“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Ice Cream „
~What is it?~ Maxibon is an icecream sandwich made by nestle. It has two sides, one side covered in chocolate and the other end covered in biscuit, Inside is vanilla ice cream. It is wrapped inside a yellow wrapper and is available in both the US and Europe. It costs about 1.50 or so. ~Is it nice~ MAxibon is my favourite icecream, the chocolate end is crunchy, whilst the sandwich end is soft and biscuity. The vanilla inside is not very rich or creamy, but it compliments the sweetness of the biscuit. The combination of chocolate covered icecream and biscuit make it very satisfying and quite filling. However I find it hard to get hold of, the only place I can buy it is my local garage, and even then not very often. ~Calories~ There is 273 calories per bar of maxibon which is very high for an icecream, so it has to be a treat rather than a daily summer food. ~In conclusion~ High calorie, pricey and very very tasty, I love them, and find them a little addictive. Great for a summer day on my local beach.
The ice cream van came beckoning me tonight so I just had to flutter my eyelashes at Tom and he grabbed his wallet and escorted me out to the van to make our selection. I decided on a Maxibon and as Tom generally likes what I like he opted for one too and we (by we I mean the mutual wallet of Tom) handed over the grand sum of £3.00 (rip off!) for these interesting looking ice creams. The maxibon was wrapped in yellow wrapping and there is a picture of the ice cream on the front so it's clear what you are getting. It's marked as being 'vanilla' on the front too and made by Nestle. The ice cream contains 150ml and has 316 calories & 18g of fat and I only noticed this after I ate it so I had a nice bought of guilt but sod it you only live once! The maxibon is an ice cream of two halves. One half has vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips covered in a layer of hazelnuts (1%) and milk chocolate. The other half of the ice cream is vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips that has two sides covered in biscuit and this is the end that I held when eating the ice cream to try and sto it going everywhere. When I bit in to the hazelnut & chocolate covered half bits flaked off everywhere and ended up all over my face, neck and even down my cleavage! No idea how I managed to make that much mess & that was just with my first bite. The second half of the ice cream (biscuit half) was slowly softening and I could feel that the ice cream was going to end up all over me (even more!) if I did eat a little faster. The biscuit was lovely and soft yet still a lovely biscuit thick texture at the same time and the vanilla ice cream was indeed vanilla flavoured with delicious chocolate chips inside (this was on both halfs of the ice cream) and this was by far the best part of the ice cream as it was deliciously smooth & creamy. My favourite half was the chocolate & hazelnut covered one as it had a delicious crunch on the outside and a lovely soft smooth inside and the two different textures worked very well together. I was quite pleased that I picked this instead of my usual Magnum as it's nice to have something different now & again, however, I will get a Magnum next time as this was just a little too sickly and heavy for me to want to have it all the time. A three pack of these are available from Tesco stores or www.tesco.co.uk for £2.47 but it's worth noting that these are actually 120ml instead of 150ml and therefore have 273 calories & 15.2g of fat (still loads!). I am going to rate this 4/5 and have knocked off one star because it just wasn't quite as lovely as I imagined it to be and if it wasn't for the hazelnut & chocolate covered half I wouldn't have enjoyed the biscuit side at all.
Nestle Maxibon is a somewhat strange ice cream bar, containing vanilla ice cream coated on one end by a soft biscuit and the other with a chocolate coating.. I think they are made in France which is consistent with the continental tasting vanilla ice cream, smooth and creamy with very small chocolate chips throughout. Despite the biscuit being soft it does not get soggy nor frozen hard and tastes vaguely like digestive. The crunchy crispy chocolate is also continental tasting and contains little fragments of nuts a bit like a Ferrero Rocher. Each 150g bar is a whopping 316kcal with 18g of fat and 34.8g of carbohydrate, so I won't be eating too many of these unless it's a special treat and parents you probably don't want to be giving a child a whole one. I paid a £1.17 at my local coop so undoubtedly they will be available cheaper elsewhere, they can also be purchased in packs of five from a proper supermarket. Although around the same price as a Magnum I find the ice cream slightly more refined not too mention you get slightly more for slightly less.