Showing posts from September, 2015

The Licktators Jiggy Pop Popcorn Ice Cream

Recently, Heron Foods started selling some of The Licktators ice creams for only £1.50 a tub, so naturally I couldn't say no to giving them a try! The flavours include the "John Lemon" lemon curd ice cream which I reviewed previously, a praline chocolate variety and also this "Jiggy Pop" popcorn flavour. I haven't tried a popcorn ice cream since Butterkist brought out their own ice cream, which sadly now seems to have been discontinued. Boo! This ice cream contains pieces of popcorn, toffee sauce, and crunchy caramel pieces and is absolutely delicious! I previously complained that the Marshmallow Law variety was a little boring and needed something extra to jazz it up, well I certainly can't complain of that here! All the elements work perfectly together, the popcorn pieces add a nice crunch, the toffee adds gooey delicious sweetness and the caramel pieces add extra crunchy sweetness, all wrapped in delicious creamy ice cream. For £1.50 this is a

Thorntons Toasted Marshmallow Truffles

Last (but not least) of my reviews of the new limited edition Thorntons chocolates are these Toasted Marshmallow Truffles. They cost £1 a bag (or two for £1.60) at Wh Smiths. The other two flavours are Candyfloss Truffles and Toffee Apple Caramels , and you can vote for the ones you want to remain on shelves via Thorntons website: These are described as "marshmallow flavour truffle dipped in dark and milk chocolate, sprinkled with coconut". I wasn't quite sure what to exoect from a marshmallow truffle since marshmallows are mostly just sugar and gelatin... Turns out they were very tasty, I'm not sure they tasted of marshmallow really but they were very creamy with a lovely coconut edge. In fact it was the coconut combined with the richer dark chocolate that made these stand out to me, they were very moreish and the sweet truffle contrasted very nicely with the richer chocolate coating. Overall, these are some tasty truffles an

Thorntons Toffee Apple Caramels

Thorntons have brought out some new limited edition chocolates, available directly from their stores or Wh Smiths. I highly recommend only buying them from WH Smiths though as they're much cheaper there! The flavours include Candyfloss Truffles (which I reviewed yesterday), Toasted Marshmallow Truffles and these Toffee Apple Caramels. You can vote for the flavour you want to remain on shelves via Thorntons website: These are described as "soft gooey caramels flavoured with apple juice and wrapped in milk chocolate", and as you can see in my pics, they seem to have attracted the attention of the local pigeons! I can see why the pigeons were so interested...these are some tasty caramels! I wasn't a fan of the Candyfloss truffles in this range as they were so sweet, however these were perfect. They're runny, gooey soft caramels which is always the best type in my opinion, with a lovely refreshing apple tang. The flavour actually work

Thorntons Candyfloss Truffle Chocolates

Recently I spotted a new range of limited edition Thorntons chocolates at WH Smiths, so naturally I couldn't resist giving them a try, not when the flavours are as interesting as these! They include Toffee Apple Caramels, Toasted Marshmallow Truffles and also these Candyfloss Parfait Truffles. You can vote for the flavour you want to stay on shelves via Thorntons website These are described as "Candyfloss flavour parfait in white chocolate with pink sugar sprinkles", but the filling also contains raspberry powder to give it that pink colour. They cost £1 a bag, or you can get them on offer of 2 for £1.60 at Wh Smiths. Weirdly, they cost £3 a bag in actual Thorntons stores! They're nice and there's a definite sweet raspberry flavour, but it's very sugar dominated! That's all I could really taste, which I guess is no surprise since Candyfloss is pretty much just sugar. The white chocolate was overpowered by the fillin

The Licktators John Lemon Lemon Curd Ice Cream

Heron Frozen Foods have recently been selling some new ice creams from The Licktators for the bargainous price of only £1.50 a tub, so naturally, I simply couldn't refuse to try them! The flavours included are Lemon Curd, Popcorn and Chocolate Praline. Like all The Licktators ice creams, it comes with a pun in the name...this one is John Lemon, presumably to tie in with the "British" theme The Licktators love so much? Whilst I "imagine" some John Lenon fans (and possibly Yoko Ono) might be incensed by this change of name, I think it adds an amusing touch. But what's most important of course is the taste...and I think John would've approved of such a delicious ice cream! This is simply one of the nicest ice creams I've had in ages, but then maybe I'm just easily pleased! It's a simple vanilla ice cream with lots of tangy lemon curd sauce rippled through, and there's a generous amount of it too. It's very strong and refre