Product Review: The Magic Shell

by zesty on September 23, 2009 · 19 comments

Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to take a minute of your time and share with you what I consider a “COOL” product. Maybe you have seen this in stores before but for me I totally stumbled upon this by accident. I was rushing through the grocery store a couple of weeks back looking for the traditional chocolate topping and I ended up buying the wrong product as I would soon find out.


For a quick dessert I was on the hunt for some chocolate sauce to go with some fruit and pastry when I ended up coming home with the magic shell.  And of course I didn’t read the instructions – I just plopped it in the fridge until I was ready and then quickly gave it a squirt.  All of a sudden I was like ” What the heck” – It is all runny and doesn’t look right.  With that said, I had to read the instructions.

Please shake well for 20 seconds and squirt all over your dish.  Then place your dish in the freezer for 30 seconds.  End result:  The chocolate firms up and becomes like a shell.  Very cool!

The Magic Shell in Action

So my Dad is a huge ice cream fan and an even bigger fan of homemade banana splits.  With that said he asked me to whip him up a banana split and test out the Magic Shell.  Below are the results and the consensus is… The chocolate is great!



Have yourself a great day and remember have fun with what you do. Sit back and relax - try not to be in panic mode!

Take care


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl

Oh goodness – more nostalgia with that stuff, haha :-D

“Sit back and relax – try not to be in panic mode!”



2 Pam

I used to eat this has a kid and it was good! Enjoy!


3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

Never tried this! I am kinda a snob when it comes to chocolate. Thanks for the review! :)


4 Gina

Are there trans fat in that stuff?? That reminds me of the hard chocolate at the Dairy Queen, which I don’t order anymore because I assume it has trans fat, but I could be wrong! Either way, that’s my kind of chocolate sauce!


5 Seth @ Boy Meets Food

I LOVE that stuff. IMO it’s way better than regular chocolate syrup. Thanks for the “Remember to have fun” post Zesty… I needed it today. :(


6 Meg

Oh my goodness….so many childhood memories with this one! We used to make happy faces and designs on top of our ice cream with this crazy stuff.

I agree….have fun! No panic mode allowed!:)


7 Lizzy

omg isn’t that stuff the best! great on just about anything. what if you made banana ice cream and put it on that! so yummy


8 Buffie

I remember this from when I was a kid. We loved it and always considered it a special treat since we didn’t get it that often.


9 HoneyB

lol, Oh, I remember having this as a child myself! I don’t remember having to put it in the freezer though!


10 Runeatrepeat

An avid ice cream and chocolate lover, I cannot believe I’ve never tried this!


11 Gina

I believe we get a different brand, we’ve never had to put ours in the freezer… but my kids love the reeses (pb & choc mixed together) version and I adore the chocolate with bits of toffee. We are guilty of chilling strawberries and putting it on them too ;)


12 megan

I definitely prefer regular chocolate syrup to this stuff. Not sure why, but the shell concept never appealed to me. I’d rather mix my ice cream all up with the toppings and make it gooey and wonderful! :)


13 Joy

Yes, I love Magic Shell too. Did you know you could make it at home much cheaper? All you have to do is place 3/4 cup of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of butter (although I use coconut oil) in a glass container and melt in microwave. Stir well and pour over ice cream….or fruit!


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15 jb

They have a relatively new (to me, at least) flavor called ‘Cupcake,’ and it really does taste like cupcakes! Delicious! (Doesn’t really help me in my plan to lose 20 lbs., though.)


16 Erin from long island

OOOHHH NNNNOOOO!!!!!! Honey, do yourself and your family a favor amd make your own. The “magic” is that it gets hard when cold, right? So if you simply melt together coconut oil (1 cup) and eating chocolate (1 – 2 cups), plus a pinch of salt, you will have one WITHOUT all the nasty chemicals in the “real” thing.


17 Erica

hahaha- Josh LOVES this stuff! I love that they’ve kept the old school package


18 Natalie

Yes! this is great! my husband will love this…and so will I! There are so many fun things you can do with this. I never knew it even existed! I never had it back in the day! thanks for sharing!


19 Katrina

Please, whatever you do, do not look at the nutrition label. Ok, I can’t help it, I must let you know–it’s got like 16 grams of fat per serving–which is only like 2 tablespoons! Bah! And most of the fat, I’m sure, is hydrogentated oil! Seeing other’s comments, I’m excited to try making our own sometime, my boys love the Magic Shell stuff!


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