30 March 2015

Cadbury Marvellous Ice Cream Salted Caramel and Sour Cherry (Ocado) [By @Cinabar]

So here are again, another of the new Cadbury ice creams. This version is Salted Caramel and Sour Cherry which sounded like a fun mix.
Inside the tub is a caramel ice cream and a chocolate ice cream swirled together, with plenty of interesting goodies mixed in. I scooped some into bowls avoiding the difficult solid centre, which I left in the tub. More on that later.
I started out by taste testing the caramel side of the ice cream, and thought it was absolutely spot on. The salt in the caramel was a little more pronounced that I had been expecting, but there was plenty of sweet to balance it out and the combination was fun and playful. Also inside the ice cream were bits of biscuit, which stayed remarkably crunchy and almonds. I hadn’t been expecting the nuts, but as I like nuts I was pleased to have them.
The chocolate section of the ice cream was sweet and creamy. The chocolate flavour was lovely, and the sour cherries added a nice zingy taste. Their texture was soft and slightly chewy which again made this very enjoyable to eat. There weren’t that many cherries in our tub, we counted about 10 so when it was shared out that wasn’t very many per person, but this may have just been an unlucky tub.
If this had been all that was in the tub I would have had this as a regular ice cream treat for the up and coming summer months, but it wasn’t. As such I won’t be buying this or the other Cadbury Marvellous ice creams again.
In both of the two tubs of ice cream I’ve tried in this new Marvellous range, I’ve had an additional item that was far from being Marvellous.

Seriously Cadbury this ridiculous solid lump of chocolate is not a treat. It does not serve easily, it looks ugly (like an ailing giant mushroom) and makes scooping the ice cream very awkward. This time I ended up whacking the lump with the spoon, but again the ice cream had ensured it was so cold it was very solid and as such wouldn’t give. I left it in the tub, having served the ice cream as best I could from around it, not sure what to with it. I ended up chucking it in the bin, it’s not very appetising as a hard, partly ice cream coated, sticky but solid lump. What a waste, what a silly thing to include in an ice cream carton. You can’t serve, it you can’t give it to anyone and the shape and hardness makes it very difficult to eat. This is the reason I won’t be buying the Cadbury Marvellous ice creams in a tub again. I assumed after finding one of these weird additions in the first ice cream I reviewed that I’d just been unlucky, but as it was in this variety too I can only assume it is a design feature. Come on Cadbury learn how to swirl chocolate, thinner sheets mixed in, or even chocolate drops would have made this ice cream perfect.
By Cinabar

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had the same thing happen with the jelly beans version (which also had the weirdest texture.)

I have no idea what is going on with these chocolate lumps but like you, shall not be buying again!

Carmen x