When I saw the list of new Cadbury Dairy Milk Ice-Creams in the Metro recently I got rather excited to the point I put a reminder in my diary. There was one in particular I was excited about and not surprisingly this is the one I’m reviewing. Ever since I had salted caramel ice-cream for the first time at an Everyman Cinema, I’ve loved salted caramel or at least the idea of it, as I’ve tried as many that have excited my taste buds as have failed. Cadbury though shouldn’t let me down, I love their chocolate and their marvellous creations chocolate bars, whilst random are often rather tasty. The others in the range are Jelly Popping Candy, Zingy Raspberry Choc Brownie and Fairground Candy Crunch.
So am I reviewing it because it was amazing or was it a let-down? Read on to find out..
Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Ice Creams Salted Caramel & Sour Cherry contains: Salted caramel and chocolate flavour ice creams, swirled with milk chocolate, candied sour cherries, sea salted biscuit pieces and praline almonds.
I lasted about an hour after our shopping had been delivered before diving in; we’d taken advantage of Sainsbury’s current offer of £15 off your 1st order and £10 off your next 4 plus free delivery, so I felt we could indulge a little bit. I could wait, it’s not often I get this excited about ice-cream, but on opening the tube I was confronted by a bland swirl of salted caramel and chocolate flavour ice-cream. However I wasn’t worried, I expected other bits to be buried below the surface.
After bending my spoon several times (admittedly not necessarily the ice-creams fault), I finally found a sour cherry and added it to my bowl, I was now ready to sit down and try this potentially life changing Ice-cream. As the first mouthful went in, my hopes died and my dreams ended with them. It wasn’t the salted caramel ice-cream that tasted bad, though maybe it was because it didn’t taste of much at all. It was the chocolate ice-cream, the bloody chocolate of all things. If you’ve ever had cheap chocolate ice-cream then you’ll know what I mean. It tasted cheap and it’s not what you’d expect from Cadbury regardless of the price, though at £4 a pot it was far from what I would call cheap.
Swirled with milk chocolate equaled occasional bits of broken up Dairy Milk, not enough to excite or make up for the ice-cream, the best bit was the sea salted biscuit which surprised ever time and level of salt felt right. The one and only sour cherry was also great, but I needed more, perhaps there were many more further down but I doubt I will care enough to look. Disappointed at this point was an understatement.
Far from Marvellous
Unless you have a thing for cheap tasting chocolate ice-cream I’d give this a miss, I can’t remember the last time I was this disappointed with a Cadbury product and I even forgave them for Creme Egg gate. Needless to say I won’t be trying any of the other flavours.