“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Ice Cream „
When it comes to a dessert, I like to have something different so sometimes I will opt for Ice Cream Cones and sometimes I will opt with Ice Cream or Yoghurt etc. A while ago I had opted to pick up some cones and came across these in my local Iceland store. Being quite fond of Cadbury's buttons and also liking a few of the other Cadbury's Ice Creams I decided to pick up a box of these to try them out for myself. So what did I make of these Ice Cream Cones? well read on and find out.
These cones are wrapped in the usual purple Cadbury's wrapping which distinguishes them from the others in the market. Once you unwrap the wrapping you will see the brown cone and I would recommend these to be rather cold when you have them because once you get them home on a reasonably warm day they will start to get soft and they are more difficult to eat then. The ice cream is topped with the Cadbury's buttons and the combination of these two looks very enticing.
Now onto the all important taste test. Once you take your first lick or bite from this ice cream cone you will get the nice creamy taste of the vanillla ice cream and mixed with the mini milk chocolate buttons you get an even better taste. The combination of the Vanilla Ice Cream and the Chocolate buttons really works well with the Crispy biscuit cone. The result is a creamy ice cream mixed with crunchy biscuit and milk chocolate which together makes a very nice ice cream cone indeed.
This is a very nice ice cream cone indeed and is great for weather like this. These are available with a great offer of 6 cones for just £2 in most places these cones are sold like Iceland, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons. These are bound to impress you if you like the combination of Milk Chocolate and Ice Cream. If you have not tried these then why not have a try next time you are doing your shopping. Cheap and very tasty is a fine combination which these cones have.
I like to keep a packet of lollies or ice-creams in the freezer to use as a treat dessert sometimes. The problem with my family is that we all like different sorts so I am always on the lookout for new ideas so that everyone will be happy.
Last week in Waitrose I spotted the Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Cones in the freezer. They are packaged in a cardboard box with the traditional Cadburys purple colouring and the Dairy Milk glass design, a large button is shown as a smiley sun making us all think about the lovely warm summer we are bound to have (!) and a drawing of a vanilla ice-cream cone covering with a sprinkling of chocolate buttons. My pack also has a bright yellow price flash of £2 for 6. That works out at less than 34p each which is much better than buying ice-cream treats in single packs.
The product says that it is a biscuit cone filled with vanilla ice-cream and mini milk chocolate buttons and topped with milk chocolate buttons. On reading the ingredient list it states that there is 12% milk chocolate but there are also lots of E numbers relating to stabilisers and emulsifiers. There is the customary warning that they may contain traces of nuts. There are also instructions telling me to keep it in the freezer and that the product will deteriorate if allowed to thaw, obviously I would never have known that if I hadn't read the idiots guide!
Each 100ml cone has 185 calories and 9.2g fat but since they are only for an occasional treat I didn't worry about the fat levels. The cones are also suitable for vegetarians.
Having convinced ourselves that summer was actually approaching this weekend we all decided to try one. I was pleased to see that on opening the box the cones were a good size, equivalent to the wrapped cones you buy from the ice-cream man. I sometimes find that when I get the boxed products home the cones can be a bit small. They are all individually wrapped in purple and were easy to open.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the cone looked exactly like the drawing on the packet. There was a generous sprinkling of small buttons all over the top of the ice-cream. These tasted just like Cadburys buttons usually do so they were very nice. The ice-cream was also very tasty. I must admit I am not all that keen on ice-cream but I found this really very creamy, it does not have the rich vanilla flavour of the expensive tubs of ice-cream but its mild flavour was perfect in the cone, it was not too sweet or sickly. Throughout the ice-cream I kept finding mini chocolate buttons. There were plenty which was nice as I have had similar products in the past and finding the chocolate chunks inside can be like playing hide and seek. This gave the cone a nice chocolaty flavour without the strong flavour that comes from chocolate ice-cream. The cone itself was made of biscuit rather than wafer; it was very crispy and tasted wonderfully fresh. It was robust enough not to crumple whilst the ice-cream was being eaten and the end didn't break off either.
My whole family actually agreed that they really enjoyed these cones. The ice-cream was lovely and refreshing, the chocolate buttons although small had not been skimped on and the biscuit was crunchy and not too sweet. I don't know if the £2 was an introductory offer as I have not seen these before but I think I better go and buy some more for the freezer so I am ready for the heat wave- I am ever the optimist!