You are about to see a cracking review of the Alpro Hazelnut Chocolate Ice Cream.
Quick Pros & Cons (for those of you in a rush)
+ Tastes just as good as dairy ice cream. Very moreish.
+ Just the right amount – not too much to over-indulge (and get belly ache) but enough to share (if you have to..)
+ Dairy Free, Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly – helping those with dietary preferences or needs to still enjoy ice cream (and not miss out)
-/+ The ice cream seemed to melt quite quickly, despite being indoors. I like slightly melted ice cream, so this wasn’t a problem for me; but it may bother other people.
-/+ Contains palm oil, but is apparently from a certified sustainable source (read more: www.rspo.org).
– Quite expensive compared to dairy ice creams (my advice: only buy when on offer, unless desperate)
– The packaging does not appear to be recyclable. It think it is a mixture of plastic and card. This seems to be a problem with most ice creams I have come across unfortunately.
Reason for buying
I wanted to try dairy free ice cream as I’m trying to avoid dairy where possible (not able to cut out cheese yet – if you know any good DF cheeses, let me know in the comments below). Also finding a £1 off coupon out of the recent Tesco magazine (April 2018 edition) and it being a very hot sunny day did help me find more reason to purchase it.
I had a choice between the Vanilla and Hazelnut Chocolate. Since I am a chocolate lover, I thought I couldn’t go wrong with the Hazelnut Chocolate one.
The packaging is nice, but then again I like most of Alpro’s packaging. Not too in your face. I find the colour green very relaxing and also makes be believe I am eating something that is ‘healthy’ or good for me.. No complaints with how the ice cream itself looked either.
With the £1 off coupon (now expired), it made this 500ml ice cream tub £2.75. I think that I wouldn’t have bought this ice cream if it had been more than £3, as I think that would be a rip off for the amount of ice cream.
Really good. Tastes just like dairy ice cream, if not better! The consistency and texture was just like any other ice cream I have eaten. Very moreish – in fact I ate it all in one go (don’t judge – it was a sunny day). I enjoy ice cream when it is just starting to melt, so I ate the ice cream from outside-in, until it was all gone. I literally spent the entire time focussed on this ice cream as it was so nice, even though the TV was on. I will say that with this ice cream, the hazelnut flavour definitely comes out much more than the chocolate. I thoroughly enjoyed eating this delightful hazelnut ice cream.
Water, Soluble gluco fibre, Sugar, Vegetable fats* (Palm kernel*, Palm*), Fructose-glucose syrup, HAZELNUTS (2.9%), Chocolate (1.7%), Fat-reduced cocoa (1.7%), Emulsifier (Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids), Stabilisers (Locust bean gum, Guar gum, Carrageenan), Sea salt
* Contains certified sustainable palm oil. www.rspo.org.
May contain traces of soya and nuts (no peanuts). Contains Hazelnuts. Free from dairy and gluten.
Of course, if you are allergic to any of these ingredients, you should not buy this product.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a delicious dairy free ice cream that tastes just like dairy ice cream (or anyone looking to try something new). Where possible, I would advise you to buy this when it’s on offer or with a £ off coupon, just like the one in the Tesco magazine (April 2018 edition – which is valid until end of April I believe).
You can buy this from Tesco (£2.75), Waitrose (£2.81), Asda (£3.50), Sainsburys (£3.50), Morrisons (£3.50) and Ocado (online supermarket – £2.75).
I have not yet tried the Vanilla one, but when I do I will leave you a link to a review link here.
Prices correct at the time of publication. This post was not sponsored.
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Have you tried this ice cream? Did you enjoy it just as much as me? What are your opinions on this Alpro Hazelnut Chocolate Ice Cream? Let me know in the comments below.