“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Ice Cream „
After collecting the kids from school yesterday, we all commented how the weather had improved. We had nice blue sky's and with it the temeparture had nudged up too. In our house that means only one thing. Ice Cream!!
Not having a great deal of cash on me, I decided to pop into our local Iceland. That way I could get the tea, and use my debit card.
Whilst I was looking in the freezers to see what to have for tea, I told the kids to go and get some ice creams. I like giving them a bit of independence. Upon arriving at the aisle in question the two of them had huge smiles on their faces, and two boxes of ice creams. One of the boxes was flake 99.
After paying at the till, I started putting the shopping in the boot of the car, and before I had a chance the box had been ripped open and both had a flake 99 each. Well it would have been rude not to join them, so I had one too.
In each box of flake 99, there are 5 ice creams. Each individually wrapped in a foil like wrapper, and with a plastic dome on the top, to stop the flake getting broke.
I loved the cadbury flake. Especially with it being cold and frozen. The ice cream was also delicious as well, covered in swirls of chocolate. It wasn't a rich creamy ice cream, and not as nice as some you can buy, but it was certainly adequate. The cone held the ice cream together nicely too.
The ice creams cost £3.00 for 5, so for those not good at maths, it equates to about 60p each, which I think is a bargain.
Milk Chocolate (13%) (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476) Flavourings
Biscuit Cone (12%) (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Caramelised Sugar, Salt), Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Dried Whey, Fat Reduced Cocoa, Emulsifiers (E471, E477, Soya Lecithin) Flavouring, Stabilisers (E412, E410) Colours (Curcumin, Annatto).
Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soya and may contain nuts.
Would I recommend? Yes I would. I wouldn't say the ice cream is the nicest on the market, but it is quite nice. The chocolate flake was delicious and for 60p an ice cream, you can't really go wrong!!
Cadbury Flake Ice Cream Cornet
This is one of my favourite ice creams which I treat myself to now and again. The smooth vanilla flavoured ice-cream which is placed inside a lovely crunchy style biscuit type of cornet and then graced with a flake. Just to make a lovely combination when it is eaten all together. I like to push the flake down the cornet so every mouthful I take I have just a little of the flake as well. Down in the bottom of the cornet there is also a solid piece of milk chocolate. I buy them in boxes of 4 but occasionally there are special offers which then are even better. The cost is around £2.50 but that is an approximate price.
The ice cream is in a bright coloured yellow and purple foil packaging with a see through proctector cover for the top of the ice cream which you can see when lifted out of the box. On top of the ice cream not only has it got a chocolate flake sticking out of the ice cream there are also further chocolate swirls sprinkled over the top. The actual ice cream is thick and creamy and soft so it is easy to consume probably to easy.
On the box they do have the warning that the product could contain nuts.
The product can be stored safely for three months in the freezer but it is not the case with me as there are four in my household and so they are not kept very long in my freezer.
This is a very amazing expericince and another good product from Cadbury's
I have actually just finished my first Flake 99 and I was really pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was.
Flake 99 are available in a pack of 4 for £2.99 from Tesco. They each come in yellow packaging with a plastic top which protects the piece of flake which is in the top of the cone.
The cone is biscuity flavoured and lovely and crunchy, the ice- cream goes very nearly to the bottom of the cone. Although the bottom inch is just solid chocolate which makes a very tasty, final nibble to finish off. The ice-cream itself is vanilla flavoured and extremely creamy, in fact I was very surprised just how thick and creamy the ice cream was. I enjoyed the richness of the ice-cream but I imagine some people may find it a little bit sickly. The top of the ice cream is covered in chocolate curls and of course there is half of a flake as the crowning glory.
Each cone is 250 calories with 12.8 grams of fat so it certainly is something just to treat yourself with now and again.
Overall I was surprised how much I liked this offering from Cadbury. I was expecting it to be pretty average or very similar to a Cornetto, which I am not fond of at all. It was the creaminess of the ice cream which won it for me and I would definitely buy one of these again as a naughty treat.
I saw these ice creams in Cooltrader and brought a pack of 4 because they were only £1.00 and I love Flakes so thought I'd see what these were like.
The ice cream cone is just like a plain vanilla cornetto with hard chocolate on top to look like sauce and shaves of chocolate where the nuts should be. The cone is the same hard sugar cone as you get with a cornetto and but the big difference is that this is smooth and yummy Cadburys chocolate instead of the cheaper stuff they use on cornettos.
