“ Type: Ice Cream „
Whilst in Asda this week I was looking for the perfect refreshing dessert to have that wasn't going to kill my 'healthy' diet, so I eyeballed these solero's and as they are my favourite ice cream/lolly I decided to opt for those instead of my usual calorie laden cone or magnum. I couldn't wait to rush home and pop them in the freezer for later on!
~ About walls ~
Walls is a united kingdom ice cream brand owned by unilever. Wall's ice cream production began in 1922 at a factory in London. Since then it has provided us with the popular ice creams we have grown up with and love such as: Magnum, Carte D'or, cornetto, wall's classics, vienetta, solero (the one I'm reviewing today), feast, Twister, Mini Milk, Calippo, X-pop and funny fingers.
~ Product and availability ~
Walls solero is available to buy from most supermarkets in multipacks as well as singularly in corner shops and news agents. They are available to buy in three flavours; exotic, berry and fruit ice pineapple (this one is only available to buy singularly and isn't that widely stocked). They can bought in a multipack of three for around £2.49 at full price, which I think is quite expensive. It does make them cheaper to buy them in multipacks than singularly as they are usually just over a £1.00 if you buy just one but I still find them a bit pricey. But I think this is the same with all walls products, I guess you pay for the quality of the product in this case.
~ Packaging ~
Walls exotic solero comes in an attractive, summery yellow cardboard box. On the front of the box is a large picture of the lolly its self with a piece bitten from it to reveal the creamy, fruity goodness beneath. Surrounding this are pictures of the different fruits the lollies contain; mango's, peaches, pineapples, passion fruit etc. Just off the centre of the box is the name of the product printed in large white lettering outlined in dark green along with the flavour, above this you will find the traditional red and white walls logo. The front of the packaging also tells me that these lollies contain real fruit pieces and the amount of calories per lolly. On the back of the box you will find a full nutritional information chart, ingredients list and storage instructions. Inside the box each lolly is wrapped individually in a similar design to the box.
~ Appearance, taste, smell & texture ~
Peeling away the wrapper from the lolly reveals a bright orange coloured, decent sized lolly that smells very sweetly of exotic tropical fruits. You can see little chunks of fruit dotted around the outside of the lolly, which is promising! Biting into the lolly you get two gorgeous flavours and textures; the sharp, extremely fruity firm outer ice lolly 'shell' and beneath this a soft, creamy, sweet ice cream, swirled with a tangy tropical sauce. The flavours are amazing! You can certainly taste each different tropical fruit, nothing is masked. It is so fruity and sweet, but not overpoweringly so. The ice cream inside is such good quality, its proper ice cream not any of this artificial rubbish you can tell because it melts into a creamy pool in your mouth and its one of the smoothest ice creams I've ever tasted. You can't get the ice cream flavour mixed up with any other, its a very rich and strong vanilla! Both of the flavours go very well together and create a complete taste sensation! It reminds me very much of a tropical ice cream smoothie!
~ Other information ~
Each 90ml lolly contains: 90 calories, 17g of sugar, 1.5g of fat and 1g of saturates. I think for an ice cream this is fantastic! Only 90 calories for a rather large lolly that is filled with such a creamy, flavourful ice cream is amazing! Yes, it is high in sugars but it will be because of all the fruit it contains.
There is no allergy advice given on the box neither does it say its suitable for vegetarians so eat at your own risk!
~ Overall opinion ~
These make such a refreshing, palette cleansing end to a meal as well as a perfect summer snack! With only 90 calories you can enjoy these guilt free with pure pleasure. They are also very thirst quenching so are perfect if your in need of something to stop you from panting! I would certainly recommend these to anybody, they are a quality product from a quality manufacturer. The only downfall for me is the price, which sadly means I can't buy these as much as I'd perhaps like too.
Overall I give walls exotic solero a very well deserved 5/5 stars! You can't get anything else that is packed with so much flavour and tastes so fruity and rich for only 90 calories!
So this past week in England, it's been very sunny, and I've found the perfect ice cream lolly to cool me down, and to give me a nice refreshing taste. Solero exotic ice cream! I actually first came across this ice cream lolly not in the supermarket, but at an ice cream van, I decided to give Solero exotic a try and I loved it!
