“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Ice Cream „
I saw these in the feezer section at Morrisons last week on offer for £1.49 for a pack. Each pack contains three lice lollies and the picture on the front of the box makes them look quite big like Magnum ice creams and the same chunky oval shape.
Shortly after getting back from the supermarket I could no longer contain my curiosity and decided I just had to try one. They are individually wrapped and when you open one you find it is actually much smaller than you are expecting. Each ice cream/ lolly is about 1.5 times as wide/tall as a cream egg. It is a while since I have had a magnum so I cannot compare them to the size of magnums but if you imagine the size of a cream egg then add half its height again and width- you will get the idea.
So, these work out at 50p each on offer. I did not see how much the full price version of these is, but normally to be on offer at £1.50 I would expect full price to be £2.60 or above. So, if you are going to buy these- look for the offers!
I also noticed on all the lollies in my pack (they have all sadly been eaten now for the purposes of research...) the stick was 2/3 covered in chocolate so you end up with chocolate all over your fingers or trying to grip a tiny part of clean stick. The chocolate is Cadbury's dairy milk and each lolly has a thick covering of this. In reality, this means once you bite into the lolly ALL the chocolate shatters (no matter how careful you are when you try to eat these), some bits of it fall off straight away and other bits of the coating separate from the lolly so you find you have to strategically try to eat the chocolate to stop quite big shards of chocolate falling all over you.
When you bite through the ice cream, I was disappointed as the box shows and states "vanilla flavour ice cream with a FONDANT SAUCE" and there was yellow and white ice cream but absolutely no fondant sauce in any of the three in the pack I bought. All the ice cream was quite a dry tasting plain vanilla ice cream with a stripe of yellow ice cream in the centre that did not give it any additional taste. It tasted like a choc ice to me with thick dairy milk chocolate on the outside.
Nutritionlly: Per lolly- 200 calories, 19.1 g sugar, 11.9g fat. Not as bad as I was expecting, but these are quite small lollies after all.
The main ingredients are: partially reconstituted dried skimmed milk, milk chocolate, sugar, fondant sauce (5%) - (WHERE??)-, vegetable oil, dextrose, flavouring, colour, dried buttermilk. The storage instructions are store below -18 degrees and these should keep for three months in a freezer at this temperature.
Overall, I was disappointed with these are they are smaller than you think, it is a fight to eat them as all the chocolate snaps and falls off and there was no trace of any fondant sauce in any of the ones I have eaten (and I looked for it!). I do not feel too cheated as these were £1.50 but if I had paid full price for them, I would have been a bit miffed about it as they just taste like oval shaped choc ices with a funky oval shaped stick.
There is not even a joke on the stick that could have added a little glimmer of wonder after the eating experience. And I was left with melted chocolate all over my fingers from the chocolate covered stick. So, I would not buy these again. I have seen creme egg waffle cone round ice creams and if I see those on offer, and they do actually contain fondant, I might try those instead (I am expecting a creme egg cornetto effect..).