan.
I found the chocolate of the Mallo Cup way too sweet, and it’s coconut isn’t as nice and toasty as that of the Cup-o-Gold. I managed to finish one, but the sweetness made the thought of eating the second unbearable. The marshmallow filling (really whipped creme, I guess, but it was pretty similar to marshmallow), however, was quite nice, and wasn’t grainy like that of the Valomilk. The texture was perfect – fluffy, foamy, and sticky. The meant it wasn’t as messily oozy as the Valomilk was, though the Mallo Cup did drop little grains of chocolate that got embedded in my jeans.
My favorite part about the Mallo Cup was the inclusion of the cardboard “Play Money” voucher that the cups rested on. It just screams retro/nostalgia candy. Let’s do the math, shall we? If each package of Mallo Cup has 10 points, and 500 points earns you a $1 rebate, and I paid $0.75 at Economy Candy for my pack of Mallo Cups… 500 divided by 10 is 50, times $0.75 is $37.50… So if I spent $37.50, plus tax, on Mallo Cups, I could get a $1 rebate in the mail in 4-6 weeks. So I’m well on my way to becoming a millionaire!
I wonder if anyone bothers to send the “Play Money” in anymore. I also wonder what’s included in the catalog, and I love how you have to send away for it because they don’t have a website.
I’d give these an OM. I may buy them once more, but I think that would be enough Mallo Cup to last me a good while. Guess I’ll never get that $1 rebate.