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As it was hot a few weeks ago, I decided some ice lollies would be nice. It wasn't until I was browsing the 'ice lolly' aisle in Iceland, that I decided to buy these Ribena ice lollies which were selling for £1 for six lollies.
The lollies are like long purple cylinders. They are incredibly juicy and more-ish and taste just like Ribena. They have a lovely smooth texture and a lovely blackcurrant taste. They are really fruity and really thirst quenching, especially on hot summer days (what are those, I hear you ask?!).
It makes me wonder if you could make your own Ribena Ice Lollies; would they taste the same?
They have long handles which I think is good as it means that you can have more control over the lolly and your fingers don't get too sticky.
Each 35ml lolly will set you back 25 calories and 6.0g of sugar; so all in all they aren't too bad calorie-wise. There is not fat, saturated salt or salt. They are also rich in vitamin C. More good news, they don't contain any artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. Although having said that, there are a couple of ingredients which I have no idea what they are; Locust Bean Gum.
I would definitely recommend these fruity lollies!
Thanks for reading!
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I love ice cream in the summer but it is high in fat and calories so I often purchase ice lollies instead. My last purchase of ice lollies was a box of Ribena lollies from Iceland where they were on special offer. Both my husband I love Ribena so I was not in any doubt that we would not like these lollies either.
I paid just £1.00 for a box containing 6 of the Ribena Blackcurrant fruit juice lollies. I thought that this was excellent value as they work out at under 20 pence per lolly.
The Ribena ice lollies come packaged in a rectangular cardboard box which contains all of the necessary information that you need to know about the lollies on. This includes ingredients listings, nutritional information and that the lollies contain no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners and does contain real fruit juice. Inside the box you will find the six lollies all individually packed in thick plastic wrappers that have the Ribena logo on and pictures of a blackcurrant bush. The individual wrapper is easy to open by tearing the jaggered end to reveal the purple cylinder shaped ice lolly on its wooden stick.
I did at first think that the lollies were a little on the small side. But when I was eating the lolly and realised that they are quite strongly flavoured I think they would become a little sickly to eat if they were any bigger especially for children.
The lolly is easy to hold with the flat wooden stick which protrudes far enough for you to be able to grip it without the ice lolly touching your hand making it sticky. The lolly also holds firmly onto the stick when eating and did not fall off which I find happens with a lot of ice lollies like this.
Each 35ml ice lolly contains just 25 calories, I was really surprised how low this was and immediately thought that these make a great treat for anyone on a diet. The lollies also contain Vitamin C from the blackcurrant juice contained in them.
Overall I really enjoyed these Ribena ice lollies they were extremely fruity and tasty with a strong blackcurrant flavour. The flavour was also not too sweet with them having quite a tang to them which I found to be refreshing and thirst quenching. I will certainly be purchasing these ice lollies again especially if we actually have some more warm weather as they are a cool, refreshing, guilt free treat.
I love these Ribena ice lollies and eat more than I should, especially since they started selling them in Cooltrader for 89p for a box of 4!
The main reason I like them so much is because they taste of pure Ribena and even if you've sucked a lot of the colour out of them they still have a fruity taste. I brought some cheaper lollies that come in this sort of push up tube and they went white and like plain ice once I'd sucked a load of the juice out and then they're just boring! lol
These Ribena lollies are very refreshing and we always had loads of them in the fridge during the 2 days of summer we saw in Birmingham this year. The packaging makes them good for everyone because you don't get messy and all sticky like lollies on sticks.
They are very sweet and it surprised me at how refreshing they are because sweet ice lollies don't usual quench my thirst as good as the ones that are sharper and made with proper fruit. These don't taste naturally fruity but neither does Ribena the drink and the lollies taste exactly the same as the pop.
They melt just right as well and if you're patient you can end up with half a carton of juice that's lovely to drink, it's like a watered down Ribena but still just as yummy.
I don't know the calories in one of these ice lollies but I reckon it would be quite high because Ribena has got loads of sugar in it and I don't see that the lollies will be any different.
Ribena Ice Lollies are the perfect summer treat to cool you down when the sun actually decides to show its face in Britian.
They come in the push up variety, but I am also quite sure I have seen packets of these where the lolly is on a stick as well. The push up lollies come in a packet of four and cost around £1.50 depending on offers and where you get them you may get them cheaper or just a bit more expensive than this.
I think that these lollies taste great, being a fan of the Ribena diluting juice these lollies really hit the spot. They taste like blackcurrant and taste really similar but maybe a bit sweeter than the Ribena juice. Luckily they arent too flavoured or strong, they have a nice balance of juice and ice in them, as I hate it when lollies are too packed with flavour as it leaves them almost bitter and unenjoyable.
These lollies have passed the taste test so heres the nutritional information:
1 lollies contains
So they are not too sinful on your diet either compared to most other treats like chocolate bars, maybe next time you need a sweet pick me up and its not freezing outside these lollies will hit the spot.
However dont let these lollies get on your clothes, they leave stains that are almost impossible to get out, eventually the good ole stain devils came to the rescue, but there was some will power involved in removing that stain.
