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Any time of year but especially in the summer time it is great to have a nice ice lolly or ice cream, recently I have been eating FAB's and Feasts but a firm favourite of mine is the Wall's White Magnum. They are expensive particularly when bought individually but if you want to make savings you can buy them in a multipack and you really do get what you pay for anyway as these are an extremely luxurious ice cream that taste fantastic and in my opinion are a market leader.
A Magnum in this instance is vanilla ice cream covered with thick white chocolate on a stick. To eat them when I have them I normally bite off the white chocolate which cracks in your mouth fantastically and then when I have done that I eat the ice cream until there is no more. As I previously said these are extremely good and the white chocolate coating is thick, rich and wonderful leaving the ice cream which is of a brilliant standard with an unbelievably wonderful strong pleasant vanilla flavour.
These are probably best enjoyed in moderation and I think they are the kind of ice cream that would be great to eat on the beach or consume on a lovely day out at a country park or walking around some kind of stately home. They are good to save for a special occasion as each one contains 260 calories and 15g of fat which is a little on the high side but as these Magnums are so brilliant it is worth the hit.
Wow - when it comes to summer there is and will only ever be one ice lolly /ice cream for me and that has to be the Magnum white.
Now I am not a huge fan of white chocolate as I always find it too sweet, milky and sickly, yet on the ice cream it tastes great. It has a slightly richer taste in comparison to the sweetness and is creamy, yet not sickly. Thw white chocolate coves the ice creamthe whole way round, creating a covering or a shell for the vanilla ice cream beneath.
This means that when you bite into it it makes a cracking noise which makes the ice cream all the more tempting!
The ice cream itself is a vanilla flavour and in comparison with the creamy chocolate it isn't as creamy, which I enjoy otherwise it'd be far too creamy! It is smooth and sweet, yet the coldness cuts through most of this so it doesn't taste too sweet.
You can buy these singuarly, those these are quite expensive and can be around £1.5-£2.5, maybe even more each. For a box of 3 they are normally around the £3 mark, though at the moment I have seen them on offer in tesco and co-op for a price of 2 boxes (6 lollies) for £3.50!
Overall I would highly reccomend these if you aresick of the sweet, artificial flavour of ice lollies!
Wall's is a well known ice cream brand under the popular Unilever company. As well as producing delicious ice cream, they also have a range of ice lolly treats for all ages.
Wall's White Magnum Ice Cream is a true classic. It is vanilla ice cream in white chocolate.
My ice cream was part of a multi pack so may differ from single sold units.
My ice cream is wrapped in a shiny gold wrapper with the Magnum logo on the front. The ice cream are then placed in a creamy coloured cardboard box with the Magnum name in gold and a tempting image of the contained product.
The back of the box has the ingredients, a nutrition chart and details of how to contact Unilever.
*The Ice Cream*
The Magnum is quite big and comes on a wooden stick. The ice cream is rounded like a narrowed etc and thick. It is a white chocolate outer shell with an ice cream filling.
reconsituated skimmed milk, sugar, cocoa butter, vegetable fat, whole milk powder, glucose fructose syrup, whey solids, emulsifiers, butteroil, stabilisers, vanilla bean pieces, flavouring, colour.
Each ice cream is 120ml and contains :
*Availability and Price*
These are up at the high end of the ice cream treat scale. Local shops will have them in their freezer units for around £1.20-£1.50. Multi packs of 3 can also be bought in supermarkets for around £1.75 and can be found on special offers such as 2 for £3.
So up in sunny Scotland, it is 23 degrees today and we have been experiencing somewhat of heatwave. This means more ice lollies in an attempt to cool us down! Today we took our toddler to the swing park nearby and popped into the shop for some treats.
Our local shop didn't have much in the way of fruity ice lollies but we spotted Magnum Whites. When I think Magnum, I think classy and expensive. Priced at £1.40 each and with me and hubby both wanting one, this seemed a bit much to pay. I then spotted a 3pk in the other freezer for £1.99 and picked this up instead.
