“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Candy „
I love that Friday feeling and always have, Crunchie's have been a long lasting love, I love the honeycomb, the chocolate.
Whilst recently in Sainsbury's on my lunch break, I noticed in the ice cream section a box that looked awfully like the Crunchie ice creams I used to live on. However on closer inspection I found it was in fact a different kind of Cabury Crunchie ice cream. It was the Crunchie Blast.
I must admit I didn't even look at what it was, I picked up the box and put it in the basket. They cost £2.35 in Sainsbury's and can be found in most frozen ice cream sections of supermarkets for around a similar price. When I got home I discovered that the box contained 3 ice cream lollies, shaped like magnums.
The packaging is a plastic wrapper on each individual lolly/ice cream and is Cadbury recognisable with its Cadbury purple and logo. The wrapper is orange with a picture of the product on the front, with Cadbury Crunchie Blast written on the front too. The ends are purple, as well as the back.
On the back you can find all the nutritional information, quantities and the bar code and the weight which is 100 ml per ice cream.
(All figures based on 100 ml - 1 ice cream)
Energy kcal: 220
Fat (of saturates): 9.0 grams
Fibre: 0.1 grams
Protein: 2.9 grams
Carbohydrate (of sugars): 22.5 grams
Warning: This product may contain nuts!
The Ice cream is a orange coloured, honeycombed flavour ice cream covered with a layer of chocolate that has popping candy in it. This is quite nice and probably quite appealing to children.
The chocolate coating is reasonably thick, and I think the best bit, it is enough to give you a chocolate fix but also to compliment the ice cream.
I do love honeycomb but I would personally say I don't think the ice cream tastes exactly like ice cream, it has got a distinctive taste although I can't put it in to words (best go try it for yourselves), but it is a nice flavour. If you are an ice cream, chocolate, sweet addict I don't think you will dislike it.
The best thing about this ice cream is you can't get too messy! Well you can a bit, but with the chocolate covering the ice cream, you don't have to eat it immediately and it won't melt all over you.
The only downfall with this ice cream for me is - where have the honeycomb balls gone from the crunchie ice cream bars they used to make?
If you have never had one then you don't know what you're missing and will be perfectly satisfied with this ice cream as an ice cream representation of a crunchie.
But for those of you like me have had the old style crunchie ice cream bar - WHERE IS THE HONEYCOMB? BRING IT BACK!
I would recommend these to all!
When browsing my local Co-Op recently I saw these advertised for just £1.22 for 3 x 100ml ice creams and when compared with the £2.79 price tag in Tesco I decided that this price was just too good to resist and put some in my basket.
The box is decorated in the usual Crunchie colours and has lovely red & gold colours to it and then when you open the cardboard box you will see three individually wrapped ice creams and these are also red & gold in colour.
I took out one ice cream, removed the plastic wrapping and had a look at the ice cream itself. It is covered in brown milk chocolate and I can see the pieces of popping candy causing bumps in the smooth chocolate exterior. Once I bit in to the chocolate I saw a gorgeous golden cololured ice cream and the taste was lovely and creamy with a coffee/caramel taste that I couldn't quite put my finger on but one that was absolutely delicious non the less! The popping candy exploded in my mouth and gave the whole ice cream an extra lift. This was a delicious ice cream and one that I will definitely be sampling again (after my tea tonight!).
I would definitely recommend these ice creams and at 225 calories each I actually think they're worth the indulgence because of the cool creamy chocolate and the delicious flavoured ice cream that I couldn't exactly put my finger on.
I am rating this ice cream 4/5 as it was gorgeous and if it was slightly bigger and contained slightly more then 3% popping candy then it would've been a 5/5.
Crunchie Blast is a honeycomb flavoured lolly, based on the Crunchie bar. The chocolate covering the ice cream contains some nice popping candy, similar to the ones used in old fashioned candy.
The packaging is very nice and it keeps the ice cream fresh. I have always had a good quality product, but the thin pack means that it can sometimes be broken, or the chocolate smashed. However, it is slightly misleading, with the pieces of honeycomb on the picture a lot smaller in real life.
After unwrapping the product, you get a large sized ice cream on a small stick. This can sometimes be too small, with my fingers sometimes making the bottom of the ice cream melt.
The chocolate is very creamy and will melt in your mouth. The texture is very smooth but it contains small pieces of honeycomb which are quite hard and can pinch your tongue. It breaks away from the ice cream when you bite into it but it can get messy and fall onto the floor. The chocolate is also very thin so you don't get much taste of it, so it isn't overpowering. The smell is very rich, and will enter your nose making you want to eat more.
