Product Type: Walls Dessert / Yoghurts
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm...... succumb to temptation
Walls Magnum Temptation Chocolate Ice Cream
Member Name: KLockwood75
Walls Magnum Temptation Chocolate Ice Cream
Advantages: Chocolate, chocolate and MORE chocolate - what's not to like
Disadvantages: Expensive, calorific and possibly addicitve
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!
Summary: I love these.... I can feel another addiction coming on!
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