There is ice-cream and there is chocolate and there is a place where the two meet — in intense chocolate ice-cream or studly chocolate bars.
While I love chocolate ice-cream (the darker the better), I have never been fond of chocolate bars. Cold chocolate is the worse thing that could happen in the universe, according to me. Chocolate needs to be at that perfect temperature when it just melts in your mouth to be enjoyed. Ice-cream covered by cold chocolate has never appealed to me. And to make matters worse, the chocolate used by most companies was usually poor quality.
And then came along the king of choco-bars — Quality Walls Magnum Chocolate Bar. A big bad slab of vanilla ice-cream covered in a thick layer of pure milk chocolate. And an atrociously exorbitant price of Rs 85.
How does it taste? Pretty awesome! The vanilla ice-cream is good quality, but more importantly, the chocolate is real chocolate. Smooth, rich, milky. Apparently Belgian. (I don’t think you can really call it dark Belgian chocolate). You can taste the difference. There are a whole bunch of flavours available:
Magnum Classic also priced at Rs 85
Magnum Almond also priced at Rs 85
Magnum Chocolate-Truffle also priced at Rs 85 (I tried this — it was too much chocolate for me. Prefer the Magnum Classic).
Magnum Choco Cappucino recently launched for Rs 90. (I recently tried this and it is delicious. Same chocolate studded with delightfully crunch coffee-caramel bits. The ice-cream on the inside is vanilla with swirls of cappuccino flavour. It does not have an overwhelming coffee flavour. Quite delicious!)
Now is it worth the price? I vote yes — if you want to have a good ice-cream for a change. After all, the moment you would go to a Gelato parlour, that’s exactly how much you would pay for a cup of ice-cream. This is equally good, if not better.
But if you are in the habit of ‘an ice-cream a day’ (definitely not keeping the doctors abay) — Magnum is going to hurt your pocket.