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      10.08.2011 23:19
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      A tasty treat that won't break the bank, and better than the big brands

      I purchased these from Tesco last week for the kids - and have ended up eating several myself!!! As it's the summer holidays lollies are always handy to have in the freezer for a snack on a warm day, however I find my youngest child will eat half a normal sized lolly and the rest ends up in the bin, so was looking for some smaller, cheaper lollies.

      All my kids (and me!) love Walls Mini Milk ice lollies, but at almost £2 for a pack of 12, they are quite pricey with 3 kids plus all the waifs and strays they bring in from the neighbourhood! So when I saw these at £1 for a pack 8, on 3 for 2 offer at Tesco, I thought I'd give them a go.

      They come in a white box with the distincive Tesco Value Branding in blue and red and a picture of the lollies on the front, 1 of each flavour. The 3 flavours are chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Each lolly is individually wrapped in clear cellophone, on a traditional wooden lolly stick.

      They basically taste like a milkshake, frozen. I actually prefer these to the Walls brand, I found they are creamier, don't melt as quickly, and have more flavour. They are a perfect size for young kids, but big enough to satisfy the older kids, and at only 60 cals per lolly, great for me too!!!

      I will definately purchase these again over the Walls brand, great value for money and very tasty!

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      30.07.2011 10:43
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      Nice sized lollies.

      I have lots of grandchildren and they visit my home quite a lot at various times during the week more often than not and most definitely at the weekend. I like to give them a nice treat on their visits and now the nice weather is approaching I have been buying ice lollies so they can enjoy them in the sunshine outdoors for a little treat.

      I saw these lollies for a very cheap price from Tesco and so I decided to give them a try as they were only £1 for 8 lollies. They are a nice size and are small enough for the smaller children to hold comfortably. They are nice and slim, they are individually wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper and they are housed inside a cardboard box.

      There are 3 different flavours in the box, 3 strawberry, 2 vanilla and 3 chocolate. They all look very appetising to the eye and they are very soft to eat. They are very milky and they have a really nice smooth texture while eating them because I tried all the flavours myself. I bought more than one pack at the time I bought these because I knew I would want to eat a few and because I have so many grandchildren.

      These do not fall off the stick while eating them, they melt just nicely while eating them to release the flavour of each variety. The strawberry flavour is a strong flavour and a nice pleasant taste. The vanilla is quite a strong flavour too but not so much as the strawberry one. The chocolate one is my grandchildren's favourite because they love chocolate as most children do. This flavour went down as the most favourite with them all.

      They are not too big a lolly for the very little children to hold. They are approximately 4 inches in length. The length of the stick is quite a good length and one that they can easily hold the bottle of it to eat the lolly. Unlike some other brands where there is not enough space to hold the lolly comfortably. This one causes no problems at all.

      For the price these are very good quality lollies, they are very good value for the money and very tasty indeed. They are not a sickly lolly and because of the size they are just the right size to eat in between meals without ruining their appetite. They take little space in the freezer and because they are individually wrapped it means they do not stick together in the freezer and so not tugging to part these ones.

      I cannot recommend these enough for the cheap price, they are excellent lollies for all the family to enjoy and I will certainly be buying them again in the future.

      I rate these 5 stars.

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        14.09.2010 10:13
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        Last week whilst doing our shopping in Tesco my partner insisted on getting some sort of dessert. I was actually trying to bypass this section as I am trying to lose weight but there is no fooling him! Whilst he was looking at the premium brand ice creams I was trying to sway him towards something that would cost a bit less considering we had just put £60 worth of bedding in the trolley.

        I managed to persuade him that Tesco Value Milk Flavoured Lollies would be a good idea, he agreed but only if he could get some chocolate brownies aswell. I agreed so we bought 8 of these lollies for just 81p.

        The packaging is basic but it shows a good picture of what you can expect to find inside. The lollies come in 3 flavours - vanilla, strawberry and chocolate and you get 3 of 2 of the flavours and 2 of the other flavour. In our box we had 3 strawberry, 3 chocolate and 2 vanilla. The lollies are quite similar to mini milks.