We headed to the park and opened the box. You can tell this is a premium product, the packaging is sleek and stands out. The ice cream chocolate outer smells sweet and looks very smooth. Biting in, you hear freshness in the noise of a crack. The white chocolate holds together nicely until you go for another bite. The white chocolate reminds me of the white chocolate Crunch bars you buy from Nestle. It tastes creamy and very rich.
The ice cream inside is almost pure white and has speckles of black which I can only assume is the Vanilla Bean pieces but I may be mistaking. The ice cream is soft and the chocolate seems to keep it all in. The ice cream is extremely rich and you really couldn't eat more than one of these ice creams.
The overall quality of the ice cream is high and well worth trying. My son did have a try and liked it but I would say these are wayyyy to expensive and rich for kids!
Due to the heat and these being ice cream and chocolate, they melt very quickly and if you don't lap this up you may end up covered in an expensive mess.
260 calories is ok but the sugar and fat means just one and not on a regular basis!
I recommend :)
The perfect addition on a hot summers day has to be a nice cold ice cream, and what better ice cream than Wall's Magnum. They come in a number of different varieties but my personal favourite is the white chocolate version, but don't think that I'm not a fan of the other flavours because I am, they are all very tasty.
Wall's Magnum is a shaped Vanilla ice cream (and also other flavours in special limited editions) on the end of a stick for portibility, covered in a chocolate shell. The chocolate covering as previously mentioned can be in different flavours, generally white and milk chocolate, but limited edition flavours also pop up from time to time as well as chocolate and nut coverings, etc.
Packaging and Price
The standard packet for Wall's Magnums are generally packaged as 3 in a box however, they can also be bought from freezer units as individual ice creams in certain stores. The individual size of the Magnum bar is 258 grams and they generally cost between £1.00 to £1.50 per bar, but if bought in a box of three, the box can cost about £2.50 and you can often get buy one get one free offers.
As you would expect, the nutritional information is not going to be good news, after all it is ice cream covered by chocolate. The number of calories for a single bar is about 260 with about 26 grams of sugar and 15 grams of fat. But as with most things, in moderation is the key.
Overall, the white chocolate magnums are extremely tasty and the thick chocolate surround goes well with the vanilla ice cream interior. The other variations of magnum are also very nice, you can also get versions with caramel laced inside the vanilla ice cream, another favourite of mine. This is a product that I will definitely buy again and again in the future, but not too often or I'll get fat. I give this product a Dooyoo rating of 5 stars out of 5.
I can only take advantage of being completely out of control with my diet for a few more weeks. My pregnancy is in it's last few weeks and the only thing that is seeing me through these dragging uncomfortable days is the fact that I am allowing myself to eat anything that takes my fancy.
We have been lucky enough to have some glorious weather this week, and yesterday after a day out in town with my girls we were strolling back to the car in the fab sunshine. My eldest asked for an ice cream and I thought why not?? I headed into our local Sommerfield and picked up a mini milk for my girls and then set about choosing something for myslelf. I decided to go for a Magnum, as I love the chunky chocolate and ice cream combination, but in this instance I decided to go for a variety I hadn't tried before - a white chocolate Magnum.
I don't really know what came over me, because I'm not actually a big fan of white chocolate, it's a little too sweet and sickly for me, but nevertheless this was the one I fancied. I believe I paid about £1.50 for my Magnum which is pricey for a single ice cream, however you can get round this by buying a box of 3 from the supermarket for approx £1.99.
This ice cream really was gorgeous. By the time I got round to opening it, the ice cream had softened slightly and was truly delicious. The chunky white chocolate tasted gorgeous and complemented the creamy vanilla ice cream fantastically. The ice cream itself was flecked with dark specks of vanilla and the sweet creamy flavour was absolutely perfect for a hot day.
So this version of Magnum was a really pleasant suprise for me and I hope to fit a few more in before the end of my pregnancy when the guilt in indulging in treats like this will resurface.
