“ Brand: Walls / Type: Ice Cream „
Summer is finally upon us. It's warm outside, perhaps a little too warm. You look for something to cool you down that will also fill you up a little, and is sweet on the taste buds. You reach for a Walls' Magnum classic (well at least I do!).
Although I'm usually more of a twister kinda girl, I have been buying Magnum's alot more often as of late, from my corner shop. So what are they like? Well for those who haven't tried any of the Magnum range, the Magnum Classic is essentially vanilla ice cream coated in chocolate, which as simple as this sounds, actually makes for a delicious summertime treat. The packaging also makes it seem quite luxurious, with its gold and black colour scheme, however I'm not sure if you could recycle it like some ice cream packaging.
The layer of chocolate is fairly thin, which upon reflection is actually quite good as this means it's not too sickly against the ice cream - "Feast" bars anyone?! There is also the trademark "M" for Magnum printed into this layer of chocolate, although when devouring a magnum you don't tend to look out for this fact!
Onto the taste. Well, the chocolate is very nice, not too rich however if I wanted to be really picky here, I would say it's ever so slightly synthetic tasting as you sometimes find with such ice creams. But again, this is probably so not to overpower the consumer with both rich chocolate and ice cream. The ice cream is quite light in taste, and very morish as you can imagine! It is also slightly speckled in appearance, which perhaps is little pieces of nutmeg I'm not quite sure.
A standard size bar contains 16g of fat and 260 Calories, so unfortunately it does have a high fat content and is more of a treat than something for everyday consumption. Some of the other varieties, such as Magnum Double Caramel contain as much as 20g of fat, so it is worth checking the label if you are diet conscious, as they can really surprise you!
Overall, I would say this is a fantastic summer treat. It can sometimes be a little pricey when buying individual Magnums, however for a box of 3 it is currently on offer in Sainsbury's for 99p (until 06/07/10), which is fantastic value as that's more than it costs to buy a single Magnum from my local shop.
Well spring-time definitely seems to have arrived and hopefully summer is just around the corner. I am already enjoying some icecreams and ice lollies and this week I treated myself and my family to a couple of boxes of Magnum Classic, as they were on special offer.
Magnum Classic come in a box of three, generous sized ice lollies. The box is a dark chocolate brown and is nicely shaped, which gives it a distinctive look and feel of pure luxury.
Unwrapping the Magnum from its glossy wrapper, I am faced with a thick, attractively shaped block of vanilla ice cream, wrapped in milk chocolate. The chocolate smells very inviting and it makes a good cracking sound when I bite into it. The chocolate is a reasonable thickness and is gorgeously sweet and creamy. The cold vanilla ice cream is refreshing. It has a smooth texture and is also sweet and creamy on my taste buds.
This is an ice cream to savour and I really enjoyed sitting back and taking my time with it. The creamy milk chocolate went perfectly with the cold refreshing vanilla ice cream and the combination of flavours was wonderful. I also found it quite a filling snack and felt very satisfied by the time I had finished it.
*Nutritional Information Per 86g Lolly*
Energy - 260kcal
Protein - 3.5g
Carbohydrate - 25.0g
of which sugars - 23.0g
Fat - 16.0g
of which saturates - 12.0g
Fibre - 1.5g
Sodium - 0.05g
Salt - 0.13g
Wall's Magnum Classic are available in a pack of 3 from Tesco for £1.99, but at the moment they are on special offer at 99p only, until 14th June.
At full price I do find these lollies a bit expensive, especially as I always have to buy a couple of packs. At 99p though, I think they are worth the money as they really are a quality ice cream, that all my family love.
I will definitely be buying a few more packs before the offer is finished. If you are a fan of Magnum Classic, get into Tesco and snap them up for 99p!
Finally, it's getting warmer. In the last week we've had a few days of what would be characterised as "spring" - and spring has to be my favourite time of year. It's warm enough to sit out in short sleeves and eat a classic Magnum - yet all of the bees, wasps, ants and other insects aren't out to bother you.
So, I set out from the office, tottered over to the local shop, picked up a magnum for around £1.30, took myself off to my favourite bench and had a sit.
I look at the wrapper, it's warm and brown, classy looking, with a hint of shimmer about it - very appealing. The ice cream is thicker than most and weighty - holding it in my hand I feel I'm in for a treat. I easily tear open the bottom of the packaging and grab the short, fat, curved stick in my fingers. I pull the rest of the ice cream from the wrapper - it's rich chocolate brown and perfectly smooth. There's the slightest icy shimmer on the surface.
