Review: Halo Cone from Rainbow Ice Cream

Here it is: this year’s most ridiculous, over-the-top new item, sure to give you a sugar rush and a desire to visit your dentist. Is this strictly necessary to exist? Of course not. Is it a lot of fun? You betcha!

You don’t need us to tell you that if you’re not into sweets, you should skip this one. It’s definitely not for everybody, but we really enjoyed it. A close cousin to last year’s Rainbow Cloud Roll, this is another cotton candy and ice cream mixture, with a heaping cone of Superman ice cream ringed with a fluffy puff of neon pink cotton candy. For no extra charge, you have your option of adding candy sprinkles, gummy bears, or Fruity Pebbles cereal, or all three. The ice cream is some of the very best found at the Fair, both sharp in flavor and in hue. With the added toppings, the cotton candy raises the sugary sweet level through the roof, but is really enhanced by the toppings.

At $9, you’re paying a hefty premium for the novelty of having this ultimately photographable item. Eating one elicits a lot of gawkers wondering what it is and where you got it, so prepare for the stares and get ready to be social.

Ratings (0-5):

  • Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 5
  • Novelty: 5
  • Value: 1

Overall Score: 15 out of 20 (Fairly Fresh)

Categories 2019 Minnesota State Fair, Reviews

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