A very big favourite of mine in the sweets department is the Cadbury Cream egg and recently on one of our hot sunny days I decided I would give the Cadbury Cream Egg Ice cream a try and was left wishing I had not bothered.
When an ice cream is supposed to be a version of a popular sweet, you would think the first thing they would do would to be to make sure they taste alike, and there is nothing at all to suggest that this ice cream should be like a cream egg except that it says so on the wrapper.
The ice cream was very sickly and the fondant sauce used to emulate the yolk was even more so, I only managed about four or five bites of it before binning it because it made me feel sick and it just did not taste nice at all.
Having paid over a pound for this terrible tasting, pathetic attempt at turning the fantastic cream egg into an ice cream I though it only fair that I done this short review on it to save others from wasting their money like I wasted mine.
The idea of an ice cream that tasted like a Cadbury cream egg may seem appealing but this actually tastes nothing like a cream egg and in fact the only thing it has in common with the chocolate egg is that it is full of calories and very bad for you.
One of these ice creams has 240 calories, 21.4g of sugar and over 14g of fat so all in all they are best forgotten about.
Cadbury Cream Egg's are a classic, that the whole country rushes out to buy at Easter. Combining it with ice cream, another English favourite, must make it a big hit, but some flaws let it down. The ice cream is tasty, good quality and not as sickly as the chocolate, so everybody with love it. However, the ice cream is a lot smaller than other similar products and it isn't available all year round.
The packaging is very bright and easy to find, with the usual Creme Egg colours and branding. The text is very easy to read, and the box can be opened very easily. It does a good job of keeping the products safe, but isn't very strong so the product can be squashed if you accidentally put it at the bottom of the freezer or shopping bag. The product is always fresh and the product's plastic packaging is easy to rip open.
The quality of the product is always high, with the same great taste all the time, with the great freshness. There is always the same amount of chocolate and ice cream in the lolly.
When you open the packaging, a nice sweet smell drifts into your nose, encouraging you to take a bit. This is very nice, as the nice Cadbury chocolate hits your tongue. It is crunchy and melts in your mouth. Then, the ice cream is soft, and creates the perfect combination in your mouth. The flavour of the ice cream is very sweet, but not too sweet and tastes like a wonderful milky custard.
The ice cream is very addicting and almost everyone will finish it off in one go. It doesn't fill you up, but is a satisfying treat.
However, it is very small, smaller than most similar ice creams which is a big disappointing as the flavour, texture and quality is near perfect. Also, it is very messy and the chocolate melts very quickly and will get all over the place.
The price is very good, with it usually available at one pound for 3, better than most other ice creams.
Overall, a great ice cream with a great flavour and texture combination. It's almost perfect, better than the normal Creme Egg, as it is less sickly. However, the ice cream is very messy, smaller than normal ice creams and is only available at Easter. Such a shame as the price is good, and the almost everyone will love them!
I am slightly addicted to Cadbury's Cream Eggs - okay, I admit that's an understatement - I love Cadbury's Cream Eggs. When I discovered the Cadbury's Cream Egg lolly in my local supermarket, I was really excited to buy it as I thought it would be like having an extra cold Cadbury's Cream Egg!
So where can I get Cadbury's Cream Egg lollies?
These lollies are available in the frozen sections of most supermarkets in packs of three. They come in flat cardboard boxes in the usual cream egg colours (vibrant blue, red and yellow packaging with the cream egg logo and pictures on the packaging), so they should be really easy to spot if you do decide to track them down. Each pack of three lollies tends to cost from between £1 to £1.50, depending on various offers available in store.
What are the lollies like?
Each lolly is comprised of a thin milk chocolate shell, which covers some white vanilla ice cream and a yellow centre. The lollies, once you bite through the chocolate shell, the icecream underneath looks look like the centre of a cream egg in its colouring. However, whilst these lollies look like cream eggs, unfortunately that is where the similarity ends. The 'cream egg' taste hasn't made the transition across to the ice cream version in the same way that Mars and Snickers ice creams have managed to taste like their chocolate counterpart. This is a real shame as it means the lollies bare no real resemblance to cream eggs other than in appearance, and they might as well be any other ice cream and drop the cream egg name.
