“ Brand: Walls / Type: Ice Cream „
Walls Magnum Temptation Caramel
Summer is here in the UK at last, and although the Sun might still be in hiding and the temperature is still a little cold, it is still a passable excuse to get out the ice lollies and ice cream. Ever since I could eat solids I have always loved ice cream and Magnum has always been one of my favourite brands that sell it. To me, Magnum has got temptation and deliciousness written all over it; in swirly, posh handwriting. I was thrilled last week when my grandad came round with a pack of Magnum Temptations for us to share. They truly were very tempting indeed . . .
Where Does The Magic (Or The Magnum) Come From?
Magnum is an ice cream brand that is owned by the British/Dutch Unilever company, and it is sold under the Wall's brand in the United Kingdom. The first ever Magnum ice cream was created in 1989. It consisted of a thick bar of vanilla ice cream on a stick, covered with white or dark chocolate, with a weight of 86 grams. Today it is known as the Magnum Classic, and my mouth is watering just at the thought of it! Over the years Magnum has added more and more new versions of the original Magnum to their brand, including the white chocolate version of the original in 1993 and a double caramel version in 1999.
The ice cream is extremely popular and is sold in many different countries, including Greece, Romania and Australia, mate, so it is not just an exclusive to the UK. So this means you might even be able to get hold of a Magnum if you're on holiday abroad! Surely a good thing, right? Well, yes, as it does taste delicious, but can it be healthy to eat too many of these? Keep reading to find out!
I Did Say That This Has Got 'Temptation and Deliciousness Written All Over It'. . .
I've always loved chocolate, and I've always loved ice cream. I'm not the biggest fan of caramel when it's not frozen, but when it is frozen, and it's in ice cream somehow it just tastes completely and utterly, moutherwateringly delicious. And I love almonds in ice cream and chocolate, so to me this ice cream contains the most perfect combination of ingredients that I could have ever dreamt up. And this is a very dreamy kind of ice cream. The chocolate compliments the ice cream, the ice cream compliments the caramel, and the almonds just tip it all off. This truly is the most beautiful ice cream that I have ever tasted in my entire life.
Just imagining it now is making my mouth water, my stomach churn in longing. The tasty chocolate covering, over the fabulous filling of sweet white ice cream, tempting caramel and gorgeous almonds. The taste is absolutely sensational. You take one bite and you can't stop. You need to take another, and another; you need to eat more, and more of this delightful temptation. Your tastebuds think they have died and gone to heaven, your tongue licks slowly around the treat, savouring every second of the taste it is experiencing. It is such a temptation! And a temptation that it would be a sin to resist.
When you finally finish and get to the stick hidden inside you want more. Your mouth craves it, you crave it. And yet you are full and you know you couldn't fit more in if you tried, and that you shouldn't. You might even lick the stick to try and get a final taste. And once you've thrown away the stick and there is nothing left of course you will feel a sense of bereavement at your loss - OK, OK I'm getting a little carried away here, but seriously this tastes DELICIOUS!!
The ice cream is a sort of oval shape, it is quite an elongated oval and the stick that you can see poking out of the bottom of it is in a sort of oval shape, as well, but one that gets thinner in the middle and wider at both ends. Magnum ice creams are almost always in this shape, it is their unique shape so you always know when it is a Magnum if it looks like this. To me the shape looks simple yet classy and I just think that the whole thing looks expensive.
When you are writing food reviews you would usually describe the way that the food smells. I can't really do that with these ice creams because they don't really give off that much of a fragrance. If you sniff it very closely then of course you are able to pick up a bit of a smell, but it just smells like frozen chocolate, and caramel. The almonds or ice cream itself don't really seem to smell that much. I have rated in Specific Criteria that the smell is 'very nice' just because I don't think these need to smell and my final rating for the product will be based mainly on the way that it tastes.
Packaging & Presentation
When it comes to choosing your ice cream from the freezers in the supermarket, presentation and appearances is everything. You won't want to chose the boring, plain tubs or packets that don't have anything special on them or don't look very exciting. And equally you won't want to go for the crazy and colourful ones that have far too much going on and are painful to the eyes - we're pretending that price is no object here of course! You want to go for something that looks attractive, yet not too loud, and that looks sophisticated but not too snobby, and is simple yet not too plain and that does the product heaps of justice.
