I think it’s fair to say that everyone loves a Mars Ice Cream Bar. In fact the humble Mars Ice Cream Bar was a major force behind the original WIWT site. Development of the app and all the headaches that went with building a complex fashion social network could often only be remedied by a trip the the newsagents a few doors down for a carrier bag full of said ice cream goodness. This was true of all seasons, too. Just write a few more lines of code, close a few more tickets, check a handful more bug reports and there’d be a heavenly reward waiting in the WIWT HQ freezer: Mars Ice Cream. Honestly, the whole WIWT team was fuelled by these little bars of happiness.
This year though, Mars launched ice cream tubs. That’s right gang, the ice cream goodness of a Mars Ice Cream Bar…IN A TUB. And it wasn’t just Mars, Snickers got in on the action too. The perfect sharing tubs for fans looking for another way to treat themselves to their favourite caramelly chocolatey treats.
Now I was pretty late to the Snickers party, not having even ever tried one til meeting ST six years ago. They’re his favourite though and we now seem to always have them in the fridge. (Does anyone else keep their Snickers in the fridge?! I RECOMMEND IT). How would Snickers fair as an ice cream though? I was very keen to find out…
Well I can confirm that this stuff is like manna from heaven. It’s especially good if you let it melt a bit before tucking in. The caramel swirls are generous and the peanuts are chocolate covered (swoon!) so this is an ice cream that is particularly hard to share, but if you are feeling generous it makes a good addition for a picnic.
Keen to make the most of the early evening sun after work, we headed out to the park with a couple of our neighbours to fully road test both of the new ice cream tubs and discuss all things Love Island. I’m not much fun to take to the pub at the moment, but I can deliver a hamper of ice cream and some top notch Chris and Olivia based chat.
We were 50/50 split as to which of the two tubs we preferred, but the peanuts won it for me and meant the Snickers just about nudged it. If you’re a caramel fan, I think you’d probably like the Mars one slightly more. That being said if you’re going to Asda specifically to pick these up (which I unashamedly was) you may as well get both, right?!
The RRP is £3 but they were on offer for £2 each at my local Asda. Kerching! If we’d been eating them at home I’d have experimented with crafting delectable sundaes (or milkshakes? I bet they’d work amazingly as milkshakes) but as we were headed for the park next door I just took spoons and bowls. These really don’t need dressing up to be enjoyed!
These tubs will definitely be featuring in my next Food Favourites video but as the sun is back, for now at least, I didn’t want to wait to inform you of their wonder.
So grab a spoon! You’re in for a treat.
This post is sponsored by Mars Ice Cream, but all ice-cream loving enthusiasm is very much my own. You can find out more about how I work with brands here.