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Posted: 19:26 Sun 20-Mar-2011. Price: 3.99. Location: Tesco, Southampton.
"choccieman" reports: It's always a good day when a new B+J's flavour hits the UK (although we must still envy our friends across the pond who are constantly spoiled for choice). This new flavour is described as "Chocolate ice cream with a coconut caramel swirl (9%) and chocolatey covered coconut caramel crunch pieces (8%)". It's Fairtrade too - 50% of the coconut is Fairtrade in 2011, B+J's hope to raise this to 100% by 2012 with the help of their Peruvian friends - which could be taken as a bit sinister.

Taste-wise, well, I'm a well-known B+J's fan and anything with a chocolate ice cream base is likely to get my vote. The coconut caramel swirl isn't very noticeable but the caramel crunch pieces are (felt like more than 8% in the tub I had), they have a pleasant texture to them, and make a change from the usual, more solid, additions in other B+J's tubs. If you don't like coconut much you could still probably enjoy a scoop or 2 as the flavour builds the more you eat in one sitting. The best summary of the taste and experience came from Mrs Choccieman as it is like an ice cream version of one of her favourite chocolate bars - the Toffee Crisp Coconut. If you liked that you'll love this.

...Hey, it's clearly springtime for "choccieman" - and Asda come to mention it, as I just spotted this extensive selection in Wembley Park's freezers, including: Wall's Magnum Ghana; Blueberry Muffin or Cookie Dough versions of those Asda own-brands I'm always going on about; Orange or Pineapple Soleros that I hadn't seen before; plus Apple and Blackcurrant Fabs and Walls Fizz Effect X-Pop. Though you can still be first to spot Wispa Ice Cream bars and tubs, or Rolo sticks, Rolo cones, and Nestle Crunch ice cream bars - the latter from the makers of the OK-but-not-amazing Spoony's Funky Chunky range that also launched into the increasingly crowded semi-premium market sometime last year.


Posted: 21:29 Sun 20-Mar-2011 by "Chester" # permalink comment
Comment: Talking of ice cream, I wish Haagen Dazs 5 was sold in the UK as that is a nice premium ice cream. I find Ben & Jerrys to taste quite cheap which is a pity as they have a good range of flavors.

And someone release the best 'premium' sweets - hand made marshmallow covered in fresh caramel.

Posted: 08:41 Mon 21-Mar-2011 by "Amanda" # permalink comment
Comment: I've been lucky enough to go back/forth to US this year with work so have been working my way through the B&J flavours - wow - love love love peanut brittle, wish we had more extensive range here :-(

Cadbuy Wispa & Crunchie ice cream pots spotted in Tescos Reading at the weekend, didn't try them though

Posted: 14:56 Sat 04-Jun-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Just tried this Coconutterly Fair and was STUNNED to discover that this nominally coconut ice cream wasn't white. And since you ask, no, I don't get out much. In truth it's brown chocolate ice cream with a slight coconut flavour and it has chunks of Daim bar in it. Nice, but not one of their best. I don't really give a stuff about it being Fairtrade.
Posted: 14:02 Fri 10-Jun-2011 by "Jason" # permalink comment
Comment: Speaking of coconut products, can anyone tell me where I can get Yop Coconut?
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