        So when we got home we decided to give the lollies a try. I decided to opt for a strawberry one whilst my partner had a chocolate one. Inside the box the lollies are individually wrapped in a clear wrapping. Taking the wrapper off is actually quite difficult - the plastic seems to stick to the lolly and some tugging is required to get it off. Therefore if you are going to give these to children it might be an idea to take the wrapper off first.

        The lollies taste very milky! I have tried all 3 flavours and each of them taste like milkshake. They are quite thin so are not difficult to swallow and instead they simply slide down your throat. However, they are not watery so they hold a good flavour and they don't drip down the stick either. The chocolate one has a creamy chocolaty flavour and will certainly satisfy those with a sweet tooth. The strawberry ones taste quite mild but you can detect fruit flavour in them and the vanilla ones are my personal favourite as they taste just like a vanilla milkshake and are very sweet.

        Now I have thrown my box away and the nutritional information is not available on the Tesco website, however I doubt they are very high in fat but they could contain a lot of sugar.

        I would certainly buy these again, I think they taste very nice and they are brilliant value for money. Recommended.

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          02.07.2010 09:23
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          Cheap lollies and value.

          I recently read a lovely review on Dooyoo about these lollies and I thought I would buy some for my grandson as I was finding that some of the lollies I bought for him, he just could not comfortable hold the stick very well and in the review I read the person said that these lollies had long enough sticks for the children to hold and she was right, they do.

          They were priced at only 81p from Tesco Value range of lower brands of foods and there are 8 milk flavoured lollies in a cardboard box, each one is about 4 inches long x 1 inch and each one is individually wrapped in a transparent plastic wrapper and there are 3 flavours, 3 chocolate, 3 strawberry and 2 vanilla and each one is 35ml and so that works out at only around 10p per lolly, which I think is absolutely excellent value for money.

          The texture is very smooth and soft and they taste more like ice cream than the ice type of lollies and the flavour is quite a strong one for each flavour considering it is a cheap value lower priced lolly and the texture of them are nice and creamy and smooth and the quality is a very good one for the very low price.

          There are no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives and are suitable for Vegetarians.

          I tried one of these myself and I had the chocolate flavour and I found it tasted a little like a milk shake and my grandson likes all the flavours but he liked the Vanilla one the best and it is just the right size for him to hold perfectly and that is why I bought these after I read a review on them and I am pleased I did as my grandson was very happy with them.

          They are ideal for children but they are also good for adults too and just the right size for toddlers, and I would recommend them for anyone to try and for the price, they are ideal for people on a lower budget and to have in the freezer for those summer days and especially with the school holidays soon arriving, I think it is a good idea to stock the freezer for when your children and their friends are on the holiday break and it is not going to break the bank for 81p in my opinion.

          Each lolly contains no more than 60 calories, 5.8g sugar, 2.9g fat and 1.3g saturates.

          I will continue to buy more of these for my grandson as they suit him perfectly and for the quality I think they are excellent value for money and I am going to buy 2 packs the next time so that I can have more than one next time lol.

          I give these a 5 star.

          Thank you for reading my review.

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            13.01.2010 21:48
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            A cheap alternative to a old fave. Bargain!

            I am always trying to cut down on costs especially food. My 4 children love their lollies and love the Walls Mini Milks but they are quite pricey at £1.85 for a box of 12 so when i saw Tesco's do their own version in a value range i couldnt wait to try them and hoped they would be worth it.

            They come in a rectangle cardboard box. The standard Tesco value logo with a photo of the lollies on the front and the typical nutritional value of a lolly. All quite eye catching and easy to read and find the information you may want .

            Each box costs 81p at time of writing this review and contains 8 x 35 ml lollies in Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla flavoured milk lollies. The box promises at least 2 of each flavour.

            Each lolly contains no more then 60 calories, 5.8g Sugar, 2.9g of Fat, 1.3g Saturates and 0g of Salt of your guideline daily amount.

            The lollies come in a transparent wrapper. My 6 yr old and 10 year old did for some reason struggle to open / tear the wrapper for some reason! Probably more to do with them the the packaging.

