“ Brand: Carte D'Or / Type: Sorbets & Ice Cream „
I don't normally buy ice cream this was on offer in Tesco's, it was half price at £1.49 for a 900ml tub, so I decided to give it a go.
This tub is a mixture between vanilla and chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauces running through the middle and with curls of chocolate on the top.
I was quite surprised by how difficult this was to scoop out of the tub, it was rather tough and not what I expected from a luxury ice cream. It also failed to melt in the mouth in the way that luxury brands usually do and it melted in the bowl and merged together as a bit chocolaty mess, so the ice cream didn't look like a luxury product for long!
The flavour was quite creamy and I enjoyed the chocolaty taste. I would buy this again, however I wouldn't pay full price because I don't think it is worth the price tag.
This is an average ice cream with a fancy name and fancy packaging.
I've just polished off a bowl of Carte D'or Triple Chocolate ice-cream which is currently half price at Tesco (£1.49 for 900ml tub). Usually we get tesco own brand ice cream on offer (2 tubs for £3), so it was nice to try Carte D'or for a change. I've tried the vanilla flavour in the past and thought it was the nicest I'd ever come across (with Kellys vanilla ice cream coming close second - yum!).
Carte D'or Triple Chocolate is a combination of chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream and a velvety chocolate sauce. The ice-cream is topped with delicious dark chocolate pieces (made with 70% cocoa from Ecuador).
As a bit of a chocoholic, I was expecting a lot from this ice-cream. The consistancy of the ice cream was good and the real chocolate pieces gave it a little added crunch. It was quite rich (especially with the addition of the thick chocolate sauce) but wasn't too sicky. I definitely felt that it lacked the luxury flavour that I'd found in the Carte D'or vanilla ice cream which I really thought was something special and worth paying extra for. I've equally enjoyed tesco's own brand chocolate ice cream - which is much cheaper - so was a little disappointed in Carte D'or this time. It doesn't come close to Haagen Dazs Belgian Chocolate which really is a treat for chocolate lovers!
Carte D'or Triple Chocolate was very nice but lacked the luxury, indulgent taste that I'd expected from this brand. I'd definitely buy it again but only if it was on offer.
I am major fan of chocolate and a major fan of ice cream so for me chocolate ice cream is always a delicious treat but I must confess that with the Carte D'Or Triple Chocolate Ice Cream I was less impressed. While the Carte D'Or brand usually produces delicious flavours I found that the triple chocolate had a fairly bitter flavour to it. The chocolate flavour seemed less real than the cheaper alternatives offered by Tesco and Sainsbury's.
The ice cream was nice and soft with only a little bit of persuasion needed to coax the ice cream out of the tub. Also the ice cream is well presented with the different colours well laid out and the sauce and flakes neatly drizzled over the top. The Carte D'Or tubs are a nice style, very easy to open and a suitable size for storing in smaller freezers.
While this experience has not put me off Carte D'Or ice creams all together I can safely say that I will be sticking to other makes for my chocolate ice creams. This one is too bitter and definitely one to miss.
I bought this ice-cream as it was on offer in my local Morrisons. I know there is a pattern emerging with my food reviews...but times are hard! It was £1.49 for a 500g/900ml tub.
I was drawn to the product largely because the tub is clear and you can see the product inside. The ice cream looked delicious and you could really see the chocolate sauce and chocolate chunks. Being able to see the product is a real selling point, you know you won't be disappointed when you open the lid.
I'm not a huge ice-cream fan, and generally wouldn't go for chocolate ice-cream, but this was lovely. It is a mixture of dark chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream with chocolate pieces and swirls of chocolate sauce. To top it all off, it has chunks of dark chocolate on the top. The dark chocolate ice cream and dark chocolate chunks are both made with 70% cocoa from Ecuador. It tastes great and is really good quality. It's not too sickly as the chocolate is dark.
100g of this ice-cream will give you 210 calories, 9g of fat and 27g of carbohydrate. It's not a low fat option, but it is so delicious you don't need a huge portion. Quality not quantity is the key.
The best thing about this ice cream from Carte D'Or is that is contains three types of chocolate - milk, dark and white, hence the name, Triple Chocolate! This means that whatever if your preferred type of chocolate, you will find it in this tub!
Generally speaking I am not a fan of chocolate ice cream because I just do not find it to be chocolatey enough for my taste. I am a massive chocolate fan! This triple chocolate ice cream is amazing because it really does genuinely taste of chocolate, and a really high quality chocolate at that.
The ice cream is very rich and creamy. It is extremely smooth in consistency and scoops out easily so no panic attacks when you need ice cream and cannot get it out of the tub!
I found that I ate slightly less of this ice cream compared with cheaper brands, probably because it was so rich. This means it is a great choice if you are a pig like me! It is not too rich though. It is just perfect!
