I got a tub of Rolo ice cream from my local shop, there wasn't much choice, so I went with this because it was £2.50. I thought I'd give it a try.
OH MY GOD !!! ... this is the worst tasting dessert I have ever tried. It doesn't even taste like ice cream or ROLOS! .. We ate a small amount and put it back in the freezer and the only reason it isn't in the trash, is because I am sending a complaint to ROLO and requesting a refund - I feel that strongly about the horrible taste of this product.
I really do wonder sometimes what goes on in a company like Nestle ? They just churn out nicely packaged terrible tasting products. Taste some nestle chocolate tomorrow, like rolos and you will realise now how disgustingly cheap their products are.
Never again will I buy this " ice cream " and it has put me right off nestles disgustingly cheap products.
Well I'm feeling a little peckish and in need of something sweet to curb my cravings so, in keeping with my new eating habits, I will be typing as I scoff to share the experience with you all. And so the tasty treat I am currently drooling over is a Rolo ice cream lolly, recently purchased as part of a box of 3 from Farmfoods, for a mere £1.
Of course I don't love anyone enough to share this so as I unwrap Rolo emblazoned chocolate and caramel coloured wrapper, I know this is a treat to be enjoyed solo. As I carefully unwrap the ice cream (translation - as I rip off the wrapper in 2 seconds flat), I am confronted with a quite generously sized chocolate coated ice cream on a stick. It looks like a Magnum. My mouth is beginning to water. The packet promises 'Caramel flavour ice cream swirled with toffee sauce covered with chocolate flavoured coating.'
And so to the tasting. First of all I take a nibble at the chocolate flavoured coating. It's disappointing to say the least. To be honest, I hadn't read the description on the box before buying these and I assumed it would be coated in actual chocolate. Instead, it has this strange substance which looks like chocolate but tastes like cooking chocolate. The chocolate also cracks a lot, falling off all over the place. It is difficult to eat this neatly as shards of the chocolate flavour coating go flying all over the place.
The ice cream does taste of caramel as I hoped it would. It's sweet with a slightly bitter edge like the brulée topping of a crème brulee. Hmmm crème brulée. Why couldn't I have one of those hidden in the fridge? Instead I must persevere with my Rolo ice cream lolly. The ice cream element of the lolly isn't as smooth as I would hope and certainly doesn't have the velvety texture of Haagen Daaz.
The toffee swirl is all but non-existent. I can vaguely see the occasional swirl now that the chocolate shell has almost completely fallen off. It's hard to pick a separate flavour of toffee out though from that of the caramel ice cream.
Now obviously it would be rude not to finish my ice cream. I am a martyr for this review and so the lolly is finished and my sweet tooth satisfied. But was it worth it? Unsurprisingly, the calorie content is a whopping 278 per 100ml stick and that includes 15.1g of fat and 33.9g carbohydrates of which 29.9g is sugar. I feel a little queasy after reading that! I have to say that, considering all the naughtiness that was packed into this lolly, I'm very disappointed. Neither the flavour or the texture particularly impressed me and it didn't seem to be any better than a value choc ice. Whilst it was cheap at £1 for three, I don't think I'll be splurging on these again. I'd rather spend more on a tub of Ben and Jerry's or Haagen Daaz and be guaranteed a delicious treat than buy this poor substitute for an ice cream.
In the past I have tried the ice cream tubs which have been based on existing chocolate bars and have more often than not been disappointed. However, having recently spent far too much money on Ben and Jerry?s and Haagen Dazs, it was definitely time to find an ice cream which wouldn?t have such a big impact on my wallet. VALUE The Rolo ice cream comes in a litre sized tub. This is double the size of the luxury ice creams previously mentioned, so we are already off to a good start! The cost is £2.49 for one tub and this is only just over half the price of the luxury products. Well, it is already hard to see why I couldn?t resist buying one, or two.... At the moment Tesco is doing a BOGOF offer on this product and a selection of other confectionary based ice creams. So, I though to myself, let me get this right - I can have TWO litres of ice cream for only £2.49. Bargain! THE ICE CREAM The ice cream is a mixture of chocolate flavoured ice cream and caramel flavoured ice cream, with caramel swirls and chocolate caramel cups. In spite of the cheap price of the product they have not skimped on variety of ingredients or complexity of production and I was impressed that not only did the tub contain the expected ice cream but it offered the luxurious soft swirls and hard chocolate lumps, which are often found only in the more pricey ice cream products. So, the contents sounds good, how did it translate into an ice cream eating experience? The ice cream itself was extremely soft and fluffy in texture and needed very little melting time prior to eating, which was great for an impatient ice cream eater like me! I was able to take it out of the freezer and begin to dip in with my spoon within minutes, rather than to have to sit near the tub being tormented by the site of it while knowing that if I attempted to start to dig in I would just end up with a spoon that looked as though Uri Geller had been
at work on it! I loved the soft texture and the ice cream seemed to instantly melt as it hit the tongue. The chocolate ice cream had a light milk chocolate flavour and was not too heavy or sickly. The caramel ice cream was very, very caramelly indeed and blended well with the chocolate flavour. The caramel swirls were yummy and added a sort of liquid warmth which contrasted well with the soft cold ice cream. Unfortunately though, so soft and delicious was the ice cream that the hard chocolate caramel cups, although delcious in themselves, resulted in too stark a contrast with the ice cream and I found that they seemed far too obtrusive in the mixture. This problem was overcome with ease and I fed the cups to my obliging hubby. GIMME, GIMME, GIMME Double the size, I thought - this tub should last me two nights instead of my usual 500ml individual portion. Hmmm, unfortunately it didn?t quite work out like that. The ice cream was soooo delicious, soooo soft and soooo easy to pour down the gullet that I inadvertently ate the entire 1 litre tub in one evening. Whoops! Those of you who are not such utter gluttons as I am will find that this ice cream is extremely good value; it is delicious and half the price of luxury makes and double the size! What more could you ask for? This is a bargain hunters dream. However, those of you who, like me, have the self-control of a jellyfish (I?ve seen them behind the beach huts at Bognor cramming 99?s down their throats) will find this ice cream just far too tempting and will begin to wish that it came in smaller tubs, so that the urge to eat an entire litre wouldn?t be so strong. I suppose I could always decant my evening portion into a bowl but that just wouldn?t be the same as decadently spooning it out of the tub, would it? Would it? Please tell me I?m not alone! I have had to stop buying this ice cream, delicious as it is, as I was beginning to pack awa
y a few too many calories. I know feel thoroughly guilty having written this review and it is beginning to sink in just how much of a piglet I am. I?m going to slink off now and wallow in self loathing but I suggest you all slink off and wallow in Rolo ice cream - if you dare!