            The lollies are full of the flavour they promise to be as well as being a smooth milky texture too. Not as strong in flavour as the Wall's one but more subtle taste like milky Angel Delight flavour.

            I dont think there is a lot of difference between the value ones and its expensive copmpetitor and we will definately buy these in the future to save a few pennies.

            By the way my children never noticed the difference either and if it gets their approval they must be good!

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              05.01.2010 17:09
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              Well worth buying

              Tesco Value Milk Lollies - Flavoured

              Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Ice cream.


              For the last few days I have had a sore throat and found that it hurts to swallow. I have been taking over the counter medication and drinking lots of fluids and when I was shopping in my local Tesco, decided that some ice lollies would be a great way to soothe the pain a little.

              Once again, I must explain that I love the supermarkets own ranges which offer me savings by spending less on fancy packaging. Despite the wrappings being cheap and nasty looking, I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of some of the products and am keen to try more.

              A box of 8 lollies cost me just £0.74 and as soon as I saw them, they reminded me of Mini Milk ones which I love. The box contains three different flavours, milk, chocolate and strawberry. They come in a cardboard box which has the red and blue writing that covers all products in the Tesco Value range and a picture of the lollies on the front.

              Basically, these were just like little lollies made of ice cream, they were sweet without being sickly and the milk one was extremely creamy and actually tasted quite indulgent.

              These lollies were pretty good, and also a decent size for a small treat. They were perhaps not quite as creamy as Mini Milks are (at least the chocolate and strawberry) but do a good enough impression. The chocolate and strawberry flavours were quite subtle and didn't taste at all artificial which was good. Now that I have tried these, I will certainly buy them again, not only for a sore throat but also for when I fancy a treat!

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                04.01.2010 22:45
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                Yummy Ice Lollies!

                Just before Xmas my 2 year old sister had a mad cough, she wasn't ill or anything just coughing like a mad thing for days. Cough medicine wasn't helping much and she was starting to get a sore throat so my dad went to Tesco to buy some ice lollies because we thought they might help more than medicine.

                He brought loads of boxes and in doing this found a proper bargain, Tesco Value Milk Lollies are their version of Mini Milks only they're loads cheaper and after eating a couple myself I don't think there's a lot of difference between them.

                You get 8 lollies in a box for about 78p and that's brill value because if you buy an individual Mini Milk it will cost you at least 50p and usually more than that. There are 3 flavours in each box and they are strawberry, chocolate and plain milk flavour. I have had a full strawberry and plain lolly and had a bite of my sister's chocolate one so I can tell you a bit about each of them.

                The only difference between these cheap ice lollies and the more expensive Mini Milks is that the ice cream on these is a lot harder when you first take them out of the freezer and that means they take a lot longer to melt. That's actually good news when you are giving them to toddlers because they won't get into such a mess, but personally I'd like them to be a bit softer and creamier. They don't drip all over the place while you're eating and that's a good thing, it's obviously proper cold weather outside at the minute so they'll probably melt a bit quicker in the summer which is really when you're supposed to eat this kind of thing! lol

                The flavours are all good, the chocolate one isn't as strong as Mini Milks but that's fine for little kids and it didn't bother me anyway because I'm not mad keen on chocolate ice cream in the first place. The plain ice lolly is delish and deffo my fave out of the 3 flavours, it's a lot creamier tasting than the other flavours and tastes just like the plain Mini Milk. I wasn't so struck on the strawberry one because there didn't seem to be a lot of flavour in it but this is the one my sister likes best and at the end of the day these lollies were brought for her and not me!

                For the price you can't knock these ice lollies. They're yummy to eat and just the right size for little kids to hold them themselves and eat them without getting into a right mess. For the price I don't think there's anything you can moan about.

                Recommended..... and they made my sister's throat better so doubly recommended!

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                  19.08.2009 14:20
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                  The last time we went shopping at tesco we decided to buy a few packs of lollies , as my little girly has a few almost everyday . My 3year old just picked some packs randomly and dumped them in the trolley and one was a tesco value pack , which I ws about to put back in the freezer ..but while my little one clung to it chanting ' yummy new lolly' I remembered a review of this productI had read sometime back of I-am -joy and I let her have them..after all 8 lollies for 76 p wasn't going to burn a hole in my pocket.