It is a little over three pound for a 500 gram tub, which is slightly expensive but it really is worth it. I am tight with money but I do not mind paying the extra for this ice cream but it is just so good.
Considering this is supposed to be a premium ice cream I was extremely disappointed with this product on all counts. At full price it's £2.99 for a small 900ml oval shaped tub. I picked this up on special offer in Tesco for £1.49 which is more reasonable for this quality of ice cream.
When you first dig your spoon into this ice cream you'll be met with resistance. It only takes about five or ten minutes to thaw through though which is typical of the cheaper soft scoop ice creams.
The layers of chocolate are really to me more like chocolate and vanilla. In fact it's more like they've taken some white vanilla ice cream and just whirled a load of cocoa into it. It gives it a deceptive appearance of being good quality. It tastes very richly of cocoa, which is what most of us associate with the taste of expensive chocolate, and there's a distinct lack of sugar or real sweetness to this flavour.
Don't be fooled into thinking that means this is a good ice cream though! If you take a moment to really feel the texture in your mouth you'll notice like I did that this is a very thin and aerated textured ice cream. The chocolate flavour is no better quality than if I was drinking a mug of supermarket own brand hot cocoa, and the little chocolate flakes taste like the cheap chocolate you get in kiddies advent calendars. They do nothing for the overall texture either because to be honest I find the hard chocolate pieces make eating the overly soft ice cream a bit of a chore.
For the price I paid I was happy enough to eat one serving of this but I won't be buying it again. I'd be happy enough with the vanilla flavour by this brand so I was really quite disappointed by the poor quality of this chocolate flavour.
I don't eat ice cream very regularly as I prefer to have little dairy products in my diet. However, I will occasionally fancy some, usually of the chocolate variety.
I purchased Carte D'Or Triple Chocolate from Somerfield, and although I can't recall the price I believe it was reasonable. After the first spoonful met my lips, I was hooked. The flavours blend to give a rich, creamy, delightful dessert. I rarely treat myself to 'junk' food but this ice cream was sufficient to rid me of any cravings.
The icecream is topped with a delightful chocolate sauce, as well as dark chocolate shavings which compliment the ice cream well. This may just be the best chocolate icecream I have ever consumed. It really is sensational so I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The only perhaps negative point I can suggest is owing to the packaging. If you are on a diet or you know you have a tendency to binge unnecessarily, then the tub may be too large. I found that I couldn't bring myself to put the icecream back in the freezer - it was just too good. I didn't care about indulging myself but I know some people wouldn't want to ruin a diet by scoffing the lot, and trust me it's easy to do so!
Overall, this icecream is very pleasant although I will tell you that it is quite rich so perhaps wouldn't be suited to everyone's taste. If you are a chocolate lover though, with a sweet tooth, you should love this!
Carte D'Or Triple Chocolate is a great product for those people who are chocolate lovers. It is an ice cream dessert and is the soft ice cream variety that is very easy to spoon straight from the tub.
It comes in an oval shaped clear plastic container so you can easily see the contents inside and it should be stored in the freezer compartment.
There are a number of flavours and my personal favourite is the cherry one however this chocolate variety comes a close second. It is a combination of three types of chocolate flavour ice cream and it also has some chocolate pieces spinkled across the top. I find the combination of dark, milk and white chocolate flavour ice cream works really well as the harsher stronger chocolate flavour of the dark chocolate is balanced out by the very sweet milky flavour of the white and milk chocolate and there is a faily equal serving of each mixed within the dessert however there is probably slightly more of the milk chocolate.
This is a very smooth dessert which can be served straight from the freezer without having to sit first and it has a great taste as well.
We went to visit my mom yesterday as she has been feeling unwell,a bit of a cold and a sore throat,so as a treat we decided to buy her some ice cream. Not any old ice cream though,we lashed out and bought her favourite, carte d?or triple chocolate. I knew my mother like the chocolate ice cream of any variety so hopefully she would like this. Carte d?or is available in several different flavours,but this was the only one available in the chocolate variety. I love this too,so I was thinking of myself as well as my mom when I bought this. This particular tub contains three different chocolates,milk plain,and white. The actual tub is oval,white plastic and the ice cream is visible. When we arrived at my mothers,she was much better and accepted the ice cream with pleasure. We opened the tub and just removed the plastic coating and there it was in all it?s glory. The lid is trimmed with a gold colour and inside was the three layers of chocolate,all covered with tiny curls of ice cream it realy is pleasing to look at. The beauty of this particular ice cream is that you don?t have to wait for it to thaw it?s ready to be spooned out. The four of us because my dad was there as well,sat down and let mom spoon it out I was mentally making a note to treat myself on the way home for making such a good choice and after all you can?t eat too much when you have bought it specially for your mother. The actual chocolate is a treat to look at, mom spooned us all a good helping each and the white chocolate was giving a marbled effect in places and there is plenty to spoon out separately if you wished,but we all had equal shares of each variety. I prefer the milk chocolate,but my mother liked the plain in fact she said how tasty it was to combine it this way. The texture of the ice cream is velvety and the smell of the chocolate well,you just know you are eating quality,it is creamy and the different tastes of each chocolate is a delight. The
tub is quite simple a clear plastic lid with the words carte d?or,and selection triple chocolate written under it with a small slab of chocolate pictured. This cost me £2-99 for a 500g tub,and would buy it again as I already did after leaving my mothers house. It was declared a success and everyone enjoyed it no bitter after taste although the dark chocolate might not be to everyone?s taste the white chocolate and the milk should compensate that though,lol. I recommend everyone to try this at least once it?s a tad on the expensive side but well worth it for the odd treat. Thanks for read.
