“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Ice Cream „
I saw this on offer a few months back and a big fan of cadbury's flake i thought my not - i would not have bought it for the price on its own.
I opened this after a nice meal with my other half, and was disappointed at how much there was, for the price i was shocked at how little there was in the tub.
Its very pale in colour with chocolate flake mixed in
The ice cream melted very quickly and it had to rushed to be eaten and i found that they was not enough flake in the ice cream to say it was ice-cream with flake in it.
we had 2 rather large bowls of this ice cream and i it only made up an other 2 large bowls.
once finished i washed out the tub and reused it, I'm not sure if you can recycle it but i reused it at home as tube for my children's craft stuff.
Very pricey and would only buy for a treat or if it was on offer again
It did taste nice but not nice enough to buy all the time.
I am a huge fan of Cadburys and love a lot of the products they make. Flake is one of my favorites and when I saw this ice cream on special offer, I just couldnt resist snapping it up. I wouldn't have tried it first time at normal price, as the prices are so high, if I didnt like it it wouldnt be worth it.
Flake ice cream comes in a plastic tub (I am not sure if it is recyclable or not, but you can wash it out and reuse it). The lid is easy to peel off and shows some pale coloured ice cream inside with some chocolate chunks.
The ice cream is a creamy vanilla flavour and has generous helpings of flake spread inside it. The ice cream is nice tasting, not too rich or thick, but not cheap and nasty either. The vanilla taste goes well with the chocolate taste. The texture is also quite nice, fill your mouth with melt to the taste ice cream and then crunch on a flake as you go through it.
You may wonder why I ma saying nice things about this ice cream yet not giving it an amazing rating. Well, the thing is that this ice cream is nice, its just nothing special, and for the price, and the other ice creams on the market, it just doesnt stand out.
PRICE: £2.24 for a 1-litre tub at my local Morrisons
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per 100ml/53g serving):
(of which sugars): 12.6g
(of which saturates): 4.5g
Partially reconstituted skimmed milk powder, milk chocolate (11%), glucose syrup, vegetable oil, sugar, E471, E472a, natural flavourings, E412, E401, curcumin, annatto
Contains milk. May contain wheat, egg & nuts
Well, for me, ice cream season is almost over and I thought I'd give Cadbury's Flake Ice Cream a try, before sticky jammy steamed pudding weather really closes in.
The full price of this ice cream is mentioned above, but I managed to buy a tub reduced down to £1.49 as the use-by time was up the day after I bought it.
Cadbury's Flake Ice Cream comes in a square-ish bright yellow and purple coloured plastic carton - of a shade that's the same as a Cadbury's Flake chocolate bar. The lid shows the standard Cadbury's logo and an image of a scoop of the ice cream, plus a few Chocolate Flakes piled on top of one another. One side of the tub shows ingredients list in three different European languages, and on the base (in English) is the nutritional information, ingredients list, allergy advice, storage instructions and Cadbury's quality claim.
The ice cream inside is firm, and a pale, creamy colour, flecked with little chunks of Chocolate Flake, plus very very tiny speckles of milk chocolate. I detected no chocolate or vanilla-type smell on removing the lid (there is no mention of vanilla in the ingredients list, but it's possible that the term 'flavourings' could mean vanilla).
I left the tub to stand for a couple of moments, then dug a spoon inside, so as to serve myself a liberal portion of the ice cream. The ice cream was pretty hard, and I had to apply a lot of pressure to get the spoon to break the surface and sink in, but I didn't personally mind that as I like my ice cream very firm.
The Flake portions, though not overly generous, appeared adequate, and I settled down to try out the product, hoping for it to me yet another favourite to add to my list of favourite gorging items.
The first thing which struck as I sampled the first mouthful, was that the ice cream seemed rather powdery and grainy to me - and I could taste skimmed milk powder very strongly, almost as if I'd stuck my spoon in a tin of Marvel and eaten the contents, which I didn't find all that pleasant.
The taste of the ice cream overall was rather bland, and though they were very visible, the Chocolate Flake pieces seemed to have no flavour at all. Unimpressed, but nonetheless undeterred, I continued eating to see if the ice cream grew on me and would taste better as I went on.