I usually don't like white chocolate that much but love these White Magnums, it's mad really because the chocolate on these ice creams is mega thick so you'd think I'd like it even less but it's yummy.
The Magnum comes on one of their flat sticks, they're a bit expensive in the supermarket and this pack I've got at the minute was £1.75 but if you buy a single one off the ice cream man it'll cost nearly that on it's own!!!
The chocolate is thick and it's crunchy as you bite through it but goes creamy proper quick in your mouth. It's got a more interesting taste than other white chocolate and I think that's why I like it because I think a lot of white chocolate just tastes fatty.
This doesn't though and it's got a delish creamy flavour that goes proper nice with the smooth ice cream. Magnum make wicked vanilla ice cream and most of their bars have got the same ice cream in them just a different chocolate coating. Their standard vanilla flavour goes brill with the white chocolate because even though the chocolate is creamy there isn't a strong taste to it so the vanilla comes through good.
There's deffo something in the chocolate that brings out the vanilla flavour in the ice cream because when you get a bite that has got chocolate and ice cream on the vanilla is loads more intense. It's a wicked combo of sweet creamy chocolate and smooth creamy ice cream, I don't even think of the coating being white chocolate that much because it's got a much nicer flavour than ANY white chocolate I've ever had.
I think these Magnums are a bit sickly because the white chocolate is mega thick and a bit sweet, I can get through a milk chocolate Magnum because the chocolate is loads easier to eat than white chocolate. I always finish this white one off but don't enjoy the last few mouth fulls, it's lucky the ice cream melts pretty slow actually because I eat the last but so slow I reckon I'd get madly sticky if it was a fast melter! lol
Recommended..... even to people who don't like white chocolate!!!
I do Like Magnum ICe Creams, but I don't quite see the hype from these. The normal price of about £3 for a box of 3 of these is quite expensive, but if you buy these on their own then they cost around £1.40.
These are in a simple cardboard box, and they are individually wrapped with a thick, good enough quality wrapper.
This is a large lump of Ice Cream on a Stick with a thick covering of White Chocolate. The layer of White Chocolate is Milky and tastes of good quality. It is sweet and smooth. It gives a good crack when you bite into it. The Ice Cream inside is a Milky sweet White Ice cream as well, and again this tastes expensive and good quality.
I don't have 1 to hand, but know these have a fait few calories in them.
Perhaps worth the more expensive price tag, as it is so good tasting, but depends on how much you like your Ice Cream.
Walls white chocolate magnum ice creams are probably my favourite stick ice creams that you can buy from the packets. They are no doubt the nicest magnum flavour on the market and I always enjoy one of these whenever I have them
They are made by walls under the magnum name and as walls make a lot of ice cream you know there going to be of the best quality, and this is most certainly the case. These have a really smooth ice cream centre and then and made all the better by the white chocolate casing as well.
The creamy vanilla centre is really soft and is always easy to bite into, its very creamy and very smooth and has little dark specs of what looks like chocolate in, these are so small you cant really feel them but it gives the ice cream a unique look.
The whole thing is coated in white chocolate which just tastes so good on its own anyway, the white chocolate mixed with the ice cream just goes so well and it gives a flavour like no other ice creams iv tried can.
These are a fair size too and are not badly priced, if you get one of these on their own from a ice cream van or somewhere selling them from a freezer your looking at about a pound and usually more each but if you get them from the supermarket these are very frequently on offer at 3 for a pound, just great value for such a good ice cream.
Magnums are the ultimate holiday food because wherever you go in Europe there still seems to be Magnums. Doesn't that suggest that this offering from Walls is one of the best, luxury ice cream snacks? Magnums are definitely marketed as being a luxury ice cream snack and coming in any where between £1.20 and £1.50 for one they definitely have the luxury price tag! Do they live up to their reputation though?