I am going to attempt to take you on a journey of your imagination. This journey is like one you have never been on before taking you into the centre of a triple layered chocolate by Carte D'or. As we begin the journey I ask you to buckle your seat belts and get ready for the journey of a life time. We find ourselves stuck in the middle of a cold surface. The colour of which is white, light brown and dark. As we breath in we are aware of fresh smelling chocolate that is very strong and delicious. The smell hits us and as we balance ourselves for a minute we indulge in this tantalising smell as it works it's way down our nasal passage and into the back of the throat. We can almost imagine the taste of this chocolate ice cream on breathing in. The path is smooth for a while though we seem to be stuck in a deep sticky substance almost like snow. As we dip into this we find that it is actually a creamy, white chocolate that blends with an even lighter tasting milk chocolate. Then suddenly the lights go out and we hit against some rocks that taste of yummy dark chocolate and dark chocolate ice-cream ends the triple chocolate flavour. This gives a compassionate intertwining blend of dreamy chocolate. As we look around us aware that this ice-cream mixture has disappeared and suddenly feeling rather sickly and just a wee bit full we can see out of a clear tub and wish we could embark on the journey again. Noticing our surroundings as we were lost for a while in Carte D'or land we step out of the tub and notice it's actually a very pleasant looking tub with gold rimmed colour and made out of strong, clear plastic. We wonder to ourselves what we could use the tub for? Perhaps we could use it for storage? Or for pens? We still have a sweet after taste in our mouth and remember that this ice cream was more like a delicious dessert. After which we remember that this cost £3.00 from our loca
l supermarket, but how it got to us we can't remember. Perhaps some nice young man bought it home for us? We delight in remembering it's rich flavour and we decide that we will have to buy this ice - cream again very soon.
Having just had a week off work and thoroughly enjoyed spending loads of time at theme parks and seaside resorts scoffing loads of yummy ice creams I was feeling a bit fed up today at being back at work whilst also suffering from withdrawal symptoms from lack of ice cream. I'm not normally a great ice cream fan but whilst in Iceland earlier today I was persuaded by my son to buy a tub of ice cream as he had spotted cornets and flakes and wanted to make a 99 at home. As the Carte d'Or Ice Cream was on offer I relented. Carte d'Or is produced by Birds Eye Wall's and is available in several flavours including Creme Caramel, Spagnola and Triple Chocolate. Being keen chocolate fans we were both won over by the Triple Chocolate Flavour. The ice cream is packaged in a clear oval 500g tub. I think that the clear tub is a good idea as you can get an idea of what to expect before you open the tub. Upon the Triple Chocolate Flavour tub there is a label attached to the top of the tub, the label has the Walls heart logo on it well as the Carte d'Or name emblazoned across it, details of the ice cream flavour and a very inviting picture of chunky pieces of chocolate in each of the three chocolate flavours within the ice cream, i.e. Milk, Plain and White Chocolate. The base of the tub lists the ingredients, however there is no nutritional information, although I think that you can safely rely on the fact that the product is going to be very high in calories. Having managed to control the urge to open the tub until after tea, once I had removed the lid I was faced with a clear protective film which was covering the ice cream - this however was easily removed. Once I had removed the film I was greeted by the delicious aroma of chocolate and the very aesthetically pleasing combination of milk, plain and white chocolate ice cream blended together in a marbled effect which had been generously covered in grated chocolate c
urls which are also in the white, milk and plain chocolate flavours. Unlike some cheaper ice creams. Carte d'Or is soft and is very easy to spoon out straight from the freezer - good job too as I have already had to wait too long to try this. Finally the taste challenge, the ice cream has a very pleasant rich and creamy taste - however, I was a little disappointed as I felt that the rather bitter after taste from the plain chocolate flavour tended to overtake and completely obliterate the taste of the white and milk chocolate flavours. I was surprised that my son thoroughly enjoyed the ice cream - he is not a plain chocolate fan and I thought that he would complain that the taste was too bitter but he really enjoyed it. Whilst this is a high quality product and I did enjoy it I prefer Hagen Daz and although I would buy it again I would only buy it if it was on special offer. I paid £1.99 for a 500g tub in Iceland, where it is currently on offer, it normally retails for £2.99. For further information about this and other Walls Ice Cream products you can contact Walls at Walls Ice Cream, Station Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1NT. Finally, I've done a little bit of research into ice cream and found the following facts which I hope you will find of interest. Eating ice cream is now firmly established as one of the UK's favourite leisure pursuits - not just during the summer, but all year round. The total annual value of the UK ice cream market is now well over £1.25 billion, of which roughly half is made up of take home/multipack sales, with the rest being split between wrapped impulse, scooping and soft mix products. Birds Eye Wall's has been the UK's leading ice cream company for over 75 years and in 1999 its produce represented 19 out of the top 20 best sellers in the impulse market. Carte d'Or is the number one brand in the premium Ice Cream market.
