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Tesco Raspberry Ripple Soft Scoop Ice Cream

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      14.02.2010 22:32
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      Cheap And Not All That Cheerful!

      We've had a tub of this ice cream in the freezer for ages but even though it's cheap it's nothing special so we've kind of left it and keep buying and eating better stuff! lol

      A 2 litre tub is £1.59 but it's proper disappointing because it looks mega creamy and is a wicked yellowy colour but hasn't got much of a flavour.

      The ice cream ISN'T majorly soft scoop and you still have to take it out of the freezer for a couple of minutes before you can get a spoon in properly. It looks like there's going to be loads of raspberry flavour because the top of the ice cream has got loads of little red lines going through it. The raspberry sauce is just threaded through the ice cream dead thin though so you can't actually get much in the way of fruity flavour.

      The ice cream is vanilla but it hasn't got a very strong taste and there was a few ice crystals in the ice cream as well and they didn't hardly taste of anything.

      I just think it's got a proper cheap taste. I've just had a bowl now and it's not DISGUSTING and is deffo a nice treat but it's nothing special and when you look forward to a yummy bowl of ice cream and get let down it's madly disappointing! lol The main thing is that the ice cream looks sooooooo good but it's not.

      The ice cream isn't very creamy either and just melts away in your mouth with no fanfare at all! lol One minute you're putting some in your gob and the next you realise it's all gone!

      I reckon this would be a good ice cream to have in the freezer if you've got kids who like it, it's cheap enough to let them have it as much as they like and has probably got the sort of sweet fake taste that would appeal to kids.

      Recommended.... but only as a cheap back up ice cream! We don't get through much ice cream in this house so won't bother with this again and will stick with Ben And Jerrys when it's on offer! lol

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      12.11.2009 15:26
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      Nice as a treat

      Tesco Raspberry Ripple Soft Scoop Ice Cream is a type of ice cream that I tried for the first time this week, venturing a bit into the unknown for me being a true and loyal plain old vanilla fan. I am a big raspberry fan so a combination of the two in an ice cream I thought couldn't be bad. The result of my exploration was a pleasant surprise, it makes a great combination of flavours, with the raspberry ripple making a great addition without overwhelming the vanilla flavour.


      ~~Packaging and Cost~~

      The Tesco raspberry ripple ice cream comes in a 2 Litre container, in a standard plastic ice cream tub and costs £1.40 at the moment (November 09) which is very cheap compared to several other types of ice cream on the market including some of the branded versions. Offers come up now and again with Tesco's own branded ice cream with half price offers etc, and at the moment there is a 2 for £2 option available.


      ~~Varieties~~

      Unfortunately, if you just wanted to try this ice cream without having to buy such a big tub, there isn't actually any other size of tub available to buy apart from the 2 litre, as it would be nice to have the option of a 1 litre. There are dozens of different varieties available if this particular product does not do anything for you in dozens of different flavours including a Tesco Value option for vanilla lovers which could save you a few pennies costing 70p and of course there are always the branded version such as Ben and Jerries and Carte D'or.


      ~~Nutritional Information~~

      For nutritional information purposes, the calories within a Scoop of this ice cream is 75 calories and the fat content is 1.7 grams. The unhealthy portion has to be the sugar content being 10.7 grams per scoop which is pretty high.


      ~~Overall~~

      Overall, this product has a great flavour and comes at a relatively good price, but is does have a very high content of sugar meaning you really have to cut down on how much of this you eat. I would recommend this ice cream but there are tastier ice creams available and I am a fan of the more expensive branded products. I give this product a Dooyoo rating of 4 stars out of 5 and will give it the full 5 stars when they make it healthy to eat.

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        23.05.2009 15:34
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        Good value ice cream with a nice taste

        As the weather has been getting a bit better lately, last week I decided to go to Tesco to get some of my favourite summer indulgence - Ice Cream! Raspberry Ripple is one of my favourite flavours, it reminds me of being little and eating it at my Grandma and Grandad's house.

        Like most people, I'm trying to spend my money wisely when it comes to shopping, so rather than buy a premium brand I decided to give the Tesco own brand a try. The current price is £1 for 2 litres, but this is a special offer, the normal price is £1.36.

        The first thing I noticed upon opening the tub was that there didn't seem to be very much raspberry showing. There were a few ripples, but nowhere near as many as in more expensive brands. The other thing that I noticed was how soft the ice cream was. Normally this is a good thing for me as I don't like having to bite into ice cream, but this seemed very soft and almost runny. As soon as I scooped it into my bowl it started to melt pretty much immediately.

        Like I previously mentioned, there isn't much raspberry mixed in with the vanilla, but it does have a strong taste which compensates for the small amount. The vanilla is a lovely yellow colour and is very creamy. It does have a slight metallic aftertaste, but I find a lot of cheaper brands have this.

        In the interests of research, I also tried it with a slice of cake. One scoop was all that was needed and I found that having something else alongside the ice cream did seem to improve the flavour, don't ask me why but it did!

        All in all, a pretty decent ice cream for the price, not as good as the expensive brands, but pretty good all the same.

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        09.12.2008 20:00
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        Highly Recommended at the Price

        I'm quite particular about my ice creams and a big fan of premium brands like Ben & Jerrys and Haagen Daaz. I've tried a few Tesco ice creams over the time and found that usually I get what I pay for.

        This one's a bit different though and tastes a bit more upmarket than it's priced at. It costs around £1.50 for a 2lt tub in Tesco so that's pretty cheap for any kind of ice cream, let alone a cheap one.

        What I like about this is the strong flavour. The vanilla is solid and a little bit creamy even it's not the best I've ever had. The raspberry sauce swirled all through this ice cream is quite sparingly mixed in, but very strong tasting. Every mouthful of this ice cream has a hint of raspberry flavour to it even when sauce is absent from the spoonful.

        The texture is the same as the other soft scoops in this price range, soft and mushy. This is no quality ice cream, but it does taste great and is excellent value for money. I'll happily have this again while we're on our pre-Christmas economy drive.

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        01.09.2008 14:19
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        A nice ice cream in the budget range of ice creams!

        I love ice cream and I do mean love it, I can easily eat my way through a large tub in one night and do so regularly. I am always looking for new flavours or brands of ice cream to try and because I eat so much of it I regularly look out for bargains in it too.

        I recently stumbled upon a raspberry ripple version from the giant supermarket chain Tesco and was reasonably happy with what I had found. The ice cream is very smooth and does not get glazed over with frost after being opened and replaced in the freezer like a lot of cheap ice creams do.

        The raspberry ripples are fairly strong in flavour which is again rare for a cheap ice cream, it is not too sweet and the vanilla does not become over powering after eating a lot.

        At a mere £1.39 for a 2 litre tub it is great value for money and in my view a must buy for all you ice cream lovers.

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