“ Brand: Wall's / Type: Ice Cream „
I hadn’t had Viennetta for years, but after Christmas dinner last year we were served up two slices each at my parents’ house!
Since then we have bought in a few Viennettas.
~ What is a Viennetta? ~
A Viennetta is a bar of vanilla ice cream, which is about 8 inches long, but the ice cream has very thin slices of chocolate layered through it and the ice cream is folded to make a swirly pattern along the sides of the bar.
It is designed to be cut into slices and eaten.
~ Nutritional information ~
On the front of the box there is a little illustration of a slice of Viennetta and underneath it says 120kcal (6% GDA) 100ml or 49g, which represents an average sized slice.
There is 14g of fat per 100g, 13g of which saturates so it is not too good for you.
~ Price ~
We bought ours from Asda for just £1.30 for 320g or 650ml.
~ The Viennetta ~
I usually serve this sliced Viennetta on a plate rather than in a bowl as it is not too messy and it holds together well. I usually only have one slice, but two were served up to me at Christmas.
The ice cream itself is a brilliant white colour. The chocolate is dark brown. I think it is dark chocolate, but I can’t tell to taste it because it is quite thin and there is so much smooth and creamy ice cream surrounding it. The chocolate doesn’t taste bitter at all.
There is a strip of chocolate across the top and then a dusting of cocoa powder, which gives a nice effect.
I often find when I’ve had ice cream in the freezer for a few days it is a nightmare to get out of the tub and you end up bending your spoon trying to ease the tiniest spoonful out, but this Viennetta is not difficult to cut and once on your plate it isn’t difficult to cut chunks off with your spoon to eat it.
The ice cream is perfect. It is very smooth with a light vanilla flavour. The chocolate is really thin and it makes that lovely cracking sound when you break it.
The swirls down the side of the Viennetta give it an interesting texture and the swirls have chocolate slices swirled into shape with them as well.
I really like Viennetta. It is a lovely treat and more convenient than other types of ice cream. You just cut a slice off and you’re ready to go. There’s no easing it out of the tub or waiting for it to melt a bit.
I have enjoyed this and it is nice as a treat now and again, but it is rather fattening and I prefer to mix my shopping up, rather than always buying the same things.
It does make a nice dessert for after a family meal. I will definitely buy this again in the future.
My husband loves ice-cream and will eat it no matter whether it is summer or winter so a couple of weeks ago when looking for some ice-cream on a trip to the supermarket I spotted Viennetta's on offer and thought it would make a change from the usual tub of ice cream. Viennetta now comes in different varieties but I opted for the Vanilla one as my husband can be funny with some flavours.
Viennetta is made by Walls and can be purchased in most supermarkets. I paid just £1.00 from Tesco for the 320g (650ml) vanilla viennetta which I though was excellent value as I can remember that my parents hardly ever brought these when I was a child as they were rather expensive.
The Viennetta is shaped in a oblong and comprises of vanilla ice cream which has layers of chocolate running through it.
The Viennetta comes packed in a cardboard box which has a picture of the Viennetta on the front and contains all the necessary information that you need to know on the back. Inside the box the Viennetta comes laid on a thin brown plastic tray wrapped in a white plastic wrapper. This keeps the Vienetta secure and in one piece.
As the viennetta is made predominantly of ice cream then you need to keep it in the freezer. There is no serving instructions on the box but I always take the Viennetta out of its box, remove the white plastic wrapper and allow it to stand for a couple of minutes on its tray before slicing and serving. I personally find this the best way as I like to eat ice cream just as it has started to give a little and become softer rather than as soon as you take it out of the freezer. It is quite easy to slice if you use a nice sharp knife, it seems to state on the box that a serving is a 100ml slice meaning you will get around 6 servings from one Viennetta. Personally myself and my husband are a little greedy and tend to have a couple of slices each per serving!
A single 100ml slice of viennetta contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 120
Protein - 1.5g
Carbohydrate - 12g
Fat - 8g
Fibre - 0.5g
The Viennetta does look like quite a posh dessert when served in slices on a nice plate or dish with its contrasting layers of ice-cream and chocolate and the rippled ice cream on the sides of the bar. When eating the Viennetta I love to hear the crisp crunch of the thin chocolate layers breaking. The combination of the sweet cold vanilla ice cream and the ever so slightly bitter crisp dark chocolate offer a lovely contrast of flavours that complement each other very well. Personally I think the vanilla flavouring in the ice cream could be toned down a little as it is a little overpowering and makes the dessert a little overly sweet but is not a huge disadvantage and it is still a lovely dessert. Also as this is a frozen dessert it is one that you can keep tucked away in the freeze not having to worry about it going out of date so it makes a great rescue dessert if you have unexpected guests!