Raising the ice cream to my nose, I get the slightest whiff of chocolate. Then it's magic time. I bite into the top of the ice cream. There's an audible crack as my teeth pass through the cool, hard, milk chocolate for the first time. I taste chocolate then light, smooth, refreshing vanilla. I take a moment to have the flavours melt together in my mouth. Swallow. And get ready to take another bite.
I can't find any reason to fault the Magnum - the packaging is classy and adult, the taste is fantastic - the product is well made, always perfectly smooth chocolate around the edges and lovely creamy icecream on the inside. It doesn't get sticky like ice-lollies, it's relatively resistant to melting, it's not too sickly sweet...It's really just a great, classic, ice cream.
After filling my face with a totally delcious white chocolate magnum last week when the sun decided to poke it's head out, I decided to relive the experience this week when we had another lovely sunny day. I'd spent the afternoon in a local park with my girls and some of their friends and they had had a lovely time until they reached that brick wall of tiredness that I always fail to see coming.
At this point they turned into moany, grumpy and wingey little mites and my very pregnant form struggled to get them packed up into the car so we could return home. I was really pooped by the time I was driving home but when passing a petrol garage, I decided to pop in and treat myself to another Magnum.
I waddled up to the freezer and was dismayed that they seemed to stock every kind of Magnum except the white chocolate variety. Although many of them sounded delcious and I'm sure I will get round to trying them, in this instance, I had my heart set on the white chocolate one,
Not one to leave empty handed, I decided to go for the closest simple one that was on offer. I opted for Magnum classic - a milk chocolate magnum. I paid £1.40 for this ice cream which is more than most single ice creams but I really believe these indulgent treats are worth every penny.
Back in the car I got stuck into my little piece of relaxation. I needed have been worried about being disappointed. I was unsure about buying what was essentially a posh choc ice but this fabulous ice cream stood on it's own due to it's fantastic flavour.
The milk chocolate was fantastically thick and delivered a really satisfying crack as I bit through it. Underneath, I discovered the creamy and sweet vanilla ice cream which really is glorious. The combination of the two worked brilliantly well together and this resulted in a really luxurious treat.
I savoured every single mouthful and was really quite suprised by how good this relatively simple ice cream was. It ticked all the boxes for me, and while I do enjoy more exotic combinations sometimes simplicity really is the way forward. I will definately be buying more of these over the summer and enjoyed it as much as the white chocolate variety.
I had one of these at the weekend, and I had forgotten how good they are.
I cant remember how much they cost but I think they can range from about £1.00 to £1.50 depending on where you get them.
These ice creams really are delightful, and if you have never tried one, they are really worth a go. I think you can buy a multipack in a box from the supermarket which works out cheaper than the above price though.
The individual ice creams come in a foil wrapper, which is easily removable. The magnum classic is vanilla ice cream with milk chocolate around the outside.
The milk chocolate isn't as good as cadburys (but what is) but it is still a really good quality chocolate and is really tasty. It is very crispy and it can come off in big chunks, which I really like as I eat the chocolate first then the ice cream.
The ice cream is really beautifully creamy and soft. It tastes mostly creamy but with a hint of vanilla, it melts pretty quickly so there's not much time to savour the lovely taste, but makes it very easy to eat.
I don't imagine these are healthy by any means, but I'm sure as long as you don't eat a huge amount of them they are good as an occasional treat.
The only one thing I had forgotten that really annoys me about magnums, is the size of the stick. They are really small, which creates two problems, it means it doesn't go far enough up the ice cream on the inside, so there is a risk of losing half you magnum if you are too aggressive with it. It also means that you will get chocolate on the fingers that are holding the stick. I don't find that too much of an issue, but some people ay not like it, and I imagine it's not a child friendly ice cream.
A great tasting ice cream with a flaw in the stick, but worth it as they are so nice.
I remember eating these as a kid, and I still love them now.
No matter how many different types of Magnum they bring out each year, nothing beats the classic in my view.
It may seem simple and boring, just ice cream covered in thick milk chocolate, but oh my god the taste is out of this world, its just so yummy.
I love the crunch you get when you bite into the thick shell of chocolate, and the ice cream inside is so smooth and creamy, you just have to take your time eating it to fully appreciate its great taste and textures.
The magnum is like a posh, grown up ice cream treat, and the cost of it does seem to reflect this, can be found as a single for as much as £1.55 in some stores, although you can buy them in multipacks for around £4.
