“ Type: Ice Cream „
The strawberry mivvy is an ice lolly brought to us from those lovely people at Nestle. You have to hand it to Nestle, they're very inventive when it comes to unhealthy snacks! The Mivvi series is definatly up there with the best. It's useful to point out that you can get a number of different flavours of Mivvy but since this review centres around the Strawberry variety, I'll stick to describing this one to the best of my ability.
The Strawberry Mivvy is essentially a vanilla ice lolly, with a coating of frozen strawberry flavour around the outside of it. The lolly is made of vanilla primarily and is about the size of an average adult hand. It comes on the tradtional lolly stick and will set you back on average about 90p, if you buy one singlely. I believe you can buy packs of 5 or 10 which works out better price wise. The vanilla somehow tastes very nice, sweet and soft, not like normal vanilla. I'm not sure if Nestle make this vanilla on it's own but I would love to get a hold of a tub of just this ice cream if possible. The search for that continues though...
The outer coating of the lolly is a strawberry flavoured substance, which is a little bit harder than the vanilla (presumably to hold the whole thing together). It's not too hard however, even the softest of chewers would be able to break through into the vanilla interior.
Alot of people would eat the lolly with a single bite, chewing through the strawberry layer into the vanilla. I, however, have some strange eating habits. I like to peel away the whole of the strawberry casing with my teeth first, then eat the vanilla by itself afterwards. Not sure how I've picked this habit up, but I employ a similar tactic with mars bars (eating the caramel first then the wafery part last). Whichever way you choose to tackle the Mivvy however, you won't be dissapointed.
So all in all then, I would say the Mivvy is yet another triumph for Nestle. A very nice lolly, at a reasonable price.