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Fancy Choc Ices
Member Name: zoe_page_1
Date: 04/03/03, updated on 04/03/03 (744 review reads)
Advantages: Delicious, Perfect combination of ice cream, biscuit, chocolate and caramel, suitable for the whole family
Disadvantages: quick melting chocolate coating
We have a free canteen at work, and last week they were feeling kind for once and gave us ice cream for pudding. We get this quite a bit, but it’s usually more of the skanky-5-year-old-tubs or tiny-little-ice-pops variety. This time was different though. This time we got quality stuff. The freezers were full of bars - Mars, Milky Way, Twix, Bounty, Snickers and Magnums. Not being one to turn down an opportunity like that, I nabbed 3 of them under the pretence of “colleagues up in the office” and the proceeded to scoff the lot. Then, I came back to my desk and started to write this.
Imagine the scene. It’s minus 5 million degrees, it’s the middle of winter, and you’re eating ice cream. It’s a little cold for a simply cone, you need sustenance in there, which ice cream twixes provide. We’ve all tried the “regular” non-frozen version from the newsagents, but although these are similar, they contain subtle differences. First off, they contain ice cream. Well doh, Sherlock. The ice cream is soft, pale vanilla. Not much flavour, just there to bulk up the bar. Then there’s the biscuit. You get comparatively less of this with the ice cream version that with the chocolate bar itself, and I like it better that way. Enough for a good crunch, but not so much that it’s a “biscuit ice cream”. There’s a thin layer of caramel too, just like in the bars. The thing that makes ice cream twixes simply the best and better than all the rest? The outer chocolate layer. It is blatantly different from the stuff the bars are dipped in. It is creamy and smooth and just sweet enough. It tastes like a version of Galaxy (not surprising, same manufacturer).
I really like Twix ice creams. I mean I *really* like them – enough to add the *s even though it then means arguing with Word which wants to remove them for me and make the word bold…. They have everything a good ice cream sh
ould have – the soft ice cream, hard chocolate combination of classic choc ices. There’s the smooth flowing caramel and the hard crunchy biscuit, and what’s more, it’s all together in one bar
The only thing I don’t like about the ice creams is how quickly the chocolate melts. You can end up with messy fingers if you’re not careful, but eating it as it pokes out of the wrapper usually helps here, and if you absolutely have to, you could wash your hands after eating one :o This is seriously the only complaint I have though. The ice creams are cheap and delicious and because of the milk content, better for you in terms of fat content and messing with your hormones than the same amount of chocolate.
Utterly useless fact – the one whose wrapper is currently on my desk was 52.5g and 60.5ml. I think it’s those .5s which make these ice creams great you know… You can get 4 bars for £1.99 at Tesco, and at 50p each that isn’t bad. They cost more if you buy them loose from newsagents (around 85p I think) so if you think you can cope, you’re better off buying a box. Wonder of the day – isn’t it interesting how many items come in a pack? 8 Snack size Mars bars, 3 full size Ripples, 4 Time Outs twin sticks? Who decides, and how? Answers on a postcard please.
You can also get Twix ice cream in a tub (on offer £2.99 for 2 at Tesco at the moment). This is similar to the bars – creamy vanilla Ice Cream swirled with chocolate and caramel with chunks of biscuit throughout.
Twix ice creams can be bought worldwide from supermarkets / ice cream vending machines / newsagents / kiosks etc. Only the original version is available in the UK but they have a peanut butter one in the US. I doubt this’ll be sold at home though because demand for standard PB Twix bars never really took off.
They’re suitable for kids and adults alike, and nice no matter what
the season or temperature outside. Great for a snack when you’re out, for pudding after a meal or for when you’re lazing in the garden.
Then go to
and start preparing your US emigration application. “Why do you want to move to the states?”, “Because your ice cream selection rocks!”.
Posted here because the description says this category is for items made by mars not already on dooyoo. Twixes are made by Mars therefore I'm assuming that Twix Ice Cream, although not made by them directly, is a Mars product.
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