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Wall's White Magnum Ice Cream
Member Name: kerrypanda
Wall's White Magnum Ice Cream
Date: 16/07/09, updated on 16/07/09 (157 review reads)
Advantages: Probably the best choc-ice ever invented
Disadvantages: Kamikaze calorie and fat intake
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!
Summary: The royalty of icecreams