Overall I think that the Ribena ice lollies taste great, are reasonably priced for a pack of 4 and arent to damaging on the diet.
***Also posted on ciao.uk under lorrainek90***
A cardboard tube with a plasticy inner coating and a foil lid, purple in colour and containing a Ribena ice lolly is a must for the hot summer weather. Most ice lollies these days are a bit weak in flavour but these are not at all like that.
The flavour is nice and strong and the lolly is very refreshing too. The best thing about them is unlike stick lollies these do not drip al over you shorts and t shirt when they begin to melt instead the form a puddle in the bottom of the tube which you can look forward to drinking when the lolly has gone.
Not at all expensive these lollies either, I personally buy them from my local freezer shop for £1.09 for a pack of four but have seen them at slightly more expensive prices in other stores. When first removed from the freezer they are solid hard so need to be sucked but they soon thaw out enough for bites to be taken.
There is a bit of good news attached to these too in that they contain vitamin C. Although the purple tube I refer to is the Ribena lolly in its best known blackcurrant flavour these lollies also come in orange flavour which are equally delicious.
An excellent summer treat, well recommended!
The weather was lovely at the weekend and let's face it - we haven't had much chance to say that lately! My sister was staying with us and we all decided to go for a walk on Sunday morning.
We live about halfway up the Great Orme in Llandudno and we set out for a short walk but ended up walking all the way up to the top of the Orme! This was a fairly steep walk and we were very hot and bothered by the time we got to the top so we headed for the ice cream kiosk.
I wanted an orange ice lolly as I thought that would be the most thirst quenching option. The young man in the kiosk said that he didn't have conventional orange lollies but he did have Ribena Ice which is one of the 'push up' style lollies.
They were available in the usual blackcurrant Ribena flavour, which my sister opted for, and the Ribena orange flavour, which hubby and I both had. I must admit I have never really liked the blackcurrant Ribena so it was a fair assumption that I wouldn't be keen on that flavour lolly!
The tube is about seven inches long and is wider at the top than it is at the bottom, which is just as well, as if it was the other way round you'd never get the lolly out would you? LOL!
The tube is bright orange with the words Ribena Ice Seriously Good Orange on the front together with pictures of oranges.
Anyway I took my tube and peeled off the lid. The ice lolly inside was a rich shade of orange and it smelled delicious. I squeezed the bottom of my tube to make the ice lolly emerge from the top but nothing happened. It was stuck to the side of the tube by the ice.
After our walk I was extremely hot so I just put the tube against my forehead. This achieved two things - it cooled down my head and it melted the outside of my lolly so that I was then able to squeeze the lolly up high enough to start eating it.
The lolly tasted lovely. OK it wasn't the strongest orange lolly that I had ever tasted but it wasn't far off. It was very refreshing and thirst quenching. I sucked it for part of the time and also bit chunks off and I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The big advantage of the tube over the traditional lolly on a stick is that, as the ice begins to melt the resulting liquid collects inside the tube so that it you can then drink it. With a traditional lolly it would have been dripping everywhere because the weather was so hot and I would have ended up in right mess!
The lolly itself cost £1.20 (my grandmother would turn in her grave - £1-4shillings for an ice lolly!) and is 110ml. It contains real fruit juice; it is rich in vitamin C and has no added flavours, colours or sweeteners. The orange lolly has 109 calories in it although the blackcurrant one only has about 75 calories.
In conclusion I was initially disappointed that the kiosk did not sell traditional ice lollies but, having tried this I would definitely recommend it and would buy another one without hesitation. It certainly helped to refresh me for the walk back home!
When summer comes calling there is nothing I like more than to relax in the garden with a cold drink or an ice lolly. The only problem with ice lollies is that most of them appear to be very weak in flavour these days (probably because they are all removing things from them to make them healthier).
One exception to this flavourless rule is the Ribena ice lolly which is always jam packed full of delicious blackcurrant flavouring and is therefore one of my very favourite ice lollies, although whether or not it can actually be called an ice lolly or not is open to debate because I always think of an ice lolly having a stick whereas the Ribena lolly is cylindrical block of ice that pushes up out of a cardboard tube.
Anyway call it what you like the Ribena ice lolly is one of the best if not the best on the market in my opinion and if you buy them in packs of four they are very good value for money too. For as little as one single pound you can get a pack of four lollies crammed with the delicious Ribena blackcurrant flavour from Farmfoods freezer stores and if you do not have a farmfoods close by then Asda are only slightly more expensive at £1.19 for four.
These great lollies also come in orange flavour which although it is not a flavour you would associate with Ribena it is also very strong tasting and very nice and as with the blackcurrant ones the flavour is right through the lolly, you don't have to wait till the last few bites to get the real flavour as you do with some lollies which seem to melt allowing the flavour to make its way to the bottom leaving the top of the lolly like plain ice.
Grab yourself a box now and enjoy but do not buy them singly if you can help it because you will pay over 50p for one in most places which is a whole lot more expensive than buying them in packs.