Amazingly, its not easy to make a mess of your face with a magnum ice cream, I don't end up with chocolate and ice cream all over the place, like I tend to do with most other ice creams, but then I am a messy pup!
Feel like treating yourself? Take my advice and buy a magnum.
I popped into our local Iceland this morning & when I handed in my Bonus card I was surprised to find I'd actually won something for once - £1 off a box of 8 Magnum. Well I just HAD to go & buy a box didn't I?!
I had a choice of either the white or brown chocolate &, although it was a difficult decision I chose the dark which would have cost me £4 - great value for 8 but even better for £3. I've paid over £1 each from ice-cream men/women...
I'd full intentions of keeping the box firmly closed & to resist temptation but somehow they got opened & I'm happily typing with 1 finger now as I tuck into one. The sturdy cardboard box has perforated strip which means it can be (too) easily opened & inside there are the Magnums, all lined up in their classy bronze & gold foil wrapping. They look expensive & the only way I can describe them really is to say they are upmarket & big choc-ices on a stick.
They measure about 3" X 2" X 1", they have a generous coating of delicious chocolate & loads of vanilla ice-cream inside. Although they're obviously sweet I don't think they're too much so & the blend of flavours & textures is, in my opinion, just perfect.
As I bite into this the chocolate makes a lovely cracking noise & I can then lick the creamy inside - yum!
It doesn't go all over the place (as some cheaper choc-ices do), it didn't make a mess around my mouth, lips or nose & it didn't melt as quickly as some do. The stick is nice & strong & a good length which meant it held the Magnum securely.
Although all the ingredients & nutritional information is clearly marked on the back of the box but I deliberately haven't read these as I haven't bough a treat for ages & don't want to spoil it by seeing how bhigh in fat & calories they are. Oh - go on then I'll have a look - AHHHH - 260 calories & 16g of fat - good job I missed breakfast & lunch then isn't it??
I would say Magnum is the king/ queen of choc-ices but if I try hard enough maybe I can forget the other 7 are sitting in our freezer & have a salad for my evening meal?
I thought I would write about Magnum classic. I know it is November, but it doesn't just have to be a summer delight.
Found in the freezer section in just about every supermarket around. I got a pack of 3 on special offer in my local Lidl for £1.. yes 3 for a one pound.. great.
I suspect this is due to it being winter and the ice lolly sales are down.
The box is brown with Magnum logo and available in milk choc or white choc.
The box has 3 individually foil wrapped lolly/icecreams. They packaging is easy enough to get into..
Once inside you will find an almost tear drop shape of chocolate coated icecream. The chocolate coats all the icecream and I must say it does also cover some of the stick.
The stick is at the bottom of the tear drop icecream, making it easier to hold whilst scoffing.
You really need to start at the top and work you way down, not advisable to eat half way down or start at the bottom as the chocolate coating tends to fall off in large chunks..
So if you start at the top this seems to help limit the loss of the choc...
The chocolate is very sweet and will delight most chocolate lovers. I myself prefer dark choc and this coating is not a fav with me, but does go well with the ice cream so it can be forgiven.
The ice cream is very smooth and creamy and contains tiny almost minute little flecks of choc through it,.they are so tiny you almost miss them.
The ice-cream does melt fairly quickly so you do need to be quick. The coating of chocolate helps to minimise the excess drip of a slower eater.
Once the icecream lolly is nearly finish the last bit of chocolate that is attached to the stick can be a little tricky to get off.. so you do need to bite it a bit..
I find them to be quite sickly and can't manage a whole one.. to my husbands delight..
Thanks for reading
Having eaten one of these delicious and luxurious ice creams today, I can safely say that it is one of the tastiest ice creams around. Walls Magnum Classics are characterised by their connotations of posh grandeur, and this fact I think distinguishes it from any other ice cream brand in the market. However, with the high quality comes the rather high price. At anything between about £1 and £2, they are probably best kept as an occasional luxury rather than a permanent freezer filler.
When I opened up the swirly brown box and pulled out one of the 3 ice creams inside, I opened the gold wrapper encasing the treat (the wrapper is even luxurious). Freezing cold, frozen air was wafting from it, and my mouth broke through this cold air and around the top of the chocolate-coated ice cream. Slowly I pressed my teeth down into the vanilla cream beneath; the chocolate cracking into several chard-like fragments as I broke the surface. The chocolate was also of a high standard, and when met with the warmness of my mouth in comparision to the coldness of the chocolate, it melted lushiously within. Moments after, the melted chocolate infused with the rich creaminess of the ice cream, creating a cataclysm of flavour that I couldn't wait to get another taste of once I had consumed the first bite.