And with this I think Magnum has hit the nail right bang on the head. The cardboard box these come in is chocolate coloured with a swirl of caramel and just one almond towards the top of the box on the right hand side. The text is just underneath this almond. There is the Walls sign, a heart that looks like it has been swirled in ice cream sauce, and then underneath this it says 'MAGNUM' in capital letters with the two 'M's being the biggest letters. Under 'MAGNUM' it says, in a slightly posher, swirly sort of writing: 'Temptation
Caramel & Almonds' in white so it really stands out.
The box is simple, yet appealing, and because of the chocolate and caramel background it is very effective and you can tell almost straight away just from looking at the box what the flavour is, and what brand it is made by. I would give Magnum full marks for packaging as I think it does the product the justice it deserves and it is clear that when you choose Magnum you are choosing a product from a very high standard of quality.
There's Got To Be Flaws In This Somewhere, Right?!
Right! Unfortunately just one of these ice cream contains a whopping TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY calories, which is 12 percent of an adult's daily guideline amount. Because of this I think these might be better served as a dessert rather than as a snack. And I definitely wouldn't recommend eating more than one a day, although the thought of defying that and eating as many of these a day as humanely possible does sound like a truly delightful idea.
Here is some more nutritional information for those of you who like to know all the facts . . .
there is also 22 grams of sugar in each, which is 24.4 percent of an adult's daily guideline amount. So not too kind on the tooth either.
The worst part for me, though, is that there is 16 grams of fat in each, and this is 50 percent of an adult's daily guideline amount. Woah.
So I think we've established that these ice creams are definitely not the healthiest snack you could eat when you're feeling a little peckish, and they are more suitable, in my opinion, to be used as a dessert after a meal, and preferably not too often. They are such a delicious treat anyway, that they are much better saved for special occasions, and then you would appreciate them more. Well, I would anyway.
There is one more flaw with this product. And that would be the price. You get three in a packet and the packet normally costs around £3, so for bigger families who would need to buy more than one box to have enough to go round everyone, the price will soon total up. Thinking about it three is a bit of an awkward amount to have in one box, normally things come in fours or twos and I don't think the majority of families have only got three people in them. Then again though these might not be aimed at families as they might be more suitable for adults dinner parties or whatever (children will definitely love these as much as the grown ups though!) but three still seems like an awkward number even then.
I Want Some! How Can I Get My Hands On Some, And For How Much?!
These will be sold in most good supermarkets, such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons etc. You should be able to buy them from ice cream shops on their own although I'm not entirely sure whether or not you can do this yet as when I got them they were in a pack of three, which I think was from Tesco.
From Tesco and Sainsburys these will set you back £3.49. I know this is incredibly expensive for three ice creams, in fact I can't believe my grandad paid this much for the pack and I hope he got them on offer! They can probably be found cheaper, like most things, in places like Lidl or Cool Trader so I would suggest shopping around for a good deal. I would imagine these are even more expensive to buy from Marks and Spencers.
I am going to rate this product as four stars out of five, the reasons I am knocking a star off is because the product is extremely expensive to buy in my opinion, and also because it has got too many calories in it and is very fattening. The reason I am only knocking one star off and not two is because the product is just simply so delicious that I can't leave it with just three stars - it is way better than average and you know straight away when you take the first bite that this product is of a high standard of quality. It is very tasty, the packaging looks good and so I would definitely recommend this to a friend. I just wish it was cheaper, and healthier!
Doing my weekly shopping I spied these in the freezer section at Morrisons. Being an avid fan of the original Magnum ice creams, I was looking forward to that delicious treat that I'm used to but with a little bit more. I was already happy that they only cost me £1.79 as they were half price. I would not have paid full price for them especially as Magnum ice creams are on half price offers quite often.
The three lollies came in a box, as do the original Magnums, but this box had a posh foil wrapping around it. Upon opening this I found three more boxes to which I was quite surprised. These looked like little present boxes so I began to get excited .........
The first thing I noticed was the size, they were nearly half the size of the original bars!!!!! Immediately I was disappointed. Nevermind I thought, maybe it was because they were so tasty they didn't need to be as big.