Not so! All through the whole serving, I could taste this somewhat synthetic dried milk flavour, and the consistency was still powdery/grainy - I could even taste salt here and there in some mouthfuls - salty isn't how I like my ice cream to be!
Usually when I've had a serving of ice cream that is nice, I immediately want seconds, but this honestly is the very first time in my life where just one portion was ample, and I didn't feel the urge to raid the freezer again in order to pig out on the remainder. A very bad sign!
I grudgingly waded through the whole tub of ice cream - a bit later that day and the remainder the next day so as to eat it before the use-by date, whereas when eating a brand I enjoy, I just want to (and often do!) scoff the whole lot all at once.
I found the whole experience of Cadbury's Flake Ice Cream rather desperate, to say the least. It tasted pretty terrible, and the chocolate did nothing to enhance it as it had hardly any flavour. The horrible powdery-ness really put me off and I certainly won't be buying it ever again.
Was I just unlucky enough to lay my hands on a duff carton? It's hard to believe that Cadbury's can produce something this awful - it's not totally inedible, but it's way way way down, right at the bottom of my personal ice cream preference scale. It could be said that because the carton I bought was very close to its use-by date it may not have been at its best, but if that was so, why wasn't the use-by date earlier?
Sorry Cadbury's, but this ice cream comes highly un-recommended by me, and in future I'll be sticking to Mackies, Ben & Jerry's and Hagen Dazs.
Thanks for reading!
I bought this in the co-op a few weeks ago for about £2 for a one litre tub. It is a very good size, perfect for a family to share and both the packaging and the ice cream itself has a very appealing appearance. The ice cream consists of vanilla ice cream with chunks of flake on top aswell as tiny bits of flake embedded in the ice cream and chunks of flake aswell. The ice cream is very creamy and easy to eat whilst the ratio of flake is very good in comparison to ice cream. The flake is not affected by being frozen or in ice cream, it still tastes just as cadburys flake should do-smooth, creamy and flaky! 100mls carries 6.8g of fat and 130 calories which isn't too bad. Tastes as good as Ben and Jerrys without the high price label! Perfect pudding for all the family.
I'm a big ice cream fan but get bored with the plain old vanilla and strawberry varieties. Ben & Jerry's is great, but a bit too pricey to buy on a regular basis. One week when I was perusing the freezer cabinets at Tesco, a bright yellow tub jumped out a me. Well, not literally, thankfully. Ooo, Cadbury's Flake Ice Cream.
"Deliciously luxurious vanilla ice cream with pieces of Cadbury Flake milk chocolate," it said on the lid.
That sounds good I thought, and even better it had 79p off and was down to £2.00. A tub then did literally jump into my trolley - with a little help of course ;)
I resisted the temptation to try it when I got home and waited until after tea.
As with many ice creams, when it's been in the freezer it's rock hard and almost impossible to get a scoop into. I always leave it out for a few minutes to soften a bit.
It's a nice creamy colour of ice cream, not white but not yellowy either, with good chunks of chocolate flake in it.
I was a bit disappointed with the taste of the ice cream. It was supposed to be vanilla, but didn't really taste of vanilla, or much else really.
The crumbly Flake bits didn't let down, and tasted like chocolate never tasted before!
Partially Reconstituted Buttermilk (why's it only been partially reconstituted? Surely fully reconstituted would be better?), Milk Chocolate (11%) (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings), Glucose Syrup, Coconut Oil, Sugar, Dried Whey, Emulsifier (E471), Natural Flavourings, Stabilisers (E410, E412, E407), Natural Colours (Curcumin, Annatto)
Per 100ml of ice cream:
It comes in a 1 litre yellow & purple square tub, which I find fits better in the freezer than the round tubs some ice creams come in.
Strangely enough it's not actually made by Cadbury, but by Frederick's Dairies Ltd under licence from Cadbury. I used to live in the Lancashire area so know Frederick's ice creams well and they do normally make a good ice cream.
A 1 litre tub will set you back £2.79 at Tesco, but watch out for it on special offer.
A Cadbury Dairy Milk Ice Cream is also available.
Would I buy it again? Yes, but only if it was on offer. The Dairy Milk ice cream has more taste to it, so I'd buy that one before I bought the Flake ice cream again.
The ever popular Flake now as an ice cream.