You can get Solero exotic ice creams from supermarkets such as ASDA. In ASDA they sell a pack of 3 for £2.23, it equals out to about 74p per lolly. The packaging is very nice, it has pictures of exotic fruit on it, and a picture of the actual lolly itself, with bold writing saying 'Solero Exotic'. The packaging has all the information on it about how many calories and what ingredients are in it etc, there are only around 100 calories per lolly, so it isn't very fattening at all!
Solero Exotic is oval shaped, and comes on a stick. In the middle it is delicious creamy ice cream, and the covering it a bright orange exotic fruity sorbet. It defiantly looked very appealing; I was very excited to try this so I dug in right away!
As soon as you took a lick from the ice cream lolly, you could taste the mangos and other exotic fruit, I'm not sure exactly what the other fruits were in it, but it tasted like there was pineapple, passion fruit and peaches in there, it tasted amazing whatever it was, and defiantly got my taste buds going! After a few licks you manage to make your way into the middle where the ice cream is. The ice cream was so soft and creamy, and when it mixed with the exotic taste of the outer coating it tasted even better! I soon made my way through my Solero Exotic very fast!
The only bad thing I can think about this product is that there are only 3 lollies in the pack, and for the price you have to pay for them, I think defiantly you should get more. 3 lollies aren't enough for my family of 5, and they last us about half a day!
However, putting aside the price and how many are in the packet, Solero Exotic is defiantly one of my favourite summer snacks out there, with it being low in calories I don't have to worry about gaining any weight, I can just simply sit back and enjoy the tasty exotic flavour! Leaving me feeling refreshed and satisfied.
An Exotic Solero is without doubt the best ice cream on a stick available in the UK!.
I spend alot of time overseas, and when I do believe me when I say I REALLY miss these ice-creams!. Alot of the time the vast majority of ice-creams available are chocolate, chocolate with nuts, almonds, sweets, etc. I'm not a fan of chocolate ice creams, you take one bite and a huge tectonic plate of chocolate hits the floor and a tear wells up in your eyes like a 5 year old.
I love the sweet mango flavour, it actually tastes of real mango, and without sounding too cheesy when I lick the mango ice, I am transported to a time when I was in Thailand when I didn't have a care in the world, apart from which flavour fruit shake I should have that day.
The Ice Cream itself is deliciously smooth and good quality.
Fill the freezer!
It was very hot where I live today so I bought an ice cream, in particular a pack of Wall Solero exotic to try them because a friend of mine told me that this ice cream was delicious and he didn't lie.
I bought it in a supermarket so it wasn't quite expensive, only £2.35 a pack of three when outside you can pay more than £1.25 for only one ice lolly. So we can see that itá a big difference.
This product is very addictive. If you try one, you will never consider to buy another ice-cream instead of this one. The taste of this lolly is delicious.
The coating has an orange colour and tastes like mango and a bit of pineapple and so it´s very fruity and tropical. The ice cream inside is very sweet. The part inside is vanilla and tastes very well too. It's also very refreshing.
These ice lollies come inside of a very attractive box that shows us the list of ingredients in this product such as water, sugar, fruit juice ,etc. and than basic nutritional information where we can find out that one lolly provides almost 100 calories which is not many for a simple ice cream.
Overall, it's a good ice cream you have to try but a bit expensive if you buy it in a newsagent.
I bought a pack of three Walls Solero Exotic when they were on offer recently in Morrisons- one box of three bars for £1. Normally they retail for around £2.19 for a box of three 75g ice lollies. So they are quite expensive full price.
After getting home and putting them in the freezer, once the box was opened they lasted all of half an hour. There is a reason they only sell three in the box.
I was not previously a fan of this sort of ice lolly, having only tried the classic Mivvi lollies, which I like but can take them of leave. The Walls Exotic Solero is just in a whole other league.
Each lolly is nice and chunky and a good size but is only 99 calories (yes, I dont quite believe it either) and only 2.5g of fat. Which is remarkable for a 75g ice lolly. You get a thick sorbet casing with creamy vanilla ice cream laced with lines of orange pulp. The whole thing is just divine and exotic and fruity and refreshing but chunky (like a magnum without the chocolate).