It contains little popping candy, which tastes very nice but can pop onto your tongue and 'pinch' it slightly. The ice cream is a nice rich colour and is very inviting. It tastes of honeycomb but overpowers the chocolate.
The ice cream is quite expensive, at around 2GBP for two, when you can buy a crunchie for around 50p, which is much better as you can't beat the original idea.
Also, the ice cream is very fattening, so shouldn't be eaten by people on a diet.
Overall, the ice cream is delicious but is sickly after eating part of it. It is quite unhealthy, but with the Cadbury chocolate, it is a winner.
I'm back! I've taken a long break from dooyoo, mainly to concentrate on other things, but here I am again, if any of you remember me!
You'd be forgiven for thinking that a Crunchie Blast was a rather chunky chocolate bar from the picture, but it's actually an ice cream bar on a stick. It's quite a bit wider than your average Crunchie bar, and definitely more leaning on the lolly side.
I wasn't sure what to expect - from the outside, it looks a lot like a Feast, and I assumed it would just be plain chocolate. However, once biting in, I was pleasantly surprised.
The bubbly coating actually contains bits of Crunchie, but instead of tasting as thick and strong as a regular Crunchie, you get a lovely popping, almost fizzing taste in your mouth. I guess that should have been obvious from the 'Blast' in the name, but I'm sure like everyone else I've been conditioned to not believe that products are particularly different from each other when it comes to naming them random things but them still looking the same.similar to existing products.
I do like popping candy, and there's exactly the right blend of chocolate and Crunchie middle in the outer layer. I'm not so keen on the regular Crunchie chocolate bar, as it's a bit lacking in chocolate. However, if they made chocolate bars as good as the ice cream, I'd definitely be stocking up!!
Inside, the ice cream is smooth and creamy. I do love ice cream, and I can be quite picky about it, but this had a light Crunchie flavour to it and complemented the crunchy chocolate layer perfectly.
They are also a fairly good size, and I felt like I'd had enough after one.
I'm not sure how much these cost, as they were a surprise treat for me when I went to visit my parents recently. They are definitely worth the money though!
It's not the nicest of days here today - pouring down - but I believe you can enjoy ice cream whatever the weather, and I would definitely choose these next time, either individually or as a box.
Regular Crunchie is one of my favourite chocolate bars, I love the honeycomb centre even if it does get stuck in my teeth so I was keen to try out this latest ice cream version of the bar, Crunchie Blast, especially as it seems like summer has finally arrived and I needed to get out of the sun and fancied something cold.
Just like a regular crunchie there is milk chocolate on the outside and then inside there is a lovely creamy honeycomb flavour ice cream on the inside which is impreganted with little bits of hneycomb which is a bit like the stardust you used to get as it is a bit fizzy in your mouth.
The chocolate itself is a pale orangey yellow colour and you can smell the honeycomb flavouring, it has a very smooth taste and is very refreshing as well. The popping candy gives ita bit of crunch and rougher texture and the three flavours combine well together.
Individualy they are between 80 pence and a pound however you can get them in multi packs of three in the supermarket freezer compartments which brings down the individual cost.
On the down side they are 220 calories hich is not good but sometimes you just have to treat yourself.
I think these delicious Crunchie Blasts retail for £2 for 3 in Sainsbury's but hubby made the big mistake of buying a box of 12 for us from Costco. I'm saying 'big mistake' as they're doing my diet no good at all as they taste fantastic & once you've had one....
Each 100g chocolate ice cream bar is beautifully wrapped in a heat-sealed foil wrapper & displays the unmistakeable Cadbury logo, a yummy picture of a half-eaten one plus Crunchie Blast displayed so there's no doubt about what you'll be buying.
The product is described as 'honeycomb flavour ice cream covered in milk chocolate with popping candy' & this is exactly as I would state after having eaten one or two.
The ice cream comes on a substantial stick so there's no danger of it sliding off whilst enjoying. It's covered with a generous layer of Cadbury's consistently lovely chocolate & is nobbly on the outside.
When you open the wrapper the smell of chocolate with a a subtle smell of Crunchie bar hits you & is mouthwatering. When you bite into the chocolate the inside is revealed which is pale orange & this is a lovely fairly rich texture & taste.
The whole Crunchie Blast is a great blend of choc, ice cream & popping candy but I don't think the taste is quite as sweet as the Crunchie Bar - fine for me though.
I'm not sure that I'd call the candy 'popping' - rather that it crackles as you eat it - 'popping candy' sounds like it's going to bounce around the mouth? Whatever, the sensation is very pleasant!
The ice cream treat is quite chunky & you get a good few bites out of this as I think it's a little smaller than a Magnum but larger than many ice-creams on a stick.