As soon as I took that first bite I noticed that the chocolate on the outside (which is my favourite bit) was half as thick as the originals. I was gutted! I then had the not so good sensation of a thick sickly chocolate sauce which was not nice at all. I was expecting delicious white chocolate chunks as described on the box. Yes they were present but didn't taste of anything!
The ice cream itself was not the creamy satisfying delight that I am used to. Instead it lacked taste and had an awful texture. There are supposed to be chocolate brownie pieces in the bar - there wasn't. The brownie was mixed in with the ice cream, in crumb size pieces, giving it a horrible texture.
I did however finish it ....... I was not impressed and did regret eating it as I am trying to lose weight and it really was not worth it especially at 240 calories per bar! I will not buy these again and would opt for the original style Magnum bars as they are much tastier and worth the money as a treat were these are not.
I've always been a huge fan of Magnums and was really excited when i saw the advert for the new temptations range. So far i've only tried the chocolate one but i am keen to try the other one. When you open the outer packaging you find thee silver boxes. They are so elegantly designed and when you open the box encasing the ice lolly you can't help but feel like royalty. It makes you feel special as it's just so fancy. Instead of having some fumbley bit of plastic you get a classy sealed box. And that's just the packaging. The ice lolly is laid perfectly in the middle of the box and you get the first hint of chocolate. It was a bit smaller than i thought it would be. Just slightly smaller than then normal magnums and more curvey. The outer casing is a thick layer of dark chocolate and inside is milk chocolate ice cream with brownie chunks, swirls of chocolate sauce and white chocolate. It is so luxurious and divine. The combinations work so well and dar chocolate balances out the sweetness of the sauce and brownie. There are a lot of different textures and they just work perfectly. They really are the best ice cream lollies i've had in a long time. It's like Ben and Jerry's on a stick and you feel so special eating it.
Magnum ice-creams are one of my favourite tastes of summer. Three years ago, when I was heavily pregnant in the middle of the 2006 heat-wave, I developed an addiction to Magnums and that addiction has stayed with me ever since. The lack of proper summers since then has made me more able to resist temptation but with the temperatures rising this year, I can hear the Magnums calling me once again.
My husband was working away this week and he left a couple of little treats in the freezer for me. One of these was a box of mini Magnums and the other was a box of the new Magnum Temptations. I hadn't tried the Magnum Temptations before but had seen them in a couple of stores and was very keen to give them a try.
Magnum Temptations come in two varieties - 'Chocolate' and 'Caramel and Almonds'. As a self-confessed chocoholic, I have got the Chocolate version - or, I mean, I had the chocolate version, surprisingly enough there are none left!
Walls advertise the Magnum Temptation as "the most luxurious Magnum ice-cream yet" and the packaging certainly conveys the impression of luxury. Each ice-cream comes in an individual silver box, sealed with a sticker of a key. The boxes look more like the boxes you'd get from a posh jewellery shop than boxes that ice-creams come in, and I liked the feeling of suspense I got as I opened the box to see what was inside. The inside of the box is mirrored which makes it look even more special, and the ice-cream is lying on a cardboard tray.
So, enough about the packaging, what does it taste like? The ice-cream is coated in a delicious dark Belgian chocolate. It is not excessively rich or bitter, so I don't think it is as high in cocoa solids as something like the dark Green and Blacks chocolate, but it is deliciously chocolatey and forms a thick layer around the ice-cream inside. It is the same chocolate that surrounds the traditional Magnum Classic and tastes just as good. Inside, the ice-cream is a lovely, creamy milk chocolate flavour, studded with tiny chunks of chocolate brownie, white chocolate chips and a sumptuous dark chocolate sauce. For a true chocoholic like myself, what's not to like?
I really enjoyed eating my Magnum Temptation - the richness of the dark chocolate outer layer, the creaminess of the ice-cream inside, the slightly chewy texture of the brownie pieces, the extra sweetness of the white chocolate chips and the delicious chocolate sauce combined well together to create a real taste sensation. However, as this is essentially a choc-ice on a stick, the brownie chunks and chocolate chips are very small - if you're expecting something more like the Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice-cream with big chunks of brownie, you might be disappointed. For me, I felt that the texture was great and the flavours complemented each other well, but I would have been just as happy with just the chocolate ice-cream and maybe the sauce inside the dark chocolate coating, i.e. a Magnum Double Chocolate, the former subject of my addiction. Having said that, I absolutely loved it and had another one a couple of days later just to check I 'did' love them, which I did!
