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The box of mini feast ice cream lollies which has 2 flavours in, original and mint were bought by myself yesterday. It was the mint ones that I hit a problem with, they tasted fine until 2/3 of the way down. Then there was a real bitter taste near the bottom. A friend said it was like there was too much mint but I cant even explain what it was, the only thing I could compare the bitter taste to was the stuff you can put on your nails to stop biting them. I really hope this pack was a one off but i must admit, it has kinda put me off buying again.
With all the warm weather we have had for the past couple of days (in the south at least!), I thought I would review one of my favourite ice creams - The Feast.
I tend to buy my feast lollies from either my local garage where they are 70p or from the ice cream man where he sells them for a rip off price of 90p.
The Feast comes wrapped in a paper outer covering which is blue and has a picture of the Feast printed on it. The paper is very easy to tear off and I find that it is wise not to leave the lolly in the packaging for too long as it melts and sticks to the packaging as you undo it!
About The Feast Ice Cream
Feast is made by Wall's. There are various flavours including plain (chocolate) mint and toffee. The original feast (the one I am reviewing) consists of a solid chocolate centre, which is covered in chocolate ice cream. The outside of the lolly consists of a thin layer of chocolate with biscuit bits moulded into it.
What Does It Taste Like?
Personally I really do like Feast's. The contrast of the different textures of chocolate work really well together and I like to eat my lolly layer by layer. I find that Feasts are different from other lollies as they consist of chocolate and ice cream all in one lolly.
The outer layer of chocolate is light and crispy and the biscuit bits add variety to this. The ice cream is chocolaty and creamy and finally you are left with a solid lump of chocolate in the middle - personally this is my favourite bit!
Range Of Wall's Ice Cream
As I mentioned earlier, Feast is produced by Wall's who currently sell many ice creams including: Magnums, Twister, Solero, Cornetto, Vienneta and hundreds more. You would actually be quite surprised to see a full list of their ice creams as it would appear that they produce nearly all the ones on the market.
The Feast Compared To Other Wall's Ice Creams
Although the Feast is still one of my favourite ice creams, it is by no means as indulgent as some of the Magnums. I find that the quality of chocolate in the Magnums seems to be higher and could almost pass for Cadbury chocolate but with the feast, the thick chocolate in the middle doesn't taste as creamy. On the whole though, I think the Feast fits in well with the rest of the range produced by Wall's.
This is a classic ice cream which has stood the test of time and is still a firm favourite in my household. It is fairly cheap compared to some other ice creams (such as Magnums etc) and is original compared to other ice creams due to the three different textures within the one lolly.
After a few days of hot weather a visit to my local garage led to me buying an ice cream to eat outside my work at lunch time. There is an awful lot of choice but one I have always enjoyed is a Feast, it has a blue wrapper and cost me around 80 pence if I remember correctly. The type I opted for was chocolate but I think they do sell them in flavours such as mint for example.
The Feast is chocolate flavoured ice cream coated with chocolate which contains pieces of nut in a sort of pebble dashing effect I suppose, that is what it reminds me of anyway. In the middle of this ice cream at the very centre attached to the stick is a thick piece of chocolate which always appears to me to resemble a tongue. When I eat them I like to bite of the chocolate first which cracks and snaps in a similar way to a Magnum and then quickly eat the chocolate ice cream underneath as on a hot day it does melt very quickly and can be quite messy. This then leaves the thick chocolate tongue like piece which I like to bite last, it tastes great and the textures complement each other tremendously.
Obviously no ice creams are going to be that healthy or good for you but as a treat on a warm day whilst you sit on a beach or in the gardens of a stately home this brand of ice cream is right up there with the best.
With the recent hot weather I decided to treat my family to a box of my favourite ice creams. I have loved Feast ever since I can remember and they remind me of my childhood. I was pleased to find a box of 8 bite sized Feasts on offer for £1.50 in my local Tesco. The box announced that it contained 4 mint chocolate feasts and 4 chocolate feasts. As I love mint ice cream I could hardly wait to get home and indulge myself!
