“ Brand: Asda / Type: Fruit „
I have recently tried out the Asda Smartprice Ice Lollies and this is my review of the product.
I am not normally an Asda shopper as I usually do my shopping in my local Tesco supermarket as it is nearer my house but I was recently popping into my local Asda store for some bits and pieces and while I was in there I thought I would try there Asda SmartPrice Fruit Flavoured Ice Lollies.
I paid 95 pence for the box of lollies which I thought was a very good price. There are ten lollies in the box and there are three flavours to choose from. The flavours are orange, lemon and raspberry. The lollies are nice bright colours and I think children would like the look of them because they are nice and colourful.
The lollies are quite a big size and I thought they would have been smaller because they were so cheap. The lollies are a rectangular shape and are about 8 cm x 4 cm but this is just a rough size to give you an idea of how big they are, I have not measured the lollies.
The lollies are all in there own wrapper which is clear and made of plastic. This keeps them clean and fresh and stops them from sticking together when they are in the freezer. The wrapper is quite plain looking but this doesnt put me off.
The lollies are plain frozen fruit flavoured lollies and there is no ice cream or anything in the centre of them which I was aware of when I bought them. I always think an ice lolly is very refreshing on a hot summers day if it has no ice cream or anything in it. I think it works well at refreshing me and cooling me down and I was happy to eat the Asda Smartprice Ice Lollies during the summer whilst enjoying the hot sunny weather.
The flavours of the Smartprice Ice Lollies are very nice. The orange lollies were my favourite and these usually get eaten first as they were the most popular choice. I thought the orange flavour was not to sweet or acidic. The raspberry flavour were quite tasty and I thought they were not to sweet either. I thought the lemon flavour was my least favourite as I preferred the other two flavours but the lemon was the most refreshing flavour to eat on a hot day.
I have had nicer lollies that have been tastier than these Smartprice lollies. For what I paid though I thought they were quite nice and they did the job at cooling me down during the hot weather and I found the flavours quite refreshing.
I would suggest giving the Asda Smartprice Fruit Ice Lollies a try out and I will buy them again cos I thought they were good quality and a really good price. I think they are ideal to give to kids and the fruit flavours are very nice.
I enjoy a nice ice lolly on a hot summer's day, so before as the hot weather started to come I bought a pack of these Smartprice lollies to see if they were any good. I've been sorting my freezer out and came across the box again, it's now autumn, I think that speaks for itself!
The 10 ice lollies come in a basic green and white box with the Smartprice logo and a picture of the lollies. The back of the box contains all the relevant information including nutritional and ingredient information. It also states that these ice lollies are suitable for vegetarians.
There are three different flavoured lollies in this pack, lemon, orange and raspberry. They each come individually wrapped in a clear plastic. The lollies are very brightly coloured, I thought this would mean they would taste nice and flavoursome but I was wrong. At 96p for 10 lollies I imagined the lollies to be lacking in size, but they definitely don't. They are rectangular and roughly 8cm x 4cm.
Going back to the taste, I'm a sucker not a licker when it comes to eating ice lollies and after the first few sucks the flavour really deteriorates. This happens with each three of the flavours. The flavour is strong to begin with, but turns more and more watery the more you eat. Each flavour does start out tasting like what it is meant to be, my personal preference was the lemon and my daughters was the orange. Neither of us liked the raspberry, that's why they have been left!
Overall, the taste really does let down these ice lollies but the price is mega cheap. At under 10 pence a lolly, that's a huge saving compared to nipping to the shop and picking up a single ice lolly. However, I prefer to enjoy and savour the flavour in the sun, so I won't be purchasing these again next year.
With the weather being beautiful a couple of weeks ago, I decided that I would buy in some refreshing ice lollies to keep in the freezer for when the children come home from school. I was browsing around the ice cream and looly isles in Asda , when I spotted these 10 smart price fruit flavoured lollies. They not only looked very appetising from the picture on the front of the box, but they also had a most appealing price tag of 96p.
I was very impressed with this price and decided to give these lollies a try. They also claim on the box that there is no artificial colours or preservatives, which is a big bonus considering they were intended for my children.
There is also a great amount of information on the reverse side of the box, regarding nutritional information and ingredients. These lollies are also suitable for vegetarians.
When opening the box, I was quite impressed with the size and overall appearance of the lollies. There were three assorted flavours. These were orange, lemon and raspberry. All the lollies are individually wrapped in clear plastic which is handy as you can see what flavour your choosing. The lollies are really colourful and appealing. They are not at all weak looking and icy. They do resemble a good quality ice lolly that is full of juicy flavour.
It is safe to say that these lollies are fairly adequate in their taste. They do however look more refreshing than they actually are. The flavours of these lollies are more than acceptable, but they are nothing to get excited about. They do however, loose their flavour quite quickly. Then you are left with a very weak flavour which is very watery.
The kids enjoyed them though, although the raspberry was by far the most popular flavour and there was a couple of arguments over who would have the last one!! The orange ones were in my opinion the weakest, and were left unwanted at the bottom of the box.
I would certainly buy these lollies again though for the children. Considering a ice cream van pulls in front of my house each day and charges £1 for a fruit lolly. A £1 for ten is a complete bargain!! I really do think they are more than adequate to quench the children's thirst on a hot summers day. However if you are buying lollies for yourself, then I would suggest paying a little bit extra for a higher quality lolly. Then you can sit back and savour the flavours. Im afraid these smart price lollies will leave you feeling cold!! (in more ways than one)