Out foraging for edible bargains to bring home to the family recently I stumbled upon a culinary blast from the past, Walls Viennetta (made by Unilever). To my surprise it was priced in the co-op at a mere pound, I'm having some of that I thought, anticipating smiling faces and a pat on the back from the missus, but with a nagging subconscious suspicion that I was more likely to get turned up noses and mockery for falling pray to nostalgia. I was pleasantly surprised so find the family were delighted.
I don't think Vienetta has changed much in the 25 years since I last regularly ate it. The box seems pretty much the same but a creamy colour and blue rather than the darker box I remember from my youth. The ice-cream itself still sits in the same little brown plastic tray, and papery/plasticy bag surrounding it in the box. There is no fancy trick to opening the box, not that we've discovered anyway, just rip in.
Viennetta also comes in a mint version, which is I can vouch for delicious. According to the Viennetta web site since 2007 these are the only two flavours still available, but "now with more chocolate and bigger waves". There have been special 'editions' and a wider range in the past. The one I bought on this occasion was vanilla and is the one I will be talking about in this review.
The block of ice-cream is still beautifully presented (containing 650mls/320grms) with undulating soft waves of alluring creamy looking ice cream forming the décor along the sides of the block. I can almost hear the voices in my head whisper 'come to me my pretty'. The effect is further enhanced by what appears to be chocolate crumbs and dust powdering the edges, and the whole is layered with crispy wafers of milk chocolate finished with a strip of thin chocolate down the centre which fades out to freckles of chocolate then crisp white wavy edging. For such a reasonably priced treat that will feed one to 6 people (any more than 6 and you are just being mean, or obsessive about calories) I think it is very attractive, and though some may think it looks tacky and smacks of the 'ambassador you are spoiling us with this tat' pretentiousness, I just think it looks lovely and appetising.
The taste of this I must admit isn't on a par with the best dairy ice-cream I have tasted, but then it isn't touted as such. The ice-cream does have creaminess as you would expect, similar to the texture of Mr Whippy but smoother somehow. The chocolate does taste like real chocolate whether it is or not (in the ingredients list on the box the chocolate is described as "crisp chocolate flavoured layers"), is satisfyingly crisp when you bite or cut into it, but melts in your mouth beautifully. This dessert also in my opinion also manages to avoid falling into the trap of being overly sweet and sickly that many cheaper desserts do, and the flavours are nicely balanced. With Viennetta I think the sum is greater than its parts.
The story of Viennetta's creation says that Kevin Hillman (who I can only assume is the creator of Viennetta?) got the idea from a cake he saw in cookery book he gave his wife for Christmas - there's a divorce waiting to happen right there, I'd be eating the book for Christmas lunch if I gave that to my missus as a gift (unless specifically requested, she's asked for horror books, books on cats, and sci-fi, so far no luck with the cookery books). The Viennetta is meant to be a gateaux constructed entirely from ice cream, and ice cream cake. Whatever the design is based on I think it works, Someone said we eat with our eyes, and I think that trick has certainly worked to woo me with this product.
At 120 calories per 100m or 49gms - and you could get away with a portion size of 49gms ish if you were more restrained than I - I think the calorie count of this as a desert or treat is pretty good. All in all a cheap tasty treat or desert for the family, and friends. You wouldn't win any culinary awards serving this but I'm sure you'd win a few smiles, and that's what really matters.
I have had Viennetta for dessert but the result of it has been a bit disappointing.
~Packaging and Appearance~
Wall's Viennetta comes in a cubiod-shaped cardboard box and shows a picture of the product on the front. On the side is all sorts of nutritional value and ingredients and there are many ingredients in this ice cream! The ice cream is reconstituted, too - I much prefer proper ice cream made with milk and cream that you get from farms.