I was expecting each ice cream to be very small as most so called bite sized things tend to be. However I was pleased at the generous 60ml size of each ice cream. I opted to first try the mint version. On opening the outer wrapper the feast looked as I remembered from my childhood. The bits of biscuit clearly visible studded through the outer chocolate covering.
On taking a first bite I was immediately into the soft mint ice cream layer. The outer coating is quite crisp and not very thick. The bits of biscuit give the coating a great crispy texture that I happen to love! The mint ice cream was creamy and minty as you would hope. Underneath the mint ice cream is the reason feast is my all time favourite ice cream treat, a solid core of creamy milk chocolate! The core of chocolate was also just as I remembered and is like finding a bar of milk chocolate just when you thought your indulgent experience was over!
I am not fond of overly sweet things and am pleased to say that I don't find Feast too sweet, despite the fact that even this mini version contains a massive 10 grams of sugar! Whilst on the subject of nutrition I will also tell you that each 60ml feast contains 160 calories and 12.0 grams of fat. As far as calories go I don't think the calorific value is too bad considering that we all know this is a very naughty treat! I did find that the bite sized version was more than enough to satisfy my ice cream craving. My children seemed very happy to accept the smaller version too, in fact I think they were unaware this wasn't a full sized Feast!
I have also tried the chocolate variant, just so I can review the product property you understand! Although the mint version is my favourite, the chocolate one is also very pleasant. The only difference is the layer of ice cream is chocolate and not mint. Again the ice cream is soft and creamy and this time has a very chocolaty flavour.
So are there any negative aspects to this indulgence on a stick? I guess I should warn you to be careful when eating a feast, as the chocolate inner core has a nasty habit of separating itself from the stick, leaving you covered in chocolate! This happened to me recently as I was enjoying a secret indulgence in the garden and my white t-shirt now bears a faint reminder of my moment of pleasure!
Feast bite sized ice creams are on offer in Tesco until 14/6 at £1.50 for a box of 8. They usually sell for £1.78.I also see Asda has the same box at 2 for £3.00.
What is it?
An ice cream lolly.
A chocolate ice cream lolly with a solid chocolate flavoured centre and a crisp chocolate flavour coating with biscuit pieces.
What do I think?
Personally I think the lolly doesn't taste as good as it did over 20 years ago. I remember there was so much texture when you bit into the lolly, the crumbly biscuit pieces, the crispy brittle chocolate layer and together with the ice cream you could already taste the chocolate. But I am actually eating one right now and I can't taste any of the chocolate, it is virtually tasteless, the crispy biscuit bit feel a bit soft and the coating just about still passes the crispiness...what is going on?
Ok, I reach the centre, the solid chocolate bit, this is probably the only thing that tastes good because it's a solid slab of chocolate, but I am still a bit disappointed with the ice-cream part - after all it's an ice-cream lolly, that is the most important part ! If I had just wanted some good slab of chocolate I would have just bought a chocolate bar for a much cheaper price...
This costs 80p now, it used to only cost 45p, there's a massive sign stamped on it saying that it is 'without artificial colours or preservatives' but it tastes so bland, that I'm wondering is that why it tastes like this now? During times when it is trendy to have 'no artificial colours and preservatives' only for it to taste like this? Surely, they could have done something to replace the favour...?
Really disappointed, as I hadn't had one for ages, and only bought it as it was one of the ones that are still relatively low priced in this hot sweltering weather...it's back to the Magnum...
Thanks for reading.
© Leighsa 2010.
As it was nice and warm yesterday I treated myself to buying some ice cream lollies and a I bought a pack of Feast Ice Cream lollies which were on offer at the Co-op buy two packets for £3 which I thought was reasonable.
This is not the only reason I bought them, the other reason I bought them was to have a chocolate hit and you really do get one with a feast ice cream.
Its made by Walls and comes in a stay fresh wrapper.
Once you open the wrapper you are presented with a healthy chocolate covered stick of thick ice cream, the chocolate is sprinkled with lots and lots of little biscuit crumbs embedded into the chocolate coating.
