“ Brand: Carte D'or / Type: Ice Cream „
I absolutely love ice cream; it was a real treat when I went to Italy earlier this year with my sister and she was determined to get me to eat some Italian Ice cream. It didn't take much persuading!! I like all sorts of ice cream but unfortunately it is fattening. Also its Moorish; usually a normal size portion isn't enough for me! I often look out for bargains when it comes to the more expensive ice creams and it is very rare for me to buy them unless they are on special offer. However, it was my boyfriend who spotted this Caramel Cinnamon Waffle Ice Cream. It looked delicious and I love Cinnamon so he bought it. This would usually cost about £3.50 which I think is way too expensive; Unfortunately I cannot remember which supermarket we bought it from but it was half price!! I must say I am impressed with this ice cream; you can really taste the Cinnamon in it and the caramel part of the ice cream is delicious too. On the top of it there are small waffle pieces. I have not tasted Ice cream before like this in the UK. I don't know how long this one has been available but it is definitely on the top of my favourite ice creams list now! If you prefer a slightly less sweet ice cream then this will not be for you; it is very sweet, and I think if you had a lot of it, you may find it a little sickly. In the case of this ice cream; its good for me as I don't eat too much of it in one go!! Ingredients ************** Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Water, Vegetable Fat, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Whey solids, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Wheat flour, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifiers (Mono and Diglycerides of fatty acids, Soya Lecithin), Stabilisers (Locust bean guar gum), Cinnamon powder, Flavouring, Salt, Egg, Soy flour Calories ************ There are 120 Kcals per 100ml of the product. (2 scoops) This is a lovely tasting and sweet ice cream; due to its flavours I think it deserves 5 stars.
It's fair to say that I love sweet desserts. Whether it's cake, ice cream or fruit salad I'll give most things a try these days in my quest for the perfect dessert! Carte D'Or is an ice cream that always grabs our attention when out shopping, mainly because my husband once paid £5.99 for a 1 litre tub from a petrol station and I've never let him forget just what a waste of money that was! All in the name of keeping me happy of course which is always lovely! Carte D'Or ice creams are always on frequent special offer and the last one that prompted us to purchase some was buy one get one free in Sainsburys. We purchased two 1 litre tubs for £2.99 which was very reasonable indeed. One of the tubs that we purchased was this caramel cinnamon waffle ice cream which we've had before. The main reason for buying this was because of the name, it just makes the ice cream sound gloopy and sweet and like there are big chunks of waffle within, which basically is how the ice cream tastes! Inside the plastic recyclable tub there is vanilla ice cream & caramel ice cream both flavoured with cinnamon. The two ice creams are swirled together with caramel sauce which is also flavoured with cinnamon. Mixed within this concoction are waffle biscuit pieces. You're probably thinking that this sounds sickly and you wouldn't be wrong! This ice cream is ridiculously sweet and gloopy. Each mouthful tastes quite similar whether it's the vanilla ice cream or the caramel ice cream, the sauce is sweet and just adds even more sugar to the mix! The waffle pieces within are a little chunk style piece and they are quite fudge like in texture, these do add a little more texture to this ice cream. Overall I must say that I do enjoy this ice cream. It's ridiculously sweet, sugary and swirled throughout with even more added sugar. The ice cream just tastes very sugary sweet with cinnamon being the dominant flavour throughout. I do feel that the cinnamon flavouring is one that is ridiculously overpowering but this would probably be the same whether they had a little bit or a lot included in the ingredients. I do enjoy this ice cream but I find it can be a little bit heavy if enjoyed in a decent quantity, but maybe that's a good thing as it deters me from eating half a tub in one sitting! Ingredients: Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Water, Vegetable Fat, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Whey Solids, Caramellised Sugar Syrup, Wheat Flour, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Soya Lecithin), Stabilisers (Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan), Egg, Cinnamon Powder, Soy Flour, Flavourings, Salt. Per portion (2 scoops = 100ml) this contains 120 calories, 1.5g protein, 15g carbohydrates (of which 13g sugars), 6g of fat (of which 5g saturates) and 0.1g of salt. Obviously this is going to be high in sugar just because of the nature of this product. Overall I would recommend this ice cream, it's deliciously sweet and creamy. If you have a sweet treat then this is definitely an ice cream for you, however, it is sickly and you won't want to eat a huge quantity of this at any one time. I'm not saying that this is the nicest ice cream I've ever had, but it's certainly not the worst either!
I have had the Vanilla version of Carte D'Or before and been surprised at how nice it was. Normally, a company's vanilla flavour is a good indication of how good the rest of the product range will be. I'd also tried the Mascapone version and quite liked that too. This had been quite heavily advertised for a while and it sounded like my kind of thing, caramel, cinammon, vanilla, pieces of waffle, very promising. A tub of Carte D'Or costs roughly £3 and is sometimes to be found on offer. You can get it from major supermarkets and some corner shops. Packaging is straight forward. It comes in a nice big tub of 1kg I think. On top there is a protective film and then you're in. What I like about this range in general is that given one minute it's soft enough, and you can start scooping. I tend to mostly have Ben & Jerrys or Haagen Daaz and that takes about ten minutes so this a good product for impatient people like me. The product was a mixture of white and golden coloured blobs of ice cream scattered thoughout and bits of waffles everywhere. Somehow it looked a bit cheap. In terms of flavour, I was a bit disappointed, I expected the flavour combination to work really well, but I couldn't differentiate between the cinammon and the vanilla, it was just all overwhelmingly sweet and sickly and instead of waffle, I felt as though I was eating chunks of fudge. Most seem to like this, but I will stick with other flavours.
