Product Type: Birds Eye Dessert / Yoghurts
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Roll On The Arctic Chocolate
Birds Eye Chocolate Arctic Roll
Member Name: cazkins
Birds Eye Chocolate Arctic Roll
Advantages: Currently only £1, tasty chocolate and good texture sponge, low fat/cals
Disadvantages: Not enough chocolate sauce!
Up until the advertisements and offers on Birds Eye Arctic Roll I'd never tried the sponge and ice-cream combo, and I never knew Birds Eye did deserts either!
I think these were once in fashion as a desert as the box says 'it's back!', and apparently 'better than ever before' but I must have missed out first time around. I trust Birds Eye to produce quality food that tastes good, but I was surprised to find their chocolate ice-cream, which is quite different to most of their range of chicken/fish/veg, is actually very tasty.
I think chocolate & ice-cream count as 'good mood food' for most people, and their triple chocolate arctic roll provides a rich chocolate experience. This is simply a chocolate version of their original arctic roll; chocolate flavoured slightly rippled ice cream, coated with chocolate sauce and wrapped in chocolate flavoured sponge.
These are found in the freezer isle and seem to be available at most supermarkets now and there's currently a £1 special on much of the Birds Eye range, including these which usually cost £1.95 (Tesco). At £1.95, I don't think I would have bought it as it's only fairly small, but £1 is a bargain. The roll comes boxed (260g) and seems to serve 5 as that's how the nutritional guidelines are based.
Each 1/5 contains 115 calories and 3.2g fat, so if you make do with one slice then it's a light, tasty choc treat. But it depends on how far you can make that 1/5 stretch as it's quite a small serving in my opinion.
The chocolate ice-cream is nice and firm inside the sponge cake cocoon so it's easy to cut through without it slopping everywhere. The ice-cream tastes very nice though there's nothing extraordinary about it. The sponge seems to be just right, not too soft or stale-like but not too crumbly either. Holding the ice-cream and sponge together seems to be a bit (and not much) of that chocolate sauce they talk about, but I can't find much within the ice-cream so I was a tad disappointed. None the less, it's still very chocolately without being sickly.
Having never tried their arctic roll before the thought of ice-cream and sponge was a bit strange to me, but I must admit it goes very well together! It seems to be well-balanced taste and texture-wise, and is very tasty when it only costs £1. I would recommend it though I'm only giving it 4 stars as it's nothing spectacular (plus I was a bit miffed at not getting more chocolate sauce!)
Summary: Chocolate Ice-cream & sponge... where have you been all my life?
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