On taking a bite out of the chocolate covering you can then see the rich creamy chocolate ice cream inside, then if that's not enough the centre is a thick chunk of chocolate to eat around and save until the last.
I absolutely love these lollies for the chocolate feast they do give you, but they don't quench your thirst one bit when you are hot, a twister is more suited for that purpose.
It's just a chocolate indulgent lolly for when you have that urge for chocolate and sometimes you do feel like you shouldn't have eating one as they can be sickly if your travelling in a car whilst eating one.
However, saying that I still like them if I am feeling in the mood for chocolate ice cream.
Each ice-cream comes with 290 calories and 21.6g of fat. Which is quite high but when you look at how much chunky chocolate your eating its about right. Not for the dieters but for a luxurious nibble when you feel like a creamy chocolate ice cream.
If you like chocolate you'll love these they are chunky and cheaper than other chocolate ice creams like magnums but you have to eat them quickly in the hot sun as they do melt rapidly and get sticky, not really for children on a hot day if you want to keep their clothes clean.
I would recommend them to you if your a chocoholic like me, they are delicious and satisfy your chocolate cravings and you really can't eat more than one as they would make you feel sickly.
Compared to other chocolate ice cream lollies they are good although you do get more thicker ice cream and chocolate on a magnum, I prefer a feast as I love eating the outer chocolate crispy crunch and trying to eat around the chocolate middle and saving it for last, but that's just the inner child in me coming out.
Have fun x
I have just finished scoffing one of these ice lollys , or ice cream on a stick and have to say they are really tasty
They are made by Walls who have been making ice cream of various shapes and forms since 1922 I bought the 'huge value pack' which contained 9 chocolate flavour feasts from Tesco as a special offer of £1.50
A feast is a chocolate outer shell with bits of crushed biscuits stuck on to give that little bit of extra crunch this coats a layer of chocolate ice cream which will lead to the best bit I think the block of solid milk chocolate on the stick
I found the chocolate layers to go well the biscuit parts were a welcome addition and give the lolly that bit of extra bite , the ice cream does not melt and run down your hands as can do in other frozen products
The milk chocolate third layer remains solid through out eating and tastes like a high quality chocolate , I found the ice cream to be quite creamy and quite chocolaty
The packaging is a standard cardboard box and will no doubt be recyclable the wrapper of the lolly is a wax type paper and the stick is wooden
Im not going to go through all the ingredients but will note that this product does contain nuts so whilst it may be ok for squirrels its not for those who are allergic to nuts
Me and my partner was talking about the ice creams we had as children the other day, all the usual favorites - Mini milk, Calippo, Twister, Cornetto, Magnum, and my personal favorite - Feast. After that, I really fancied trying one again, just to see if they tasted like I remembered them, I couldn't even remember the last time I had one, it must of been years!
~~ The product ~~
Made by Walls, A feast ice cream consists of three layers. The outside is a thin, milk chocolate shell - this also has pieces of biscuit mixed in with it. Inside the chocolate biscuit layer, is a thick layer of chocolate ice cream, and then finally, inside the center of the ice cream, is a slab of milk chocolate.
You can also get a mint version, which is basically the same thing, but the chocolate ice cream is replaced with mint ice cream.
~~ The packaging ~~
I brought the 'Bite size' feast box, inside this you get four chocolate flavour ice-creams and four mint flavoured.
The box has 'Bite Size Feast' written on the front in large yellow font, with pictures of pieces of chocolate, and mint leaves around it.
Below the writing is a picture of each of the flavored ice creams.
On the back is all of the nutritional info, and a few paragraphs about the ice creams.
Each ice cream is individually wrapped - the chocolate ice cream is wrapped in a dark blue wrapper, and the mint one is in a green wrapper.
~~ The taste ~~
When you bite into a Feast, you are greeted with a thin layer of chocolate, and crispy pieces of biscuit. This layer is crunchy, and it provides a good contrast to the soft ice cream inside. The chocolate is of a nice quality, and it is creamy and sweet.