Magnum Temptations are a fairly calorific treat at 240 calories, 22g sugar, 14g fat, 10g saturated fat in each 68g ice-cream. However, they are definitely a treat - they wouldn't be something I'd choose to eat every day because the sweetness is a bit overwhelming at times, even for me. They are also relatively expensive at £3.49 for a box of three.
Overall, this is definitely a real treat of an ice-cream. It is more of a dessert than the traditional Magnum flavours as it is very rich, but it's the kind of indulgent treat that is perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day.... maybe after you've eaten something healthy like a salad so you don't have to worry about the calories too much! They will definitely be making a reappearance in my freezer, not that they'll stay there for long and I'm also really looking forward to trying the Caramel and Almond flavour. If you love chocolate and you love ice-cream, then I would really recommend these - go on, give in to temptation and give them a try!
I'm never usually drawn in by an advert but the new Magnum Temptation Chocolate advert really caught my eye. Claiming you will receive the royal treatment when you pop your mouth over one of these chocolate luxuries it left me no choice but to give it a try - despite me knowing that Magnums tend to come with a hefty price sticker. Over £1.40 in fact for this tasty treat in my local newsagents, but when I bought it I wasn't bothered I was so wrapped up in this royal treatment hype that I was hoping it would live up to.
I quite like Magnum chocolate and ice creams anyway so I was more than sure that this one would tantalise my tastebuds too.
This ice cream is packaged like no other Magnum - it comes in a box rather than a packet. This to me is charmingly clever - it is meant to be different to all of their other ice creams so to package it in something different too is, whether we like it or not, rather intriguing. Even if you had not seen the adverts you would be more than tempted to try if you spotted this in an ice cream freezer as it is fetching, finer, unique and different. Very clever walls!
The box has a sticker on the side to keep it shut, once this is peeled off your box lid lifts to reveal a significantly small ice cream lolly on a stick. Mmmm! Is it me though or have these things shrunk?! Nevertheless I was more than keen to sink my teeth into one.
On the side of the box it tells us this ice cream has Belgian Dark Chocolate - I'm not a total lover of dark chocolate but I don't mind it and as it is only the chocolate shell thats dark chocolate I figured it probably wouldnt bother me that much. It also says Brownies and White Belgian Chocolate with an appetising picture of each.
This ice cream really has alot to live up to with it's royal adverts and the description alone is just divine- the temptation chocolate magnum is apparently 'Rich milk chocolate ice cream enriched with sumptuous chocolate sauce and an abundance of white chocolate chunks and brownie pieces surrounded in a dark chocolate coating'.
This sounds like one luscious lolly am I right?
You can also buy this in temptation caramel and almonds which again sounds a dream but I havn't tried it yet *sobs*.
But I had this one to try, so does it taste as stunning as it sounds?
Well in one word YES! .. Oh my God YESSSS!
As you sink your teeth into it's crunchy dark chocolate it has a satisfying snap you can't help but cup your hand under your chin to catch any crumbs. No not so you can eat them greedy - no really - this chocolate coating is too thick to crumble though and instead falls invitingly onto your tongue where it melts so smoothly. It has a creaminess to it but not overly so - yet the tangyness that seems to come with dark chocolate I can't taste which makes this all the more special.
Once you have nibbled your way through this TASTY shell your mouth is then greeted by a light chocolate sauce trickling down your tongue. There isn't alot of chocolate sauce - but there is enough - if there was anymore it would probably make the ice cream sickly and extremely messy which many probably wouldn't appreciate lol.
As you scoff through the sauce you are met by a creamy, bubbly textured light chocolate icecream. The ice cream itself is a light brown colour with dark specks within. These dark specks dotted about ae in fact the chocolate brownie pieces. It is a bit of a misleading claim to say there are actual 'Brownies' within these. I wasn't disapointed though I think if this icecream had chunks of brownies as well as the white chocolate chunks it would of been too much to bite into especially as I like to suck and lick my ice cream and devour its palatableness. The brownies instead offer a bitty texture within the ice cream which actually mixes perfectly well to create a bit of zing and excitement.
