Friday, May 13, 2011

Magnum Ice Cream Bars

In my first anniversary post, I said I’d never gotten anything free from having a food blog. Well, just a few days later that was no longer true. Through the FoodBuzz Tastemaker program, I received a coupon for a free box of Magnum ice cream bars provided by the manufacturer. The letter said there were two coupons, but I only received one. Oh, well.

The ice cream bars come in a variety of flavors, but my grocery store didn’t have the one I really wanted to try, the double caramel. So I chose almond for the freebie and bought a box of the double chocolate just for good measure. Three bars come in the box.

The almond bars are vanilla bean ice cream dipped in Belgian milk chocolate with almond bits. At 300 calories each, I expected pure decadence. I was a little disappointed. The vanilla ice cream seemed lighter and fluffier than I would have expected and the chocolate coating seemed a little thin and also not very rich for Belgian chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream and had no trouble eating all three, although I did split them with my husband.

We devoured the double chocolate version as well. No will power here. Again, the ice cream wasn’t as dense as I expected and this one weighed in at 360 calories. Probably due to the layer of chocolate sauce in between the ice cream and the dipped chocolate layer. This was definitely a unique touch. Somehow this one has 3 grams of fiber!

I might purchase these again, but I’d really like to try the double caramel version when I can find it. 

1 comment:

  1. Too bad they didn't live up to your expectations. For that many calories, you'd want an amazing treat!