“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Ice Cream „
SAINSBURY'S RASPBERRY PAVLOVA DAIRY ICE CREAM
1 litre usually costs £2 - I bought one for half price, costing £1
Description on container: Raspberry & vanilla ice creams rippled with raspberry sauce & topped with crunchy meringue pieces
Other info on pack: Suitable for vegetarians; Made with British milk & cream
Nutritional information (per serving, suggested as 1/8th of a tub):
Carbohydrate: 18.2g (of which 15.4g sugars, starch 0.4g)
Fat: 4.5g (of which 2.9g saturates, mono-unsaturates 0.5g, polyunsaturates 0.1g)
Salt: 0.16g (of which 0.05g sodium)
Raspberry Ice Cream - Skimmed milk, double cream, sugar, raspberry puree, glucose syrup, whey protein concentrate, acidity regulators, citric acid, trisodium citrate, stabilisers, guar gum, carob gum, emulsifier, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, beetroot juice, natural flavouring
Vanilla Ice Cream - Skimmed milk, double cream, sugar, glucose syrup, whey protein concentrate, stabilisers, guar gum, carob gum, emulsifier, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, natural flavouring
Raspberry Sauce - Sugar, water, glucose syrup, raspberry puree, tapioca starch, acidity regulators, citric acid, trisodium citrate, colouring, anthrocyanins, gelling agent, pectin, natural flavouring
Meringue Pieces - Sugar, palm oil, wheat starch, dried egg white
Allergy Advice: Contains milk, egg, wheat, gluten and soya. Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.
Sainsbury's Raspberry Pavlova Ice Cream comes in a plastic, oval-shaped carton. There is a pink & white label on the lid which shows a sundae dish of pink and white ice cream with raspberry ripple, and a few fresh raspberries around the outside of the dish.
This isn't what most people would call a top of range ice cream like Hagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry's, but I personally feel it is of exceptional quality.
At first, I found it a little mystifying as to how I should remove the lid - plus the instructions are in such tiny letters that I couldn't read them - but I then managed to work out that you have to break a little plastic seal on the rim of the lid, then it slides off easily.
Inside, I was drooling at the appearance of this ice cream, and hoped it tasted as good as it looked.
The raspberry and vanilla ice creams are alternated inside of the carton, and the top is swirled into peaks. On these peaks is a fairly liberal sprinkling of little white nuggets, which are made of meringue that form a very pleasing texture, contrasting well with the sauce and the ice cream. The raspberry flavoured ice cream is generously rippled with a dark red raspberry sauce. I plunged a large spoon into the ice cream, and it sank in with ease, so I served myself a very generous portion.
Considering how cheap this ice cream is, I found it superb. The sauce is both sweet and sharp, with a strong and fairly authentic raspberry flavour. I found I preferred the raspberry ice cream to the vanilla - the vanilla is very bright white coloured. Though this carton is intended to serve 8 people, I feel that 1/8th of the contents would be an incredibly tiny portion. I ate this whole tub of ice cream in two halves at two separate sittings and still felt as though I could eat more afterwards, each time.
I was very, very impressed with this ice cream. It looked superb and tasted heavenly, plus was extremely cooling and refreshing. Even though it scooped very easily and straight from the freezer, it kept its shape without hardly melting at all, straight to the end.
I would definitely, without hesitation buy this again as it is superb ice cream.
One huge big THUMBS UP to Sainsbury's for this divine creation!