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Sainsbury's Mint Chocolate Indulgence

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Ice Cream

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      07.06.2011 15:27
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      A lovey tasting minty chococlate ice cream

      It was my partner who first introduced me to these Sainsbury's Mint chocolate Indulgence ice creams. Actually he prefers a different flavour one; Pecan; but this one is my favourite.

      When you look at other more well known similar ice creams... I think this is great value for money and also in my view tastes just as good if not better.

      Sainsbury's do 3 varities of this particular ice cream to my knowledge; this one, the Pecan chocolate one and an Almond chocolate one. They are priced at any 2 boxes for £3.00. You get 4 ice creams in each box. This then works out at less than 40 pence per ice cream. I have seen similar types of ice cream in sweet shops etc for about £1.30 (if not more!) The ice creams are also large. The mint chocolate indulgence one has a lovely mint ice cream middle with chocolate sauce mixed in with it. The outer of the ice cream is covered in thick Belgian chocolate with crunchy mint pieces. Fittingly, the box is mint green in colour. You can see a picture of the ice cream on the front of the box with a big chunk taken out of it. The inside of the ice cream is very tempting and looks as though it would taste delicious. It really does taste delicious too!! The way I eat it is to bite off the top part of the chocolate, then lick the ice cream, then continue biting further down. I try to make this ice cream last as long as possible without it melting and I love to savour its flavour!!

      Ingredients
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      I wont bore you with all the ingredients in this ice cream, as there are far too many, so will only write down the main ones.

      Mint flavoured Dairy ice cream (58%)
      Belgian Milk chocolate (31%)
      Chocolate sauce (7%)
      Mint flavoured pieces (4%)

      Mint flavoured dairy ice cream contains Skimmed cows milk, Water, Cream, Lactose, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Emulsifier.

      Belgian Milk chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa mass, Milk proteins, Butterfat, Skimmed milk powder, Emulsifier.

      Mint flavoured pieces contain Sugar, Glucose syrup, Palm kernel fat, Butter, Emulsifier.

      Allergy Information
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      Contains Milk & Soya and are not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.

      *Calorific content*

      Each indulgence ice cream contains 237 Kcal.

      As you can see these ice creams are quite fattening but this is to be expected. They taste great and because I like them soooh much I think they deserve the full 5 star rating.

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        16.07.2010 08:20
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        Reasonably good minty flavoured lolly

        Boyfriend and I bought some "lollies" from Sainsburys recently and this was my choice of flavour. Being a fan of mint flavoured things anyway I was hoping that these would prove to be a tasty treat.


        Packaging:

        Each lolly comes in a see through plastic wrapper (which hardly seems indulgent) with all three of them are housed inside the usual rectangular carton which can be recycled. The outside of the carton has the usual Sainsburys logo with a picture of one of the lollies on the front with a bite taken out of it along with a few mint leaves. The sides of the carton contains the usual ingredients, nutritional information and contact details.

        You can visit the Sainsburys website: www.sainsburys.co.uk for more information

        This product is described as:- "Mint dairy ice cream with a chocolate flavoured swirl enrobed in Belgian milk chocolate with mint pieces."


        Ingredients:

        Mint Dairy Ice Cream (58%), Milk Chocolate (31%), Chocolate Flavoured Sauce (7%), Mint Pieces (4%)

        Mint Dairy Ice Cream contains: Cream (23%)*, Water, Milk Proteins*, Skimmed Cows' Milk*, Sugar Glucose Syrup, Butterfat*, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids; Stabilisers: Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum; Natural Flavouring

        Belgian Milk Chocolate contains: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, ,Milk Proteins*, Butterfat*, Skimmed Milk Powder*, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring

        Chocolate Flavoured Sauce contains: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Water, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Maize Starch, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids

        Mint Pieces contains: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Palm Kernel Fat, Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavouring

        * from Cows' Milk.


