“ Brand: Walls / Type: Ice Cream „
Magnum ice cream is made by Walls and this particular version of Magnum can be purchased as either a single, three pack or is also found in the mini pack. I purchased a three pack and it cost me £1.14 on offer from Sainsburys but it normally retails at £2.29. I have just sat down on the sofa and eaten the first in a pack of three Almond Magnums and it was delectable. The Almond Magnum is wrapped in a rather attractive bronze foil wrapper and has a decent sized wooden stick with which to hold the ice-cream. One of the things I like about Magnum other than the taste is the fact that you can eat it without requiring a kitchen towel as the chocolate holds well even when cracked and the ice-cream doesn't turn to mush on immediate contact with the room temperature. The chocolate coating the ice-cream is thick and quite creamy reminding me of Swiss chocolate that I have had in the past and the almonds that impregnate the chocolate are lightly caramelised and have a wonderful texture in the mouth where after 2 chews they melt...yum. The ice-cream itself is vanilla but actually has vanilla bean in it which makes a nice change as many Vanilla ice-creams never make contact with actual vanilla only vanilla flavouring. The ice-cream is soft and silky and after consuming many of these ice-creams I can actually say hand on heart I have never suffered from brain-freeze where the only cure is either biting down on the stick your ice-cream came with or finding a hot drink to sip. The only negative I could possibly think of is the calories/sugar/fat in one of these ice-creams which comes in at 280kcal, 25g (sugar), 18g (fat) which to some might seem excessive but personally I couldn't care less as if you're going to have an ice-cream and enjoy it you would expect it not to be the healthiest item in the world. As my ol gran used to say a little of what you fancy won't do ye nay harm lass. Conclusion: Recommend for those of us who like almonds, chocolate and vanilla and aren't obsessed with calorie counting. NOT SUITABLE FOR NUT ALLERGY FOLK - pretty obvious but thought I should write it down just in case someone with a nut allergy thought "today I'm going to give almonds a go"
One of the best ice creams ever!!!! ? I think so. You usually buy Magnum ice creams in a flat pack of three ice creams, the price is usually around £2 although there have been quite a few offers in the supermarkets recently. The best offer I saw was this week in Iceland (frozen food supermarket.) You could buy 8 Magnum Almonds in a box for only £4 - that's 50p per Magnum. I thought that was a bargain! Shame I don't have a larger freezer! The price varies massively depending on where you buy and the number you buy, and it is not unusual to spend £2 on one Magnum at an ice cream van/kiosk. For me, Magnum almond tastes better at home as a dessert. On a hot day the ice cream and chocolate covering melts too fast to be able to enjoy it!!!! Although that does not stop me! The ice cream itself is Walls. Its a very rich creamy vanilla ice cream. The oval shaped ice cream on a stick is thickly coated in milk chocolate and studded with small pieces of almond. Magnum Almond is an indulgent ice cream, I think it is too good for the kids! At 280 calories it is a nice treat (not for every day.)
I have always loved Almond Chocolate Ice Lollies, and have been buying the Morrison's own brand, until I tried Magnum Almond on offer... ~~~PACKAGING~~~ Magnum Almond is packaged in a square cardboard box with rounded edges, which does make it stand out and look better. The design is simple and a coat of luscious chocolate brown with Magnum printed on and a really attractive image of the almond ice cream. Each box contains three individually wrapped Almond Ice Creams. ~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~ Unwrapping the again lusciously coloured plastic foil wrapper, the almond ice cream is totally exposed... not totally, it has a delicious coat of milk chocolate decorated with chopped chunks of almonds. Taking a bite out of this indulgent ice cream, the crunch you hear reflects the quality of the product. The crunchiness of the milk chocolate and almond texture compliments the soft vanilla ice cream, where thin strands of vanilla can actually be seen! The ice cream is a luscious creamy texture, thick and rich and is just right when it comes to sweetness. I love eating this on a coldish evening- somehow it just tastes better when the weathers cold compared to when it is hot. It is a great treat and a dessert- one I wouldn't have TOO often, but one I would look forward to and dream about. ~~~PRICE~~~ I got this on offer at Morrisons 2 for £3, which is slightly more expensive than the Morrison's brand of 2 for £2, but the quality speaks for itself. ~~~OVERALL~~~ I love the Magnum brand for their classy range of products, and they are really attractively branded and packaged. It isn't just the packaging that appeals when it comes to this almond ice cream variety, as the tastes and textures of chocolate, vanilla and almonds collide, they all compliment each other phenomenally well, and Magnum has refined this greatly to a really high quality product at an affordable price which will definitely make me want more. I highly recommend this product- it is sheer quality.
At the minute they are selling boxes of 3 Magnums for 90p, that's a proper bargain because the shop by me charges £1.49 for a single one so I couldn't resist putting a few boxes in the trolley. I've not tried the almond one before and had one after my lunch today and it was yummy. It's vanilla ice cream that has been coated with thick milk chocolate but inside the chocolate there are loads of large almond pieces. Everything about this ice cream screams quality but that's the same as all the other Magnum ice creams. The ice cream is mega creamy, it melts quite slowly compared to a lot of other ice creams and that's brill because it means it's not going to drip all over the place even if you're like me and nibble all the chocolate off first. It's got a very strong vanilla taste and it's a very fresh flavour, the ice cream is smooth and soft and had me lucking my lips after each bite because it's so yummy. The chocolate is delish, it's creamy and very good quality. The almonds make it lovely and crunchy each time you bite through the chocolate and when it melts in your mouth you'll be left with all those yummy crunchy almond pieces. I love almonds so was happy to find you could actually taste them through the chocolate, but on the other hand if you're not a mad fan of these nuts then you might find them a bit too overpowering. I'm mega happy with my 30p Magnum and am going back to Morrisons later to buy more boxes, I'm not mad keen on ice cream so the fact that I loved this one so much just shows how wicked it was.
I bought these yesterday as I fancied a little treat and something a little different from my usual Magnum whites. I remembered having liked these in the past, so I picked up a box of 3 in somerfield for £2.20. If you were to buy a single Magnum from an ice-cream van or kiosk though, it could cost you anywhere up to about £1.50! The ice-cream comes in a foil wrapper which keeps it fresh and also stops it from melting too quickly, giving you a chance to do anything else you may need to do between getting it out of the freezer and eating it. The ice-cream is a lolly on a wooden stick, just like the traditional ice-lollies. The stick is quite short and stubby and it doesn't run far through the ice-cream, which is much better in my opinion as it makes the ice-cream easier to eat as you're not always having to eat around the stick. Because the stick is shorter you may expect it would fall of the stick more easily, but I have not found this to be the case at all. The ice-cream is coated in quite a thick layer of milk chocolate, which is extremely smooth and creamy, and tastes delicious. It tastes very high quality and not the sweet, candyish chocolate that you get with cheaper lollies. In this layer of chocolate are lots of almond pieces, which complement the chocolate really well and give it a lovely crunch when you bite into it. I'm not really a fan of almonds, but these do taste really nice with the chocolate. The ice-cream is a really rich, creamy vanilla ice-cream, which is a nice soft texture. Despite the soft texture the ice-cream stays together really well and doesn't melt too easily, meaning you can eat it quite slowly and savour the flavour without ending up with it dripping all over you. The combination of the smooth, rich vanilla ice-cream, the creamy chocolate and the crunchy almonds is just heavenly. We all know something this nice is going to be bad for us, and one of these ice-creams gives you 280 calories, 25g of sugar, and 18g of fat (11g of which is saturates). By no means a healthy snack, but this is one tasty indulgent treat that I actually believe is worth the damage.