Magnums should not be eaten like other ice creams for its true flavour to be fully appreciated. Time should be taken when eating one. Although the value for money is to the average person, perhaps slightly poor, it is certainly worth its price. The only other problem you may find with it is the incessant urge to have another one, and although they are rich in flavour, they are also rich in calories, so health fanatics might want to watch their intake. For the rest of us, get stuck in.
Whether it's warm or cold, sun or hail, whether you are happy or sad a Magnum Classic is what you need. Ok, I admit when it's cold and wet it's hard to fully embrace the true quality of a Classic but it still puts you (me) in one hell of a good mood.
Once known as the original 1987 Magnum, this chocolate coated ice-cream is packed with nice, tasty, creamy, chocolaty ingredients that are enough to give you a heart attack when consumed too much (my kind of food). The Classic is pretty much what it looks like, vanilla ice-cream in a shell of chocolate and placed on a stick. The two nicest things in the world combined (chocolate and ice-cream, not the stick).
Created by Wall's the Magnum family gradually grew and grew. Starting in 1992 Walls started to make Magnum Mint, Magnum Double Chocolate and other flavours of ice-cream. In 2002 Wall's experimented even more creating the Magnum ice-cream sandwich (genius). Also in that year the company started producing Magnum Moments (bite-size Magnums) in all different flavours. The next year Magnum Intense (the same as a Classic only with a chocolate truffle core) and the limited edition series, Seven Deadly Sins which were surprisingly named after the seven deadly sins. Another limited edition range was brought out in 2005 where each one of the different ice creams was named after the senses for example Magnum Vision.
Overall the Magnum Classic, which has been perfected over time, is not only the start of a generation of a famous ice-cream range but also a source of many childhood memories. Every time I try one I remember a good time of my life. I really recommend you buy one and possibly relive some good childhood memories. In my mind the Magnum Classic (although potentially unhealthy) is a taste sensation. They are only around £1.50 for a pack of three in my local supermarket, so it shouldn't be that much different in yours. Get them while you can! Enjoy!
Hmmmm what can i say about Wall's Magnum classic??? Yummy, delicious, mouth watering, luxury....
I brought these when they were on buy one get one free at Asda for £1.99 a box making it a premium price ice-cream. There are 3 in a box making them approx 66p each or 33p at bogof price .
A rich thick cruncy milk coating on the outside with a creamy velvety texture vanilla ice cream greest your tastebuds in the middle.
These are good size ice creams ( 258 grams per lolly) and very filling even for someone with a large appetite like mine so to be fair even tho they are a premium price ice cream they are value for money. One is enough and fills a gap and sweet cravings.
At approx 260 calories a ice cream they are a ideal treat.
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 300 Kcal
of which sugars: 27g
of which saturates: 14g
Available in several flavour varieties.
A regular in my freezer when on offer. I dont buy them at full price.
Reading reviews on Dooyoo can be seriously bad for your health or at least they can for me as often after reading a review on a food item I get a craving for that same item and that was the case when it came to a Walls Magnum Ice Cream.
Magnum is a premium price ice cream and it combines a crisp outer shell of dark ice cream and inside a large chunk of creamy vanilla ice cream all on a stick. The chocolate is quite thick and entirely en cases the ice cream with some of the chocolate actually covering part of the stick as well, when you bite into it the chocolate cracks and pieces can actally fall away which is a terrible waste.
These ice creams cost around the £1.50 mark so they are not cheap but they are lovely tasting and very good quality, the ice cream is very smooth and creamy and it is really a rather upmarket choc ice but on a stick.
Althought it is expensive it is a large ice cream so you get a lot for your money as it is thick as well and they do not scrimp when it comes to both quality and quantity which makes it a nice occasional treat when the weaher is sunny.
Lately since suffering a family bereavement I've been trying to watch my weight and look after myself in general....though at times this isn't always easy when temptation gets in the way, usually in the form of my lovely partner, bless him!
We recently set off for an evening walk on one of the rate days of sunny weather, we walked about 2 miles and I was feeling virtuous and quite smug....that is until my partner suddenly said, do you fancy an ice cream? well of course now that he had said it I really wanted one and didn't feel I could say no, typical! well for me anyway, my willpower never has been much good.