All the ingredients are listed on the back of the wrapper but I wouldn't read them all if I were you as they include the usual additives, glucose, sugar E numbers etc. I should point out though that it contains milk & may contain nuts which makes them unsuitable for some people with allergies.
Now for the bad bit I'm afraid - the nutritional values - each one contains 220 calories, 22.7g carbs & 13g of fat (the full list is provided on the reverse) so I should really be rationing myself & not think about there being some left in the freezer....
- truly delicious.
- lovely blend of flavours & textures.
- not as sweet as I thought they'd be which suits me fine.
- chunky & satisfying.
- recommended as long as you don't have milk/nut allergies.
Cadbury Crunchie Blast
100ml ice cream
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF PEANUT AND NUTS
Keep frozen -18 degrees
Suitable for vegitarians
What Is It?
This is a honeycomb flavoured ice cream lolly based on the theme of the good old Cadburys 'Crunchie' chocolate bar.
The ice cream is covered in milk chocolate which is encrusted popping candy.
The ice cream comes in a deep purple wrapper which has a yellow frontage with the words 'Cadburys Crunchie Blast - with Popping Candy.....explodes in your mouth' written on the left hand side, and a delicious looking ice cream lolly on the right hand side.
The picture of the ice cream is very similar to the actual product, though the honeycomb on the actual ice cream seems smaller in size to the pictured article.
The Ice Cream
I unwrapped this long, oval ice cream which was fairly impressive in size.
The stick on which the ice cream was adhered to, was wooden and also oval shaped with the word 'Cadbury' printed in brown writing on the stick.
The ice cream was covered in milk chocolate which I hoped would be up to Cadbury's usual high standard. The chocolate was encrusted with lots of bits which looked like bits of honeycomb.
As you may imagine, I couldn't wait to bite into it as the smell of sweet chocolate and honeycomb was inviting.
On Biting It
I bit into the brown chocolate which broke away from the ice cream with a welcoming crack. The chocolate was fairly impressive, although a little on the thin side, but broke away in large thin shardes.
The little encrusted lumps in the chocolate turned out to be a popping candy which popped in the mouth. I seem to remember this having a honeycomb taste. This was a nice touch and made you feel like a big kid. (We used to have Stardust as kids - not recommended for dogs though).
The ice cream behind the chocolate was a lovely sunkissed golden yellow - just like the Crunchie bars. This tasted of honeycomb and was not too sickly. The smell was lovely - chocolate and honeycomb! Ummmm! The honeycomb flavoured ice cream was roughly an inch thick and rested solidly on the wooden stick.
Yum! There are a couple more in the freezer, but I think one is enough for tonight.
Cost Of Ice Cream
£2.00 for three ice creams that come in cardboard packaging identical to the wrapper. Brought in Sainsburys in freezer section.
I am now!! No only joking, the Fat content is 13.5g with 9.0g as which saturates. This is per 100ml.
Delicious, though eating too many would probably be a bit sickly. I would buy these again if I was after a tasty snack when the kids have gone to bed. I think they were value for money.
Perhaps a slither of a plain ice cream in the very centre of the ice cream would have made this product less sickly.
Yummy! now where's the fruit 'n' nut..........
If youre as young, or a bit older than me, you may well remember popping candy fizzing on your tongue during a school lunch break trip to the sweetshop. This is something our kids are missing out on, since they are not allowed out at lunchtime and sweets are certainly not allowed in the new healthy school regime. Good thing too, since we now have to pay for the kids dental care privately.
Anyhow, our kids have in fact experienced the delight of popping candy in the form of Wonka chocolate biscuit bars which seemed to disappear from supermarket shelves a few years ago. They were gutted!
A couple of weeks ago I happened to notice Crunchie Ice Cream Blasts offering that same popping candy sensations for your tongue. How could I resist? Even at £1.99 for a pack of 3, a little on the expensive side I thought, I still had to give them a try. Into my online shopping basket went a couple of packets.
These Crunchie Blast ice cream lollies come in a pack of three. They are occasionally found as part of a buy one get one free offer. Otherwise you can expect to pay £1.99 for 3, fairly expensive, at 66p each. They are available in the freezer section at Sainsburys and probably from most other major supermarkets.
The box of ice cream lollies is in the familiar purple and yellow theme of the Crunchie chocolate bar. Each individual lolly is also wrapped in the same coloured packaging, great for identifying them if storing loose in the freezer.
Give the Crunchie Some Stick
The Crunchie Blast ice cream is shaped like a Magnum with a shell of Cadburys milk chocolate covering golden ice cream. Beware as you bite because shards of chocolate will inevitably fall off and land on your white linen skirt or melt onto your shirt. The first bite reveals the golden coloured centre, just the same as the bubbly golden innards of a Crunchie bar. Nice!