The ice cream is chocolatey - exactly what you want. It is creamy, and not overly sugary. The flavour is strong, and I was quite suprised, as it is a nice ice cream. I prefer to lick off the chocolate so you are left with the inner layer, which is basically a quite thick bar of chocolate! The chocolate, to me, tasted quite plasticy, and I didn't enjoy this bit as much as I remembered as a kid. It was always a great bonus to finish the ice cream, and still have left a piece of chocolate to eat!
The chocolate in the middle, wasn't very rich and creamy, as I would have liked, and to be honest it tasted like a very cheap chocolate, but it was still okay, it wasn't inedible by any means - just not very good.
The mint version is just basically the chocolate ice cream has been replaced with mint ice cream. I am not a big fan of mint ice cream anyway, but it was quite nice. The mint flavour wasn't too strong, and made a nice change to all three layers being chocolate! It is a very soft ice cream, and it seems to begin to melt as soon as you start eating it.
~~ Ingredients ~~
Reconstituted skimmed milk, vegetable fat, sugar, water, glucose - fructose surup, whey solids, cocoa mass, whole milk powder, wheat flour, fat reduced cocoa powder, emulsifiers, stabilisers, colours, salt & flavorings. Traces: Egg and nuts.
~~ Nutritional information ~~
Per bite sized Feast:
Calories - 160
Sugar - 10g
Fat - 12g
Saturated fat - 9.6g
Salt - 0.14g
~~ The price ~~
I recently brought a pack of 8 bite sized Feasts in Asda, on offer for £1.
Which is a bargain at just under 13p an ice cream!
However, they are usually priced at around £1.90 for a pack of 8, but they are usually on offer at 2 packs for £3.
The bite sized feast is roughly around half the size of a normal feast.
If you buy the normal sized ones at the local shop / newsagent, they will usually set you back about a pound or so each, so it is much better value to buy the multi packs.
I LOVE Feast ice creams but thought they'd stopped making them until the ice cream man drove up the road the other day. Off topic: during the summer we hardly saw an ice cream man and started buying most of our lollies from the supermarket but now in below freezing temperatures the ice cream men of Birmingham are out in force! Barmy!
A Feast is a chocolate ice cream on a stick but it's a lot more interesting than boring chocolate ice cream because it's 3 very different layers.
On the outside you've got a crisp chocolate coating, mixed in with this are chopped nuts and that gives it a bumpy appearance as well as making it taste delish. The outside of a Feast always reminds me a bit of Ferrero Rocher because of the nutty flavour and texture.
Inside the coating is a rich delish chocolate ice cream. It's quite a soft ice cream and melts very quick so this is deffo one ice cream that you want to eat as fast as possible because if you take your time you'll end up with thick brown ice cream running down your hand! lol The ice cream is very good quality and I am always surprised by now rich and creamy it tastes.
Now for the best bit, inside the ice cream is a big slab of solid milk chocolate. The chocolate obviously isn't of the same quality as Dairy Milk and stuff like that, but still tastes wicked and once it's warmed up a bit it's quite soft and creamy to bite into.
The best way to eat a Feast I think is to nibble the coating off then lick the ice cream and finally sit and enjoy the hidden slab of chocolate. It's like a chocolate bar AND ice cream all in one! The flavours all go proper nice together and because all the layers are chocolate it will deffo fix any chocolate craving you've got.
I haven't seen Feasts in the shops but my mum said Iceland sell them in boxes of 4 normal sized or 8 mini ones. Now I know this I'll deffo go and buy some because it will work out cheaper than paying £1.25 from the ice cream man.... and anyway once the weather warms up we probably won't see an ice cream man! pmsl!
I used to have one Wall's ice cream almost every day when I was a child, esp in my country, every summer, the kids would go crazy over this ice-cream because there were some prize draws available and the prizes were always fantastic. I didn't know why it was eventually taken over by another company in my country despite the fact that it was so successful. Unlike in the UK, Wall's ice creams are quite cheap in my country that almost everyone has tasted it. Where can you find a tasty ice cream at nearly 20p?
You will easily find Wall's in most countries around the world. And I've never seen anyone complaining after eating Wall's. And the feast is like their signature.
