“ Type: Ice Cream „
Mars Bounty Ice Cream Bars are the ice cream worlds take on the successful and much loved Bounty chocolate bar. During hot weather, when those ice cream cravings kick in, nothing hits the spot quite like a Bounty Ice Cream.
You can buy them individually if you want to, but its better value to buy them in the supermarket as a multi pack. With the multi pack you get a nice little cardboard pack, containing four bars, each wrapped in its own blue and white cooling little jacket. The packs retail for around £1.99, but can be bought for less when on promotional deals such as 'buy one get one free' or '2 for £3' deals.
The ice cream bars are a similar size and shape to the Bounty chocolate bar that we know and love, but where as the chocolate bar comes in both milk chocolate and dark chocolate, the ice cream bar can only be had with the milk chocolate option at the moment. It does make you wonder if and when the makers will spring a new dark chocolate version on us.
The ice cream bar is made with a mix containing skimmed milk, sugar and coconut, with a thick chocolate outer layer. The good thing about the ice cream bar is that it does not seem to be as sweet and sugary as the chocolate bar is. It very possibly is, but just doesn't taste it.
The combination of the firm milk chocolate outer layer and the creamy coconut filled ice cream inside it, makes a great taste contrast. They offer a great mix of texture and flavour and we all know its so very tempting to go grab another bar. Naughty but nice, Bounty Ice Cream Bars are such a very enjoyable treat.
Mars have over time improved the original recipe for the bars, without the addition of any artificial colourings or flavours, which is very good to know and with a slighty lower calorie content than they had before. Such good news, I hear you cry! Mmm that 2nd bar is looking even more tempting now. Bounty Ice Cream Bar anyone?
Mars Bounty Ice Cream
If you have not seen or tried these before, they are basically an ice cream version of the old favourite, the Bounty bar. They come in a blue and white pack (a pack of 4 cost me just £1 on special offer from Asda) with a picture of the bar on the front and a palm tree and coconut too.
This bar is made up of creamy coconut favoured ice cream which actually has tiny pieces of coconut through it, so it has a delicious flavour and a fab texture. Imagine the chewiness and texture of coconut and then imagine it in an ice cream and you get the idea.
I half expected these to be a little sickly but they are actually quite refreshing. The flavour is not overpowering but delicious and mouth watering - as long as you like coconut! the chocolate coating provides the perfect accompaniment and one bar is the perfect amount.
Nutritional value is as follows;
So okay, these are not the best for you - but they are not the worst either and they do feel like a treat so if you like coconut and ice cream, then stash some in the freezer for those times that you want to spoil yourself. A word of warning though, these are too good to share so hide them from the kids!
I really fancied an ice cream the other day but I wanted to try something different as I always buy Magnums which are thick, rich and sometimes too creamy for an Ice Cream. I wanted something a little lighter and refreshing yet still fancied chocolate too, don't want much now do I.
I was nosing in the freezer in my local newsagents and spotted Bounty Ice Cream, the packaging is a cool blue and snow white, looked cooling and refreshing enough so decided to give it a try.
The wrapper it comes in has the same colour theme of actual Bounty bars, so very easily recognised. A picture of a bitten lolly is on the corner of the packet and Bounty Ice Cream is written next to a palm tree and half a coconut. Bet you can't guess what this ice cream tastes like.
Taking it out of the packet I noticed it's shaped almost exactly like a magnum, it comes on a wooden stick with a wide enough space for my fat fingers to hold onto comfortably. It's a chunky sized ice cream with a chocolate shell coating it.
I bit into the chocolate shell and it snapped satisfyingly, it's a lighter chocolate than that you get on magnums and tastes exactly like the chocolate you get on a Bounty bar. Tasty and chocolatey but not too rich or creamy, it's just right with all the right sweetness and tastes as well as being smooth too. I noticed how white the ice cream was and give it a little lick. It was a soft, fluffy and extremely light ice cream but this was different to any other ice creams I've tried like this. Smoothing my lips over the ice cream it continued to be smooth, tasty and light and it tasted just like refreshing coconut but evenly spread throughout the ice cream was little pieces of coconut. It is as if the inside of a Bounty Chocolate Bar has been sprinkled into this ice cream, stirred and mixed in and then formed into it's shape. The bits of coconut add a lovely bitty texture and they mix so well with the smooth luscious ice cream.
It is a very tasty ice cream yet surprisingly light and refreshing too perfect for a hot summers day and it provides you with a sweet chocolate kick too.
Each of these lollies contains;
It cost me over a £1 for one lolly in my local newsagents but I have seen them sold in boxes too, although when I had a look in Sainsburys the other day I couldn't see any so can't comment on price!