Product Type: Carte D'or Dessert / Yoghurts
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Carte D'Or Rum & Raisin
Member Name: keeperofthematri
Carte D'Or Rum & Raisin
Date: 26/05/10, updated on 31/05/10 (364 review reads)
Advantages: Light, Creamy, Tasty Ice Cream with Juicy, Plump Raisins
Disadvantages: Sugar and Fat Content
Having tried a few Carte D'Or flavours before I was pleased when I spotted this rum and raisin flavour as I've eaten this flavour in other brands.
Carte D'Or's Rum and Raisin ice cream comes in a 1 litre / 500g oval shaped, predominantly see through tub. It has the usual Carte D'or logo & a picture of the ice cream and raisins on the lid. The lid also has the Carte D'Or logo and a statement that this ice cream has no artificial colours and flavours. The bottom of the tub contains the ingredients & the nutritional information along with a few other pieces of information.
The product describes itself as:- "Rum ice cream made with rum from the West Indies (2%) and rum soaked raisins (11%)
You can visit the website at:- www.LoveIceCream.com
Nutritional Information: Per 100g
kcal: 200 kcal
Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Cream ,Water, Sugar, Raisins (8%), Rum (5.5%), Glucose-Fructose Syrups, Whey Solids, Emulsifier (mono and diglycerides of fatty acids), Stabilisers (Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum), Flavouring, Colour (Mixed Carotenes).
At the time of writing Asda are charging £1.50 for a tub of this.
Once you've removed the lid you'll see a tempting looking off white ice cream with raisins nestling on the surface here and there. Rum and raisin has always been a favourite flavour of mine when it comes to ice cream so I can't wait to see what this Carte D'Or one is like.
Pulling off the see through piece of plastic I take a smell and realise that I can't smell much of anything. I'm the first to admit that my sense of smell is not the best but it's usually ok. I start to wonder whether I should be able to detect any sort of rum aroma and hope that this ice cream isn't going to turn out to be bland.
Push my spoon in I take a taste and find my concerns laid to rest. There may only be 5.5% rum by volume in this ice cream but the flavour is immediately obvious. It's not so subtle that you're going to miss it nor have they used so much rum that the creaminess of the ice cream has been completely lost either.
The ice cream itself very good and tastes perhaps a little creamier than some of the others in the Carte D'Or range. I put that down to the fact that cream has been used in this product which isn't something that Carte D'Or use in all flavours. It has a light, fluffy consistency so that it just melts on your tongue. This makes a nice contrast with the raisins which you have to chew. 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 because it's really hard.
The raisins are juicy, plump and very tasty and I tend to get at least one in most spoonfuls, although, if I'm honest I would prefer it if there were slightly more used. But that's just a personal preference because I also like raisins a lot. If you're not that fond of them then this probably won't be an issue for you.
Like some ice creams, the sugar figure for this ice cream isn't great, clocking it as it does at 24%. The fat figure, at 8% is a lot lower and whilst that's not brilliant it's certainly lower than your average packet of crisps. This is really an ice cream that should be eaten as a treat if you're on a diet or watching your weight but, if you've tried other rum and raisin flavour ice creams and liked them this one won't disappoint you at all. It has a much smoother, creamier taste (and the raisins are a lot nicer) than some of the cheaper brands that do a rum 'n' raisin flavour
Give it a try it's yummy!
Summary: Yummy Ice Cream
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