Product Type: Askeys Snacks
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A Cheap & Crispy Way To Liven Up Ice-Cream
Askeys Ice Cream Wafers
Member Name: cazkins
Askeys Ice Cream Wafers
Advantages: Bargain price for a large packet, crisp & slightly sweet, don't go soggy too quickly
Disadvantages: Hard to remove from a new packet
I've recently reviewed Askeys chocolate and toffee Treat sauces, and felt the need to buy and review their wafers as I hadn't had them for ages. Well, it's as good an excuse as any! The Askeys range is a great way to liven up your dessert, such as plain vanilla ice-cream, to suit what you fancy at the time and at a better price than an already-flavoured ice-cream.
Askeys, which originated in 1910, is part of the Silver Spoon Company. They're a prestigious and well-known brand, so I trust that they're products are of good, reliable quality. The range includes a variety of dessert-related treats, including:
Treat Sauces, Crackin' Sauces (which harden after squeezing it out) and cornets & wafers.
Wafers are a traditional and popular addition to ice-cream, and you would have thought that, because they're so simple, any brand would taste the same and do the job. I've found that some can be more like cardboard, so there are differences between makes.
Askeys Wafers are sold in a pack of 48, packaged in a thin shiny foil for freshness. They can be found amongst the other dessert items in the grocery section of most supermarkets, and cost under 20p! In fact, when I picked them up from Tesco, they were 15p. Bargain. 48 wafers should keep you going for quite a while, and with a good use-by date, they're great to keep in the cupboard for when you want them.
The only thing is that once opened they are prone to staleness, which is why I wrap some tinfoil over the end of the open packet and keep them in an airtight tub. Actually, the one little thing that annoys me is how hard it is to get them out of the packet: they're very delicate but packed into the thin wrapper very tightly, so trying to remove one or two from a new packet is difficult without initially breaking the edges of them (you've got to break a few eggs to make an omelette though!).
These contain wheat, gluten, soya and milk, so they're not suitable for those with allergies to such products. Dietary requirements aside, these are 'ideal for the whole family, especially the rascals'. I would agree with their statement because they're quite plain, so there's nothing really to dislike.
Although some may find these have a slightly bland texture, I find them to be great with ice-cream as they complement each other very well. These do have some sweetener in the recipe, which livens them up slightly and makes them the perfect accompaniment to ice-cream. They have a good, crisp texture, which doesn't go soggy too quickly when paired with ice-cream.
There are different uses for wafers, such as an ice-cream sandwhich, or on the side with a bowl of ice-cream. I quite like breaking these up into small pieces and sprinkling them over ice-cream to add a bit of texture.
Askeys are confident these are good quality and tasty, so much so that on the back of the packet they guarantee you'll like them or you can claim your money back. At 15p, however, you wont lose out for trying them.
Summary: A great way to perk up boring ice-cream :o)