Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More news about ice cream

cartedor

Carte d'Or is our big ice cream company's "luxury line". (That's GB, owned by international UniLever and the same ice cream is marketed as Wallis in some countries.) It's generally pretty good - I like it. It's obviously not home made, or close to it, and it doesn't hold a candle to my favorite Häagen-Dazs, but it's good. And available, everywhere. Even at some gas stations.

Anyway, they've released some new flavors this spring! The one above is wild strawberry and definitely my favorite of the new ones. Another is called Caramel Cinnamon Waffle, inspired by Dutch stroopwaffels. However, that one has small pieces of cookies (supposedly waffles, but really, cookies) on top and as I've told you before, I don't really like to mix cookies and ice cream. With the exception of cookie dough. Or crushed oreos. But this one doesn't really work that well for me.

And then there are five new flavors in smaller sizes - two sorbets (pear and raspberry) that are layered with thin flakes of chocolate (but not real chocolate, unfortunately) for an interesting contrast, and three really dark chocolates (one plain, one with orange and one with chili.) All of them are pretty good, but my annoyance lies with the packaging. It's exactly half the size of the full sized ones (which are 900 ml), so about one pint. That's fine - but they cost exactly the same as the big ones. And that's really not ok, in my opinion. They're still affordable options, especially compared to more luxurious lines, but I think they should have priced the new ones at least a little bit below the full-sized containers...

7 comments:

Lena said...

Ååååhhhh....smultron.....:-)
Päron-glass...

Jag får lite hem-längtan ibland.

Fast jag håller med. Varför ska dessa sk "exklusiva" smaker kosta mer? Helt fel.

Raine ja Manuel said...

My fav is Dolce du Lecce....Now that I think about it I wanna have it :)

Féline said...

Smultron var ju tråkig! BAra vaniljglass. ;P Snålt. :D

Valeria said...

That brand is Algida here in Italy. It's really good, one of my favourite brands, but last month I discovered a chain of homemade ice cream parlours where they ACTUALLY make it just as you would make it at home. It's only milk or water, sugar, and real ingredients. No flavourings or colourings whatsoever.
Wow, it hardly tastes like ice cream! Now I can't eat it anywhere else, it always tastes like plastic to me :'( (and homemade ice cream in Italy is anyway really great, even when they use colourings!)

Anyway, until a few years ago Algida used to make a wonderful ice cream called Winner Taco. It was crunchy and had caramel and peanuts and chocolate in it. If it were still produced I would make an exception to my homemade craze :D

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Hmmm....!!! ice cream is my fav.

katarina / mera mat mama said...

Så många glassnyheter - Så lite tid. Men smultron och caramel cinnamnon skall jag prioritera. :)

Anna said...

Wall's heter den här i England, Wallis är en klädaffär :-)