Wednesday 22 April 2015

Today's Review: Cadbury Marvellous Ice Cream - Zingy Raspberry Choc Brownie

Cadbury have certainly churned out some nice bars in their Marvellous Creations range, and now they've brought out some interesting ice creams to complement them. There are a few to choose from, but my attention was drawn to this awesome sounding variety. It boasts vanilla and chocolate ice creams, swirled in with Dairy Milk pieces, raspberry ripple, chocolate brownie pieces, raspberry zingers and sugar coated jelly pieces.

Sounds like there's a lot going on in this tub, right? Right. There are plenty of ingredients strewn throughout, and it means that no two mouthfuls are the same. The ice cream is good quality, the vanilla is light and creamy, certainly not too heavy on the vanilla flavouring, while the chocolate is pretty smooth and delicious. It's made even better by the Dairy milk chunks, which add a lovely bit of crunch, as well as the iconic Dairy Milk taste. But the change in texture doesn't stop there, the brownie is chewy and chocolatey, the jelly pieces are soft and packed full of fruity flavour, and then there are the small, crunchy "zingers", which are like cereal balls packing a nice raspberry taste, especially when eaten with some of the slightly gooey raspberry sauce.

I did have some misgivings about all the elements being shoved together, it was a little chaotic and overwhelming with my first taste. But I've found there's order to the chaos, and learned to let go and enjoy the variety of textures and flavours this tub has to offer. It's a creamy, chocolatey, fruity delight, and I'll definitely be picking up some of the other flavours to try out. Well done Cadbury, you've done it again.

My rating: 5/5


  1. Done it again? If by done it again you mean churned out another way of selling us something barely resembling chocolate with the Cadbury's branding plastered all over it. John Cadbury would be turning in his grave if he could taste this. The "vanilla" ice cream just tasted of sugar and closer inspection of the ingredients list tells you why. There is precisely 0% of anything that has ever even seen a vanilla pod in it; quite how they can market it as vanilla ice cream is a mystery to me. Then there was the chemically synthetic tasting raspberry syrup with a texture like half-set PVA glue in combination with tiny little balls of pure citric acid. Who thought that adding something that ridiculously sour to something so saccharin sweet would make for an enjoyable experience?

    There was an awful lot going on in this tub, it's just rather a shame that it was mostly unpleasant. The one redeeming feature of this ice cream was the chocolate. What few Dairy Milk shavings there were gave the tongue some welcome respite from the assault of noxious flavours of the rest of the ice cream. The brownie pieces weren't bad either.

    Overall, I'd give this ice cream about 0.5/5. Yet more ways in which Kraft Foods tries to sell us glucose syrup in the guise of Cadbury's chocolate.

  2. How do I buy some of these please?