“ Brand: Asda / Type: Ice Cream „
I eat a fair amount of ice cream but I only like good ice creams, not the cheapie rubbish that can be bought for a £1 per gallon, I am a big fan of Haagen dazs and Ben and Jerry`s but recently have been trying some of the Asda extra special ice creams and this cookies and cream one is very nice.
The ice cream is very creamy and does not go all icy and frozen no matter how long the tub has been opened, not that they last long in my house though. The cookie pieces throughout it are very tasty and there is a real genuine double cream taste to this ice cream that is absolutely delicious.
A 1 litre tub of this costs just under £3 but these are almost always on offer for two tubs for £4 and it is great value for money at that price.
Asda reckon this tub contains enough ice cream for ten servings I would suggest it is closer to six but then maybe my wife and I are just greedy buggers, if you do go by the ten serving rule then they go on to say that each serving contains 157 calories but then I doubt you really look at the calories when buying ice cream because it is not a dieters product simple as that.
I would recommend this ice cream to anyone and truly believe that it is one of the few ice creams that can compete with the big named brands.
I do like Ice Cream, but it is not something I have to have in the house all the time. I like Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, and tend to find most others pretty boring, but I was drawn by what this Ice Cream was offering. Normally for Ice Cream it has to be Chocolate with some other bits thown in, and Vanilla isn't that exciting in my view. So how am I reviewing a Vanilla Ice Cream then? Well read on.
This tub is from the Extra Special range from Asda. The expensive shop label that most shops have a version of. This comes in 1litre tubs and normally costs £3. £3 for Ice Cream? Yes, I know but it is really nice. I bought it when it was on offer for £2, and there is another offer that normally runs which is 2 for £4, so again works out at £2 a tub.
The tub is a sturdy plastic tub and can be washed out after use and used for other uses. The tub is white with a thin white plastic lid. There is a picture on the front of a bowl of this Ice Cream, and it looks lovely on the front.
When trying to scoop the Ice Cream out it is pretty hard. then again it has just came out of the freezer. It's best to leave this at room temperature for even just a couple of minutes to soften slightly, then it is much easier to scoop out.
So, the most important part, what is the Ice Cream and how does it taste? It is Vanilla Ice Cream with Little dark Chocolate Cookie chunks mixed through it. They taste a bit like Oreos, and the mix of them is generous. I was worried that there would be hardly any Cookie pieces in this, and it would be boring Vanilla, but even the Vanilla is alright. It is rich, creamy and sweet tasting, and the Cookie pieces add a little malty-salty taste as well. The product is made with Milk (obviously) and quite a lot of Double Cream, so that's probably how you get the heavy Cream scent to this.
A good bowlful size of this is enough for me. It is quite filling, satisfys my sweet tooth and I just think it is a lovely dessert. There is a few different flavours in the Extra Special range, and probably 1 that suits everyone, but I highly recommend this one, as it ticks all my boxes!
Asda extra special cookies and cream ice cream is part of the extra special range of products in Asda.
This ice cream comes in a 1 litre round tub, with the extra special logo on the side. It says it is smooth dairy ice cream with chocolate sauce, and cookie chunks and crumble. The Plastic container has a round resalable lid. The picture on the front of the tub looks very appetising with the ice-cream melting down the dish.
There is 157kcal per 1/10th of the tub, no colours, flavourings or preservatives no hydrogenated fat and are suitable for vegetarians.
I find this ice- cream Very chocolaty, and was quite disappointed with the cookies I thought they would be crunchy bits but they where quite soft, the ice cream was nice but to be honest I don't think it is that extra special. The sauce I found overpowered all the other tastes. I would compare the taste to a vienetta, without the crunch.
The tub was filled to the top, and the presentation of the ice-cream looks very inviting, the ice-cream itself is bright white in colour, speckled with chocolate.
I paid £2 for the 1 litre tub, at the moment all the range in the ice-cream is on offer. I do like chocolaty ice-cream but I wouldn't buy this one again.