Anyway, our local Co-op has a deal at the moment, two packs of ice cream lollies for £3 so we picked up two packs of Magnums, the classic ones with vanilla ice cream inside surrounded by a milk chocolate coating. Each pack contains 3 ice creams which in house last about 5 minutes.... oh dear, so much for the healthy eating.
The ice creams themselves are divine and my favourite of all the ice creams and lollies out there, the only bad thing about these are the calorie content, each one - depending on the variety - contains around 250 calories, not something to be regular part of your diet but a nice treat at the weekends.
The ice creams are a good size and don't disappear after only a few bites, the chocolate coating is nice and thick and snaps with a satisfying loudness when you bite into it. I like to pick off the chocolate, eat it first, then dive into the ice cream letting it melt very slightly.
The ice cream is vanilla in flavour and contains vanilla pod beans - you can see the tiny little dots scattered through the lolly - which gives it a wonderfully rich flavour. The lollies are very satisfying, each one is more than enough, believe me eating more than one in a single sitting is not a good idea...unless you actually enjoy having a bloated gassy tummy!
I can't wait to get some of these in, but not for a while yet, I need to let my tummy, waistline and teeth recover!
Today I so fancied one of these and when I looked in the freezer and there was a box of 3 of these on offer at £1.00 (in my local Nisa store) instead of the usual price of £1.96 I was delighted and so grabbed a box for me and my parents as a treat for after our tea lol!
Light brown cardboard box with a photograph of one of the magnums on the front then in gold writing I'm told they are 'Magnum Classic' and that they contain 260 Kcal each and that there are 3 in box (in this case). On the back of the box ingredients are listed (in many languages), nutritional information is fully given, size is stated (3 x 258g), the recycle symbol is displayed, contact details for Unilever are listed (the manufacturer of the product) and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice elegant looking box this is and I like the easy to open flap to open it with which is situated at the front. The magnums of course come on wooden sticks and they are all individually wrapped in gold and brown foil wrappers.
They are like big choc ices on sticks! Very large and very thick in size and covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate that is like a crispy coating and under that there is alot of creamy coloured ice-cream.
Taste-wise these are really gorgeous! The chocolate is yummy, rich and nicely sweet (though it does flake off with ease due to it's thinness) and the ice-cream is again sweet (naturally so though) and really rich in a deeply creamy way and has a hint of a vanilla taste to it. This is just a really high quality ice cream and I (and my family love it). It's not too sweet, which we all appreciate and the chocolate although sweet is a nice contrast against the ice-cream but this 'Classic' version does have a slight bitterness to the chocolate too! All round, it's lush!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 300 Kcal
of which sugars: 27g
of which saturates: 14g
Available in many different varieties in all good supermarkets.
Summer summer summertime and that only means one thing, ice cream! I love it when it's hot outside as i now have a good excuse to eat ice cream, as if you really need an excuse, but anyway.
One of my favourite ways to eat ice cream is in bar form and in my opinion one of the best ranges around is the range from Magnum! Magnum is an ice cream brand is owned by the British/Dutch Unilever company. They have quite a lot of different flavours that they produce now, including the ones that they have released the last couple of years such as Mayan Mystica, Ecuador Dark and Colombia aroma but I have to say that my favourite is actually the original version, now known as the Magnum classic.
The Magnum Classic first came out in 1989 and was just called Magnum but was later rebranded. It can be likened to a choc ice, ie vanilla ice cream covered in milk chocolate but it is way more than that. Firstly the Magnum classic comes on a stick so you do not end up with chocoalte or ice cream all over your hands as you would do a choc ice. The Magnum is lovely because it consists of lovely thick vanilla ice cream which is rounded at the top and the bottom of the bar. Then, the ice cream is covered in quite a thick layer of chocolate which I really like. With some other ice cream bars you really only get a thin layer of chocolate but this layer is lovely and crunchy and great to bite into. You do get bits flaking off when you bite into it so you do need to be careful but if you are a chocolate lover then this is definitely a bar for you.
Each of the bars are individually wrapped and so when you take off the wrapper you can leave it at the end of the stick just in case to catch any drops of chocolate or ice cream you may have.
Each ice cream weighs 86g and has 260 calories per bar which I don't think is too bad for both ice cream and chocolate. Sainsburys sells them in packs of 3 for £1.99 and they are definitely a product I recommend.