                  The lollies came in the typical non-fancy tesco value pack and each lolly(of generous size) was individually wrapped in a clear plastic wrap . There were three flavours chocolate(which tasted more like frozen cold coffee really) , strawberry (of which I didn't get any as my daughter devoured both (2 in the pack)before I had a chance to try it but I am not a big fan of strawberry to start with) and vanilla. I enjoyed both the chocolate and the vanilla flavour immensely ... these lollies made me extremely nostalgic of my childhood , and a brief spell when I had lactose intolerance and how I craved ice-creams then.


                  My home is a good 5 miles from the store and hence the ones we had in the car on the way back tasted very nice as it was around 25 degrees outside that day..however after they were in the frezer for a while they came out a bit hard... easily rectified by placing them in the fridge for 5-10 mins the next time we had them.


                  I won't make the mistake of comparing them with any other lollies, .they are a different type in themselves ... they are yummy and refreshing in themselves and a 9p apiece is something I would easily part with for these. They were a hit to start of with , with my and my neighbours kids who don't really have the perception of money or brand yet and thats good enough for me.


                  Regarding the content of the lollies..well they have the usual milk and flavourings , natural colours all other lollies have , maybe a little less of cream/fat content than your average more expensive ones , I didn't find any chemical additive in the ingredients list that particularly jumped out at me.
                  Regarding the calories/fat conscious issues..well my motto is-- eat well and exercise enough - to keep fit and burn off excess blubber , hence I haven't really bothered to see if it is suitable for people who don't follow that motto. All the ingredients are suitable for vegetarians though . Tesco was thoughtful enough to add the warning note that the beetroot juice used for colouring may stain clothings .


                  I think if the price for these doesn't go up much there will always be a small space in my freezer (provided they don't get eaten on the way home) for them.

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                    01.08.2009 11:13
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                    Great alternative to Mini Milk, save some cash dive in!

                    With my pursuit of childhood recollections now moving on to ice lollies... I stumbled upon these Tesco Value Milk Lollies when browsing the entire Tesco Value range doing an online monthly shop and just had to give them a try with the "they are only 89p for a box, even if they are awful I wont have lost too much" attitude.

                    That was 4 months ago and I am now up to a three boxes a month habit with resulting cravings when I run out. I was nicely surprised and the white ones have the same Mini Milk taste as the white Mini Milk lollies that will take anyone back to their childhoods. My husband doesn't really like ice lollies and won't (yet) try the White ones, but he adores the chocolate and the strawberry flavours (all the more white ones for me.... ).

                    If you like Mini Milk ice lollies, you will not be disappointed with these. I haven't had a single bad lolly and sometimes if I have bought Mini Milk, I find if they have defrosted a little you can get the crystally ice taste when the lolly refreezes. I have not had this with this product (as I get them delivered they sometimes arrive having been slightly defrosted from being sat in the delivery truck) - pop them in the freezer right away and they are as good as new.

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                    29.06.2009 03:37
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                    My favourite for a quick fix.

                    "A lolly-fiend's best friend."

                    These Mini-Milk-a-like lollies once made a brief appearence in ASDA, but it seems TESCO have taken them over now, as I'd been looking for them in ASDA for a while, only to come across them in my local TESCO.

                    Price:

                    At 75p, they're working out around 9p each. Which is just as well, seeing that you're likely to wolf a box down on the way home.

                    Flavours:

                    Although they could be a little softer and more realistic, the flavours are quite pleasant, about the right strength, and don't leave an unpleasant after taste (like the Sainsbury ones.)

                    Artificial? - Actually no.

