This recent UK heatwave is not only melting my chocolate but it’s forcing me to look at alternative ways to get my chocafix. Don’t get me wrong, even on the hottest days, when my choc du jour has melted beyond anything vaguely resembling a bar, I still can never be persuaded from my chocaholic ways.
I took a left turn in the supermarket from the chocolate aisle and entered the frozen food section. Quickly bypassing the the oven chips and chicken nuggets my eyes soon fell upon the shiny cabinet of all things chocolate-ice cream. Bliss.
I chose a box of four Galaxy – Vanilla Heaven. Maybe it was the fact it was Galaxy that prompted this choice ( I do like Galaxy it has to be said. Have we reviewed Galaxy yet? No? Ohh…must buy Galaxy tomorrow) Maybe it was the name, Vanilla Heaven? My mind does tend to go off at tangents and as my favourite photo site is Fotonomy – photography Heaven …. well, you can see where my mind was at can’t you? Or maybe it was the wrapper? It has to be said the wrapper is rather pleasing on eye, for such an affordable ice-cream bar.
Described as Creamy Vanilla Dairy Ice-Cream with a smooth GALAXY chocolate heart this ice cream appears to be two fingers of choc-ice cream, although trust me, there is no need or reason to separate them. It is just the right size to be able to take a bite without disgracing yourself in public.
When it comes to turning your traditional chocolate bar into an ice-cream version, I reckon Galaxy already have an advantage. Galaxy is softer, meltier than other chocolate, which is perfect for accompanying ice cream. The vanilla ice cream is indeed as the wrapper states, creamy, and all in all I can not fault this bar in any way.
I recommend leaving the bar for maybe a minute, after taking from the freezer – just enough the allow the initial chill to subside. This way the melt in your mouth chocolate and ice-cream ratio works perfectly. This said, should you leave it too long, the chocolate is thick enough to hold the ice-cream although the creaminess turns more to runniness; still good, but not the perfection we chocabloggers insist upon.
I’m assuming that the chocolate heart the wrapper refers to is the
solid piece of Galaxy chocolate that runs between the two fingers. This bit is kinda fun; you get to chomp on chocolate after the cool ‘n’ creamy meltyness. Good, but not necessarily essential.