The taste of the lollies is, overall, pretty average when compared with other lollies and ice cream products available. I like the chocolate outer shell of each lolly, which are very light and chocolatey and melt nicely in the mouth. The chocolate does crunch and feels satisfying when I bite into it. However, I would have preferred the chocolate to be a little bit thicker as part of the joy of eating a cream egg is biting through the chunky chocolate coating to get to the gooey interior! The icecream itself is plain vanilla icecream, but the vanilla flavour is quite under whelming and not particularly flavoursome. It is quite smooth and fairly creamy, but I'm not too impressed by it overall as it doesn't really taste of anything. The yellow centre of the icecream is very sweet fondant and is very vivid in colour but too sickly in taste. The yellow fondant is where the lolly really goes downhill. I tasted this expecting it to be like the centre of a cream egg, at least vaguely. However, it just doesn't! As it doesn't taste like a cream egg at all, I therefore think it would be better to buy an actual cream egg and keep it in the fridge to make it cold rather than buy the ice cream! If you're looking to buy an ice cream, I'd advise you not to get the Cream Egg lollies and instead get something else, as they are too sickly tasting in the centre, and there are much nicer ice creams out there.
Are they worth the calories?
Each lolly contains 200 calories, 11.9 grams of fat, and 6.8 grams of saturated fat (4.5 weight watchers points). As I've said, I don't think these lollies are particularly nice anyway, and as there is a lot of saturated fat in the lollies, I'd personally rather have something that tastes better and is lower fat!
I have a few problems with the Cadbury cream egg ice cream, the main one being that it tastes nothing like a cream egg. A lot of the ice creams designed around sweets such as the Mars ice cream and the Galaxy ice creams are very good but this one is not at all good.
The ice cream itself tastes fine but it is the attempt at recreating the fondant centre of the cream eggs that lets this down badly. Cadbury have used some kind of disgusting tasted fondant sauce which to me tastes like very, very sweet vanilla. I am sure it must be made of vanilla flavouring, lots of sugar and some colouring.
The chocolate that covers it is of course cadbury chocolate which is always excellent and if were just cadbury chocolate and the ice cream this would be just like a cadbury version of a magnum and would taste lovely but of course therefore would not be able to be described as a cream egg ice cream.
These can be found in packs of three in many places such as Farmfoods or Asda and will cost you around £1.40 but there are much better ice creams out there and my advice would be to give these a miss altogether but if you do go looking for them they will instantly jump out at you as they sponsor the usual cream egg colourful packaging and lettering.
I am a big fan of icecream but these only get a measly 3/10 from me!
Cadbury's Crème Egg is one of my favourite treats as are the Cadbury's Crème Egg Twisted bars so when I found these in the freezer at Iceland I just had to try them. They cost £1 for a packet of three Cadbury's Crème Egg Ice Lolly which I thought was a fairly good deal, ice lollies are a lot cheaper but then again these are an ice cream and they are Cadbury's so that seems like a fair price for them.
Thee come in a purple box with the words "Cadbury's Crème Egg" written across the front in a splat of yellow, they look very much like the packaging for the other types you can buy. There is also a picture of one of the lollies on the front of the box which looks very appetising. On the back of the box are the ingredients, nutritional information and the storage instructions. Inside the box the lollies are individually wrapped in plastic.
I must warn you that these do contain several different types of milk so if you are lactose intolerant then these are a lolly to avoid at all costs. Each lolly contains:
28g of Protein 28g
20.5g of Carbohydrate
19.1g of which Sugars
11.9g of Fat
6.8g of which Saturates
A trace of Fibre
0.1g of Sodium
As you can see these really are quite unhealthy as they contain a lot of fat and calories so they should only be eaten as a treat, like with most chocolate or ice-cream bars.
Now the part that you are all waiting for, the ice lolly itself! It looks like a normal chocolate ice cream but when you bite into it you will see that beneath the chocolate exterior it resembles a crème egg. There is a yellow fondant section, not entirely sure what it's made of but probably the same thing as the normal crème eggs and then there is a layer of vanilla ice cream which acts as the white part of the crème egg.
The chocolate is of the usual high Cadbury standards and tastes just like you would expect. The fondant in the middle is very sweet, perhaps a little too sweet but it does taste of crème egg. Then the ice cream in the middle is your pretty average vanilla ice cream which does well at getting rid of a little bit of the sweet taste of the fondant.
Overall I think that these are a great treat for anybody who like Cadbury's Crème Egg and I do recommend them.
when i imagined a cadburys creme egg ice lolly i thought it would taste like a creme egg in some way and maybe even have a small gooey bit in the middle.as it is the lolly had aerated vanilla ice cream in the middle which only had colouring like a yolk and no flavour of a creme egg . it was also too small !my nine year old daughter gave me hers to finish off , need i say more ??the concept could be great, but unfortunately they have not done it justice. very disappointing.it seems i have to give a minimum of 1 star , but id rather give it none !
