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Five frozen willies.....bbbbrrrrrr rr!
Willy Ice Tray
Member Name: bettyboop2002
Willy Ice Tray
Advantages: Good fun
Disadvantages: Not the most practical of items
I was debating buying these for my sisters hen night for a week or so, when a friend told me she was going to buy some for her Ann Summers party. We decided that at just over £3 a tray we would go halfs on 4 trays and use them for both nights and would have them for any future parties.
The trays are clear and contain moulds for 5 willy shaped ice cubes. We filled them up, stuck them in the freezer and waited.
When the guests arrived we gave each a drink with one of these ice willies in. The first thing we noticed was at nearly 4 inches long, it depends on the glass you are using, with small wine glasses these were a bit large.
The willies come out of the tray easier than I expected and we didn't have any breakages.
I thought they wouldn't last long in the drinks and would lose their willy shape not long after being put into the drinks but because of the size they stayed willy like for quite some time.
They do look good and float to the top and got some laughs but after one or two drinks each they were all gone and we had to go back to the trusty bag of ice cubes.
At first I thought they were a bit of a waste of time really as you would either need lots of these trays or to use cubes as well. My friend is thinking of freezing the willies and putting them in another container until she has a bag full of willies next time. I have a feeling the willies would get stuck together in a bag and break (ouch) when she tries to take them apart. This puts me off, as well as the fact that when organising parties I am usually too busy to think about refilling ice trays for days in advance and although they are a novelty item they aren't as practical as a big bag of ice cubes.
I was going to go ahead and use the trays for the hen night in any case but I have since seen somewhere that the tray can be used as moulds, so instead I am going to make a couple of bowls of chocolate willies. I did try one tray of chocolate willies and again they looked good and didn't break when coming out of the tray.
A fun, novelty item. I'm glad we bought them, as between my friend and I we will probably get quite a bit of use from them.
If you are going to use them more than once, they could be a good buy, especially if you want to use them as moulds for chocolate or jelly as well as ice cubes. It also depends on how much you want to spend, as we are hens on a budget I think forking out over £12 to make ice cubes would have been excessive and I'd rather spend the money on the drinks they are going in!
For ice, I think I'll stick to the cubes. They are a good idea for the chocolate willies as they don't take as long to set as water takes to freeze, so even with one tray you could make a few trays of chocolate willies. The novelty chocolate you buy doesn't always taste great so you can make nicer tasting willies with this tray.
For drinks I think willy straws would be better value and time saving than this tray though.
Summary: Fun, frozen willies