When you slide the dessert out, it comes on a brown tray and this tray is pretty weak and feeble. The actual dessert doesn't look bad, though. I was rather impressed with the swirls of ice cream on the side and wafer thin layer of chocolate on the top. However, once you have cut a portion off it looks as if a weapon has been hacked at it and nothing at all like the probably airbrushed picture on the back of the box.
~Product and Taste~
So, I tucked in and my tastebuds were met with the taste of sickly-sweet vanilla ice cream. It left an unpleasant aftertaste that took about two goes of toothbrushing to get rid of. The chocolate isn't bad though - but definetely not genuine good-qaulity dark chocolate. This dessert reminded me a bit of choc ices.
I bought this from the supermarket on offer at £1, which I think should be its price anyway as that is what it's worth for the taste and quality.
Review of Walls Viennetta Ice cream
Walls have been producing ice cream for over 80 years, Viennetta, the subject of this review, is one of their ice cream desserts.
Walls Viennetta is an oblong bar shaped dessert made from Vanilla ice cream interleaved with chocolate flavoured layers. Viennetta was introduced to the UK in the early 1980's following the Unilever company's patented technology that allowed thin layers of wavy chocolate to be mixed into ice cream at high speed. The result was Viennetta.
The product is found in the freezer sections of most supermarkets and is marketed as an 'ice cream treat for those everyday celebrations'.
Viennetta comes in vanilla or mint flavours. This review covers the vanilla version. We purchased this ice cream on impulse in Asda as it was on a special offer. I had eaten Viennetta in the past, but had not bought it for some time.
~~Packaging, taste and texture~~
The dessert is presented in a recyclable cardboard box bearing a picture of slices of luscious looking ice cream with swirly edges, topped with chocolate. It looks very tempting and I can understand why Viennetta is classed as an impulse purchase leader, after all, I bought it on impulse myself!
The Walls heart logo is above the 'I' of the name Viennetta, nutritional, ingredient and company information appear on the rear of the box.
I was purchased our Viennetta as part of a special promotion at £1. Obviously the price will vary from supermarket to supermarket, but the average 'non special offer' cost seems to be in the region of £1.70-£1.99.
The ice cream bar is sitting on a brown plastic tray, it can be served straight from the freezer or allowed to thaw very slightly for about 10 minutes before serving. The dessert measures approximately 10 inches long by around 3 inches high. The weight is 32g/650ml. It would comfortably serve 6 people or provide 5 more generous portions.
On cutting the dessert all the chocolate layers crackle in a most satisfying fashion! Sadly they also broke apart when I cut into the ice cream, but who knows, that could have been my heavy handed cutting technique!
The slices of ice cream dessert were made up of a very white vanilla ice cream. There was no discernible aroma and the ice cream appeared rather sorry looking in comparison to the illustration on the packet!
Still the deciding factor with any food product has to be the taste and texture. It is at this point that the Viennetta chocolate comes into it's own! The chocolate layers are delicious, made from crispy, mouthwatering rich dark chocolate, totally gorgeous and as good as any other chocolate I've tasted. The chocolate layers and the ice cream made a very interesting dessert texture wise, with the soft ice cream and the crispy chocolate blending together to form a really distinctive dessert.
The actual ice cream lets this product down in my opinion. Walls are a well known ice cream maker and it was disappointing to find this ice cream so sickly sweet and bland. There was a distinct after taste which is quite hard to describe, reminiscent of cheap white chocolate.
Obviously a dessert of this type is not going to be the healthiest option around and I am not going to bore readers with a list of ingredients in Viennetta, suffice to say that the product contains milk, vegetable fat, cocoa powder, sugar, guar gum and a whole host of other ingredients, some unpronounceable!
There is no allergen, vegetarian or other dietary advice on the packaging. Of course anyone with a dairy intolerance would avoid Viennetta due to the milk content, but having read through the ingredients, I can see nothing glaringly nut based or non vegetarian. I would urge people who do need to know these things to study the packaging for themselves to be on the safe side.
For those interested in such data, every 100g of Walls Viennetta contains 250 calories, 3g protein, 25g carbohydrate, 16g fat, 0.7g fibre and 0.05 sodium.
Walls ice cream products have been produced for over 80 years and Walls is now a part of the Unilever group, they are the world's biggest ice cream manufacturer, with an annual turnover of £5 billion.
