“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Ice Cream „
Looking for new things to buy as I browsed though foods on the Sainsbury's website for my weekly shop, I can across this 10 pack of choc ices. As soon as I saw them I really fancied one and pop a box into my online trolley. I wasn't getting it delivered until the following day so I had to wait to get my choc ice. Once my shopping finally arrived and I put it all away, I felt I deserve a sweet treat of one of these Sainsbury's basics choc ices. I opened the box to find 10 choc ices nicely fitted inside. They are around 2inches wide, 4 inches long and half an inch thick. This is the perfect size to satisfy my ice cream need. As I opened the choc ice wrapper the first thing I noticed was they looked just like the picture on the box. As I bit into the choc ice I could hear the thin milk chocolate layer crack. The chocolate tasty lovely but melted in my mouth very quickly. The ice-cream inside is vanilla, but I found it to taste very icy rather than creamy and wasn't full of vanilla flavouring. I was slightly disappointed but they still tasted great. They come in a very simple packaged box with the Sainsbury's logo at the top and product name a picture on the front, all on a plain white background. You can find them down the freezer aisle in store or online priced at only 60p. Each choc ice contains 93 calories, 7.8g of sugar and 6.2g of fat. They are also suitable for vegetarians. These aren't the best choc ice's I have tried but they were satisfying and the kids love them and don't forget that to recycle the box.
I think one thing most people are likely to agree on is that, when you buy an own brand product that is as cheap as you can get it, there's no use complaining if it's of a lesser quality than other brands that cost more or are more renowned for quality rather than price. The weather's quiter good at the moment. We're having a run of it, and of course this brings out the desire to have ice cream. As a kid, I always liked choc ices, and as we were in Sainsbury's, I thought I'd get a packet of these. In comparison with other cheap brands, such as Tesco value or Somerfield's value range, these are quite well priced, coming in a 60p or thereabouts for a pack of 10 of them. They aren't the biggest choc ices, and are probably two thirds the size of the more traditional choc ices that we know and (on occasion) love. However, this almost makes them bitesized and makes you think you're getting a better deal in terms of eating an ice cream, but not indulging too much. The taste test is one of the big things where things like this are concerned, and sadly, where the chocolate is concerned as well as the ice cream, there's not much to write home about. They taste rather weak, with the rather tame and the ice cream almost watery in flavour. However, I didn't expect great things, especially considering they are the cheapo ones from Sainsbury's. Nutritionally, there's not much here, and let's be honest: ice cream isn't bought or eaten for its nutritional qualities. It's something nice to have when the sun comes out, or even when it isn't, just to defy the bad weather! In terms of quality, this product isn't the greatest, with its mediochre ice cream and squidgy and crumbly chocolate not providing the firmest of grips with which to eat it. However, they come in at around 6p per choc ice, and at that price, I might just go back for more.
With the lovely spring weather that we've had over the last couple of weeks (albeit on and off) I thought that perhaps i'd get some choc ices in the freezer as my little girl loves them as she can hold them herself. I came across the basics range of choc ices in Sainsburys (they are 60p for 10) and thought I would give them a try. As with any basics range the packaging is basic cardboard and the wrappers are plain. When it comes to the choc ices themselves, they are of relatively normal size and the chocolate on the outside is crisp and relatively chocolatey. As for the ice cream, you can tell that you are eating a basic ice cream as it's not that creamy and doesn't have a very strong vanilla taste, but on the whole it's not that bad, and when eating the chocolate and icecream together, it is quite an acceptable choc ice. They sort of remind me of ice creams when I was little (in the 70's) when we weren't used to chocolate that had a very large percentage of cocoa or ice cream that had bits of vanilla pod in it. They are basic but sometimes there's nothing wrong with that! As a final point I would say that I have now tried the Sainsburys standard range of choc ices. These do have more taste and are only 94p for 10 so are probably worth spending a little extra on.