        Nutritional Information per stick {per 100g in brackets}

        Energy kJ: 977kJ {1396kJ}
        kcal: 234kcal {334kcal}
        Protein: 2.1g {3.0g}
        Carbohydrate: 24.9g {35.6g}
        of which sugars: 19.8g {28.3g}
        of which starch: 0.3g {0.4g}
        Fat: 14.0g {20.0g}
        of which saturates: 8.1g {11.6g}
        mono-unsaturates: 4.3g {6.2g}
        polyunsaturates: 0.6g {0.9g}
        Fibre: 1.0g {1.4g}
        Salt: 0.11g {0.15g}
        of which sodium Trace {Trace}


        Allergy information: Contains milk and soya.

        Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.


        Price:

        At the time of writing Sainsburys are charging £1.38 for one box of these. There is also an "Any 2 for £2" offer on across many items in the Indulgence range.


        Taste and Opinion:

        This lolly is around 10 1/2 cms long, 5cms wide and 2 1/2 cms thick so it's almost comparable to the Magnum "stick" (which is around 10 cms long, 5 cms wide and 3 cms thick). I detected a slight minty smell once I'd opened the plastic wrapper but there was a slight crack in the outer chocolate shell so I suspect that that was the cause of the aroma.

        Biting into the stick I found the outer layer of chocolate to be nicely flavoured. It's not a smooth chocolate like you'd find on a number of other lollies that are available but it has crunchy pieces within it which make a nice contrast to the smooth texture of the chocolate and the ice cream that it covers. I wouldn't say that the chocolate is necessarily the best that I've ever tasted but it it's far from being cheap and / or tasteless. In fact it's probably one of the better chocolate outer shells that I've tried and it will probably leave you thinking "that's really quite nice" rather than "wow, that's the best chocolate I've had in ages".

        The mint flavoured ice cream is actually rather good too. It's doesn't taste horrible and synthetic nor is it so strongly flavoured that you'd find it overpowering. It's strong enough to leave you with a pleasing minty taste in your mouth but not perhaps as minty tasting as some of the toothpastes that you can buy.

        The stick remained firmly embedded in the lolly for the whole of the time that I was eating it which I was pleased with. My refrigerator is frost free and I never alter the temperature but, despite this, I have had a number of experiences with lollies in which they've separated from the stick leading to me using a bowl and spoon to eat them. Thankfully that wasn't the case with this particular item.

        On the nutrition front these are comprised of 20% fat (which is equal to the Magnum Ecuador Dark) and 28.3% sugar (which is more than the Magnum Ecuador Dark) I reviewed a while back. So, these aren't something you should be eating copious amounts of if you're on a diet or are watching your weight. If you're looking for a decent tasting treat at an affordable price then these could well fit the bill.

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          14.04.2010 19:03
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          We do like Ice Cream in our house, but it is mostly Cakes and Chocolate that we go for more. But since the sunnier weather is coming, then we are looking more to the Ice Cream aisles for a nice treat.

          This appears to be Sainsbury's version of Magnum's, but obviously a good bit cheaper. The 3 Ice Creams in the box cost £1.30, or were on offer with other Ice Creams in the range on a 2 for £2 offer.

          The box looked alright. Quite a slimline box, and the Ice Creams settled in the box tight enough, but also they had a bit room to them as well. The picture on the front looked nice as well, but they always do.

          All these are is a large enough thick slab of Creamy Dairy Ice Cream. This is white and nice and Milky. There is a stick going through the Ice Cream well into the Ice Cream, so it doesn't fall off halfway through you eating this. There is a thick enough covering of Mint Milk Chocolate which has a few crunchy bits studded through the Chocolate.

          The Mint taste through this is strong enough, but not too strong or fake tasting. The whole thing was cool tasting and that's not just the Ice Cream part i'm talking about.

          Although the brand named ones are probably perhaps a tiny bit better tasting, they are also a bit more expensive normally as well.

          A nice sunshine treat.

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