Over one in ten people in the UK have now eaten Carte d'Or. In a year Walls sells enough tubs of Carte d'Or to stretch from Lands End to John O'Groats and back again. Thank you for reading. Julie © junkboxjules - August 2002
I’ve got half a carton of ice cream in the freezer and I really haven’t got any excuse to eat it. I’ve just had my tea, so I’m not hungry. I’m three stone overweight, so I don’t need building up. Ah-ha! I need some Dooyoo miles, as I’m getting tantalisingly close to another £20 Amazon voucher. That’s it! Dooyoo = The Perfect Excuse To Eat Ice Cream! I usually eat two tubs of ice cream a week, it’s my only vice really. I’m a vegetarian, a non-smoker and a very occasional drinker. At the moment, I’m going through a Carte D’Or phase – and what a pleasurable one it is too. This time, I offer for your perusal the delights of the Triple Chocolate variety – that’s white, dark (plain) and milk chocolate. You get a 500g carton for between £2.50 and £2.80. It comes in a see-through oval plastic container and when you open it up, you see the three different colours of chocolate, all covered in chocolate flakes of the same colour combination. Basically, one side of the tub is milk and white chocolate, the other side is dark and white. I much prefer the milk side, it is just sweet enough without being too much or sickly. The dark side is a bit too bitter for me, I might even be forced to give this half to my fiancé, who loves dark and plain chocolate. Ho hum. The ice cream is lovely and soft, it doesn’t go too hard in the freezer and then you have to break the spoon getting it out. It is just the right texture and consistency, creamy and yummy. The tubs are quite generous in their portions, I certainly wouldn’t recommend eating all 500g in one sitting! You can taste the difference between this ice cream and cheaper stuff, although I think Haagen-Dazs and Ben and Jerry’s are probably of a higher quality. I have tried four different types of Carte D’Or ice cream, with my favourite being the divine Fruit and Yoghurt
variety, on which I have written a separate opinion already. This one is nice – the milk chocolate side is gorgeous, the white chocolate is lovely and the flakes are great too. Unfortunately, the dark side of it is just not for me – not that my fiancé will complain! But if you’re a fan of all types of chocolate, you will love this ice cream.
This is a good one for me. I am a great fan of dark chocolate and this has quite a lot in it. As the title suggests it has triple chocolate in it, There is dark, milky and light and they all have a great taste. The tub costs around £3 here. It is a thick tub and isn't like the cardboard tubs that seem to fall apart. This is sturdy plastic. The taste from all the flavours is good. I must admit the dark chocolate does have a kind of dry taste, but the other flavours are perfect and leave a nice creamy taste in the mouth. I am beginning to be a big fan of this brand of Ice Cream. I love Ice Cream and this has an expensive taste about it. I would buy it again as the taste is nice.
for me carte dor was a lovely creamy texture, & the flavor superb i have now tried all the flavors on offer & cannot fault them, I hope this isnt because i only usually buy supermarket own brand dairy ice cream,but even if that is so, its still a treat to my family as the cost isnt out of this world. I also like the packaging its very secure, & can by knocked about in my chest freezer without the box splitting or the lid comming off.. Also i noticed it didnt get the usual layer of ice over the top,mind you that could be because it didnt last too long everyone enjoyed it
Looking at the nice photo on the lid, I thought this ice cream would be premium chocolate flavour (for us cheapos who won't splash out on Haagen Daas!). So when I got round to eating a bit of it, I was expecting a lot. The 2 lighter shades of chocolate were smooth in texture, creamy, etc. But the darker chocolate just tasted like a frozen cocoa powder-water mixture.. Poor texture- rather powdery (don't ask me.. it just did feel lke this) and a deep cocoa taste. Now for me, it was a disappointment. I didn't expect a cocoa flavour, I expected a sweet choco-flavour... It would have been better if the dark chocolate wasn't as bitter... Oh well!! I guess I'm just being fussy as usual!!!