The ice cream is quite hard and nothing like the 99 I buy from the ice cream man! The Flake is a proper Flake but smaller and it's the best thing about the ice cream so I should probably have just brought a pack of Flakes! The ice cream is a bit boring because it's so plain and once you've eaten the Flake and chocolate off the top then you're just left with this cheap tasting hard ice cream that seemed to last for ages.
The cone is nice and didn't go soggy from the ice cream, it's lined with Dairy Milk chocolate and that made it more interesting and then when I got to the bottom I was happy to see they have added a good couple of centimetres of Dairy Milk to the bottom of the cone as well.
I wasn't that impressed with these and reckon I'd rather buy a cornetto and poke my own Flake into it because at least cornettos have got nice flavoured ice cream and the cone tastes a bit nicer as well.
When I first saw these in the shop, I was pulled in by the whole 'Flake 99' branding which reminded me of getting ice-creams from the ice cream van when I was younger. However, once I actually tried one of the ice-creams, I found that they are essentially a set of 4 Flake 99 'themed' cornetto's, they even have the cornetto-ish flakes of chocolate on top, and the chocolate in the very end of the cone. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, just not what I was expecting, then again, it was rather silly of me to think that they would pack 4 genuine flake 99's into a box. The oh so cornetto-ish mix of crunchy cone and soft ice-cream is present and one could not argue that isn't a good mix.
The white ice-cream on top actually tasted a little like the Mr Whippee ice cream, although, obviously not as soft. The best part is definitely the flake on top although my attempts to push it downwards into the cone where futile (this is what I would do with a Mr Whippee)
Overall I feel that this ice-cream is OK if your a fan of cornetto's. If you want a flake 99, buy yourself some cheap ice-cream cones, some vanilla ice-cream and a flake, lovely!
Cadbury Flake 99 Classic has been around since the 1930's. What you get is cone lined with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, filled with vanilla ice cream and finished off with a Cadbury Flake 99.
These come in packs of four but I'm not sure how much I paid in Tesco because they were in among a whole lot of other shopping. I would guess at about £1.68 for a four pack.
I don't often buy ice cream because there is only me to feed and I get tempted to eat too many if I have them sitting there in the freezer. It's easier not to but that to resist temptation. Anyway, I got these home and it was quite a hot day, so I was concerned about them melting on the way.
Fortunately, the ice cream was soft but it hadn't melted much. I stuck the box into the freezer for a hour but couldn't wait any longer. I opened them.
The flake on the top was the first thing I had to taste. Crunchy, flaky, creamy just as I had expected it to be. Little bits of flake fall off as I'm biting it and end up on the floor but my dog thinks this is a great idea, being the opportunist that he is.
Next, I reached the ice cream. It is soft, but not sloppy and tastes just like any other vanilla ice cream. There was nothing spectacular, or different about it. I bit into the side of the cone and tasted the chocolate lining. This is real Cadbury Dairy Milk and it gives the cone a crunchy, crisp kind of texture, which I quite liked. I did notice that the ice cream was firm enough not to drop onto the carpet as I broke off pieces of cone. ( The dog waited hopefully.)
I did enjoy this ice cream and the chocolate taste lived up to the Cadbury brand name but I did find the cone a bit sweet even though I do have a very sweet tooth. I don't think I would buy these again because they are not sufficiently different to other ice creams. Tesco do a copy of Walls Cornetto which is as good as these and costs much less.
Tasty but not worth going out of your way to find in the shops.
I don't understand this Ice cream at all, it's called a 99 because that's how much the ice cream costs. The ice creams were never called this because it was a good brand name like Cadbury's are doing with this.
However on a plus side these ice creams are delicious, the ice cream is soo soft and thick, and wont fall off the side when it starts to melt like a typical old style 99 would. The chocolate one the top layer of the ice cream is a particularly appretiated part of this ice cream as it means that the flake isn't the only chocolate on it.
The cone was a nice suprise as it was very nice, I didn't expect it to be as good as it was, nothing like the cheap ones you buy from the supermarket. And, finally the obvious focal point of the ice cream, the flake. As is it just a typical flake you would expext it to taste amasing anyway, but with the ice cream aswelll it is a pleasure to eat.
Allthought the Flake 99 classic appears to be very similiar to the competition such as cornetto's I think that have managed to make it stand out, and probably are even better than the chocolate variety of the competitors.
A crisp cone lined with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, filled with soft vanilla ice cream and topped with a Cadbury Flake 99 A combination loved by all since the 1930s.