“ Brand: Walls / Type: Ice Cream „
Having started yet another diet or 'healthy eating plan' I was keen to find something nice, but low fat, for the elusive heatwave we keep getting promised.
Solero Berry Berry jumped out at me as they were only £1 a pack at my local supermarket, so I popped them in my trolley, full of anticipation.
Needless to say the heatwave hasn't happened yet so last night I abandoned all thoughts of eating these in the garden, instead having one in front of the tv with my hubby.
There are three lollies in the pack and they are marketed as being 'seriously fruity'. Each one contains just 99kcals, and is basically a combination of forest fruit sorbet, covered in strawberry fruit ice with chunky forest fruit pieces.
The pieces are made up of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
At first I found them way too fruity as all I could taste were the bits and the fruit ice, but as I got down to the sorbet layer, I found them really refreshing. They are quite tangy but also sweet and don't feel as healthy as they are, which is always a good thing.
My hubby usually turns his nose up at low fat options, however he was unaware that these were a low calorie alternative, and he absolutely loved them.
So now for the boring bit. Each lolly contains the following;
Carbohydrates: 20g, of which sugars 17g
Fat: 1g, of which saturates 1g
I still think these lollies are a little too sweet for me, but they are really good if you are looking for something a little healthier this summer.
But why do these things always come in packs of three? Now we have to decide who gets the last one...
I have found a gem of an ice cream and my conscience demands that I share this good news with you all! I have loved Walls Solero lollies ever since they came out but now they've brought out a new one and it is heavenly.
It is called Walls Solero Berry Berry and I think it cost about 80p as a single purchase although a pack of three Solero lollies currently cost £2.19 in most supermarkets and the Exotic ones are just £1 for three in Tesco's at the moment!
But I digress!
The outer sleeve has a picture of the lolly with a bite taken out showing the pink ice cream encased in a deep burgundy coloured sorbet coating which appears to be rough in texture. The writing on the wrapping also informs us that there are only 99 calories in the lolly! The other decoration on the wrapper is pictures of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blackcurrants.
I have taken a look at the information on the Internet and the outside of the multi pack box is decorated in much the same way so the deep red colours will be easy to spot in the supermarket freezer.
The usual information about the contents and nutrition appear on the back of the wrapper but to be honest they are written in so many different languages they are all mixed up and far too tiny to read even with my glasses on and using a magnifying glass!
Mind you at this point I wasn't really very interested! All I wanted to do was to get the Solero out and start enjoying it!
I tore open the wrapper and looked at the lolly. The outer sorbet layer was an inviting deep red in colour and was rough in texture as it was studded with pieces of fruit. It looked very appealing to me as I love red berries.
The taste was no disappointment either!
As I took a bite the flavours of the fruits burst into life. Looking at the Walls website I have found that middle is strawberry sherbet ice cream with a fruits of the forest swirl and the outer is a fruits of the forest sorbet containing real fruit pieces. The taste of the fruit was really natural - I find sometimes that the taste can be a bit synthetic but not here!
Whatever it is I can assure you that it tastes wonderful. The flavours complement each other marvellously and the sharpness of the fruit mixed with the creaminess of the ice cream makes for a refreshing, but not overly sweet, experience.
I found this Solero to be nicer that the standard or the exotic as it didn't seem as sweet due to the tang of the berries, but as with all these things that is always going to be a matter of opinion.
The nutritional information per lolly (75g) is as follows:
Of which sugars 17g
Of which saturates 1g
Being so fruity I wonder if it counts as one of your five a day? LOL!
Seriously I was very impressed with this lolly and will definitely buy more ......