The list of ingredients is: exotic fruit blend (23%) (passion fruit, mango, peach, pineapple), water, sugar, orange pulp, vegetable fat, whey solids, stabilisers (E410, E412, E407), emulsifiers (E471), reconstituted lemon juice, colour (E160a), citric acid, flavouring.
I would certainly recommend this product to anyone who likes magnums, likes Mivvis and enjoys sorbet. There are some great deals on on this product through the summer so stock up, but be prepared for them not to last very long.
I'm not a big fan of ice lollies or ice creams but I make exceptions for Walls Solero's- in particular Solero Exotic. The mixture of fruity ice lolly on the outside with creamy ice cream on the inside is extremely tasty and a box does not last long in our household.
Solero's come in packs of 3 and cost around £2.00 per box in most supermarkets. When Solero's are not on special offer they are quite expensive. (If you buy a single Solero in a newsagent for example you are looking to pay £1 for one lolly). Currently Asda and Tesco have Solero's (and other Walls ice creams/ lollies) on special for 3 packs for £3. Therefore at 33p per lolly this is much better value.
Solero's come in a square cardboard shaped flat box (around 4cm deep) which hold three lollies. The cardboard packaging has an image of the orange coloured Solero lolly in the centre of the box with exotic fruits around the side of the box. The colours are very bright and eye catching; oranges, yellows and greens. Inside the box each Solero lolly is individually wrapped in an orange wrapper. Once you open this the lolly inside is bright orange and oval shaped about 7cm long, 4cm wide and almost 2cm thick. The stick of the lolly is quite wide but would be easier to hold if it was slightly longer.
The taste of the lolly is fantastic. The bright orange outer ice lolly coating is very fruity and soft. This tastes of peaches pineapple and mango. It is sweet but not overly sweet and not at all bitter which is how I find a number of "exotic fruit" flavoured products. Inside the lolly coating is vanilla ice cream. I usually detest vanilla ice cream however the ice cream inside a Solero is very creamy and the vanilla is very subtle and light tasting. The ice cream is very soft inside which does melt quite quickly when eating.
There is a ripple of the outer coating within the ice cream centre which mixes well with the taste of the fruity exotic exterior of the lolly. When eating the lolly the taste is light and does not get sickly which I find with made ice creams or ice lollies.
Solero's are also low fat and low calorie so can be a guilt free treat. The lollies contain real fruit pieces and fruit juice too. In one ice lolly there are 99 calories and 2.5g of fat.
Solero Exotic Fruits ice cream lollies have to be my very favourite summer snack. Actually forget that, they are fantastic any time of year! I've loved them for as long as I can remember so I thought it was about time I reviewed them =)
The bad news is that Solero Exotics aren't exactly the cheapest ice cream lollies you can buy. A pack of 3 will normally set you back £2.19 in Tesco. This isn't that great value for money, particularly if there are 2 or more people in your household who like them. So I tend to buy them when they are on offer. At the moment Tesco have them on offer for just £1 for a pack of 3 so get stocked up immediately!! Last month Morrisons had them on offer for a pound as well so you can usually find them on offer somewhere. You can of course also buy them individually in some shops and in the cinema and these cost around £1 each.
Solero Exotics come in a bright, attractive and eye catching box. On the front is a picture of some refreshing looking exotic fruits surrounding a rather delicious looking ice cream lolly. The side of the box contains all of the necessary information regarding best before date, strorage instructions, nutritional info and ingredients. Each individual lolly is wrapped in an orange coloured wrapper and once opened you are faced with a bright orange coloured lolly on a stick which smells fresh and fruity. Unfortunately sometimes I have found that somewhere during production the lolly has slid right down on the stick and there is barely any stick left to hold. This is not a regular occurrence but annoying if it does happen.
Now, onto my favourite part - the taste! These are just delicious. The outer sorbet coating is not too hard and icy but not too soft either. The flavour of it is beautiful - very fruity and refreshing. The coating is a blend of passion fruit, mango, peach and pineapple and you can really taste each one when eating a Solero. The combined tastes of each fruit give a gorgeous overall fresh and 'summery' flavour. Underneath the coating comes a generous amount of vanilla ice cream. The ice cream is wonderfully smooth, thick and creamy and feels very indulgent. The exotic fruitiness is also swirled throughout the vanilla ice cream in a pretty pattern and this ensures the flavours are always mixed up. The blend of the fruitiness and the vanilla ice cream works perfectly and the tastes compliment each other beautifully.