Walls products are sold in more than 40 countries. The Walls brand operates under different names in different markets (Walls in the UK and most parts of Asia, Algida in Italy, Langnese in Germany, Kibon in Brazil, and Ola in the Netherlands)
Postal address for UK consumers.
Unilever UK Walls
Customer careline 08007311507
~~My Thoughts and Conclusion~~
Walls Viennetta is in my view, a big let down, it looks great, the chocolate is lovely, but I wouldn't describe it as 'ice cream treat for those everyday celebrations', as the Walls website urges. It isn't unpleasant, it is a nice enough dessert but I doubt that I'd buy it again. I think I'd prefer a good old fashioned 'Artic Roll' the next time I want an ice cream based dessert.
This ice cream is high fat and to be frank, just not worth the high calories it contains. I would only recommend this product to those with a very sweet tooth!
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 May 2010
N.B. My reviews may appear on other review sites under the same user name.
I like to have a few nice treats in the cupboard and freezer for the time when my children have been well behaved and when we have sat down as a family to have a nice meal together, particularly on Sundays.
Wall's Vienetta is provided in a little plastic tray with a white wrapper to keep it all sealed and this is shoved inside a cardboard box. It literally takes just a few seconds to get this opened but sometimes it feels like ages, particularly when the whole family are sitting around waiting for it to be opened and divided up!
Vienetta is vanilla ice cream with lots of little layers of chocolate and when you slice it up the chocolate gives a refreshing cracking sound. The ice cream is lovely and creamy and does have a fairly good taste to it and the chocolate is a lovely accompaniment for the smooth ice cream. The layers of chocolate are lovely and crisp and taste yummy. I love to mix the whole thing together in a bowl as it works so well together and everything about it is delicious. If I am really feeling greedy or want a big chocolate hit then I might add a little squirt of chocolate sauce to mine and the kids as well. The bottom of the Vienetta is my favourite part as it's got a lovely thick chocolate base that's the best part of the whole thing.
I purchased a 650ml Vienetta from Tesco reduced from the usual price of £1.48 down to £1.00 and they also have the Mint variety for the same price. The mint one is quite nice but it's not my favourite, this one is, and I am sure that all my children agree with me.
A serving of Vienetta contains 120 calories, 11g sugar, 8g fat, 7g saturates and 0.6g of salt. I believe a serving is around 50ml. There is a fair amount of sugar in this so I will definitely be limiting the amount that my children have from now on. In the past it has been too easy to just cut it up in to five or six servings and dish it out but I am going to ration the amount that we have after Sunday dinner now as I don't want my children to grow up addicted to rubbish.
This Vienetta is quite tasty and ideal for the family, there is enough there for everybody and it's available at a very reasonable price. When it's on offer at £1.00 it's easy enough just to buy 3 or 4 and these will lasts us a fair few weeks. I don't mind having a few of these in the freezer as long as my children keep their fingers off them when it's not the right time of the week. The ice cream is lovely, as is the chocolate, this is not the most luxurious product ever but it works well for my family.
I was recently reintroduced to Wall's Vienetta after at least twenty years during a visit to my Mums. When she brought out this relic of a dessert my immediate thought was of how small it looked, but then I guess everything is relative and I have got a lot bigger!!
Following this experience, I decided to buy a pack as it was on offer in Tesco for a special introductory price of £1. This seemed a decent enough deal as we were having a party and this seemed like a decent backup if the Pavlova failed to set, and a good talking point for reminiscence amongst old mates.
In a small rectangular container it has a clear picture of the product on it, there is a large Wall's wording on the packaging. My only issue with the cardboard is that it can get damp in freezers and a bit manky, but overall it looks fine if not a little bit cheap.
When I unwrapped this bad boy from its box it was placed on a little plastic tray which looks a bit weedy, other than that it is quite an elegant dessert with lots of layers of chocolate, ice cream and nice funky looking ridges. It looked fairly cool, if not a tad small, however as the dinner party had gone fine, the dessert was to share between two so was definitely more than enough as it could have served 5-6 easily.
Its a combination of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, if you allow the dessert to sit for ten minutes after opening it tastes much better as it has more of a creamy vanilla flavour, if you eat immediately it tastes frozen and icy! The flavour combinations are fine, they aren't as bad as some reviews i've read, the ice cream is not fresh but does have flavour, while the chocolate is a nice hard contrast.
