“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Ice Cream „
Now I'm sure in our house at the moment it's like dig out all your old food still in date, and eat it get it out of the freezer and cupboards. Feels a bit like lent at the moment... So I had a box of these in the freezer that mum was desperate for me to eat, so I've just eaten two to make sure they are all gone, so thought I'd give them a review before I threw the box away and forgot what they tasted like!
~*~ Crunch Ice Cream ~*~
Well I'm assuming most people have seen one of the billion items Crunch are shoving in our faces at the moment, if it's not chocolate, it's cereal, which I am yet to try but I will as soon as I get my hands on some. Purely because I really enjoyed the chocolate as a child and then it disappeared as I got into my teens, and now it's back! Now the chocolate doesn't taste the same as it did when I was a child (does it ever!?) so I had to have a try of the ice cream version - well that and they were cheap and I was really fancying some ice cream!
~*~ What are they and do they taste good? ~*~
Crunch Ice Creams are 'chocolate ice cream coated with chocolate flavour coating with milk chocolate coated crisped cereal.' So really it's chocolate ice cream with chocolate rice crispies inside it... Nothing overly special with nice distinguishing flavours or textures really. They come in a dark blue box, with 'Crunch' in red writing on a white banner, the same as the chocolate bars, and the cereal at the moment so it's all in its trademark red, white and blue. Which as I say isn't really interesting - or something that would jump out at you in the supermarket, it's just another product from Nestle really.
They are pretty average tasting as well if I'm honest, the chocolate round the outside is quite plain and well it doesn't really taste like chocolate, but then again why am I surprised it's not often that you get a Nestle product that actually tastes really chocolatey, but then again I'm biased, give me a Magnum any day. Similarly with the chocolate ice-cream in the centre it has a bit of a chocolate taste to it, but nothing that is going to blow you away. It is more concentrating on being cold than it is being chocolatey which is a shame because really it needs something to make it stand out from other ice-creams. The rice crispies covered in chocolate are the only things that remotely redeem this ice-cream really, they are in the chocolate around the outside but not in the ice-cream which it good because they would just be swallowed up by the most bland chocolate ice-cream in the world.
I mean it they could literally stop selling this and to be honest I don't think it would be missed all that much. It's overall a pretty boring ice-cream best avoided even though they are often cheap, because they are bland, don't taste much like chocolate, and the ice-cream inside melts far too quickly. The chocolate round the outside is quite thin, and barely holds the crispies inside it, one bite into it and it will shatter and there will be chocolate bits all over the surface, leaving the ice-cream exposed and quite soon even in a normally heated room will start to dribble all over, even this time of year!
~*~ Nutritional Information ~*~
140 calories per bar...
11.2g of sugar per bar...
9.1g of fat per bar...
6.1g of saturated fat per bar...
0.1g of salt per bar...
So given there are 4 in a packet, you wouldn't want to be eating them all in one go, or to be honest with that amount of fat and sugar you wouldn't want to be giving them to children. So it's hard pushed to say there is anything good about these bars really, other than on a hot day they will cool you down for a few minutes.
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
These are available at all good supermarkets and discount stores, for varying prices. I bought my box of four for £1 in Asda, and I've seen them at the same price in the same amount in other supermarkets... But don't be conned into thinking they are anything like the nice chocolate bars because they don't even come close!