                    Another reviewer mentioned that the chocolate flavour lolly tasted a little artificial to them. It tastes very similar to a cheap chocolate milkshake, and looking at the ingredients you can see why, since it's flavoured with Cocoa powder. They're actually my favourite flavour. The strawberry and vanilla are a little off the mark but still very pleasant, even if the "Flavouring" is not named (if it was appealing they'd no doubt print what it was.)
                    Ingredients:
                    Generally what you would expect to see, nothing scary apart from the emulsifiers and gums, but these are very common and well tried and tested to be harmless enough, in any case these are low down on the list in order of quantity, and you'll be pleased to know that milk (powder) is the number one ingredient!

                    Comparison to Walls 'Mini Milk':

                    While a little harder and not quite as creamy as the substantially more (than twice as) expensive Walls 'Mini Milk', these lollies are a little larger and what they lack in creaminess they make up by being more refreshing. You'll be surprised how refreshing they are, considering what they're made of.

                    Kids will love them. Adults too. Empty them out of that sad carton and there... you can't tell.

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                      21.06.2009 11:57
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                      Mmmm, these bring back great memories

                      I tried these recently having vague memories of loving the mini milk ice lolly range when I was younger, I thought at worse they would be passable and at 75p for a pack of 8 would last for a couple of weeks in our house. I have to say my first impressions have been entirely favourable, once you throw away the box and take off the wrappers there really is very little difference to the original Mini Milk Lollies.
                      The flavours come in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry, I liked the vanilla most and then the Strawberry as the Chocolate does taste just a little bit artificial, although I have to be honest I never liked them as mini milks either. The vanilla tastes of vanilla ice cream with a nice creamy texture and after taste while the strawberry flavour is sweet but not overwhelmingly so.
                      The lollies themselves have a nice milky texture, you have to leave them out for a minute or so before eating to ensure they have softened sufficiently to give off their full taste, thety are packed in see through wrappers and are fairly small but they always were so thats not an issue at all.
                      We've given these to our family when they visit and none have turned their noses up (Although we've not mentioned what range they are from), some have even complimented us as they remember the lollies from childhood too, i'm glad I tried these as at 75p, they are great value and a really good thing to have in the freezer for the long hot summer ahead (Fingers Crossed!!).

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                        08.06.2009 10:42
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                        Yet another excellent Tesco Value product.

                        The Tesco Value range is going from strength to strength in my opinion, this week I have come across another gem in their Value Milk Lollies which cost 75p for eight Mini Milk sized lollies and are practically identical to their more expensive counterpart.

                        The lollies are individually wrapped in plain see through plastic wrapper, they look the same as Mini Milks and come in the same three flavours - chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.

                        My single complaint about these lollies is the fact that they are much more solid after removing from the freezer, this is easy to solve by simply leaving the lolly on the side for a minute or two before unwrapping but it's the one and only hint that these lollies are such a cheap product. Once they have been allowed to soften a little they are extremely similar to Mini Milks, having the light milky flavour that this kind of lolly is known for.

                        I have tried all three flavours and must say they are extremely refreshing with a light and pleasant flavour to each of the lollies. The vanilla one is my favourite as it seems to be the creamier of the three and the milkiness really comes through beautifully, it's not a strong vanilla taste but perfect for the undeveloped taste buds of small children who are surely the target audience for these lollies.

                        Actually all of the flavours are nicely muted, the strawberry flavour tastes of a weakened strawberry milkshake but in a very good way indeed. It's fruity but the milky flavour gives it a very creamier sensation, in fact the quality of this lolly in particular belies the very cheap price of them and it almost rivals the vanilla for my favourite of the three although the clean flavour of the vanilla just pips the more sugary strawberry one.

                        Chocolate isn't my favourite ice cream flavour at all, but in this pack they are quite decent because the chocolate hasn't been used too freely so the taste is nice and subtle. It shares the creamy texture of the other flavours and I like the fact that the chocolate doesn't linger for too long in my mouth, a common problem I find with chocolate ice creams.

                        Overall I cannot fault these lovely little lollies at all. Each flavour is lovely and considering they cost £1.25 less than the prettier Mini Milks there is a huge saving to be made. I have given these to my granddaughters' and none of them have commented on the fact that these lollies are different to Mini Milks, in fact the oldest is fully aware that these are the Value range as she mocked the boring blue and white box - she soon stopped laughing when I passed her a lolly though!

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