I do like the taste of Cadburys chocolate so as with other Cadbury ice creams, I am not disappointed with the chocolate shell. I was however disappointed with my first mouthful of Crunchie ice cream. It tasted lovely, in fact very similar to the honeycomb flavour of the Crunchie bar, fancy that! What did disappoint me was the lack of fizzing and popping. I did not feel anything at all until I discovered the secret to the tingle. You must not bite your ice cream, a more gentle approach is required. Put as much lolly into your mouth as you can and suck. Your tongue will be delighted. With a pop and a fizz and a tickle and a blast youll find yourself instantly in Crunchie heaven. Close your eyes and you may well find yourself back in the school playground or behind the bike sheds.
As you might imagine, such pleasure does come with a little sting in the tail. Do you really want to know that each 100ml Crunchie Blast has 225 calories, 23.1g sugar and 13.2 fat (9g being saturated fat)? No, I thought not. On the positive side it does contain 2.9 protein and it is suitable for vegetarians. Crunchie Blasts may however contain traces of nuts.
I cannot help but recommend Crunchie Blast Ice Creams on a stick. They are pretty much non- nutricious and may well rot your teeth but for a few minutes of tongue tingling pleasure, they are worth it. Isnt that right darling?
Thanks for reading.
Whoever it was at Mars who sat down one day in the height of summer and tried to eat a slowly melting Mars Bar and wished that they had bought an ice-cream instead and then struck on the idea of combining the two was a total genius, as on that famous day (in my mind at least) they spawned a whole new genre of icecream bars. The fact of the matter is it was probably decided in some multi departmental brain storming session following a number of weeks of product research and focus groups but my version is far more appealing.
It is fair to say that my purchase of Crunchie Blast ice-cream bars was a compulsion buy, I was busy winning the Monaco Grand Prix in my specially designed Honda shopping trolley and as I cornered the tricky Soft Drinks and Crisps S bend, completing a togh double overtaking move, to enter Freezer Cabinet Straight I noticed them in the BOGOFF section which has distracted many a driver. A pack of three costs £1.99 so with the BOGOFF that meant each bar worked out at about 33 pence.
To be honest in appearance the ice-cream looks like most other chocolate covered ice-creams, about the size of a Magnum, it does have a lumpy outside texture and more about the reason for that later.
There are essentially three parts to this ice-cream, an outer coating of Cadbury milk chocolate which as effectively it is the chocolate I was suckled on is still my favourite even if mother refuses to suckle me anymore, within the chocolate you get honeycomb flavour ice-cream which is a golden colour and then the little bumps on the chocolate are actually popping candy.
Those of a certain age will remember popping candy, or Spacedust as it was known, as the small grain like sweets that exploded in your mouth when you threw a handful in. The playground was rife with rumour that if combined with coco-cola they were like taking drugs and then there was Simon Swainson (name changed for legal reasons) who claimed to have snorted them up his nose to get a real high.
As far as taste and texture goes the inclusion of popping candy does make a nice change in that if you pop a sliver of chocolate on your tongue to melt and wait for the popping to start it does liven up the eating experience somewhat and helps make the ice-cream stand out as something a bit different, if it had not been there I doubt whether I would have bothered to review the product. The milk chocolate itself is smooth and very tasty and the three components do combine well.
I did find the ice-cream to be a little strange at first, it is smooth with no icy bits in it which is a positive but in the taste stakes it was a sort of cross between a coffee taste combined with the sweetness of butter scotch and did take a bit of getting used to. It was not unpleasant just not the best flavour I have ever tasted but then at least it is an attempt to replicate the chocolate bar on which it is based.
If I have one criticism of the bar it is that the chocolate did seem to break away from the ice-cream very easily and from personal experience I do not recommend eating one on the sofa unless you wear one of those bibs that catch food in it. This did get very annoying as it happened on the first bite and often meant I ended up eating the chocolate on its own before the rest of the ice-cream.
Overall I would recommend this ice-cream and it was also popular with my eldest son who has taken to rooting through the freezer, both fridges and cupboards in the hunt for food I may have hidden, fortunately he only found the one box so I only had to give him one bar, it is not that I do not like to share just that I like to control what they eat, okay I lie I hate to share after all it is not as if he is earning any money lounging around at school all day.
For those who give a hoot each bar has 225 calories and 13.2g of fat but as it contains vegetable oil it is one of your five portions of fruit and veg if you want to kid yourself.
Thanks for reading and rating my review.
With popping candy...explodes in your mouth!