“ Type: Ice Cream „
Having tried a few Carte D'Or flavours I decided to give this one a whirl as well....
Carte D'Or's Cream do Mascarpone comes in a 900ml / 4300g, oval shaped, predominantly see through tub. It has the usual Carte D'or logo & a picture of a swirl of ice cream on the lid. The ice cream in question is a mixture of pink, red and white topped with small bits of pistachio nuts. The bottom of the tub contains the ingredients & the nutritional information along with a few other pieces of information.
The product describes itself as:- "Mascarpone Cheese Flavour Ice Cream With Red Berry Sauce (18%) and Pistachio Nuts"
You can visit the website at:- www.LoveIceCream.com
Nutritional Information: Per 100g
kcal: 210 kcal
of which Sugars: 26g
of which Saturates: 8g
Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Water, Sugar, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Vegetable Fat, Glucose Syrup, Whey Solids, Strawberry Puree, Raspberry Puree, Mascarpone Cheese (1.6%), Pistachio Nuts (1%), Blueberry Juice, Lemon Juice, Blackberry Juice, Emulsifier (mono and diglycerides of fatty acids), Stabilisers (Locust Bean Gum, Carrageenan, Guar Gum), Citric Acid, Beetroot Juice Concentrate, Flavourings.
I paid £2.00 for a tub of this in Asda
Once you've removed the lid you'll see a creamy looking combination of white and pink ice cream mixed with red berry sauce and topped with a generous topping of pistachio nuts. It all looks very tempting and moreish and I can't wait to try it.
Pulling off the see through piece of plastic I can smell a distinct fruity aroma which is presumably the red berry sauce. It smells quite similar to the topping you might find on a Black Forest Gateau.
Push my spoon in I take a taste. I'm not keen on the pistachio nuts at all and would prefer the ice cream without them. Thankfully these are only on top on the ice cream and not actually inside it so it's quite simple to either avoid the ones atop the ice cream altogether or to remove them from your mouth once you've eaten the ice cream. Those of you who like pistachio nuts obviously won't have these sorts of issues.
The ice cream itself very good. It tastes very creamy and it has a light, fluffy consistency so that it just melts on your tongue. Even if you've got your freezer turned down to a really low temperature your spoon will still go through this with ease. It's much lighter than your average ice cream so there are no problems getting your spoon into it to take a taste or several. The red berry sauce gives it a nice edge that prevents it from becoming sickly and oversweet.
The sugar figure for this ice cream isn't great, clocking it as it does at 26%. The fat figure, at 9% is a lot lower and whilst that's not brilliant it's certainly lower than your average packet of crisps. But, I'd put this firmly in the category of a Treat Ice Cream rather than an Everyday Ice Cream and, as such this is very yummy indeed. Even though I don't like pistachio nuts I'd happily buy this again purely for the taste combination of the ice cream and the sauce. If only they'd take those nuts away.....
Give it a try if you haven't sampled it yet.
If there is a richer, creamier and tastier ice-cream available to buy on the high street then I haven't tasted it yet. I am a bit of an ice-cream fanatic, but I had never tried Carte D'Or before I was given this bad boy. At first I was slightly put off by the pistachios spinkled on top but you can either pick those off (because they really are only sprinkled on top) or just munch your way throgh them and embrace the slightly different texture that they provide. I have to say that they don't taste all that bad either. I'm not entirely sure they 'go' with this ice-cream or were really necessary, but I suppose they do make it slightly different from anything else on the market and add a bit of texture and colour to the ice-cream.
The ice-cream itself is white and creamy (made from Mascarpone, although it tastes really creamy and not at all cheesy) and there are swirls of red berry sauce running throughout. The ice-cream looks very pretty from the top and you can see the sauce running all the way through. The ice-cream comes in an oval-shaped, clear plastic tub so you can see full well what you are buying. There is seal on top of the tub (as you would get with a tub of margarine) so that no-one can take the lid off and meddle with the ice-cream in the shop.
At about £2.69 for a 900ml tub it is not cheap. I usually wait until there's a buy-one-get-one-free offer on them but the only trouble is that I then end up eating two tubs in quick succession, istead of just the one. Not good for my wasitline! Per 100 ml (two scoops) is a fair 110 calories and 5 g of fat. I don't think this is half bad when you compare it to something like chocolate, but it's definitely one to avoid if you're weight watching.
I have only dropped one star due to the price.
Quite simply looks delicious and is delicious. From start to finish this ice cream was purely a heavenly indulgence.Mmmmmmm.
Carte d'or crème di marscarpone, is mouth-watering the combination of the ice cream made with marscarpone and swirls of red berry sauce and the topping of tasty pistachio nuts is just wonderful. It is not sickly at all just very refreshing. Once I have had one bowl I can't stop eating it.
The ice cream is very creamy and melts instantly on your tongue; the berry sauce just gives it that kick of sweetness.
The packaging is oval in shape and is a see through container, so you can actually see what you are buying. The oval plastic package comes with a breakable seal.
I bought this ice cream from my local ASDA last week for £1.50 for a 500g pack size, But it normally retails at around £2.70 it is quite often on promotions if your lucky.
whey solids , sugar , strawberry puree , raspberry puree , mascarpone cheese , pistachio pieces , lemon juice , blueberry juice, colour (E162) , blackberry juice , emulsifier (E471) , citric acid , flavouring , Traces: other nuts
*NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (per 100 ml)
Serving Size 2 scoops (100ml) Energy KJ 483 Protein 1.5 Av2 Sodium 0.02ailable Carbohydrate 16.0 Of Which Sugars 16.0 Fat 5.0 Of which Saturates 4.6 Fibre 0.
* Carte D'or ice cream is produced by walls which is part of unilever; they use quality ingredients which are carefully selected. They also make a wide range of products including Magnum, Cornetto, Feast to name a few. Unilever is the world's biggest ice cream manufacturer, with an annual turnover of Euro5 billion.
Overall this ice-cream is one of my favourites and all my family seem to love it, truly a great ice cream dessert from Carte D'or.
* Warnings, it does contain nuts.
I have a lot to saybout ice cream product......its creamy, smooth, nutty and heavenly really. It is by far the most delicious ice cream I have eaten ever ever ever.
When you open up the tub, you see two big dollops of stuck together thick, smooth cream, with plenty of wonderful, strawberry tasting sauce, sprinkled with pistacios. Heaven.
Once you take your first spoonful, you just won't be able to stop, its just so addictive, a bit like Pringles: "once you pop, you just can't stop".
This IS the Rolls Royce of all ice creams really! It's luxury satins and silk all in a little tub. You couldn't ask for any more than that.
Wow, I've just put the ice cream back in the freezer. I'm struggling to stay away from it......The cream is so white and all amazingly tasty. It's got all the right amount of ingredients. And so has the fruity sauce.....mmmm. I must have some more.
In summary, this is the best ice cream ever. Ideally suited to people that enjoy luxury ice creams...
Thanks for reading!
Divinely smooth ice cream made with authentic mascarpone, swirled with red berry sauce and sprinkled with pistachios. It's a real taste of Italian-inspired indulgence.