Product Type: Cadbury Dessert / Yoghurts
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They made what??? A CREME...EGG......ICE-C REAM?!?!?!?!
Cadbury Creme Egg Tub
Member Name: norton501
Cadbury Creme Egg Tub
Disadvantages: None- except if you have allergies to milk, wheat, egg, nuts?
This is a Review of CADBURY CREME EGG ICE CREAM. (the title of the review is a big ambiguous so I just wanted to clarify..).
*My First Encounter with the Creme Egg Ice Cream*
I had one of those moments in the supermarket last winter where something caught my eye and I just stopped in my tracks and looked on in awe..... I had seen CREME EGG ICE CREAM! It was on sale too - in the reduced aisle as the lid was a little cracked on one edge. 1 litre for £1- Bargain! I had to buy it as I such a fan of creme eggs- an ice cream version I figured was just too good to be true.
The tub I bought (that is still on sale in supermarkets as I saw a tub in Morrisons two days ago) is a red plastic square tub (not exactly the same as in the photo here) measuring 13.5 cm square and 8cm high. It is a 1 litre tub. The pack opens by you snapping off a tab on the rim of the red plastic box. The plastic box can be re-used too as a pseudo tupperware box with lid.
When you open the pack you are faced with white ice cream that has bits of chocolate and bits of the yellow fondant bit you get in creme eggs mixed through it. The box describes the ice cream as "Vanilla flavour ice cream with milk chocolate pieces and fondant sauce".
*Ingredients/ Pack Information*
The ingredients and information is all on the base of the box (so you have to turn it all upside down or hold it over your head to read the ingredients and fat content- very clever!). I'm not going to list all the ingredients as the list is very long...The main ingredients seem to be partially reconstituted dried skimmed milk, fondant sauce (11%), modified waxy maize starch. flavouring and milk chocolate.
There are nine "E" numbers for example so if you have children who are sensitive to E numbers, I would keep this away from them. It also contains milk and "may contain" wheat, egg and nuts. I find the "egg" reference quite amusing due to this being a creme egg ice cream but I am sure it is actually a serious allergy reference.
The nutritional information is printed really really small- Per 100mls (1/10 of the tub) 150 calories and 5.8g of fat. This is a bit better than I thought but it would be VERY easy to sit with a spoon infront of the TV and just eat away at this and before you know it half of the tub is gone (ahem). It is VERY moreish and I found myself heading for the yellow fondant clusters in the ice cream like a fondant seeking spoon-wielding missile...that left a lot of holes in the ice cream! I do this with Ben & Jerry's too- go hunting for the cookie dough in the ice cream!
From the first spoon of this, Mr Norton saw the look on my face and instantly said "Oh, I can see i'm not going to get any of that then" .... I told him to get in there quick or, no, there may not be any left next time he went to the freezer. I don't buy ice cream more than two or three times a year or I would have to join some slimming club! It is a rare treat for me.
It tastes like really nice fresh white ice cream- creamy but not sickly or over the top just a good white ice cream with chocolate bits and really lush yellow fondant through it like a sauce (in the same way as raspberry ripple has the raspberry sauce running through it). I don't normally get on with chocolate pieces in ice cream as I find the chocolate does not melt in your mouth it just collects and tastes a bit oily.. but I did not have this problem here as the chocolate pieces seem finer almost like a flake has been bashed up and added in.
I laughed at the storage instructions as it says "If kept frozen below -18C this product can be stored for 3 months from the date of purchase or until the best before date whichever is sooner". There is no chance this was going to sit around in the freezer for more than a few days! In an attempt to not eat the whole thing in one go- I limited myself to spooning this out into a small ramekin and eating it with the smallest baby teaspoon I could find. Even doing this the box lasted around a week! The tub does seem very small for a 1litre tub.
The box I had last winter ago stated "Limited edition". I have seen this ice cream on sale recently so I am not sure if Cadbury's are only selling this during "Creme Egg Season" (that's January to April for those non chocaholics out there) or if it sold so well they have decided to keep it on sale for a while, or if the "limited" period is a long one!
I would DEFINITELY recommend this if you like ice cream, if you like creme eggs and if you want a product that is like a much sturdier, less "soft" version of a McFlurry. Well done Cadburies.
Summary: Just brilliant. A sturdier version of a McFlurry but nothing to do with McDonalds.
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