Its not heavy weighing only 320g, every 100g of Walls Viennetta contains 250 calories, 3g protein, 25g carbohydrate, 16g fat, 0.7g fibre and 0.05 sodium. Thats fine with me, it can be eaten as part of a controlled diet easily.....Just don't eat the whole thing yourself!!!
A blast from the past, it tasted good and it looked fine, for £1 it was good value as a dessert, it was cheaper than a tub of ice cream, but more expensive than fruit (From some supermarkets!!!). It was a good 3 out of 5 dessert, its not posh, not filled with flavour sensations, or created from Madagascan Vanilla Pods which have only been picked by one handed Marmosets, but its fun, filling and good value.
Recently I treated my family to a double sized Walls Vienetta (original variety), they were not disappointed! I bought mine in our local Aldi for a bargain 69p! It was on offer so I am not sure if this has expired, but it was one mammoth ice cream feast - no we didn't eat it all at once, it lasted several days! The great thing about Vienetta is the differing textures. You start off with the crispy thin milk chocolate which crack like ice as you put your spoon through it and you are then treated to a finale of lusciously creamy vanilla chocolate. It is a taste sensation and has never really gone out of fashion. It comes in a handy plastic tray which keeps it all together once you start hacking pieces off and it is made with a special technique which gives the ice cream extra air to allow it to keep it's swirly shape and soft ice cream texture. There's nothing else quite like it.
Wall's Vienetta has been going since 1982. It is a fairly inexpensive ice-cream dressed up as something a bit special. The gist of a Vienetta is that it is a long block of wavy layers of ice-cream interspersed with layers of dark chocolate, and then a chocolate dusting on the top.
A Vienetta is about 18cm long and would serve four not-very-hungry people, or two quite greedy people. Personally, I always find a quarter portion far too small (yes, I'm one of the greedyones).
A Vienetta should usually cost about £2, although quite often they'll be on offer in supermarkets and you can get them for £1. They have, in the past, come in a variety of flavours - vanilla, mint, cappuccino, chocolate and more - although you'll be lucky if you can find anything other than vanilla or mint in the shops these days. The vanilla one are a tad too boring for my taste, however I do love the mint ones. Just the right combo of mint ice-cream with chocolate layers. A bit like eating a lump of mint-choc-chip.
A lot of the big supermarkets lately seem to have goods on offer for £1 exactly, this is probably a psychological marketing ploy, and in this case it has worked. I haven't bought Walls Viennetta for years, but when I spotted this in the freezer for a good old pound, into my trolley it went. Being a child of the 80's I practically grew up on this, so if nothing else, I am expecting this to bring back some good memories! By the way, I have the box in front of me and the correct spelling is "Viennetta", not "Vienetta" as Dooyou suggest.
~*~A bit of History ~*~
Walls first introduced this product as a Christmas promotion in 1982 and it was registered as a unique design by Kevin Hilman who was a development manager at Walls. In 2007 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this product, Walls made a 22.7m long Viennetta and beat the world record of the longest ice cream.
Viennetta was a popular dinner party dessert back in the 80's and the fact that it is still available now proves that this is a popular product, or is it good old nostalgia that keeps it going? Over the years Viennetta has been available in several different varieties; Strawberry, cappuccino, chocolate, fruits of the forest and praline, but today it only comes in two varieties; Mint and original vanilla. Mint ice cream is my personal favourite, so this review is based on the Mint Viennetta.
~*~ Packaging ~*~
Viennetta comes in an attractive box, with a picture of the product on the front and sides. On one of the side the picture shows the side of the product, as it would look on your plate, so you know exactly what you are getting. The rear of the box provides you with an overwhelming amount of information, but on closer inspection, most of it is in foreign languages! Essentially you are told the ingredients, nutritional information, contact details, storage advice and the weight of the product: 320g (or 650ml).
Inside the box the ice cream oblong is inside a plastic film wrapper and sits upon a brown plastic tray. This helps the product to maintain its shape, and also makes it easy to slide it in and out of the box.