I feel they do. No other ice cream snack gives you the smooth creaminess of the white chocolate. It is dam good white chocolate at that, it has a very rich, creamy flavour that seems very sweet yet satisfying on the tastebuds. This followed up by a very nice vanilla ice cream really does give that summer, cool quenching feeling. Some people like to eat off all the chocolate first and then indulge in the ice cream (me!) and other prefer to crunch through the chocolate to the ice cream and have the chocolate and ice cream flavours compliment each other. Whatever way you do it, you'll enjoy it!
A word of warning though, if your not on holiday or out on a particularly hot day and fancy an ice cream, then don't go buying an individual one from the ice cream shop at £1.50! Drop into your local tescos or other supermarket and pick up a pack of three for around £2.50. Save your pennies!
I very rarely indulge in ice cream, mainly because the weather is hardly ever nice enough to fully enjoy such a treat and also because I find it appallingly expensive for something that is used in the moves as a comfort food when you've been dumped!
However, with the gorgeous weather we're enduring at the moment, I thought I'd treat myself to a box of three Magnum White Chocolate. I do love white chocolate though not as much as its dark counterpart, though I've found when it comes to Magnum that the white variety is just stunning and tastes so much better. From my local Sainsburys a pack of three Magnums costs £1.99, an incredible achievement considering you'd pay about £1.30 just for one of them! Magnum have been with us since 1990 and belong to the British/Dutch owned company Unilever.
With such an expensive and popular product, it's no wonder that the packaging is so attractive. The White Magnum easily stands out from the rest of the range with a very bright and pale yellow coloured box that has a picture of the ice cream of the front, with the chocolate flaking away and the ice cream inside oozing out. It's enough to make you want to tear open the box there and then. The Magnum logo is also imprinted on the box. This is like a large letter 'M' encased in a circle almost like a stamp and you'll notice that this is also imprinted onto the Magnum itself.
The box opens differently to what you'd normally expect. Instead of attacking it from the top, there is like a small pouch which you can press open on the front of the box to get at the ice cream inside. The Magnums themselves are presented in a shiny foil wrapper that are a sort of gold colour.
Upon finally reaching the ice cream, it's a fairly decent size and sits on the typical wooden stick that you'd associate with most lollypops. The Magnum is a sort of strange rectangular shape with an oval head and biting into to it for the first time is the best part. The taste that escapes into your mouth is just breathtaking. It's like you're dancing in heaven. The chocolate is always the best part as you can feel it break up and melt in your mouth. The white chocolate adds an extra special kick to the flavour. It's extremely sweet and it works very well with the ice cream which itself is better than anything you could hope to find in a tub. You can easily devour the Magnum within seconds and be left feeling all disappointed that there's none left! It has an irresistible taste and a smooth and creamy texture that just collapses in your mouth.
There are a shocking 260 calories in just one of these little beauties. We knew they were never going to be the healthiest thing on the block but if you're watching your weight these probably aren't the best thing to buy. Also if you're not a fan of white chocolate you'll probably want to avoid them but there are a whole range of different tastes and chocolates available in the Magnum range, all with the same, great tasting ice cream. I think Magnum are good for the occasional treat but the price and the fatty content of the product make them something that you wouldn't want to indulge in on a regular basis. Magnum sits above most other ice cream brands [except perhaps Ben & Jerrys]. They provide a sophisticated and relaxing experience and also when devouring these white chocolate treats, a party for your taste buds!
I am currently on a diet, trying to lose those pesky extra pounds before I go on holiday.
I have stocked up on low-cal low-fat foods (most of which taste like cardboard as you would expect), and all I can think about this morning is how much I want a White Magnum.
So even though I haven't had one in months I thought I'd go with it.
Box information (mostly stolen from internet)
The box features the same cream/gold colour combination as the icecream wrappers, and you get three icecreams to a box.
Nutritional info per icecream - 270 calories, 25g sugar, 16g fat (including 12g saturates) and 0.2g salt.
In other words one icecream will give you 28% of your sugar intake for one day, 23% of your fat intake, and 60% saturated fat intake. This whopping calorie and fat intake is why I can only dream of having one at the moment.
