“ Brand: Wall's / Type: Ice Cream „
I spotted these Cornetto Enigma chocolate and caramel cones on offer in Sainsburys at the weekend, after trying and absolutely loving the new chocolate and caramel Magnum Infinitys recently I thought that I'd also give these Cornetto Enigmas a go. These were on offer at half price, reduced from £2.99 to £1.49 for a box of 4, a bargain as each one worked out at just 37.5 pence.
I had absolutely adored the chocolate and caramel Magmum Infinitys and I also expected to love these as they are the same flavour - chocolate and caramel. However I didn't really like these, in fact I thought that they were actually really dissapointing. They are lower in calories that the Magnums, the Cornettos are just 180 kcal per Cornetto, compared to 270 kcal per Magnum, however even this couldn't redeem them for me, the saving of essentially 100 kcal per ice cream.
So, on to the taste. These Cornettos are filled with chocolate ice cream which gives way to a caramel centre filled with chocolate bits. The chocolate ice cream is topped with small chocolate and nut pieces, and a chocolate flavour topping. The chocolate ice cream was a bit too sweet and synthetic tasting for my liking. The caramel centre which ran down the middle of the wafer cone was far too sweet and sickly, and I also thought that there was far too much caramel compared to the amount of ice cream. The chocolate 'flavour' topping was exactly that - a chocolate 'flavour' topping, it reminded me of that chocolate sauce that you squeeze on ice cream that then hardens.
Overall I found the Cornettos to be far too sweet and sickly, and far too synthetic tasting. The final nail in the coffin for these Cornettos was that the chocolate chunk at the bottom of the Cornetto wafer cones melted and leaked out all over me, as the bottom of the Cornetto wafer cones was not sealed or joined.
I wouldn't buy these again, even if they were on offer. The supermarkets always have some sort of ice cream bars on offer all of the time, and I think that there are much nicer ice creams bars out there and I would definately choose something else over these. And if I was after a chocolate and caramel taste specifically I would choose the chocolate and caramel Magnum Infinitys every single time.
Who doesn't love a cornetto, the ice-cream treat of the 80's is still as popular with kids and adults alike. I saw these in Supermarket on special offer, £1.49 for a pack of 4. The price is normally £2.99, and to be honest I don't think I would pay full price for them. but at 37p per cone, I thought the deal was pretty good and purchased a box to try as a treat.
The first thing I noticed on taking them out of the box was how much smaller they were than a standard cornetto. A standard one from a multipack is 75g, the cornetto enigma is noticeably smaller and lighter at just 55g. Already thinking I'd been conned, I didn't have high expectations. How wrong can you be.
On taking off the wrapper it looked lovely. Slimmer than a normal cornetto, in the tradional sugar cone, chocolate ice cream swirled to make a point, with dark chocolate and decorated with a sprinking of nuts and dark chocolate chips on the top. The ice cream with soft, and very, very chocolately! It's a rich, indulgent dark chocolate ice cream, and was very creamy. Inside is a creamy, sweet caramel sauce, which was a nice consistency, not runny but not too thick and toffee like. The caramel was very sweet in comparison to dark, slightly bitter chocolate. The caramel sauce contains small chunks of chocolate, and runs right through the ice cream to the bottom of the cone, which is lined with dark chocolate.
On finishing the cone I realised that had the cone been any bigger than it was, for example 75g standard cornetto size, it would've have been too much, too sickly, due to the richness of it. I think the 55g size is just right, any bigger and I would have sickened myself.
It's no great suprise that these are pretty high in sugar and fat, one cone contains 180 calories, 15g sugar, 9 grams of fat, of which saturates 8g, which alone is 40% of the recommended daily allowance. Not the healthiest snack, definately an occasional treat. I think it's very much an adult's ice cream cone, I think most children would find these too rich (well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
I would buy these again but only on special offer, I think the £2.99 price tag and high fat content would put me off buying these on a regular basis, but I would recommend them as an indulgent treat every so often if you happen to see them on offer.
While shopping the other day in Tesco I saw that Ben and Jerry's ice cream was half price so I decided to treat myself to a tub, but just as I was about to pick up my tub of Phish Food I noticed some boxes of Cornetto's that were on offer for just a pound so chose those instead!
I had recently seen the advert for the Cornetto Enigma on television - the one where the bloke turns into a giant teddy bear - and fancied trying them but previously had never seen them on sale. There were two choices of flavours and I decided to opt for the Chocolate and Caramel. The box is really eye catching as it looks quite luxurious in a dark chocolate brown colour and features two shots of the cornetto - one showing the caramel centre - surrounded by flowing golden caramel. The famous Cornetto logo is situated in the top left hand corner on the familiar red background which really stands out against the brown.
Inside the box you will find four Cornetto ice creams, and the box states "Cornetto Enigma: Hidden heart, true pleasure". Each Cornetto is wrapped in a thick, shiny paper which is removed by pulling on the short tab and the paper will then unwrap. Though it is easy to unwrap the ice cream there is a risk of the bottom of the cone breaking off which I have done once or twice! The top of the ice cream is the same shape as an ice cream you would buy from the ice cream man, and for this reason it is protected by a plastic cone which comes off when the paper is removed.
The ice cream is a dark chocolate colour and has swirls of thick dark chocolate and topped with chopped nuts and chunky chocolate pieces. Underneath the ice cream you will find a soft caramel core which goes all the way down the cone and also has chocolate pieces inside. The ice cream is extremely creamy and the added touch of the caramel just enhances the taste even more and it really is very delicious and moreish! The cone is made from wafer and is extremely crunchy and only goes slightly soggy at the top where the ice cream meets the rim during eating.
Cornetto Enigma nutritional information per cone:
At the moment Cornetto Enigma is on sale at the major supermarkets at a discounted price - Asda and Tesco currently £1. All in all I think these are one of the best ice cream treats I have come across and they are extremely indulgent and taste fantastic. Due to the nutritional content I would say these are best as a one off treat but that is easier said than done as they are so good!
Thank you for reading my review, also on Ciao.