Saturday 2 April 2016

NEW! Kelly's Honeycomb Crunch Ice Cream

There's another new range of ice creams that's been released recently that I've been too cheapskate to fork out full price for. Well, I say new, but in actual fact it's a relaunch of Kelly's of Cornwall's products. Their head of marketing reportedly said that the "relaunch will be the biggest news in ice cream this year."

Hmm. I'm not sure I agree with that statement considering 2016 has seen lots of new ice creams including the new Ben & Jerry's Swich me Up and double peanut butter Magnums, but we'll see -they've got to be more exciting than the peanut butter Feast bars at least!

Kelly's new range is available in six different flavours:
  • Clotted Cream
  • Eton Mess
  • Lemon Curd Tart
  • Praline Caramel
  • Chocolate Brownie & Salted Caramel  
  • Honeycomb Crunch 
I was so sidetracked by the Honeycomb crunch that I forgot to pick up the deliciously naughty sounding Chocolate Brownie & Salted Caramel -so please forgive me! The ice creams all come in 950ml tubs, and are currently £1.99 at Tesco (RRP £4).

Kelly's old Honeycomb ice cream was my other half's absolute favourite ice cream, so we were both keen to see how the new version would compare.
"Caramel Flavour Dairy Ice Cream Rippled with Caramel Sauce and Honeycomb Pieces and Topped with Chunks of Honeycomb"
The clear case that the new Kelly's range now comes in adds to the illusion of fresh gelato, and the soft, whipped consistency of the ice cream itself also felt very Italian. I'm a bit of a weirdo in that I like my ice cream quite firm, and hate it when it melts too easily -but fortunately it held its shape long enough to scoop into cones without dripping everywhere.

The ice cream was extremely rich, and tasted like very cold whipped cream. The honeycomb pieces had retained their crunchiness, offering miniature nuggets of crunch and thereby offsetting the otherwise satiny texture. Flavour came from the caramel sauce, which was just as sweet as expected, although personally I think that it could be improved by a swirl of  a thicker Dulche De Leche style sauce instead.

I'm not sure if it tastes much different to the old Kelly's ice cream, even my other half couldn't tell the difference! For anyone who's particularly interested however, there are a few ingredients discrepancies between the two, for example: the new version has more fat and calories in per 100g and the caramel sauce has increased from 5% to 13%.

The new Kelly's ice cream far outshines Tesco's new Gelateria style chocolate cookie ice cream, but having tried the new Ben & Jerry's only a couple of days previously, I missed the mishmash of flavours and textures of the loaded style ice creams -still yummy though!



  1. There's an ice cream shop in Devon that sells the most heavenly white chocolate and honeycomb ice cream...Not at all relevant to this post I realise but I really fancy ice cream now. x

    1. 'Mmm fresh ice cream, that shops sounds delightful! If you every want more tips on day trips to Wales, I can point you in the direction of some amazing beaches with the best Italian restaurant nearby.. Half of which is a gelateria selling fresh ice cream made daily on the premises! Their tiramisu is to die for :).

  2. I've never tried Kelly's ice cream...I may have to change that. Have you ever tried joe deluccis, Amy? Now that stuff is seriously good, especially the coconut.

    1. I haven't! Its always so expensive, but having learnt my lesson recently about cheaper ice creams, maybe I should treat myself! Is the coconut flavour the best in your opinion Kev?