Your teeth suddenly come to a halt though as they hit something hard. Ooh yes that smooth cube of white chocolate which you can now feast upon. The chunks of smooth white chocolate are a generous size to fit into a small lollipop, and I feel they are spread evenly throughout. It was actually quite a treat digging through the icecream slowly with my tongue to really enjoy the taste and textures and then reaching a chunk of chocolate. That to me is heaven.
Overall the icecream is extremely rich and delectable, and would make a heavenly dessert rather than an ice cream to cool you down on those hot summer sweaty days. Believe me I had one the other day when it was hot and it melted too quickly, it wasn't refeshing and cooling and the chocolate was just too much for such a warm day.
It is ever so satisfying and filling all of these naughty goodies mixed into one dreamy ice cream
I have indulged in a few of these ice creams and I will continue to indulge until my butt explodes if I have too as these are a true pleasureable heaven for me which really hits the spot - my bottomless pit actually has a spot to hit you know!
There is alot of hype which comes with the adverts which lead to my expectations being considerably high - they were met though most definitely.
There is just one downfall - it is too small - in saying that though it is very filling and rich and would probably be way too sickly if any bigger.
I would reccomend trying on these if you havn't already and you enjoy chocolate, icecream and richness all rolled into one very rewarding treat. This is no exaggeration - I love them!
I'm not really a lover of ice creams and hadn't even bothered paying attention to the advert for this ice cream until my sister in law pointed it out and said she wanted to try it (the ice cream that is). So next time the advert came on, I watched to see what all the fuss was about. I do love chocolate, especially chocolate brownies and after watching the advert, I was drawn in hook, line and sinker...I wanted one and I wanted one NOW! We went on a trip to the nearest Tesco store (which isn't actually very local) and I managed to get my eager hands on a multipack.
Let me explain what it is:
The Magnum Temptation is the newest member of the Magnum family. It comes in two choices, the Temptation Chocolate or the Temptation Caramel & Almonds. I have only tried the chocolate one so that is the basis for this review, after all why have caramel on chocolate when you can have chocolate on chocolate?
So the Chocolate Temptation is basically chocolate ice cream mixed with white chocolate chunks, chocolate brownie pieces, chocolate sauce and finished off with the thick magnum chocolate covering.
I got mine from Tesco's, they were on offer £1 for a multi-pack of 3. However, this multi-pack is now £3.46. I'm unsure how much they cost individually. I have only seen them sold in multi-packs.
I was so impressed with the packaging. The outer multi-pack packaging is all silver and black, very sophisticated. Made me realise these were definitely a treat for Mommy and not for the children! Then the individual ice creams, well its like opening a Christmas present! They come in their own silver and black box with a special little release tab to open them...how exciting!
The actual "Ice Cream":
I wasnt so impressed when I saw it, after opening the amazing box (what a great idea), I was left with a tiny ice cream (not such a great idea!). I could feel my hopes of a chocolate rush floating away. I tried it and I have to say I was impressed again. Size really does not count with this ice cream (besides there were another 2 in the multi-pack if it 1 wasn't enough!). The cover chocolate is thick and lovely to bite through, it cracks just like it does on the adverts and because its so thick, once you have bitten in to it, it wont fall off the rest of the ice cream. The chocolate ice cream itself is thick and creamy and the white chocolate chunks are actually chunky so you know when you are eating one. The only bad thing is the chocolate brownies are hard to distinguish because they aren't in chunks, more like little bits and there isn't much chocolate sauce but then I think if there was much more it would be too sickly.
I paid £1 for a pack of 3 so for under 40p each these ice creams were great value for money and a real treat, I couldn't finish one all to myself and although I said they weren't for the children I ended up giving half of mine to my 4yr old son. They are very chocolate-y and I would class them more as a pudding than an ice cream. They are expensive if they aren't on offer and they don't have chunks of brownies in like you are lead to believe. Iwould recommend trying them, a great treat but not something you could have everyday!