In Tesco they are £1.88 per box, though these icecreams come up as BOGOF offers frequently.
Recreating the experience.
When you peel the cream/gold foil wrapper away you get a strong smell of white chocolate and vanilla in contrast to many wrapped choc ices these days that seem to have no scent and a rather watery taste to them.
The icecream is oval at the ends, and and flat on both sides with a thick white chocolate coating.
OK, what I would do now is crack the chocolate layer, lay it out on the wrapper, and eat it after I've finished the icecream when it's half melted, as it does melt at room temperature and I like that. It is an unnecessarily messy way of going about things though!
Under the chocolate the Walls vanilla icecream itself is very creamy and thick. It has small vanilla bean pieces throughout, and this is fab if your children are fussy eaters because you will not have to share. Personally I can never taste the vanilla bean bits, probably because the icecream itself is so thick and smooth.
Also because of the thick consistency the icecream doesn't start to melt and drip while you're eating it - or possibly I eat it so quickly it's never given a chance to.
If this icecream didn't contain so much sugar and fat I think I could happily live on nothing else. That said, I hope Walls don't follow the current trend to reduce calories and fat in sweet items as part of the healthy eating push.
I'm sure everyone knows they are getting a luxury eating experience when they buy one, and even though I'm dieting now, I could well be celebrating my success on the beach with a White Magnum or two.
Oh, and if you've never tried my Magnum eating method, give it a go. You don't know what you're missing!
~*~ Magnum white ~*~
I don't think any of us have been able to believe the amazingly hot summer we have had so far, and it's only early July! Saying that though, it's unlikely to last, so I say make the most of the weather and enjoy your ice creams while you can because no doubt the rain will be back upon us soon....
I'm a big ice cream girl. I'm not really one for crisps and cakes and things, but ice cream and chocolate (preferably combined!) are possibly two of my favourite things in the world, even just reviewing them makes me happy! (Sad?!)
~*~ The range ~*~
So I suppose most of you know this, but anyway, Magnum are a brand of ice-cream made by the well known company Walls. The range consists of old favourites such as Magnum milk, dark, white and almond as well as a whole new range which includes Magnum minis, mint and the new 'Temptation' - temptation chocolate and temptation caramel almond. Amazing, but we'll save that for another review!
~*~ The product ~*~
Magnum white claims to be "perfection for worshippers of white chocolate". These ice creams contain rich vanilla ice cream, "smothered in sweet, creamy, decadent white chocolate." My mouth is watering already...
On opening the wrapper (which itself just screams luxury) you are faced with an oval white chocolate lolly. The chocolate is thick and creamy, and makes that lovely cracking noise on first bite. The ice cream inside is, indeed, sweet and creamy, and melts perfectly in the mouth for a mouthwatering ice cream experience. Perfect for cooling down on a hot summers day.
~*~ The nutritional info ~*~
Each 120ml ice cream contains 260 calories, which is the equivalent of a mars bar. Quite a lot, but OK for a treat. Each only also contains 25g of sugar (25% of your RDA) and 23g of fat.
~*~ The price ~*~
Expect to pay around £1.20 for one of these in a newsagent or from an ice-cream van.
Tesco are currently selling these at £1.88 for a pack of three, Asda £1.60 or two packs of 3 for £3 (including a large range of other ice creams) which is what I tend to go for. Not bad as far as desserts go, but not the cheapest on offer.
~*~ The verdict ~*~
Magnum whites are one of my favourite packaged ice creams, and I can never resist one if offered, and I'm usually really good with this! They are readily avaliable, even on holiday, and are the perfect way to treat yourself on a hot summers day.
The one thing I will admit is that, although these ice creams are good, the own brand Tesco and Asda versions are almost as good and almost half the price.
Will definitely be buying again!
When it comes to the warmer weather I start buying every ice-cream going, but very few I actually buy regularly. This is one of those that I love so much that I buy them quite often as a tasty treat (and usually end up eating the whole box at once!). They currently cost £1.88 for a box of 3 in Tesco. But you can expect to pay up to £1.50 for just one ice-cream from ice-cream vans and kiosks.