The full list of the ingredients in these ice cream lollies are as follows: exotic fruit blend (23%) (passion fruit, pineapple, mango, peach), water, sugar, orange pulp, vegetable fat, whey solids, stabilisers (E410, E412, E407), emulsifiers (E471), reconstituted lemon juice, colour (E160a), citric acid, flavouring. So these ice creams contain real fruit pieces and real fruit juice.
Ok, so something that tastes so good must be laden with fat and calories right? Wrong...these Soleros are actually surprisingly good nutrition wise. The nutritional info per lolly is as follows: 99 calories, 17g sugar, 2.5g fat, 2.5g saturates and 0.1g salt. I'm trying to lose a few pounds at the moment but am very pleased to be able to keep these in my diet as an after dinner treat. And they really do taste as if you are having something a bit naughty but are actually a guilt free diet friendly snack.
So, these Solero's are gorgeous tasting AND low in calories. What are you waiting for? ;)
Solero Exotic are ice cream lolly ices, or more like a mixture between the two! The inside is creamy ice cream, with swirls of orange flavour running through. I'm unsure on the flavour but it tastes very tropical, from the taste and the picture on the packaging I'm guessing the flavours to be banana, peach and passionfruit. The shell seems to be a more prominant orange flavour.
The ice cream itself is great for cooling down on a sunny day, the shell cools you down and the ice cream melts in your mouth, its very thick and tastes great as well as fills you up a bit.
Soleros are very refreshing and make a good change from the usual chocolate ice creams that are laden with calories - the solero minis only have 55 calories so you don't even get the guilty feeling with them!
Available from every good ice cream man now!
PRICE: £2.19 per box of 3 lollies (at my local Sainsburys)
Some of you may be pleased that, as I'm reviewing two different flavours here of Solero Ice Cream Lollies, on this occasion I'm only going to give very basic nutritional information for each, and say that for both types of lolly, the ingredients largely revolve around multi fruit blends, syrups, vegetable fat, juices, natural colourings/flavourings and reconstituted skimmed milk. Neither of the two packets show any kind of dietary/allergy advice or warnings.
Forever on the hunt this time of year for ice cream and/or ice lollies that aren't too evil in the department of fat and calories, I decided to for the first time ever, try Walls' Solero Ice Cream Lollies. Though I was aware they have been around for a while, for some reason it never entered my head to try them. On closer observation of the pack, I was intrigued to see that they appear to be an imitation of the beautiful Cornish Mivvi ice cream lollies from my childhood (bear in mind that I never watch TV or read magazines, so had not seen Solero advertised anywhere).
I quite fancied the idea of ice cream covered in a fruity sorbet, and I quickly read through the basic information on the packets in the supermarket, pleased to note the lollies are relatively low in calories. Not able to decide whether to opt for the Berry Berry or the Exotic flavour, I bought a packet of each, and have since then, allowed myself one lolly per day.
I'll describe my experience of Solero Ice Cream Lollies in two parts below.
Basic nutritional information (per lolly):
The outer cardboard box (as shown in the image above), is very bright and colourful, showing different types of mostly tropical fruits, with the Walls' logo and an image of a lolly with a bite out of it. There's lots of blah blah blah on the back about how dedicated the fruit growers are in the tropical countries which allegedly provide the fruits for these lollies, plus rather a lot of quality claims. There is also a nutritional information table, with ingredients, daily nutritional guidelines, and contact details for Unilever (who obviously make these lollies on behalf of Walls). It is claimed that the lollies are made without artificial colourings/flavourings.
Inside the box, each lolly is individually wrapped. The wrappers are sealed at both ends, and bear images very similar to that on the front of the box.
Trying this flavour first, I removed a lolly from the box, and unsealed one end of the wrapper. Once the wrapper was peeled off, I was greeted by a bright orange-coloured, misshapen wodge that had no stick. How was I to hold it to eat it? I solved the problem by popping it onto a small plate, and attacking it with a teaspoon. It appeared possible that somewhere along the line the pack of lollies had been allowed to melt, thus becoming misshapen. This could have happened in the production factory, or in transit to the supermarket - possibly inside of the supermarket. The whole pack was completely frozen when I removed it from my cool bag on arriving home, so I don't think it was me.