10g of which saturates
I recently saw a television commercial advertising the new 'Temptation' range of ice-creams from Walls' Magnum. The ice-creams are presented as being as seductive as the forbidden fruit was to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden! Designed to be an extra special treat and packed with rich, indulgent ingredients they are marketed like an erotic adult pleasure object!
There are two flavours in the range: Chocolate and Caramel and Almonds. I bought the 'Chocolate' flavour from my local Asda supermarket after failing to find them anywhere else. They were £3.50 for three large lolly ice-creams. The packaging is fairly exquisite. The outer layer is a thick black plastic sheeting whose dark mystery seems to hold a secret inside. Within this each lolly is encased in it's own 'treasure box' - a stiff cardboard rectangular case etched with silver and bronze markings. These are sealed with a sticker of a lock which must be peeled off to gain entry. Inside the ice-cream is presented in a mirrored silver space and is even lying on an extra mini cardboard tray to look extra posh! I really enjoyed opening these ice-creams as it felt like I was taking part in an important ritual or ancient feast. Each layer of packaging or seal increases expectations and ignites my hunger!
The ice-cream bar is shaped a little differently from your regular tear shaped Magnum bars. These are still tear shaped except they are twisted with it so there are two extra bulbous bits on the side of the bar. The stick is sturdy and thumb width across so is easy to grip. The ice-creams are about 3 1/2 inches long.
Magnum describe the outer layer of chocolate on the bar as being 'Belgian Dark Chocolate'. I would say that it was not as cocoa rich as I would have expected for it being classified as 'dark'. It was not milky but not bitterly cocoa tinted either. The chocolate has a rich, musky aroma and is layered thickly around the icecream.
The actual ice-cream is mild and creamy with a pale brown colour and a thick, gelatinous consistency. I have always liked the fact that Magnum can create the Mr Softy effect in their recipe and these are no different. Excellent quality ice-cream with a dreamy, creamy texture.
The bar is described as containing brownies, white belgian chocolate and chocolate sauce. I was very dissapointed at the way the brownie pieces were shredded throughout the ice-cream rather than being in individual chunks. Basically, the ice-cream is blended with tiny shards of brownie cake. There is an occaisonal lump of tender, gooey brownie but mostly the pieces are too small to appreciate. The white chocolate chips are pleasant to taste but are really overwhelmed by the rest of the chocolate flavours. I was also dissapointed by the fact that they had a very ordianary shape - a neatly cut chip which looks rather conventional and cheap. I would have hoped to see more of a rugged, randomly shaped chocolate chunk! One slither of chocolate sauce spirals down the centre of the ice-cream (the illustration of the bar shows several lines of sauce) and provides a rich, treacley taste quite sweet and distinct from any other flavour. By the time you have eaten or licked to the end of the bar though the sauce has melted into the ice-cream and is much less effective. The amount of ice-cream bar is very generous and I feel full after eating one of these.
I would say that this ice-cream did not fully live up to expectations and did not provide the range of flavours and textures that I hoped for. One of the main problems is that there are so many chocolate flavours combined that it is almost overkill. I stop appreciating one flavour because it is drowned out by another similar taste. The textures were interesting but disspointed me on the whole - the added brownie failed to be of much impact because it was overblended into the ice-cream; the white chocolate chunks (about one every mouthful) were too uniform. Overall I enjoyed the ice-cream but I feel I can enjoy a simple chocolate flavoured ice-cream just as much.
Full nutritional values are listed on the packet although mine seem to be listed in Italian only. A 68g sized bar provides 240 calories and 14g of fat.
For more information about the Magnum range go to :
Walls Magnum Temptation Chocolate Ice Cream.....
Now even though I am on a healthy eating regime, it doesn't stop me having a treat now and again. This means that I was tempted into the half price offer I saw recently in Tesco for these Magnum Temptation Chocolate ice Creams.
They were on special at £1.49p for a pack of three ice creams a price that I think is fairly reasonable for Magnums. There was a choice between the Chocolate or Caramel but being a self confessed chocoholic I of course opted for the chocolate version.
The wrapping on these ice creams is fairly special because they come individually house within a cardboard box making them seem very luxurious and expensive. The box is easy to open and makes sure that the ice cream inside is safe and wont get crushed easily.
