Magnum Ice Cream bars come in many flavors. Almond (as seen above), Double Caramel, Double Chocolate, Classic Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. I recently got an opportunity to try out one of these ice cream bars as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program. Since Carlos and I are Almond fanatics (we eat plain almonds, cocoa almonds, butter toffee almonds, cinnamon sugar almonds and we drink almond milk), I decided to get a pack of the Almond version. The bar had vanilla bean ice cream and a Belgian chocolate coating with slivers of almond.
Thoughts: These were flipping amazing. The experience of eating one of the Magnum Almond Ice Cream Bars is the equivalent of having an orgasm. I have a devotion to Belgian Chocolate. It's on my list of food items I would like at a last meal if I could decide what I would have. A trip to Europe always ended in several boxes of Belgian Chocolate being transported back to the United States. So Belgian Chocolate is always a winner in my book. The almonds gave a crunch to the bar in addition to what the frozen chocolate did but there were there more for texture rather than flavor. The ice cream inside was real vanilla bean ice cream (you can see the specks of vanilla bean!) and was very rich and creamy. The Magnum bars were luxurious and decadent. My only complaint? That there are only 3 in a box. There should really be four. It was awkward after Carlos and I had one each and we noticed that there was only one left. We had to share the last one. Sharing these should never be an option.
I had a difficult time finding these at first but then my local Market Basket started carrying them. So look for them in the freezer section of your local grocery store. Oh and buy 2 packs so you have an even count. They are a bit on the pricey side but if you keep them in your freezer and save them for special occasions (for example, when you really need a pick-me-up) they are worth the investment.
Full Disclosure: I received a coupon to try one box of Magnum Ice Cream Bars as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program. My opinions are my own.