Today after lunch I decided to stop by my local Sonic to try one of their new Custard Concretes. These new deserts combine a smooth custard with some type of candy topping. Sonic has six different standard offerings, and I chose the Banana Custard Concrete with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Banana, peanut butter, and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. In fact, at an ice cream place I frequent on vacation, my order is banana ice cream with Reese’s Pieces. The bar was set very high for my mid-day desert. I ordered the small, which cost $4.39 at my local Sonic.
Upon receiving my cup, the first thing I noticed was that the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup chunks were sitting on top of the custard. I was surprised to see them on top because the promotional photos make it look like the Reese’s are mixed with the custard. I am not sure if the candy being on top was unique to my experience or if that is how Sonic is serving these Custard Concretes across the country.
Finally, I took a bite. I was immediately delighted by the consistency of the banana custard. It was smooth, without being runny. Soft, while still having form. The taste was excellent as well, as the banana flavor was strong and not artificial tasting. I scooped a bite with the Reese’s chunks and it was delicious.
Overall, this was a quality tasting desert that met my high expectations. However, it does have a few flaws. First, the Reese’s just sitting on top and not being mixed in means that after you get through the top half, you are left with just banana custard. Next, at over four dollars for a small, this is a somewhat pricy option. Finally, it has to be mentioned, this is not a healthy item. The small has 960 calories, 45g of fat, and 90g of sugar.