I bought it in Sainsbury's at £1.82 a box containing 8X45g stick, it comes in 2 different flavours: Mint & Chocolate flavours. (They are mini feasts, for ur information)
The ice cream lollies are made up of a crispy outer chocolate shell studded with biscuits bits which covers a layer of chocolate or mint ice cream. In the middle there is a big block of solid & pure chocolate and it's all mounted on a wooden stick. All in all, it's crispy and creamy and deliciously textured. I love to eat 3 layers at once to enjoy the perfect combination of it.
It depends on your preference but I find 2 flavours are about the same, both are delicious in their own ways. Mint is refreshing and chocolate is just my taste. It doesn't taste too sweet or cheap. You feel freezing at first bite and it then all smells in your mouth. Who could ever refuse such an ice cream? Esp in a hot day?
This is an affordable ice cream which still tastes great. Each mini feast contains 160 kcal, which I find quite a nice treat for yourself that won't break the scale. Ice-cream is not good for you anyway, so why spend so much on it?
As a child when offered the treat of a lolly from the freezer in the corner shop I would often choose a Feast being lured by its three in one appeal (I'll explain in a minute), the fact that the only non chocolate element of it was the little biscuits sprinkled on the outer shell and the fact it was in my mum's price range. Nowadays I still retain a nostalgic fondness for these ice creams and still have one from time to time for old time's sake.
The packaging for a feast is pretty distinctive, a bright blue with its name printed on it in yellow writing. Its price also makes it stand out in the freezer too at around 80p per lolly. A quick tip on choosing your Feast lolly - as you pick it up give the lolly check that you can feel the wooden lolly stick, it doesn't happen much nowadays but if the ice cream has softened at all it dribbles down the stick making it very messy to hold.
On unwrapping the lolly you are greeted by a chocolate coated frozen treat about the size of a traditional ice lolly (think Sparkle or Orange Maid). And this is also where you find out about this lolly's three in one nature. The chocolate coating is thin but noticeable with lots of little biscuity bits scattered over it. These bits do have a slight crunch and add an interesting texture to the lolly. Underneath this chocolate shell is a chocolate ice cream layer. This is nothing too special but it has a good chocolaty taste with a hint of creaminess, not a luxury ice cream but a reasonable one nonetheless. And then hidden under this ice cream layer clinging onto the lolly stick is a lump of chocolate about a third of the size of the original lolly, so a fairly generous lump. It is solid enough to be bitten into without throwing itself off the stick. It is very definitely milk chocolate but has a slightly cheap, sugary feel to it. There are, in my opinion, two ways to eat a Feast either by biting into all the layers at once and getting a range of tastes and textures in one go and gaining an appreciation of the different tastes of the three chocolate layers, or the slightly more challenging (especially on hot days) method of eating each layer separately. All in all this lolly provides an interesting range of flavours and textures, however bearing in mind its price you have purchased an "everyday" treat not a luxury one and the quality of the ice cream and chocolate will remind you of that.
Actually you may not want to have one of these "everyday" treats every day once I've shared the shocking nutritional facts - each lolly contains 280cals, 17g of sugar, and 20g of fat of which 17g are sat fat which works out as 85% of an adult's guideline daily amount. Oh well I'll just have to remember to have salad for tea next time I treat myself to a Feast!
This is not a luxurious ice cream but it is still a chocolaty treat that won't break the bank (but may put a dent in your diet) and one that I hope will remain in our freezers for years to come.
On a recent trip to the garage next to where I work, I decided looking in the ice cream freezer, I fancied a Wall's Feast. Just the original one, as I needed chocolate, chocolate, chocolate - although I like the Mint option too.
Walls make ice - cream, I would recognise their logo anywhere, especially by the seaside. They are the manufacturers of the Feast.
The Feast is an ice - cream on a stick (shaped and looking like a lolly), although it is not solely ice - cream, it has much more to offer. The most middle layer 1) is solid chocolate (not Cadburys), then 2) an outer layer of chocolate ice - cream, topped off with 3) a layer of thin chocolate with biscuits pieces in the coating.
