“ Type: Ice Cream „
I'm one of those people who is easily put of food and when I get craving for something it simply has to be perfect. I can wonder round a supermarket for hours to satisfy this need and when I want a fruit ice-lolly I do not want ice cream, hundreds and thousands, artificial flavours, chocolate or fruit pieces. I want a simple ice-lolly.
That's what Fruitini is. It's back to basic frozen juice and tastes brilliant. I got three from my local shop at 50p each and thought that was a bargain until I read 'I AM JOY's review. If ever there was proof that this page is helpful this is it. The aforementioned reviewer got 8 for £1. I got 3 for £1.50. Still, when the cravings kick in needs must.
To start with I like that there is natural fruit juice in there. I don't eat fruit so every little helps. The flavours are orange, strawberry and pineapple and they are very tasty. There is a nice tartness that you get with the pineapple which kicks in early on as this flavour runs right through the ice-lolly. I did not find that it melted too quickly as some counterparts do and there was no excessive dribbling.
The wrapper is standard but bright and colourful so I reckon you could con the children into thinking it was something more child friendly and less healthy than it actually is. That said, in my house the kids don't get a look in
This ice-lolly does what all ice-lollies should do. It cools, it refreshes and it tastes great. I think what I paid was worth the money but it just shows that buying in bulk is cheaper and the mark up from the local shops.
When I am dieting I am always on the look out for nice tasting treats that will not spoil all my hard work. On a very rare trip to Tesco yesterday I was looking at their special offer freezers and I saw a box of 8 Fruitini ice lollies priced at only £1.
I love Fruitini fruit so I brought 2 boxes because I like a nice ice lollie sometimes and I had already checked the nutritional information and found that there were just 44 calories in every lollie.
The lollies are shaped like over sized Mini Milks and look very pretty because the fruit flavours are layered so I have a lolly that is yellow at the bottom, red in the middle and orange at the top.
The yellow is pineapple, the red is strawberry and the orange is obviously orange flavoured. I don't think the orange is as nice as it could be and it tastes very washy to me and reminds me of the orange flavour Robinsons cordial that my grandaughters drink. The strawberry was nice and sweet and tasted a little bit like strawberry flavour Opal Fruits because it has that nice smooth strawberry taste. The pineapple layer was my favourite and I was glad that this is the one that spreads all up the middle of the lolly. It tastes of proper pineapple and has a lovely sweet but slightly tart flavour as I suck it.
All together the flavours are lovely and do put me in mind of fruit cocktail because they are all so crisp and sweet tasting. The orange could be a little bit stronger because I think a nice citrus burst of flavour would make these lollies even better. I like the texture of these lollies but they are too hard when taken straight out of the freezer so I left mine to warm up a bit in the wrapper before trying it. The orange and strawberry layers were the same as most ice lollies and were cold and refreshing, but the pineapple had a different texture and almost felt like crushed pineapple because the taste was so authentic and the lolly had melted by the time I got to this part.
For 44 calories and £1 I think I got a bargain because the lollies are a good size and they are lovely and refreshing. I would expect this from Del Monte because they are such a quality company and they have not disappointed this time.
It has been hot, sweat pouring off my body and sticking to my clothes hot. In this weather I want a nice cool refreshing ice-lolly as I find ice cream and chocolate concoctions too heavy and rich, I was pleased to find a nice simple fruit flavoured lolly, Del Monte Fruitini fruit icein my local newsagents.
I was attracted to this lolly for a number of reasons. I consider Del Monte to be a quality brand that I trust and hoped the ice-lolly would be no exception. I also chose it as the flavours orange, strawberry and pineapple really appalled to me. I hoped hat it would be fairly natural and nice and juicy without being too sickly as I was looking for a really refreshing lolly. I must admit I was also attracted by the colourful wrapper.
The lolly looks really tempting. It is a regular arched shape, which I associate with lollies, and at 75 millilitres was a nice size. The flavours were in layers like a Zoom or Fruit Pastille lolly with the orange layer on top fading to the pinky red of the strawberry and the light yellow of the pineapple underneath. It had a nice tempting fruity smell. I took a lick. It has a nice smooth consistency you would associate with a traditional ice-lolly. The orange was not the most distinctive flavour. It tasted a bit like diluting orange and found the strawberry to blend in after a few licks. The strawberry was sweet but not too artificial. I licked and licked until I got to the pineapple underneath. This was a real treat for me. It was pure unadulterated pineapple. It had a nice sharp tang to it so it made the lolly slightly grown up and not cloyingly sweet. Ii tasted just like the pineapple juice you get from the carton or perhaps even the tinned pineapple chunks pureed and frozen. I really was in heaven with this and felt I could have had a pure pineapple lolly. It would have been bliss. The only downside to it was that the lolly was quite sticky especially when it started to drip. I could feel the stickiness on my lips and arm.
I was in luck as it was fairly natural. It contains no preservatives, no artificial flavours, colours or sweetness. It contains an impressive 63% fruit juice (unfortunately they are from concentrates rather than pure squeezed fruit juice). I think this is one of the highest juice contents I have seen in a lolly apart from the lovely freshly squeezed ones Marks and Spencers do. An added bonus is that they contain your recombined dose of vitamin C for the day. These would be great for people who are not that into eating fresh fruit or vegetables (such as Duskman). They would also be suitable for dieters as a 75-gram lolly contains only 74 calories and less than one gram of fat. This is well in the limits for the daily treat on the Rosemary Conelly diet. The only thing that makes them less than angelic is the level of sugar. As well as the natural sugars in the fruit juice they add more of it. I feel this is not needed, as
they would be sweet enough without it.
I bought my lolly in a newsagent for 70 pence which I thought was a reasonable price since it has such a high juice content. I gather from other reviews that smaller versions can be bought in multipacks. I shall be nipping down to my local Iceland or Farmfoods to see if they have any boxes as I really thought this was a nice refreshing almost healthy ice lolly that would appeal to both adults and children
Real Fruit Ices layered with orange, strawberry and pineapple. Made from 63% real fruit juices.