Not daunted by a misshapen lolly, from which there was a nice tropical fruit smell emanating, I dug my spoon in and began to eat.
I found the whole thing, both the outer sorbet-type coating and the ice cream inside, to be very soft - not just on this lolly, but the subsequent Exotic flavour ones. The outer sorbet layer melted very quickly in my mouth - too fast for me to test the crunch factor, but it did taste very nice and fruity, quite strongly of mangos.....very sweet though.
The ice cream didn't come across as anything particularly special to me - just the same as ordinary Walls ice cream, which I find sweet-ish, and a little too soft for my own preferences, plus maybe a little gluey rather than creamy.
All the same though, this lolly did taste delicious. I loved the combination of the tropical fruit flavour blending with the ice cream, even if the overriding taste seemed to be that of mango rather than things like pineapple or lychee (which the lollies claim in the ingredients), and was very sweet.
Once I got around to eating the other two from the Exotic flavour pack, I noticed that they too were a little misshapen, as if they'd been allowed to partially melt, but at least they still had their sticks.
So, having mostly enjoyed Solero Exotic flavour, I then moved onto the berry berry flavoured variety, which I shall detail as follows.
BERRY BERRY FLAVOUR
Basic nutritional information (per lolly):
The box for these is very eye-catching and colourful, bearing images of various berry-type fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries. As regards information about the product printed on the box, it is identical to that of the Exotic flavour (described above), though there is a slight difference in the nutritional value between the two. Whereas the Exotic flavour contains natural tropical fruit flavourings, this variety contains natural berry fruit flavourings.
The lollies inside also bear the same image on the sealed at both ends wrapper as is on the outside of the box.
This time, I noticed that each lolly inside the box appeared to be intact, and hadn't been allowed to partially defrost. All three lollies were perfectly shaped, and their sticks were present and correct.
The coating on the Berry Berry lollies is a rich purple-ish red colour, and is studded with tiny little chopped pieces of mixed berry fruits.
On removing the wrapper from the first one, there was hardly any fruity smell, but I took a bite, and inside the ice cream (standard Walls variety) was a pinkish/lilac colour. As I chewed, this delicious, slightly sharp yet mostly sweet flavour burst into my receptors, mixing with the ice cream which was also berry flavoured.
I loved the little nuggets of fruit nestling in the sorbet coating, and the three textures of those, the water ice and the ice cream, all blended perfectly.
For some reason, I found the Berry Berry flavour to be much more cooling than the Exotic flavour, and after I'd scoffed this one, I immediately wanted another.
The fruit flavour was reasonably authentic, and the sharpness added to the cooling on a hot day sensation - I'd also imagine that other people who maybe aren't so keen on very sweet things, would be charmed by the accompanying sharpness, which provided almost a zing in my mouth. The ice cream was a little too soft for my liking, but was largely overpowered by the sorbet coating.
Overall and in conclusion, I'd say that both flavours of Solero lollies are very nice. There is a generous serving of ice cream, inside of a fairly thick outer sorbet fruity coating.
Down the road of improvements, I'd like to see the sticks made a little longer, as I found that they are very hard to hold, and there isn't enough poking from the bottoms of the lollies to get a good grip on. I'd also prefer it if the ice cream inside were a little firmer.
Flavour-wise I can't fault either of the varieties I've reviewed above, except for perhaps Walls could think about making the mango on the Exotic flavour a little less prominent, and bringing forth the other tropical fruits used a bit more. It would be lovely to get a pot pourri of say lemon, lime, lychee, mango and pineapple flavours rather than it seem as if it's tasting entirely of mangos. I could taste the individual flavours on the Berry Berry sorbet coating though - possibly because it has the fruit pieces studded into the ice, whereas the Exotic flavour doesn't have this feature.
It's very difficult for me to pick which one is my overall favourite, because despite the Exotic flavour being overpowered by the mango taste, I still enjoyed both varieties enormously - so, for the purposes of this review, I'm going to hold an imaginary gun to my head and demand that I choose one as my favourite - bang bang - I've chosen the Berry Berry flavour!