* The chocolate is quite cheap tasting and can be sickly, it can also brake and be messy, this is my least favourite part of the feast - it's a shame as I'd like to think the best is hidden in the middle, it isn't, I don't tend to eat the chocolate and would prefer it if it were all ice - cream instead.
* The ice - cream is the best bit in my book. The ice - cream is tasty and chocolaty but it's not too much or too chocolaty (you could overload with all this chocolate). The ice - cream layer is about half an inch thick and does make up the bulk of this ice - cream lolly.
* The top coating is a thick layer of chocolate which doesn't taste too cheap and has biscuit scattered throughout which is quite nice, it's also just the right amount and breaks up the chocolate taste which is effectively the whole thing.
The Feast comes in a blue wrapper that is sealed at each end - this keeps the freshness locked in, and stops anything else getting in (I might be slightly paranoid about bugs etc). There is a large picture of what the Feast actually looks like on the front of the wrapper - I must admit I don't think it looks half as appealing as one in the flesh.
The Feast is approximately 92 ml.
The Feast (per ice - cream) Nutritional Information:
Energy kcal - 275
Fat - 20 grams
Protein - 2.9 grams
Carbohydrates - 20 grams
Overall this isn't my favourite ice - cream but every now and then I do fancy one, and have one, and realise they aren't really as good as I thought they were. I would eat these if there were no other choice but I think in future I may just opt for another choice.
I used to ADORE Feast ice creams as a child. We used to spend everyday of the summer holidays on the beach when I was younger and during that time I must have had a countless amount of Feasts. But during the last couple of years I have somehow not managed not to consume any at all so after spotting them in Tescos a couple of weeks ago I chucked them into the trolley without thinking twice!
Feasts are made up of 3 layers. There is a chocolate and biscuity outer coating, an ice cream second layer and then a thick chunk of chocolate at the very centre. The ones you can buy in the supermarket are the packs of 8. In that you get four that have chocolate ice cream in the middle and four that have mint ice cream in the middle. The size of the Feasts in the packs of 8 are smaller than the ones you buy as singles in shops or ice cream places. These are more of a 'mini' size and are slightly shorter and thinner than the original ones.
Price wise they are not too bad. Each pack of 8 costs £1.85 but you can get them on offer in Tesco at the moment for 2 for £3. I think other supermarkets often have offers like that on Feasts. 16 ice creams for £3 is not bad value for money at all.
The Feasts come in an eye catching box with 'Feast' written in chunky yellow lettering surrounded by pictures of chunks of chocolate and 2 delicious looking Feast ice creams. On the back of the box is all the information you need regarding storage, ingredients and nutritional info. There is also a paragraph of writing from Walls telling you a bit more about the Feast.
I like to eat my Feast layer by layer, biting off the chocolate outer layer first, then licking off all the ice cream then saving my chunk of chocolate for last. According to the box this makes me a 'core Feaster' (if you bite into it all at once you are an 'impatient Feaster' apparently!) The taste of each layer is fantastic. The outer layer is wonderfully crisp with a good quality chocolate flavour. The biscuit bits provide a nice crunch and compliment the chocolate beautifully. The ice cream underneath is nice and creamy. The mint flavoured one is very refreshing and has a nice strong but not overpowering taste of mint to it. The chocolate ice cream one is also very flavoursome and both have a lovely smooth consistency. The chunky chocolate bit at the core is normally my favourite bit of a Feast but in the mini-Feasts it is quite disappointing. It tastes beautiful but isn't very substantial and usually cracks and bits of it fall all over me. I think it could do with being a bit thicker and stronger but as I said it does taste great.
My only other complaint is that Feasts do tend to melt quite quickly meaning that you can get a bit messy when you eat one of these things. Especially as I take so long with mine, carefully biting off all the outer layer then painstakingly licking every bit off ice cream away. So I guess it's partially my fault if I end up covered in chocolate! I remember once as a kid having one in the cinema and when I came out my white t-shirt was literally half brown and covered in blobs of the stuff. Everybody was staring at me and it has haunted me to this day!! Despite that though it never put me off these babies =)
Nutrition wise each mini-Feast contains 160 calories and 12g fat. So, as you'd expect, they are not the best things for you but fine in moderation and perfect for an after dinner treat.