As with most things now when a manufacturer has a great product they try to get as much out of it as possible and the Cadbury creme egg is no different.
There is many varieties of the creme egg these days including this one Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream (On a stick) however most of the chocolate versions still maintain the excellent taste and texture that we have all come to know and love unfortunately the ice cream versions tend to lack that and this one does especially.
The packaging is much as you would expect from anything creme egg orientated, the particular pack I bought was a three pack which came in a typical blue, yellow and red box with the creme egg logo on every side. Once the box was opened each ice cream bar was individually wrapped in the same colours. There is no way you could fail to recognise which product you were buying.
I paid £1.29 for my three ice creams although I have seen these cost as much as £1.89 during my quest to find a single one somewhere. I have searched no fewer than 8 local stores and have found it impossible to find one of these that you can buy singly so I am unable to tell you what you would pay for one.
The ice cream
The Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream (On a stick) is at first glance just another chocolate covered ice cream such as a magnum however hidden beneath the crisp delicious Cadbury chocolate shell is an ice cream with a sickeningly disgusting fondant sauce centre which is meant to image the yolk of an egg.
The actual vanilla ice cream which lies between the chocolate and the fondant sauce is just a normal very tasty vanilla ice cream and without the sauce this would be another enjoyable ice cream bar but of course could not carry the crème egg logo which is what Cadbury want.
The taste experience
The first few bites I took of this ice cream were very enjoyable, the crisp Cadbury chocolate shell snapped and cracked under my bite as it made way for the delicious vanilla ice cream which when allowed to melt together with the chocolate in your mouth tasted excellent. A few bites in however you meet the fondant sauce for the first time and this for me ruined the whole experience. The sauce did not taste good either on its own or as a mixture of sauce, chocolate and ice cream. The sauce is a very sickly substance which doesnt even taste much like the fondant in a creme egg.
The ins and outs of this bar
This ice cream as with many others is not something you could eat too many of if you were figure watching. It contains 240 calories, 21.4g sugar and 14.4g fat. It is made in a factory which handles nuts so may contain traces of nut thus making it unsuitable for nut allergy sufferers, it is however suitable for vegetarians.
Ingredients: Dried skimmed milk, Milk chocolate (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Vegetable fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476, Flavourings), Sugar, Fondant sauce (5%) (Sugar, Glucose syrup, Invert sugar, Dextrose, Flavouring, Colour (E160a), stabilisers (Pectin, E410, E412), Vegetable oil, Dextrose, Dried milk protein, Emulsifier (E471), flavouring, Colours (Curcumin, E160b), stabilisers (E410, E412, E407), dried buttermilk.
If you like Cadbury chocolate and vanilla ice cream then I would suggest sticking to the dairy milk ice cream bar, even true fans of creme eggs like myself will find this fondant sauce in these ice creams very sickly I am sure and as I mentioned earlier it is not very creme egg tasting anyway. In my opinion its a very poor product and Cadbury should leave our beloved creme eggs well alone.
Thanks once again for taking the time to read my reviews!
My favourite treat is and always will be the Cadbury Creme egg and am so glad that after many years of waiting for Easter to arrive they have created a product that is available year round, by this I mean the Cadbury Creme Egg bar which still seems to be in production and is still available to buy although I have to admit I miss the big chunk of Cadbury Chocolate as I get to the bottom of the egg with the bar and almost it is gone a lot quicker!
*~*So what is the Creme Egg??*~*
For those of you not familiar with the Creme Egg here is a little update.
Cadbury Creme Egg is a chocolate shell containing white fondant and a yellow fondant centre this resembles the interior or a standard egg, the Creme Egg first became available in 1923, but Cadbury Creme Egg as we know it today was not launched until 1971.
Creme Eggs are available from New Year's Day to Easter Day in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand even now there are still some in the shops which I am sure are nearing their best before date but I do love putting mine in the freezer to make it last even longer.
A few weeks ago I was browsing the freezer cabinets in my local Iceland and came across the Cadbury Creme Egg Ice cream and I knew I just had to have them and the fact that they were in the promotional cabinet at a £1 for a pack of 3 they were hastily thrown into my trolley and on I carried with the rest of the shop.
