Product Review: Magnum Double Chocolate Ice Cream Bar
You’ll have to forgive me, fellas. Truth be told, I thought you were full of it. Sure, these Magnum Ice Cream bars might be all the rage in Europe, but when you guys and the rest of the internet seemed to explode in mass “OMG” status over the release of the company’s Double Chocolate flavor here in the US of A, I thought it was just another case of Euro envy. Well, you guys were right, because after finally breaking into the golden-wrapped treat last week, I’ve reached a simple conclusion: Magnum’s Double Chocolate Ice Cream Bar is the best ice cream bar I have ever had, will ever have, and could possibly hope to ever had, not counting a Magnum Double Chocolate Ice Cream bar dipped in toffee and cocoa pebbles, then finished with cocoa roasted almonds and chocolate peanut butter.
But, since that’s likely to give me a heart attack right on the spot, I’ll settle with Magnum’s exemplary chocolate bar for now.
From my first taste of the bar I knew that it was going to much more enjoyable than the Magnum Classic bar. The Belgian chocolate coating was the same, but somehow it tasted sweeter and bolder, as if it was receiving a boost from the chocolate layers underneath. The shell remained hard, but eventually a small hole formed, which I was able to suck up a rich, smokey-sweet dark chocolate sauce. It was ganache like in its flavor and richness, and, dare I say, tempting. This is definitely a bar you savor, and as you work through the various layers, you’ll find the contrast between the luscious milk chocolate ice cream, the rich and smooth sauce, and the shelled milky exterior to be a chocolate experience unlike any other. It’s just that good, and attempting to quantify those tastes and textures in words just seems pointless, as the shabby equipment of even the most sophisticated and haughty culinary vocabulary fails to convey the sheer “OMGZ” intensity of the chocolate bar.
There’s nothing more I can say when it comes to these that has not already been said. Sure, the nutrition is horrible (yum, 16 grams of saturated fat!), and the price is a little much, but c’mon, technically it is healthier and cheaper than a small milkshake, and once more, it’s Belgian Milk Chocolate! So the next time you’re thinking of picking up a small McFlurry on your way home from work, I’ve got a better idea. Do yourself a favor and find a convenience store which carries the Magnum Double Chocolate Ice Cream Bar. Just don’t blame us when you’ve veered off a bridge due to reaching chocolate nirvana.
Pros: Amazing depth of chocolate flavor hits all the high notes: sweet, complex, earthy, smooth. Words fail me, it's just that good. A dessert to be savored, can take up to 20 minutes to eat.
Cons: High in saturated fat, sugar, and just about every other things "they" say is bad. But dang, that's what makes this bar so right.
Price: 3.49 in stores (Sample for review provided by Magnum)
Overall GrubGrade: 9.75/10
Magnum Double Chocolate Ice Cream Bar
Total Fat 21
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 0g
Total carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fibers 2g