I first bought this ice cream last year when it was a new product and have been addicted ever since! If you are a fan of cinnamon then this is something you simply must try! It comes in the usual Carte D'Or 900ml tub which is easy to open and reseal. It has a light brown caramel cinnamon ice cream which is alternated through the tub with vanilla. There is an equal amount of both which is good. There is a caramel/cinnamon sauce running through it in delicious little rivers with a good dollop more on top! It has crunchy waffle pieces on the top too. It's good to just have them sprinkled on the top as my friend has a wheat allergy but can still enjoy this ice cream by just scooping them off as they aren't in the ice cream. The ice cream is really smooth and velvety and the cinnamon flavour is strong but not overpowering. It really is a unique ice cream, I've never tried anything else like it. It is easy to scoop out of the tub and you will find yourself scraping the last remnanats from the bottom if you are anything like me! I love to have it on belgian waffles and it goes very well with bananas too (just so you can feel a bit more healthy!) Try it with apple pie or crumble and you find it's a match made in heaven. The nutritional information on the tub gives info for two scoops which is useful: Per 100ml Serving (2 scoops) Energy 500 kJ/120 kcal Protein 1.5g Carbohydrate 15g Fat 6g I am an addict!!!
I finished working my through the tub of this ice cream that we bought for Christmas earlier today and felt compelled to review it. The likes of Carte D'or tend not to be bought too often in our house due to their ice creams being on the more expensive side but we will get them for things like Christmas and birthdays. I'd never previously tried this flavour, which I believe is one of the newer ones on offer, so I wasn't too sure what to expect from it. Having been impressed with Carte D'or ice creams in the past, I had high hopes that it would be of good quality and delicious. ***The packaging*** I won't go into great detail here as you can get a very good idea of what the tub looks like from the above product image. However, I am going to highlight that the tub is transparent and gives a good view of the ice cream around the sides as this isn't particularly apparent from the product image and makes it look much the same as the lid. ***The taste*** According to the packaging, this ice cream is a combination of vanilla, cinnamon and caramel. I love both vanilla and caramel but I don't think that I'd ever previously encounter cinnamon so I wasn't sure what it would actually taste like. I wouldn't say that any of the flavours are particularly overwhelming as within the tub there are various small sections of both vanilla and cinnamon with the caramel swirled in and bits of waffle incorporated. As you might expect from this, each particular segment is just the one flavour and they don't particularly come together as a combined taste so it's either a vanilla or cinnamon taste in each segment for the most part, despite the fact that the average spoon dipped into the tub will bring out scoops of both flavours. I realise that this isn't the best description but it's quite hard to describe. The lid of the product image is the best visual idea though. The overriding taste is very sweet, especially with the caramel that is drizzled over the top. If I had to pick, I tend to prefer the cinnamon flavour best which is surprising given that I am usually an out and out vanilla fan but there was something very sweet and moreish about the cinnamon flavour for me! ***Nutritional information*** The tub is now in the bin so I haven't got the nutritional information to hand but given the sweetness of this ice cream it's hardly going to be the healthiest treat around. Having scanned the box before it went in the bin, I believe that there is around 6g of fat in a typical portion (around 100ml) so you're best to limit how much you eat in a day!
I can't say that I'm a fan of cinnamon or the smell of it particularly, but I decided to give this ice-cream a try when it was on offer because it was too tempting to resist. Cinnamon Waffle is a newer flavour in the range produced Carte D'or, one of the more luxurious and prestigious ice-cream brands. They're a company I trust to produce high quality, tasty products and judging by their popularity, there must be something special about their ice-cream. This is sold in an elongated oval clear plastic tub, so you can see the ice-cream through it. From first looks, you can see the swirly sauce and some of the biscuit pieces on top, so it ticks the boxes for attractiveness straight away for me. The label on the top of the container also has a picture of the ice-cream, along with the description so you know what to expect. Carte D'or Cinnamon waffle is described as "vanilla cinnamon flavour and caramel cinnamon ice-cream with caramel cinnamon sauce and waffle biscuit pieces'. Caramel and ice-cream goes together very well, but I was a little unsure of the cinnamon flavouring at first. As for the waffle pieces, this is a little different from your average ice-cream bought in a tub but is similar to parts from an ice-cream cone. It's definitely a bit different to average, and it's nice to splash out a little for a something different and unique. I say splash out because a 900ml tub costs £2.95, which is more than I would usually pay for ice-cream because I tend to opt for plain ice-cream and buy sauce separately. £2.95 for Carte D'or, however, is about average even though I think it's a tad pricey. It's worth it if you consider buying it as something special, because it really is delicious. Each 100ml portion contains 120 calories and 6g of fat which is about average, or quite good actually considering it's full of flavour. I don't think 100ml is actually the average serving size, because this is around 2 scoops and I usually add one or two more when no one's looking. The ice-cream is a mixture of beige, white, and caramel-brown, which is swirled around so no matter where you choose to scoop from in the tub you will get a bit of every flavour. The waffle biscuit pieces are sprinkled on the top, nicely rounding off the ice-cream and making it very presentable. How does it taste? For someone who wasn't sure about cinnamon, I'm a convert. The texture is smooth and melts in your mouth without being watery. The vanilla, cinnamon and caramel blend together perfectly, being sweet but not sickly. There's nothing overpowering or off-putting about the cinnamon, but it's hard to describe the taste. It tastes and smells relatively sweet, rich and smooth. There's nothing I can say against this ice-cream; no nasty aftertaste, nothing offensive. All around, this is a delicious ice-cream that's different to the norm so it's a bit more special, and tastes delicious!