When I got home I knew I just had to have one and couldn't contain my excitement for two reasons:-
a) my bargain treat
b) It was cadbury and it was creme egg!!
For those of you familiar with Cadbury Creme Egg these are easily identifies by the yellow splat like logo containing the words "Cadbury Creme Egg". This is then on a background of deep purple (this did used to be blue many moons ago) red and yellow packaging with an image of the lolly on the front. The cardboard box that these 3 luscious chocolate lollies are protected in is mainly purple with red to the left hand side of the box and the familiar purple cadbury logo in the top left hand corner and the yellow splat confirming that this product is indeed a creme egg product, definately no getting that wrong then.
As I mentioned a little earlier the lollies are in a cardboard box which can be recycled and as I open the box like Charlie Bucket I peer in to see what is inside the box. 3 individually wrapped Chocolate Creme Egg lollies on a stick. The size resembles the Walls Magnum but maybe not so much similar in depth as these are a little slimmer but still a giant treat for little mouths and the inner wrappers are easy to remove by simply tearing the wrapper at the end.
I have a very bad habit of predicting what a product tastes like before actually tasting it and this can be a bad thing as it has put me off a lot of food but this is different surely I know what to expect, the creme egg flavour is so distinctive after all.
I decide to get right in there and bite the top of the ice cream and expose its inner flavour so as I put the cold milk chocolate covered treat into my mouth I can sense the cold temperature and bite down hard, the amazing Cadbury Chocolate taste hits my taste buds and I am in heaven, next I get to the ice cream part, which does disappoint me a little as it tastes milky and powdery not at all what I expected I was expecting a creamy, luxurious ice cream taste but never mind onto the best bit the fondant filling, yes the unmistakeable taste of creme egg hits my taste buds and I am in heaven I just love the sweet taste and wish that the taste was a little stronger as the combination of all three don't really enhance each individual flavour when they are all eaten at once, so I decide to change my tactic and break down this choc on a stick.
I decided to nibble all of the chocolate away from the ice cream, similar to the way that I eat a magnum, after all the shape is not too disimilar might as well have the same enjoyment with this treat! Next I decide to eat the ice cream, by this time the creme egg fondant has started to mix with the ice cream and has considerably improved the flavour but I wish I had left some chocolate now.
Then that is it all gone, believe me I can devour chocolate as if my life depended on it and whilst my partner is still enjoying his treat mine is gone and has been confined to the depth of my stomach but the after taste remains and this is pleasant I can taste all 3 aspects of this treat and am already thinking about which one of us will have the last one in the box.
As with anything that tastes nice there is likely to be either a high level of calories or a high level of saturated fats and here it is the fats.
Each lolly in the 3 pack is 100ml and contains,
Energy 840 kJ/200 kcal
Carbohydrate 20.5g (of which sugars) 19.1g
Fat 11.9g (of which saturates) 6.8g
Sodium 0.1g pretty high for a regular treat and not something I would want my children eating on a regular basis but if they do keep these a seasonal product it would be something to look forward to at that time of year.
This cold choco treat certainly will not be a favourite with parents as it contains no less than 8 E numbers!
Partially Reconstituted Dried Skimmed Milk
Fondant Sauce (5%) (Water, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Invert Sugar, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Colour (E160a), Flavouring,, Stabilisers (Pectin, E410, E412))
Milk Chocolate (31%) (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, Soya Lecithin), Flavourings)
Dried Milk Protein
Stabilisers (E410, E412, E407)
Suddenly I don't feel to great about what I have eaten but all is fair in the purpose of review writing!
You may think that I have got my reviews mixed up here but fear not, Fredericks Dairies actually produce all of the ice-creams under liscense for Cadbury and have been producing ice-creams since 1896 when Antonio Frederici arrived to Britain from Italy to found what has now become Fredericks Dairies Ltd and in 1999 Antonio's Son's Frank and Philip acquired the licence with Cadbury to manufacture the ice creams that we can now enjoy and are now the UK's largest UK independent manufacturer of Ice Cream quite an achievement.
*~*So my opinion?*~*
I do love Cadbury Creme Eggs so I may be a little biased here when I say I do think I will be buying these again if I see them on offer as I did enjoy the taste as it offered a little bit more than a choc-ice on a stick.
