“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Sorbets & Ice Cream „
I am a huge fan of Cadbury's confectionary products. I think anything involving dairy milk is a winning product. I love Cadburys mini rolls and I also love ice cream so this seemed like the perfect product.
The ice cream bars come in cardboard multipacks which is great as it is recyclable! They are individually wrapped in purple style foil. The cardboard box is traditional Cadburys colours, that lovely rich purple, whic in my opinion is a sign of quality! They have the famous mini rolls logo on the front and also the Cadburys logo.
The ice creams themselves are roughly the same size as the mini rolls, which incase you don't know are a couple of inches long and approximately one in diameter. Inside they have roughly the same format as the normal mini roll. This is an outer coating of thin Cadburys chocolate (would be better a bit thicker!!). The chocolate wraps round a sponge roll, again chocolate flavoured, and the creamy white filling in the mini rolls is replaced by vanilla ice cream. The two flovours go together really well, however if I had my way there would a be little more ice cream!
Overall I think this is a nice snack. It is relatively high in calories, and as it is a cadburys product it comes with a slightly higher price tag. It is tasty though, so worth a try if on special offer.
Last week I went out specifically to buy ice cream for the freezer. Although we make our own, the children love to have lollies and ice cream bars during the hot Summer days, and the freezer needed replenishing. The latest offering from Cadbury is a variation of their Mini Roll cake range in an ice cream bar. The boxes can be found in the ice cream section of the freezers and are presented in packets of 6, priced at a very reasonable 99p per pack, which equates to just over 16p per bar. The box is a wonderful vibrant purple colour that can only be associated with Cadbury, and shows a picture of the ice cream bars, with the wrapper temptingly peeled back, to reveal the ice cream delight within. The blurb informs us consumers that the Mini Roll Ice Cream Bars incorporate cool ice cream within their wrappings, and that their covering is made of real Cadbury milk chocolate. There is a warning that the ice creams are made in an area where nuts are present, but they are suitable for vegetarians. When the box is opened, the six ice creams are individually wrapped in purple foil paper with serrated ends. Each ice cream is log shaped, and looks exactly the same as the chocolate mini roll. The bar is covered with a layer of thin Cadbury milk chocolate, which emits a glorious creamy aroma after the bar is released from its wrappings. The chocolate is delicately rippled, apart from the underneath, where the chocolate is smooth. The ice cream bars, not only look exactly the same as their chocolate counterparts, but are the same size (45ml) and could really be eaten in one mouthful, but in the interest of Ciao, I am going to nibble, so that I can savour the taste. On biting into the bar, the chocolate cracks away, so it is advisable to cup your hand underneath the bar, to collect the shards of chocolate, which will otherwise litter your lap, and melt onto your clothes. The interior of the bar looks similar to the cake version
of Mini Rolls, but the creamy brown outer layer is ice cream, rather than cake. The colouring of this is slightly different to the cake bar. The ice cream is a very pale brown, almost grey colour, and has a virginal white swirl of ice cream running through the middle of the ice cream bar. The chocolate ice cream has an underlying caramel taste to it, although there is also a faint hit of chocolate flavouring. I would prefer the ice cream to have been more chocolatified, as I found the flavour quite nondescript and weak on the first bite. Maybe if another few spoonfuls of chocolate were added, the ice cream would taste better. The strongest taste was from the Cadbury chocolate that covers the bar, which was its normal creamy, delightful self. Each of the bars will provide the consumer with 180 kcal and 6.0g of fat, so these little treats are quite deceiving, and will put pounds on your hips! As with a lot of the ice cream bars currently manufactured, these are quite soft and melt very quickly, so just as well they could be eaten in one bite. I was not overly impressed with the bars, mainly due to the weak flavouring, and the chocolate ice cream had an underlying sour taste to it. I also felt that the chocolate covering could have been a lot thicker. I would imagine that it would be quite easy eat a six pack in one sitting, because of the weakness of the ice cream within, so for this reason I am taking two stars away. Cadbury Limited, P.O. Box 7009, Bournville, Birmingham. B30 2PX or you can log onto their website at www.cadbury.co.uk.