~*~Appearance and Taste ~*~
Well, as I have said, I haven't had one of these for a while, and I have to say that I am a little bit surprised. I can remember eating this layer by layer, and being amazed at how intricate the design was. It used to consist of lots of layers of twirls and curls (as in the picture above) but now you have two flat layers (one mint, one vanilla), divided by layers of chocolate at the top and at the bottom, and in the middle is one fat layer of curled mint ice cream with a crisp chocolate coating on either side. Along the length of the product right down the centre there is a layer of crisp chocolate.
A Viennetta can bit a bit fiddly to eat, but I find that the easiest way to eat it is one layer at a time (my husband dives straight in with his spoon completely decimating it!). As you work your way through the layers you are met with crispy milk chocolate, which tastes more like the "chocolate coating" which adorns many ice cream products, but it does snap in a satisfying way, and melts nicely in your mouth. The ice cream is light and creamy, and the mint has a delicious genuine flavour to it. I can't fault the flavour here, and the texture makes it an interesting dessert. My only issue is that you have to chase it around your bowl/ plate far too much, and so I don't think that I would like to eat this whilst in prestigious company!
Per 100g of this product there are 260 calories, 17g of fat and 21g of sugar, so this should probably be enjoyed occasionally. However, I am yet to find a dessert (other that fruit) that is good for you!
~*~ In conclusion~*~
This dessert will probably be around for years, and there can't be many people who haven't tried it or at least heard of it. We don't usually have dessert, but this is handy to keep in the freezer if we fancy a change once in a while, but I don't think that I could bring myself to serve it up to guests!
Just one Vienetta, give it to me, delicious ice cream from...hold on. Sorry, wrong advert!
Ah, memories return to me once more and no doubt some of the younger reviewers on this site will wonder just what am I on about. Well, the advert I mixed you up with was for Cornetto and I'm sure if you youtube an 80's advert you'll see what I'm waffling on about.
Anyway, this isn't about Cornetto (do they still make them?) but rather Wall's Vienetta. A rather pleasant experience to the old tastebuds.
I recall this being let loose on the market around the early 80's (well, that's my first recollection) and being released almost as an expensive luxury item (feel free to put me right if my memory is incorrect!) I remember traipsing round to my Nan/Grandad's house and being puzzled by this strange block of ice cream.
You see back then it was those old carboard boxes with slabs of ice cream in them or the big old tubs. This new item was something different and I wondered what's with all this layers of chocolate going into ice cream?
Needless to say I didn't need a second invite when it was time to start munching. I can honestly say that my just before adolescent form thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was original and it was certainly a pleasure.
So now fast forward about 25-30 years. I've just come home and plonked a slab of Wall's finest into a bowl. It doesn't look quite as good as it used to (well, let's be honest ice cream to an eleven year old is always gonna look like the ultimate conectionary holy grail) but as if I give a hoot about how it looks!
With spoon in hand I carved a goodly chunk away and allowed all those calories inside me mouth. And...
It's still tastes blooming marvellous. Shall I finish on a poem? No, Yes...oh go on then.
On a shelf encased with ice
Lays oblong and rather nice,
With bowl in hand we carve a piece
And bite with relish on sugary feast.
Soon enough the morsel is gone,
This smooth dessert wont last that long.
With a chop of spoon another piece follows
And you indulge in a fretful swallow.
Oh, lament, there's nothing left,
You're stomach groans feeling bereft.
Never mind, you'll be back for more,
Because ice cream like this is gorgeous to gnaw.
Ahem, I think it's time I brought this debacle to an end! Anyways, do I recommend?
For sure yes and it gets a five star rating as well :D Go on, enjoy.
Wall's Vienetta is an ice cream based dessert which contains vanilla ice cream & crisp layers of chocolate. It is available in the original variety (the one I am reviewing today) & Mint. There have been several special varieties throughout the years but the original is still the popular one.
The vienetta comes in a cardboard box and within the box the Vienetta is on a brown plastic tray (I once thought it was chocolate) which is wrapped in a white plastic wrapper to keep everything fresh. If you take care in opening up the wrapper then it is possible to keep the wrapper and slide the tray with the Vienetta back in to the box to keep it nice and fresh in the freezer.
The vienetta has a thick base which is layers of the crisp chocolate and vanilla ice cream and then there is lots of piped ice cream on the top with more crisp chocolate on the top of the vienetta. It looks quite nice and is a dessert that I would say is instantly recognisable. The ice cream is very creamy and does have quite a vanilla flavouring to it although it is a little artificial. The chocolate is lovely and crisp and brings a new dimension to the dessert and I love to break up all the chocolate and then mix it together with the vanilla ice cream.