The Cadbury chocolate is much more extravagent and its always nice to have your favourite chocolate treat turned into an ice-cream. I do think that if you eat one of these thinking it is a frozen version of a creme egg then you will be disappointed as the taste is not strong enough as I think the combination of all 3 main parts of the ice cream don't allow the flavour of the creme egg to come through, its not really runny and doesn't really taste all that much like fondant but there is a taste of it there, I have a seriously sweet tooth so these really didn't come anywhere close to this so if you do like something a little bit sweet but not as sweet as the standard chocolate shelf versions then give this a try you might quite like it and I do thin a £1 for 3 is really good value given the price for an idividual ice cream of this size from the ice cream man or ice cream shop.
Now you all know how I eat mine!
Egg on a Stick
Eggs and sticks conjure up to me a lovely soft boiled egg with dippy soldiers of toast lightly buttered with an additional smear of marmite. Yum, I'm dribbling! But no, this is not another breakfast review to follow on from porridge. Cadbury's have challenged my mental image of Eggs and Sticks by introducing the Crème Egg Ice Cream Lolly on a Stick.
Believe it or not, this new chocolate crème egg ice cream lolly has not even made it onto the Cadbury website as yet. They show the outdated Crème Egg Cone. I happened to find a website called Snackspot which confirmed a sighting of a Crème Egg Ice Cream Lolly on a stick in Ireland on March 14th 2006. How bizarre. Is this what Mystery Shoppers do for a living? Anyway, just call me 'Mrs On the Ball' because I had some Crème Egg Ice Cream Lollies delivered from Sainsbury's on March 15th.
These Egg Stick Lollies come in a pack of three. As I'm a one for trying new things and loving a bargain, I got them as a buy one get one free offer. They cost £1.99 for 3 which I think quite expensive for freezer ice creams, a whole 66p each. A quick mental maths as I did my online shop told me they were well worth a try at 33p each. So I popped a couple in my online basket. As there are six persons in our house this is only one each and I suspected all six of us would be happy to try them.
The box of ice cream lollies is in the familiar bright blue, red and yellow of the infamous 'how do you eat yours?' Cadbury Crème Egg. Each individual lolly is also wrapped in the same coloured packaging. This does make identifying them loose in the freezer if you want to ditch the outer box.
The Ice Cream Egg on a Stick
It's 11am and opening an ice cream at this early hour seems so indulgent. Here goes. Off with the wrapper, what lies beneath? A chocolate covered ice cream of course, on a wooden stick. The first comment from our kids at this point when they opened theirs was 'it's a bit small'. I realise at this point that they have been spoilt by having had Magnums which are quite noticeably bigger in size. If you have had a Magnum too, imagine the shape and scale it down a little. This is how the Crème Egg Ice Cream Lolly looks. The lolly is covered in Cadbury milk chocolate which is already a plus point for me as I think it tastes so much nicer than Nestle or Mars chocolate. The lolly is 3 inches tall and less than 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep, roughly speaking about 18 square inches of surface chocolate. Wicked.
I find biting the head off too cold on my teeth so I am cracking the chocolate and scraping it off with a flick of the tongue. Pieces of chocolate always fall off when you do this. I've just got a piece in my lap. Typing makes it even more precarious. Nevertheless, persist with this I must. The chocolate is lovely and brittle and hard in my mouth and I can now see the white ice cream and the yolky egg yellow of the crème egg. There is a faint smell of Crème Egg but not the sickly overpoweringly sweet smell that I associate with the Cadbury Crème Egg. The white ice cream tastes quite milky without being very vanillary. The egg yolk tastes a little custardy. It's all very pleasant. This is the part for sucking. Now I've got to the end of the lolly and there's that hard lump of chocolate that is stuck to the stick. This needs to be scraped off with your teeth but always leaves your mouth tasting of the wooden stick. How can you avoid this without missing out that last piece of chocolate?
Hardly surprisingly, the Crème Egg Ice Cream Lolly is not the most healthy of foods. Each 100ml lolly contains 240 calories, cough cough 21.4g sugar and 14.4g fat (9.7 g being saturated fat) and 3.3g protein. It is suitable for vegetarians but may contain traces of nuts.
Not as an 11am snack, tut tut but I would fully recommend for a seasonal treat. Whether or not you like the traditional Creme Egg, you may well like these. I find Creme eggs way too sweet and sickly but the Ice Cream version is a lot less so. As with other Easter products, try them whilst you can, they may disappear after Easter and come back in some other form next year. They are available in the freezer section at Sainsbury's and probably from most other major supermarkets.
Hmmm what's for lunch? Dippy egg with marmite soldiers :-) I've had my mucky treat for the day.
Thanks for reading.