“ Brand: Walls / Type: Ice Cream „
I purchased these as part of a 2 for £3 deal, along with my favourite - regular Twisters.
Opening up my first chocolate Twister, I noticed it was half the size of a regular one - which is fine, as they are "mini" (and therefore contain less calories!). I also noticed that the whole lolly was made up of ice cream, unlike the mix in a regular Twister. It was also incredibly soft despite having been in the freezer.
Taste wise, the chocolate Twister is nice. It tastes predominantly of chocolate ice cream, although it also has vanilla in it. I found it enjoyable and surprisingly refreshing, but having bought a pack of 10 of these, and a pack of 10 regular Twisters (including the reversed flavours, i.e. pink swirls and green inside), I would rather they offered a mixed pack which included all three types.
I like these and will buy them again, but only as part of a similar offer - I still prefer regular Twisters!
I seem to be going through a phase of ice cream reviews, which I would apologise for but I really like ice cream whatever the weather.
More than 20 years ago before the creation of the Twister that we all know and love Walls marketed another stripy ice lolly called the Tongue Twister (although it may have been just known as the Twister originally), a white and pink ice cream version of the current Twister which I loved. They then launched the (Tangle) Twister and its combination of pineapple ice cream and lime and raspberry ice obviously sold more and eventually the Tongue Twister disappeared from newsagent's freezers, much lamented by me.
So what, this isn't an archive review? Well move forward 20 years and one evening whilst food shopping I spotted in the freezers boxes of mini twister chocs which looked suspiciously like tongue twisters with the added bonus of having chocolate ice cream where the pink used to be. Much as I would love to say that for the sake of nostalgia I immediately bought several boxes I can't, as with many people who try to watch their weight I had to scan the nutritional values panel on the front first. With only 40 cals and 1.5g of sat fat per lolly and just under £2 for 8 (currently on offer 2 boxes for £3) there was nothing stopping me from buying this hoped for trip down memory lane.
These are a dinky ice cream treat just under half the size of standard twisters, but ideal for a quick treat or for small children. They are wrapped in plastic wrappers which you should take a little care in opening as the ice cream seems to stick to the wrapper really well and you can end up with less ice cream on the mini stick than you wished for. Each lolly has three flavoured ice creams - the central core is caramel, the outer stripes are chocolate and a mild vanilla. Depending on how you eat it depends on what flavour is the most dominant - if you just stick the whole lolly in your mouth (not as greedy as it sounds considering the size of the lolly) it's the caramel that you notice first, if you're a bit more delicate however the chocolate and vanilla are also entirely identifiable, if a little mild, with the vanilla being more towards the milky, creamy end of the flavour spectrum. For those of you who really like a challenge when eating childish food I can recommend trying to eat/lick away just one flavour at a time - not a game to play in the street, or on an ice cream meltingly hot day. On the box these are described as "super soft" and I can say that even after being in the freezer for over a week the ice cream does remain consistently soft and creamy. With their mild creamy flavour and small size I guess Walls are targeting these at young children but I'm sure they will be enjoyed by all ice cream fans.
I'm glad that Walls have added these to the Twister range and they fully live up to my nostalgic expectations. If they saw fit to make full size versions I would be even happier, but whilst I wait I think I'll stock up on a few boxes just in case they go the same way as the pink ones.