|Magnum Chocolates and Cornetto Chocolates from Wall's|
Much as I hate to admit it, I'm a sucker for a gimmick, especially the type sitting at the checkout at your local supermarket (yes, I know they're aimed at children, but I'm a creature of childish impulse).
I saw these new chocolates from Wall's Ice Cream, and obviously I couldn't resist chucking a couple in my basket.
The Magnum ones first - you get three in a packet and they really do look like tiny Magnum bars. Each one is a couple of centimetres long - about the size of a large lozenge.
When you bite into the chocolate, there's fluffy vanilla cream inside (bit like creme patissiere).
The taste and texture is about as close to ice cream as not-ice cream can get, though a little artificial.
The Cornetto next. I like how there's a big warning at the top saying "No ice cream included".
When you unwrap the silver foil, it's quite impressive how it is just a mini Cornetto. Though maybe I'm easily pleased.
The same fluffy vanilla cream can be found inside when you bite off the top.
What I really like though is that they've even bothered to include the "secret" chocolate tip.
Anyway, either of these can be yours for 65p, which seems like daylight robbery to me but then a standard chocolate bar costs that amount these days. I don't know.
At least these are more entertaining than a Dairy Milk.