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Carte D'or Lavazza Latte Macchiato

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Brand: Carte D'or / Type: Ice Cream

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      10.01.2010 10:50
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      One of the nicest in the Carte D'or range

      Carte D'or Lavazza Latte Macchiato has to be my personal favourite of all of the Carte D'or range of ice creams. As part of the wide range of ice creams, this is one that seems to be quite hard to find - I've not been able to find it more than once or twice. However, when I do find it and it is invariably on a special offer, I do buy it.

      The 900ml tub is usually around £3, but a little bit of shopping around can yield a much lower price. It's a nice size, but I would prefer to be able to buy a larger size tub of this ice cream, as it is so nice.

      The packaging is designed in a fairly modern style with a picture of a scoop of the ice cream itself and the Lavazza logo taking up much of it. A sheet of thin plastic is fastened to the top rim to keep the contents from spilling out should it melt while taking it home from the supermarket, but unlike some own brand equivalents it is easy to remove.

      As for the taste . . . it is my personal favourite of the range. There is a good strong sense of the coffee but it isn't too overpowering to make it unpalatable. The chocolate chips are smaller than normal and permeate the creamy dessert well, giving just a little hint of a different flavour. Putting a spoonful in my mouth it feels ever so soft and creamy - really a lot like a frozen latte. Divine!

      The only downside I would say is that there isn't enough of it! Having a 2 litre tub would be a bit more cost effective.


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        05.11.2009 08:28
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        Tasty Carte D'Or ice cream

        After yesterday's rather disappointing lemon sorbet I thought I'd give this in a whirl in the hope that it will be a lot tastier...


        Carte D'Or's Lavazza Italy's Favourite Coffee Latte Macchiato comes in a 900ml / 4300g, oval shaped, predominantly see through tub. It has the usual Carte D'or logo & a picture of a spoon full of ice cream. The ice cream in question is a predominantly a light brown in colour with white swirly streaks and little bits of what look like chocolate chip in it. It looks rather tempting on the picture. The bottom of the tub contains the ingredients & the nutritional information along with a few other pieces of information.

        The product describes itself as:- "Coffee Ice Cream and Cream Ice Cream swirled with chocolate pieces (2.5%).

        You can visit the website at:- www.IceHot.com

        Nutritional Information: Per 100ml {per 100g in brackets}

        Energy: 508kJ {914KJ}
        kcal: 121 kcal {218 kcal}
        Protein: 2g{3.5g}
        Carbohydrate: 16g {29g}
        Fat: 5.5g {9.9g}

        Ingredients: Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Whey Solids, Cream (8%), Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Coffee Solids, Emulsifiers (E471, E442, E476), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Stabilisers (E410, E407), Cocoa Butter, Flavour


        I paid 99p for a tub of this in my local corner shop. It will cost you more than this in most supermarkets.


        Once you've removed the lid you'll see a couple of slight mounds in the ice cream. In the centre of each there's a rather large brown dot of ice cream which is surrounded by a ring of white ice cream which is then surrounded by another ring of brown ice cream. The fact that these are slightly raised, couple with the brown dot of ice cream makes them look like a pair of two-tone coloured breasts with a nipple on each breast. In my tub the nipple of the left breast is noticeably larger than that on the right so it has a slight comedic look. I won't even try to think how the chocolate pieces could fit into this image.

        Pulling off the see through piece of plastic I can smell a distinct aroma of coffee. It's not overpowering but if you blind folded somebody and got them to smell the ice cream they'd have no problem at all in identifying what aroma the ice cream has.

        I haven't drunk coffee for years because it gives me a headache but I have no problem at all with coffee flavoured desserts or chocolates. So I was quite interested to see what this ice cream would be like.

        Actually, it's very good. The taste is unmistakably coffee but it's got a light, creamy taste rather than something I'd call "deep" or "rich". Some dark chocolates (confectionery) can be a little bitter, leaving you with the feeling that you can really taste the cocoa in them. Likewise some double chocolate desserts can be really strongly flavoured.

        Thankfully this flavour of Carte D'Or avoids both of those pitfalls. Yes, it contains cocoa mass and cocoa butter but it doesn't have that little bit of bitterness that you sometimes get from things like dark chocolate which contain a lot of cocoa. Nor did I find the flavour a little too much, like I sometimes do with double and triple chocolate desserts. The chocolate pieces are there in just about the right ratio. There's enough of them to provide a slight contrast in texture to the ice cream but not so much that you feel you've got too many crunchy bits in your mouth along with the ice cream.

        Obviously, there's no figure listed for the sugar content of this ice cream but I suspect that most of the 29% of carbohydrate is made up of sugar rather than starch. The fat content (9.9%) is less than you'd find in the majority of brands of crisps on the market. Overall, I'd say that the strength of the coffee flavour was just about right with this ice cream. The texture and consistency is good and the chocolate bits make a welcome addition. If you haven't tried it yet it's well worth checking out.


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