Now my plan was to start with almond, but they only had classic and double caramel as single serve options. Hmmm, to be fair to Magnum, I really should try the original first, and then we'll go from there.
I very carefully open the bottom of the wrapper. The inside is lined with a gold colored foil. I take a huge whiff and am greeted with a very robust chocolate smell. Wow, nice way to start.
Is it all you expected and more? It's ok, this shot shouldn't do much but....
So is this the best treat ever? Well, iunno, how do you feel about Belgian chocolate? Thing is, I'm don't even know if I've had true Belgian chocolate before so I think I need some schooling here. It's very aromatic like they say, but it almost tastes.... well, it kind of tastes nutty to me. Is that possible? or am I just a terrible reviewer sometimes? Do I not know the right words? Had I tried almond, I may not have noticed that strange nature of the chocolate. Hmmmm, maybe I need to get out more....
The base ice cream is fine, though it's hard to get a straight taste of it. It's a fairly robust ice cream, but not super premium, so it's not heavy like B&J or as solid as H-D. It doesn't stand in the way of the rich shell, so I guess that's a good thing. They combine well and that's what matters.
So, there we have my first introduction to the world of Magnum. I'm not saying this is a bad treat in anyway. In fact, I almost feel like I should apologize for not being super impressed, but no worries, soon enough I'll send out Higgins for another box. Maybe we'll try dark chocolate next time.
Magnum History: Magnum was launched in the UK in 1987 and in Ireland in 1990, making it the first widely available hand held indulgence ice cream in both countries - read more here
|Serving Size 1 bar (76g)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 240||from Fat 140|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||25%|
|- Sat Fat 10g||50%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||7%|
|- Dietary Fiber <1g||4%|
|- Sugars 21g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 8%|
Nutrition Note: the classic and almond versions are the lowest cal versions, the rest are significantly worse.