I would buy these lollies again, but I think I'd stick to Berry Berry. Not only do they have a slight edge feature and flavour-wise over the Exotic variety, but they are a little lower in salt and fat - a thing that I can't really understand, but there you go!
These lollies (both varieties) are a cooling, fairly low-cal treat for a hot day, or any other time when you fancy something icy. For the older biddies amongst us, don't expect it to be like the Cornish Mivvies of our childhood - these lollies are far sharper in taste and softer in texture than Mivvies used to be.
There is no evidence on the packaging to suggest that the sorbet coatings on these two varieties of ice cream lolly has any nutritional value from the fruit content, but the ingredients lists do suggest that fruit juice is used.
If you do buy them, I hope all yours are the right shape, and all have sticks in them!
I have awarded my stars on an overall basis, covering both flavours, and haven't deducted any for the lack of a stick on one of the Exotic ones, as that's for me not the end of the world, nor have I deducted anything for mis-shapes probably caused by partially defrosting, as that could have happened anywhere along the food chain and may not be the manufacturer's fault.
Thanks for reading!
I read a review of these recently in a magazine, and part of it was that the Solero Exotic has enough fruit to count as a quarter portion of your 5 a day and also only has 99 calories. As I am trying to lose a bit of weight at the moment, instead of the pizza and cookie dough my husband ordered for his dinner, I had a healthy tomato pasta bake and salad and one of these for dessert.
The best thing about Soleros is that they are quite substantial but only 99 calories. The outside is a lovely fruity ice and the inside is a creamy ice cream with a swirl of fruit ice.
They taste really creamy and melt in your mouth as you eat them. The flavour is very mango and orange-like, and is not too sweet. One is pretty satisfying as a dessert or sweet treat and you feel like you've actually eaten something, unlike a lot of ice creams.
The only downside to these is that at £2.15 a box I thought that they were a bit on the expensive side. However, that does work out at around 72p each so looking at it that way they may not be so bad.
I would definately buy them again, especially as the weather gets warmer.
The ice cream is oval lolly, and like all the classics, comes on a stick. It's made up of two elements- an icy exterior and a creamy interior. Just to mix tings up a bit the creamy interior also features a swirl of the icy exterior. This means you get a creamy ice cream with delicious mango running through it.
I love the taste of the mango- sweet and full of flavor on the outside- and it looks exactly the right colour of a mango too. The interior is a creamy ice cream which reminds me of Walls Cornish ice cream- similarly soft and creamy and full of flavor.
a mere 99 calories
17g of sugar
2.5g of fat
I always buy these in singles (usually from petrol stations on hot days!) for £1 each but you can buy them in packs from the supermarket and store them in your freezer for the gorgeous weather we've been having lately! Tesco do a box of three for £1.
Solero is always my first choice in the summer. Its delicious, fruity, creamy and cooling- exactly what you need when the sun is baking outside! They aren't too heavy calorie-wise so you might as well enjoy yourself! I love the taste and could a hundred. The perfect combination of creamy vanilla and mango- my favourite ice-lolly by far.
Solero is an ice cream lolly made by Walls. They do various flavours, but this review is for the Exotic flavour.
The ice cream is oval in shape, and comes on a stick. The outside of the lolly is fruity flavoured ice, the inside is creamy ice cream with a swirl of the outer coating in the middle.
The ice on the outside tastes very tropical, like a mix of mango and pineapple flavours, and it is the orange colour of mango flesh. The ice cream inside is white in colour, vanilla flavoured and very smooth and creamy. It's so yummy, it's hard to believe that this entire lolly only has 99 calories in it!
The ice melts rather quickly (and if you take too long it will slide off the lolly and onto your hand) so you can't eat it slowly! Personally I like to bite off all the ice and just be left with a big lump of the ice cream, mmm!! The way it melts in your mouth is just dreamy, in fact it does taste a bit like Dream Topping!
As I mentioned earlier this whole lolly only has 99 calories, 17g of sugar and 2.5g of fat. This makes it one of the healthier choices when it comes to the ice cream van! I'd say the ice cream inside this lolly is very similar to that of a Mr Whippy - it has the same smooth texture and rich taste, but with the added bonus of the fruity swirl in the middle.
