Friday, 7 July 2017

NEW! Cornetto Honeycomb Crunch (Tesco)

Cornettos. Are you a fan? I have to admit that I tend to prefer the supermarket branded versions. It's not largely down to price either, as boxes of Cornettos are often on offer for £1. It's actually because Walls have been particularly lazy when it comes to innovating their famous cones. Sure there is the 'Peanut Butter Lovers' cone -which is quite frankly an insult to us peanut butter addicts- but, even if it was nice it's not as inventive as Iceland's rhubarb and custard, banana and peanut or toffee apple cones. I wasn't particularly excited by these new honeycomb Cornettos either, but seeing as both Bert and I love honeycomb ice cream and they were on offer in Tesco (currently £1.50 per four pack) I thought I might as well give them a bash.

"Honeycomb flavour ice cream in a wafer cone (12%), with chocolate flavour coating (5%), with a core of caramel sauce (5%) topped with a chocolate flavour disc (11%) and sugar pieces (2,5%)."

I'll give it to Walls, the chocolate disk makes for an attractive ice cream. The trouble is, it doesn't taste all that great. The chocolate isn't real chocolate, it's a dark composite that has an easy melt -but that's about the only plus point. Yes, the sugar pieces added a little texture, but surely it would have been better to use little chocolate coated honeycomb nuggets instead*.

On to the ice cream and it was pretty low-quality. It was soft set and made from reconstituted skimmed milk, meaning that it lacked the quality of premium brands. On the positive side, the flavour was butterscotch-y, although the ice cream used in both the Crunchie and Daim sticks beat this new Cornetto hands down.

The caramel sauce wasn't anything special either -especially when you compare it to the stuff Ben & Jerry's use in their Karamel Sutra and Blondie Brownie pints. It's sweet, but thin and more like a generic toffee flavour ice cream topping than the buttery stuff in Ben & Jerry's -which makes me groan with joy. 

If you're a honeycomb fan then stick to the Daim or Crunchie sticks. If it's the cone you're after then I suggest you fill your own with Ben & Jerry's or buy any of the supermarkets' own brand toffee cones if you want to save your pennies.


*note to self: I must find out if ASDA still sell bags of them next to the chocolate raisins. 


  1. Disappointing!! i won't be buying.

    i was in Cheshire at the weekend visiting friends and had some ice cream made by Snugbury - the scoops they gave were so big, it was amazing. I had cappuccino coffee and tropical coconut - they were both so good! The coconut just won as it's a more unusual flavour, but the coffee was good too - yum! it was £3.50 for two massive scoops in a sugar waffle cone and i thought that was a pretty good price given it was at a National Trust place - no wonder there was a big queue! We paid £2 for a theatre size pot of honey comb the previous day which was also disappointing. Honey comb ice cream always reminds me of visiting New Zealand and having 'hokey pokey' ice cream :-)

    1. How lovely! The combination of coffee and coconut sounds odd.. but the more I think about it I can imagine it must've been quite pleasant! Always good to have fresh local ice cream too.