When I first spotted the flavours of the new Cadbury Marvellous Ice Creams range I wasn't really tempted to try any of them. However, the fact that they are only £2.47p a tub in Asda at the moment made them hard to resist. There are four flavours available in the range, Fairground Candy Crunch, Jelly Popping Candy, Salted Caramel & Sour Cherry, and Zingy Raspberry Chocolate Brownie. I decided to try out the flavour which looked slightly more appealing to me than the rest - Salted Caramel & Sour Cherry.
The Cadbury Marvellous Ice Creams Salted Caramel & Sour Cherry is described as Salted Caramel Chocolate flavoured ice creams, swirled with Cadbury Dairy Milk, Sour Cherries, Sea Salted Biscuit Pieces, and Praline Almonds.
Digging into the ice cream a little, I could soon see the plentiful additions of cherries, biscuit pieces, and almond pieces. The swirls of Dairy Milk chocolate took a little longer to find and are actually hard swirls of solid pieces. I'll start with a description of the ice cream itself as I have to admit I was quite disappointed by the flavour here.
The ice cream quality is comparable to supermarket own brand ice creams rather than more "luxury" brands. That's not necessarily a bad thing in itself, the ice cream has a lighter texture and is still quite creamy whilst not being too heavy to eat. The Chocolate ice cream swirls had a good chocolate flavour but the Salted Caramel element lacked any "salted" element at all. It just tastes like a fairly bland caramel flavoured ice cream.
Thankfully there is some salted flavour in this ice in the form of the "Sea Salted Biscuit Pieces". They're very salty and a bit strange, with the flavour of a savoury cracker but the texture of a biscuit. Alongsides these salty pieces are the praline almond chunks, which are very sweet and have a lovely caramelised nutty flavour and crunchy texture. The cherry pieces also add extra sweetness as they don't have any sour edge to them at all, which is odd considering the name of the ice cream. However, they do provide a nice chewy texture and fruity flavour.
The Dairy Milk swirls (which you can see in the centre of the photo above) are thin pieces of solid chocolate. They cracked quite easily and it was lovely to have the sweetness of the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate within the icecream. I have to admit that I'm quite a slow ice cream eater, so without Mr. Grocery Gems helping me out to eat this one (he's not interested in these types of Cadbury products - see this review!), I haven't managed to get to the bottom of this tub yet. Other reviews have shown a large mass of Dairy Milk at the bottom so I'll update this review if that is the case here.
When I first tried this ice cream, the lack of any salted caramel or sour cherry flavour, meant I was going to give it a very low rating, However, the more I ate it, the more I enjoyed it. Each spoonful is a slightly different experience to the last and it won me over with it's interesting combination of texture and flavours. At £2.47p it's definitely worth a try but I don't think I would recommend buying it at the usual price of £4.00p.
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: I might try the other flavours.
Nutrition (per 100g): 232 calories.
Price: £2.47p (special offer).