When I bought this, it was warm and sunny and I was in the mood for ice cream. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to review it straight away, so it went into the freezer. It’s now pouring with rain outside, I’m cold and I have to review ice cream. Typical.
Luckily, this is a particularly nice ice cream, so it shouldn’t be too much of a chore.
I’ve always liked Magnum anyway. If you’ve not seen it before, the formula is very simple. A good quality ice cream lolly, coated in chocolate. There’s been many variations on the theme over the years. Usually they just change the flavour ice cream or the chocolate coating, but the basic formula always stays the same.
This is one of the simpler variations, but it’s one of my favourites, simply because the chocolate is so nice. At 62%, it’s certainly not the darkest chocolate we’ve ever reviewed, but you probably wouldn’t want it much darker in an ice cream. After all, you’re going to have to eat this all in one go.
The chocolate both smells and tastes divine. This is definitely proper chocolate. It’s rich and smooth and breaks with a satisfying crunch when you bite into it.
The bittersweet flavour is perfectly complemented by the soft, subtle vanilla ice cream. Although it’s not the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted, it’s the chocolate that’s the star of the show here, and the ice cream works perfectly with it
If the ever sun comes out again this year, I’ll certainly buy this again. But with the current state of the British weather, I won’t be holding my breath.