There are 250 calories & 16g of fat per 100g serving so this should be enjoyed in moderation although it's hard to resist having a nice big slice and then coming back for some more.
I paid £1.39 for a 650ml portion of Vienetta and I would say that this comfortably feeds a good 4 adults (or me & Tom just twice!) and it's really delicious. I will continue to buy this and I think that although the price has risen quite a bit it is still a delicious good value dessert that people love.
I especially love to cover mine with chocolate sauce so it's probably best that I don't buy it every week!
I am rating Vienetta 5/5 as it's delicious, looks good & serves quite a few people for my money.
I don't have a sweet after dinner very often but when I do I like to have some ice cream. I am also rather partial to chocolate. So what better for dessert than both together?
Vienetta is made by Walls, and as you are probably aware they make great ice cream. It comes in a variety of flavours and for the purposes of this review I shall be tasting the original vanilla and chocolate one.
Vienetta comes in an oblong cream coloured box, which is emblazoned with a picture of a Vienetta with a slice taken from it. It looks very much like a cake. Fancy swirls of chocolate decorate its exterior.
They are about 10 inches long and 3-4 inches high. I find that this serves 5 people with a decent serving or 6 people with a fair serving, depending on how large your main course was. Personally I always leave room for the sweet anyway LOL.
Once cut into portions you can see the crispy chocolate intermingled with the vanilla ice cream. The taste is simply delicious as the chocolate and ice cream blend together. Initially it's the ice cream that is predominant, it's sweet but not too sweet and you can taste the vanilla. The chocolate seems to be a cross between dark and milk. That is it is dark in colour but tastes milkier. The chocolate is set in the ice cream in waves so every portion gets a decent amount of chocolate. The first taste of chocolate comes from the decoration, but then as the ice cream melts deliciously in your mouth the chocolate does it's thing, and WOW there you go Crispy Heaven.
The ice cream is quite creamy and doesn't melt too quickly, so it can be dished up a few minutes before serving without fear of ending up with a runny mess. You can feel the crunch of the chocolate as your spoons seeks its prey.
As per usual I'm not going into all the carbs, calories and all that. You shouldn't have to worry about that when you're going to be having a slice of Crispy heaven.
As I said they are a good size and cost in the region of £1.29, which works out at 25p per portion if you do the 5 cut, and 20p if you do the 6 cut. ASDA sometimes do them for £1
It's not a thing I have everyday but when I do I get a large portion since there are only 3 members of this household. That makes it an even better deal as far as I'm concerned.
So get that Steak Pie down your neck because Vienetta's for afters.
At over 80 years old Walls have been producing ice cream for as long as I remember. I also remember the Vienetta being a family staple as I was growing up. It is still one of my true favourites!
The Vienetta is a rectangular shaped slab of chocolate and ice cream. It is layered with chocolate and white vanilla ice cream (my particular favourite!). The layers of chocolate are very thin and break easily with a spoon. It is a frozen dessert and will be found in most freezer aisles of any supermarket any will often be found in corner shops as well, as they are easy to pack, popular and relatively cheap.
Vienetta has been in the shops lately as a special offer price of £1, well that's as good a reason to buy as any. Usually it will be around the £1.50-£2 mark. When out of the box, it is wrapped in a white plastic wrapper and the bar sits on a brown plastic tray (I wonder how many of us thought it was chocolate !!) This will (apparently) serve 6. Not in my house, 4 at a stretch!
It has 250 calories per 100g and 16g fat, so not for a low fat diet. But this is perfect for a treat and one I really enjoy. It has also come in a variety of flavours at one stage or another, mostly special editions. But I have seen the mint version as a regular on the shelves, but this is not as good as the original.
In my opinion, this is a great treat for the family. It is not very healthy, but if you love white vanilla ice cream (as I do) and you love chocolate. You will love this and at £1 a large bar, you can afford to treat yourself.
I have a thing about eating Vienetta, just like Cadbury's crème egg, I often wonder how people eat theirs? I tend to scrape each layer off, so a mouthful of ice cream, then that lovely wafer thin chocolate, I mostly succeed with each layer until I get to the slightly thicker one at the bottom, yummy !!