Overall I find the ice-cream a little too chocolaty, and a bit disappointing.
*Allergy advice* contains gluten, milk, wheat, barley and eggs and may also contain traces of nuts.
I love ice cream but only good stuff, I am a big fan of Haagen dazs and Ben and Jerry`s but you would not find me eating the run of the mill stuff. When I saw this in Asda on a trip there with my wife I thought why not try it, It is called extra special after all so it should not be run of the mill.
Run of the mill it was not but I think more special then extra special. Asda extra special (as they call it) cookies and cream is a nice ice cream with a lovely creamy texture but it won't be rivalling Ben and Jerry`s or Haagen Dazs any time soon. The main reason for this is that it is a bit sickly and it seems to melt very quickly.
It comes in a 1 litre tub which is almost all white but for the picture on the front and the words extra special, once you open the tub you will be greeted by pure white ice cream with huge chunks of chocolate cookie pieces and lashings of chocolate sauce. The chocolate sauce is a bit rich for me and takes away the taste from the ice cream, I like to taste all flavours involved myself.
Each 1 litre tub costs a little under £3 which in itself is a good deal compared to the price of Haagen Dazs or Ben and Jerry`s but it is also quite often on offer at 2 tubs for £4 which makes it a must have even if it is not quite the best ice cream on the market it is still very enjoyable and can't be passed up at that price.
The tub is described as holding ten servings and if you break it down onto ten servings each one would contain 157 calories so like any other ice cream it will pile on the pounds if you eat too much so enjoy in moderation but do enjoy!
After many years of indulging in Ben & Jerrys ice creams, I felt I needed a change, I have to be honest as much as I enjoy the afore mentioned ice cream I feel it is very costly to purchase so thought I would try one of Asda's own brand makes
I will review the "cookies and cream" ice cream from Asda's extra special range as it is one of the nicest ones I have tried.
~~~~~~ THE ICE CREAM ~~~~~~
The ice cream comes in a 1 litre tub with a delectable picture of the ice cream on the front, two large scoops in a bowl oozing seductively over the sides, with the " extra special" logo running down the left hand side of the tub.
The tub is round in shape with a resealable lid in case you can't eat it all in one go, have to be truthful it hasn't happened to me yet but a nice thought! The label is very sophisticated in colour all creams and silvers, with the afore mentioned picture taking centre stage.
When opened you will find the tub is filled to the top, and does not have the concaved base that so many other ice cream brands do!
The ice cream itself is bright white in colour, with large chunks of chocolate cookies pieces and swirls of chocolate sauce, ok so I'm salivating now!
~~~~~~ THE TASTE ~~~~~~
This ice cream is not too rich, but extremely creamy, with just the right amount of cookie and chocolate sauce to ice cream , it is unfortunately very Moorish, hence the reason I have yet to use the reaselable lid!
~~~~~~ THE DREADED CALORIES AND CONTENTS! ~~~~~~
There are of course quite a lot of calories in this product, for just 1/10th of the tub there are 157kcal, but this product can boast no, colours, flavourings or preservatives. There is also no hydrogenated fat and is suitable for vegetarians.
I won't bore you with an ingredients list, but on checking it just makes me drool even more, it is made mostly of skimmed milk and double cream, I can of course feel justified on eating it after seeing the "skimmed milk" bit!!!
~~~~~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~
This product is readily available from the freezer section and at present is on offer. It is normally just shy of three pounds a tub, but can be purchase at the moment for two tubs for £4.00, what a bargain!!
There are about twelve different variety's ranging from greek yoghurt and honey to sicillian lemon sorbet, which my husband is particularly partial to!!
~~~~~~ CONCLUSION ~~~~~~
Although I cannot promise to give up Ben & Jerry's, I do feel I can guarantee a break every now and then, this ice cream is everything that it promises to be, EXTRA SPECIAL!
Thanks for reading!