The ice cream itself seems slightly smaller than the regular Magnums but I think because they are loaded with so much chocolate this is perhaps a good thing. Per ice cream stick you would be looking at taking in 240 calories which is very high in my opinion but again this is well worth it as the Magnum is absolutely gorgeous!
The Magnum is on a stick and feels very heavy when picked up. The outside of the ice cream has a very thick layer of hard chocolate that I always bite off separately. Inside the ice cream is a mixture of white chocolate chunks, chocolate sauce and soft chocolate brownie pieces that all work extremely well together.
The ice cream is rich and very sweet and gives a nice finish to any meal! I would have to say that I feel slightly sick after eating one but this is in a nice way as I do like my chocolate but feel a little overloaded by the end of eating this. The Belgium chocolate of the outer layer literally melts in the mouth as do the white chocolate Belgium pieces. I would have to say that my favourite parts are the brownie pieces and the chocolate sauce as these are the most chocolate tasting and again melt in the mouth.
Overall I would have to give these high fat (14g), high calorie Magnums a score of 4 out of 5. I would say they are very tasty but also very bad. The price I paid was reasonable although I would think when they are not on special I wouldn't buy them because the special offer price is about right. They are tasty so I have enjoyed them and would recommend them to anyone who loves a chocolate hit!
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Magnum Temptation Chocolate Ice Cream is the latest creation by Walls.
They describe it on their website as "rich milk chocolate ice cream enriched with sumptuous chocolate sauce and an abundance of white chocolate chunks and brownie pieces surrounded in a dark chocolate coating".
You may have seen the rubbish advert, which features the tag line "The Royal Treatment". They're pitching this new ice cream as something really special and as we all like Classic Magnums we decided to try these, as they were half price at Tesco.
I don't normally like to drone on about packaging in my reviews, but I just have to mention the ostentatious packaging of these new Magnums. You get 3 ice creams in a pack and each ice cream is individually packaged in a small box and these 3 boxes are wrapped in foil. To me this is a complete waste of packaging and I can only imagine that they did this to enforce the point of how incredibly indulgent they are.
Well I think they need to sack their packaging design team, as the concept they've produced is just ridiculous. The box is sealed with a sticker of a lock - ooo if only I had the key to unlock such a treasure! But wait, I've managed to open it and what pray tell lies within such a grand coffer? As I open the box I'm blinded by dazzling light! Is it diamonds? Alas no, it's just the inside of the box is coated in shiny material.
Well after all this fuss over the pretentious packaging, my taste buds are well and truly hyped up for a taste sensation! This is despite my initial disappointment over the size of the ice cream. Usually size doesn't matter, but this new Magnum was about half the size of the Classic. However, I was optimistic that quality would prevail over quantity and I took my first bite.
The first thing I noticed was the dark chocolate coating was a lot thinner than the coating of the Classic Magnum. Perhaps this is why the manufacturer felt the need to package them in individual boxes, as the ice cream wasn't given the usual protection of the lovely thick chocolate. But the coating did taste nice as I like dark chocolate and it wasn't bitter.
The next flavour to tantalise my tongue was the "rich milk chocolate ice cream enriched with sumptuous chocolate sauce". This too had a lovely flavour and it was rich and creamy, which is what I expect from Magnum ice creams. My next bite consisted of the brownie pieces and this was fabulous as it was all gooey and fudgy. Unfortunately, there weren't enough of the brownie pieces; I think I only had one piece at the top and one piece at the bottom of the whole ice cream. How disappointing.
At first I thought they'd also scrimped on the white chocolate chunks as I couldn't see any, but then my teeth crunched down on a chunk. However I couldn't actually taste the white chocolate because it seems that all the other dark and milk chocolate flavours overpowered the white chocolate, so the chunks were just annoying lumps in the ice cream. To improve the ice cream I say ditch the white chocolate and bump up the quantity of brownie!
The Magnum Temptation Chocolate was a total disappointment in every single aspect, so you can keep your pompous "Royal Treatment" and we'll be sticking to the Classics, thank you very much!
Each ice cream weighs 68g and contains 240 calories and 14g fat.
Usual price £3.49 - half price at only £1.74 at Tesco's until 5 May 2009.