They come in a foil wrapper which keeps them nice and fresh, and you can actually leave them out of the freezer for a good while before they start to melt, which is much better than some ice-creams which start melting as soon as they come out of the freezer.
They're on a wooden stick like all traditional ice-lollies, but the stick doesn't run very far up the ice-cream, so I find it easier to eat than other lollies where you're having to eat around the stick the whole time.
The outside of the lolly is a fairly thick layer of white chocolate, which to this day remains the nicest white chocolate I've ever tasted. It's really smooth and gorgeously creamy, without any of that horrible fake, candyish sweet taste that most white chocolates seem to have. It's lovely smooth texture melts in the mouth, and it's just a pleasure to eat.
Inside this outer shell of white chocolate is a really high quality vanilla ice-cream. It's creamy, rich and smooth, with an indulgent rich natural vanilla flavour, not the synthetic sweet taste of cheap vanilla ice-creams. It has a soft creamy texture which feels great in the mouth but it holds together nicely whilst on the stick so you don't end up with it dripping all over you.
Something this nice is obviously going to be bad for you, and one of these ice-creams gives you 260 calories, 25g of sugar, and 16g of fat (12g of which is saturates), so it doesn't buckle the trend. It is a very indulgent treat, but nutritionally nowhere near the worst on the market.
'Wall's Magnum' ice creams might just been the best tasting ice cream around! Besides the ice cream that comes in a tub, these are the best tasting creamy ice cream that melts slowly on your tongue and fills your taste buds with fantastic flavours.
The 'White Magnum' variety is definitely my favourite. The white chocolate is the best white chocolate I've tasted on an ice cream, it's rich in flavour, but isn't sickly, and doesn't make you feel like you've over indulged.
A pack of three of these gorgeous delights comes in at just £1.60 from 'ASDA', a huge saving when you can buy one from an ice cream van at around £1.20.
There's also just 210 calories in one ice cream, and in the mini variety there's around 180 calories. In the mini variety this is quite high, however as long as you don't eat too many then it shouldn't be a problem. Something hard to do when these taste so good and the summer is on its way!
It's absolutely scorching outside today. It's great for Wimbledon, and of course, if you're off work. I've been a bit crook the lastg couple of days, but thought I would tempt an ice cream. One of my favourites is this one, my preferred one in a very good range.
Wall's are very well known in the ice cream world anyway, with their tub of vanilla ice cream long being one of the top tubs around. Their Magnum range is essentially like a choc ice on a stick, with a bit more curvature, and nicer chocolate. Of course, this depends what choc ice you usually have.
It's a thick white creamy ice cream, giving an oval look to it, and about 2-3cm thick. This seems to be the norm for most of the Magnum flavours, with the difference being the hard coating on the outside. This one has white chocolate as a coating, and it is quite a rich white chocolate. As it's frozen, and on a stick, you don't have to worry so much about it dripping or melting, and you can, to a certain extent, keep your hands clean! Once you crack the choc on the outside, however, it eats just like normal choc in your mouth, melting quite quickly.
The whole thing is quite smooth, easy to eat and tastes great. The packaging is quite simple - you can just about see it in the product image above. It's a thin, foiled wrapper which, no doubt, is used for easy access, minimal packaging and to keep the ice cream itself complete inside the wrapping.
Nutritionally, of course, it's an ice cream, so it's not going to be the healthiest thing you can have. A 120g Magnum will give you around 260 calories, with plenty of sugar as well. They're also quite expensive, coming in at around £1 or more for each one. You can buy them individually or in packs of 3, where the price does seem to generally be a little lower, but it's still more expensive than other ice creams out there.
I recommend this ice cream. It's probably my first choice eat time I get one, and while I sometimes go for something different, it's only to get a bit of variety. Wall's Magnum certainly do have a great tasting ice cream, here.