You can buy Solero's singly in paper shops, Co-ops etc for around £1 each, or you can buy packs of three lollies from the supermarkets for under £2. If you are lucky you will get them at two boxes for £3, a lot of supermarkets seem to do this offer once the weather warms up!
We have just cheated and each enjoyed one of these as the sweet after our evening meal. I say cheated since my brother is mildly diabetic so he has to watch carefully what he eats and this is a 'pud' he can enjoy like the rest of us.
At only 99 calories per stickful the Solero is a tasty treat. Our favourite is the exotic version which tastes of passion fruit and vanilla. Despite the sugar substitute (and hence the low calorie rating) there is no awful aftertaste so the ice cream is truly enjoyable and not a dose of purgatory.
The packaging is eye-catching, some would say garish, but you should not miss these on the supermarket shelves. I say supermarket shelves since you can usually buy three in a cardboard box for the price you would pay for one in a convenience store, garage or traditional 'sweetie' shop.
Refreshing and flavoursome these do make a cheaters dessert and apparently they are not too bad for you either! Claiming to be without artificial colours or flavourings who knows they might even keep me from becoming hyperactive................ENJOY
Mmm Solero! If you like a fruity taste and like ice-cream, then you'll love Solero Exotic.
You know you're getting quality with Walls because they're a prestigious company who have specialised in ice-cream for over 80 years. Walls launched Solero in 1996 and have since then become a popular summer treat sold at supermarkets & ice-cream stands. You can currently get Solero in 3 flavours:
This review is for the Exotic variety which comes in pretty brightcoloured packaging. You can buy these individually, for example at ice-cream stands, but that'll set you back £1 if not more. For a box of 3, most supermarkets sell these for just under £2. They're currently still on offer in Tesco (Sept 28th '08) for 92p which is a bargain!
Solero exotic is a 270ml ice-cream on a stick which contains exotic fruits from Peru, Ecuador and Thailand. It has a soft vanilla flavour ice cream centre that is is entwined with an exotic fruit swirl. The outside is a layer of zesty passion fruit, pineapple, mango and peach. You can smell the fruityness when you take it out of the wrapper. Yum! Solero contains real fruit pieces and 23% fruit juice so you know you're not getting a lolly full of artificial colours and flavours. If you're into your health, then you might also like to know that each Exotic lolly contains only 99 calories and 2.3g of fat so there's no need to feel guilty! :o)
I love the flavour of this. It's very fruity and zesty, but not sharp. The vanilla ice-cream is soft and delicious but it doesn't just melt away because the outer fruit coating takes a while to melt and eat. I like this because it's not runny and you can take your time eating it, unlike some ice-creams you get on sticks that are sloppy and fall off before you can even get half way through it. The flavours are rich and gorgeous, and the fruit pieces aren't bitty or really that noticeable which is positive in my opinion. I love these ice-creams so would definitely recommend them. They're light and freshing, so enjoy!
I recently saw these on offer in Tesco, a box of three for 99p so I popped a couple of boxes in my trolley. I wouldn't normally buy these as I haven't really got a sweet tooth, however with the summer weather here, now and then anyway, its nice to have something refreshing and just to cool you down a little.
Walls Solero have been around for years now, however I have never seen the exotic flavour before só they could quite possibly be new. With only 99 calories per iced lolly, these are great value for money, whether they are on special offer or not.
These reasonably sized lollies consist of ice cream with feint lines of the exotic flavouring running through them, and then quite a thick coating of the exotic flavoured ice over the ice cream, all on a stick as you would expect.
You can definitely tell that these lollies are moreso quality than just a basic iced lolly because the flavour of the ice is very concentrated so that you can taste it better unlike some that just taste of water and have not actually flavouring to them.
The ice cream in the centre is very creamy, which you can tell as soon as it enters your mouth, and as you begin to plough through the lolly its nice when you get to those feint nlines through the lolly which give it that added extra exotic taste.
The problem with these are that they are very morish, you can have one and as soon as you have finished it, it does leave you wanting another, but for only 99 calories you can get away with having another because they are not too bad for you.
These were bought on offer, normally cost around £2.00 for the three, which are still worth the money because the taste so good. Also available in different flavours. Can be purchased in boxes of three from the supermarket or individual lollies from smaller shops and ice cream vans for aroun £1 each.
Exotic fruit sorbet and vanilla flavour ice cream.