Oppo Mint Choc Swirl with Spirulina Ice Cream Review
This Mint Choc Swirl variety consists of a minty ice cream containing spirulina extract, which is a type of nutrient-dense seaweed. Presumably this is what gives it the green colour. There's also a swirl of chocolate sauce made with Peruvian cacao and blossom honey. This ice cream usually costs £6 in Holland and Barrett but I've been lucky enough to find it for £1 in Heron Frozen Foods...needless to say my freezer is now stocked up with the stuff!
This is proper mint ice cream, it has a lovely fresh minty aroma and once it's been left at room temperature for a while it has the perfect consistency.
For a healthy ice cream without sugar, this is surprisingly tasty, but it's also refreshing and light on the stomach. It's creamy enough to taste indulgent but the lack of sugar means the more subtle mint chocolate flavours get a chance to shine. It tasted so nice that somehow I ended up eating the whole tub at once...oops! Well, it is lower in sugar and calories so I reckon that's ok! ;)
Overall, this is a fantastic guilt free ice cream...I never thought it'd be possible to find something healthy as well as indulgent but Oppo have managed it. While I wouldn't pay the full price for a tub, I can see why some people would and that's because it really is very good. I can't yet decide whether I like the Mint or the Salted Caramel variety the most...both are great, but I think this one just has the edge. That said, it could all change if I find the Vanilla and Baobab variety...if I do you can be sure I'll be reviewing that one too!
9 out of 10.