“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Ice Cream „
I'm a big fan of Haagen Dazs Cookies and Cream ice cream, but let's be honest, it's rather pricey for the amount that you get. So when I discovered, while browsing Sainsburys online, that they did their own version for almost half the price and twice as much (£1.95 for 2 litres) that was me sold.
This isn't as good as HD, but it's certainly not bad at all. There are chocolately pieces, and chocolate flavour streaks through the ice cream, and chocokate sauce on top. It tastes lovely, although I did find it quite hard to get out of the tub, but then most ice cream is unless it's soft scoop.
This is great on its own (and it is more-ish) or used in an ice cream smoothie(put some of everything chocolate you have in the blender and enjoy - i.e. ice cream, some vanilla too, cocoa powder, chocolate milk...).
I would definately recommend this - it's not Haagen Dazs but it's good ice cream, and much better value!
A tub of Haagen- Dazs and a good romantic movie hired from Blockbusters are the stuff that dreams are made of...the total cost? £3.75 for the hire of the film and £3.89 for a half a litre of Haagen-Dazs Ice cream.
So if you get your film and then trot off to the local Sainsbury`s and buy a 1 litre tub of Sainsbury`s Cookies and Cream Ice cream for £1.95 (or two x 1 litres tubs for £3.50, on offer at the mo) you are making a substantial saving, in fact a saving of nearly £2.
The purist may disagree with my sentiments but I know good value when it stares me in the eye.
Sainsbury`s have potted this icy delight in a polypropylene tub and lid so the packaging can be recycled.
The tub contains a combination of deep thick swirls of chocolate and cream flavoured ice cream which are liberally laced with a rich chocolate sauce and just for good measure they have thrown in a generous helping of chocolate flavour cookie pieces.
If you are not a chocoholic then please move on to the next review swiftly!
Chocolate anything is always a Number One in my book and if I was ever marooned on a Desert Island I am sure as long as I had an occasional Helicopter drop of Cadburys Dairy Milk then I would survive.
Sainsbury`s Cookies and Cream mixture is rich but not overly rich, the richest part of the ensemble for me is the chocolate sauce that drifts in and out of the ice cream. The Cookie chunks? Any cookie connoisseur would enjoy the crisp chocolate biscuit that trips over your tongue when the ice cream starts to flow.
There are some chocolate desserts that are deemed to rich even by me, `Death By Chocolate`, I can hardly bear to look at it! One mouthful and I am finished but this ice cream has a subtle less intense and more refined taste.
An eighth of a pot contains 115 calories, 4.5g fat, 2.8 Saturated fats, 12.9 total sugars and 0.14g salt.
The ice cream contains milk, wheat gluten, barley gluten and soya. The ice cream isn't suitable for anyone who has a nut allergy either.
I recently went to explore the World of Ice Cream makers, a friend of mine has a Kenwood ice cream maker and she swears by it. The Internet is full of recipes for homemade ice cream too, but as much as my intentions were good my heart wasn't really in it. The thought of washing up yet another kitchen gadget when I could be slumped on my sofa slurping my way through a ready made tub of Sainsbury`s finest and watching Patrick Swayze smooch with Baby...(my all time fave film) just made me think I would be wasting my precious time!
My boyfriend is a huge fan of Ben and Jerry's icecream. But as I am now the breadwinner I have been attempting to curb his habbit. Hence me buying the Sainsbury's Cookie and Cream Dairy Ice Cream.
The tub costs £2 which means it is considereably cheaper than Ben and Jerry's so a good start. When you first open the tub it looks absolutely delicious, with lashings of chocolate sauce on top, scrummy. However, unlike Ben and Jerry's the Sainsbury's ice cream is not the same throughout. The chocolate sauce is just on top, to entice you in.
Anyone who buys cookie icecream is buying it for the cookie dough pieces inside, and the ones in the icecream are gorgeous. Resulting in my boyfriend and I fighting for them with our spoons when we share a tub. Unfortunately these cookie dough pieces are few and far between.
The icecream itself is lovely and creamy and scoops very easily, something which Ben and Jerry's does not.
In conclusion I would say that the Sainsbury's icecream is good as an everyday dessert. But if you want a treat stick to the Ben and Jerry's, you can tell the difference.
This is one of my favourite icecreams!
Sainsbury's cookies and cream icecream is often on offer in the freezer section and you can sometimes pick it up for £1 a tub, which is good value as it is quite a large tub.
The icecream itself is primarily vanilla with swirls of chocolate sauce running through it. It is also interspersed with large chunks of chocolate cookie dough.
The icecream is nice and creamy, without being too rich. Which results in it being rather more-ish, which isn't always good for the figure! Explaining why I don't buy it too often!
The chocolate sauce that runs through the icecream is pleasant and nicely chocolately. Complementing, rather than over-powering the vanilla.
For me, the absolute best bit of the icecream is the chocolate cookie chunks that are liberally spread through the tub. They are absolutely delicious! Because they are the best bit, I eat around them, saving the cookie bits for last so I can have a big mouthful of cookie to end!
The weather really doesn't call for ice cream at the moment, but we usually have a tub of something in the freezer for when we want a dessert after dinner.
Our latest offering was Sainsbury's own Cookies and Cream ice cream. I bought it because it was on offer at only £1 for a 1 litre tub. Usually it's £2 for the tub. It's still a reasonable price compared to other brands of ice cream.
We try to experiment with flavours and stay away from the standard vanilla unless the occasion calls for it. I am a bit fan of Ben and Jerry's Cookie and cream, and whilst I wasn't expecting it to be the same, I was looking forward to trying it.
The packaging it nicely done as all Sainsbury's tubs are packaged in an oval plastic container with an easy to pull off lid. The tub itself is see through so you can see the ice cream before you buy it. It looked a mixture of chocolate and vanilla swirling about through the plastic, enticing me even more.
The lid gives you a look at what you might expect to see in your bowl, a nice collection of scoops of the ice cream, as well as all the dietary information that you really don't want to read if you're going to eat ice cream.
I am not usually a pig when it comes to eating a portion of ice cream; just a couple of scoops are enough for me.
This ice cream was promising me a collection of chocolate and cream flavoured ice cream with chocolate flavoured cookie pieces, along with chocolate sauce. It was sounding lovely.
As I looked into my bowl I could indeed see the two different ice creams swirling together with some darkness of the chocolate sauce running through it. I couldn't see any cookie pieces so was hoping they were hiding in the ice cream.
My first mouthful didn't live up to expectations. The flavour was very synthetic and tasted quite sugary despite there being a good chocolate base taste coming through from the sauce. It took me three mouthfuls to find any cookie pieces and these were quite small and only slightly chewy.
There really wasn't anything in the ice cream to make it stand out against a standard vanilla flavour. The chocolate sauce worked well against the mundane flavour but the cookie pieces let it back down again.
I have to confess to only having another portion of this and the rest went to my family. I knew it wasn't going to stand up against the luxury makes of Ben and Jerry's but I would rather pay the extra money and treat myself to something that tastes like you're getting your money's worth.
An eighth of a pot will provide you with 115 calories and 4.5g fat. This wouldn't be a bad serving but an eighth of a pot isn't very much.
For dietary purposes this ice cream contains milk, wheat gluten, barley gluten and soya. It's not suitable for nut allergy sufferers as it is produced in a nut handling factory.
If you want to try it, make sure it's on offer first.
With chocolate flavoured cookie pieces and ripples of chocolate sauce.