The mini-Feasts contain the following ingredients: Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Water, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Whey Solids, Cocoa Mass, Wheat Flour, fat reduced cocoa powder, Emulsifier (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Stabiliser (Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Carageenen), Colour (Annatto), Colour (Annatto, curcumin), Salt, flavourings, traces: Egg, Nuts, spinach extract.
Overall I highly recommend a Feast if you love chocolate and ice cream and are looking for a great tasting and satisfying treat.
The feasts I'm talking about are the mini feasts. You can get them in Asda for less than £2 - I think they are two for £3 at the moment which is great if you've got the room in your freezer. You get eight in a box - four normal ones (chocolate) and four mint ones. I prefer the chocolate ones and my husband prefers the mint ones, so that works out great for us! The chocolate ones come in a dark blue wrapper with feast on in yellow, and the mint ones the same but a green wrapper instead of blue, so it's really easy to tell the difference and make sure you get the right one. The wrappers are also really easy to open, just like opening a bar of chocolate really.
As someone who has never been into ice cream in a big way (unless I'm at the cinema or theatre, where it's obligatory) I've always liked feasts. I think this is mainly down to the solid chocolate bit in the middle. Mmmm.
A feast, for any unfortunate souls who've never had the luck to try one, is knobbly chocolate on the outside, with chocolate ice cream under that, and then milk chocolate around the lolly stick (and further up too). So you get thin crispy chocolate with biscuit pieces in it, lovely creamy chocolate ice cream and then thick solid chocolate in the middle. All in one ice cream. Yum yum yum.
The problems with this ice cream are that the thin chocolate around the outside does crack fairly quickly once you've had your first bite, which means the ice cream isn't held in place very well. The very end part always seems to break in half before you get there. Also, it would be great if the chocolate in the middle was a bit thicker. I'm sure it used to be when I was smaller.
I especially like the mini ones because they are mini. I don't think I'd want a bigger one - I like my ice cream in small but perfect quantities. You could always open another one anyway! :-) Also- being small, it takes less time to eat so doesn't melt all over your hand if you eat fast. I leave the wrapper on around the bottom anyway, so any melting is tidy :-) I would encourage kids to do the same (they always get distracted when they're eating don't they?) to minimise mess - being a tidy person. They are a great size for kids.
I find these are especially good in the hot weather we've been having recently. Very cooling.
These do contain traces of eggs and nuts though, so not so good if you have an allergy. Thankfully I don't, so I'll keep eating them! Especially at such excellent value for money. Magnum minis (which I don't rate that highly) come in a box of 6 for around £3, you can have 16 of these for that :-)
I am a big fan of Walls Ice Cream and one of my favourite lolly ices is the feast. I first remember buying a feast when I was a younster in the 1980's. Back then there was not a great deal of choice in relation to ice lollys and this was certainly a treat. I also used to look forward to the corny jokes on the stick.
The feast of today is in a blue wrapper with a Feast in big yellow writing across the front. It also has a picture of the lolly ice, including the chocolate middle, chocolate ice cream and nuts of the crispy chocolate cover.
There really isn't a lot I don't like about this ice lolly. Firstly I love chocolate, so the fact all this lolly is made of chocolate is fantastic. I love biting through the crispy chocolate outer. At this stage, providing you don't bite right through, you come to the chocolate ice cream. At this stage I usually eat all the ice cream and wait to savor the ice cold chocolate inner. It really can be quite thick and tastes delicious.
When I was out at a theme park recently I bought one of these for £1.20 but you can buy a box of them from different supermarkets, which mean you can get them for approx 40p each. Walls also does the feast now in Mint flavour.
I highly recommend this delicious ice cream and chocolate delight. A must for chocolate lovers!!
The current range features Feast singles and Mini Feast. Feast 1st hit the cabinet back in 1983 and this choc-tastic delight soon became one of Walls biggest ever success stories. A chocolate flavour ice cream, with a chocolate flavour centre all covered in a chocolate flavour coating with biscuit pieces.