Whilst in Waitrose recently I came across these Rolo Ice Cream Eggs, alongside some Smarties Ice Cream Eggs. I'd read about them a while ago in this press release, and thought they might be a genuine product first, since ice cream Easter eggs have never really been done before.
Unfortunately though, they're not - they're just pots of ice cream with lids on. So much for "ice cream easter eggs" then!
To me, the pots look like some kind of weird space pod rather than an egg. What do you think?
In contrast the Smarties versions contain vanilla ice cream, a fondant "yolk" and mini Smarties on top.
I had to laugh at them describing the centres as "yolks". Combined with the weird space-capsule-egg container, it's quite funny how much they want you to suspend disbelief over what these really are (ie. pots of ice cream with lids on!)
|The "egg" cracked open...|
They cost £2 for 2 eggs, so I guess they were never meant to be a luxury offering. I think buying them from Waitrose must have given me the subconscious expectation they would be great quality!
I might give the Smarties version a try next, although I'm not expecting much!
Price: £2 at Waitrose
Nutritional facts: Contains milk and is suitable for vegetarians.
Have you tried these Ice Cream Eggs? If so, what did you think?