Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Magnum Double Raspberry Ice Creams

magnum double raspberry

It wouldn't be January without several new ice creams to tempt us away from our New Year diet resolutions, now would it? Yes, not content with a new range of Magnum Ice Cream Tubs (the white chocolate one is particularly amazing!), they've also brought out a new Magnum Double Coconut and Double Raspberry. The Double Coconut was a bit of a letdown for me, so how does the Raspberry aka "Lampone" or "Frambuesa" compare?

magnum double raspberry

Described as "Raspberry ice cream with a chocolate flavour coating, raspberry sauce and milk chocolate", these are currently £3 at Tesco, and are suitable for vegetarians as well as gluten free.

magnum double raspberry

Well, these surprised me as I found them a lot nicer than the Double Coconut variety! Biting into one, the raspberry sauce oozes out immediately, giving way to the pink raspberry ice cream below...

magnum double raspberry

The combination of flavours is spot on; the raspberry ice cream is subtle and tangy, with the sauce enhancing it and adding some gooey sweetness too. I found these very moreish, maybe it was the tartness of the raspberry balanced with the chocolate, I'm not sure, but the contrast works perfectly. In comparison, I found the chocolate sauce in the Double Coconut variety rather boring.

magnum double raspberry

Overall, this is one tasty Magnum and I'd happily buy these again. I do hope we see yet more varieties in the future...maybe something tropical?!

Nutrition (per ice cream): 238 Calories, 14g Fat, 26g Carbohydrates, 20g Sugars, 2.1g Protein. Gluten Free. Vegetarian.

Ingredients: Reconstituted skimmed milk, sugar, raspberry puree, glucose fructose syrup, coconut oil, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, glucose syrup, butter oil, fat reduced cocoa powder, skimmed milk powder, raspberry juice concentrate, modified starch, emulsifiers, whey solids, stabilisers, flavourings.

8.5 out of 10.

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