Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Dream a little dream of... Mint Choc Chip Almond Dream

Stop the flippin' clock!! 

Just throw it across the room, will you??

Those of you wondering what on earth I'm on about will just have to read the post about Co-yo's Morello Cherry Flavoured yoghurt, to understand that comment, because I don't have time to explain it all again here!

I think I could be in some state of delirium, or maybe it's just a huge sugar rush, but I think I have just tasted the absolute BEST dairy free ice cream ever, ever, EVER!!

Ever since I first heard of this ice cream via various American bloggers, I have been sooo longing to try some and here it finally is:

Feast your eyes on this!

I just couldn't believe it, when I heard (via Hananh Banana Bakery, on Face Book) the other day tha it had come to our shores, but here it certainly is!!

It is quite simply every bit as good as I had imagined it would be and then even better, better, BETTER!

I am NOT usually a fan of adulterated chocolate. I'm even less of a fan of mint choc chip (except after dinner, on an odd occasion) but this Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream blew my socks off!! It's like After Eights churned up with cream. Yummy, yummy, YUMMY!!

What's in it??

Water, Cane Sugar, Almonds (7%), Vegetable oil: Safflower, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Dark Chocolate Chips: Cane Sugar; Cocoa Solids;Cocoa Butter; Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin; Natural Vanilla Extract, Potato Starch, Stabilisers: Guar Gum; Locust Bean Gum; Carageenan, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Rice Starch, Sea Salt, Natural Peppermint Flavouring, Natural Flavouring. Dark Chocolate Chips: Minimum Cocoa Solids 44%.

Allergen information states Almonds, but an additional statement read:

No added ingredients of dairy origin.

Manufactured in a factory that also handles peanuts, other nuts, eggs.

And it's gluten free!

Those of you allergic to soya, and unable to handle soya lecithin, will not be able to have it, though, and anyone sensitive to various forms of legume might have to watch out for some of the other ingredients.

Where can I get it??


Yippee!! 'Cos up to now, they've only had Swedish Glace, which I can't have. I had to travel to three different branches of Waitrose to locate some today, but I think the trek was still worth it!

The following branches of Waitrose will be stocking it (but not all have it on the shelves yet):

Abergavenny, Abingdon, Admiral Park (Guernsey), Alcester, Allington Park, Alton, Altrincham, Amersham, Ampthill, Andover, Ashford, Aylesbury, Banstead, Barnet, Barry, Bath, Beaconsfield, Beckenham, Bedford, Berkhamsted, Biggin Hill, Billericay, Bishop's Stortford, Blaby, Bloomsbury, Brackley, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Bridport, Brighton, Bromley, Bromley South, Buckhurst Hill, Buckingham, Burgess Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Buxton, Byres Road, Caldicot, Cambridge, Canary Wharf, Canterbury, Cardiff Queen Street, Caterham, Caversham, Chandlers Ford, Cheadle Hulme, Cheam, Cheltenham, Chesham, Chester, Chichester, Chippenham, Chipping Sodbury, Christchurch, Cirencester, Clifton, Cobham, Colchester, Comely Bank, Cowbridge, Crewkerne, Crouch End, Crowborough, Daventry, Dorking, Droitwich, East Cowes, East Grinstead, East Sheen, Eastbourne, Edgware Road, Egham, Ely, Enfield, Enfield Chase, Epsom, Esher, Exeter, Farnham, Finchley, Fitzroy Street, Fleet, Foregate Street, Formby, Frimley, Fulham, Gillingham, Gloucester Road, Godalming, Goldsworth Park, Gosport, Great Malvern, Green Street Green, Greenwich, Hailsham, Hall Green, Hampton, Harborne , Harpenden, Harrogate, Harrow Weald, Headington, Helensburgh, Henley, Hereford, Hersham, Hertford, Hexham, Hitchin, Holloway Road, Holsworthy, Horley, Horsham, Hove, Huntingdon, Hythe, Ipswich, Jesmond, John Barnes, Kenilworth, Keynsham, Kingshill, Kingsthorpe, Kingston, Knutsford, Leeds, Leek, Leigh On Sea, Leighton Buzzard, Lewes, Lichfield, Lincoln, Little Waitrose John Lewis Southampton, Little Waitrose at John Lewis Watford, Littlehampton, Locks Heath, Longfield, Lutterworth, Lymington, Maidenhead, Malmesbury, Market Harborough, Marlborough, Marylebone, Meanwood, Melksham, Menai Bridge, Mill Hill, Monmouth, Morningside, Nailsea, New Malden, Newark, Newbury, Newmarket, Newport, Newton Mearns, North Walsham, Northwich, Norwich, Oadby, Oakgrove, Okehampton, Otley, Oundle, Oxted, Paddock Wood, Palmers Green, Parkstone, Parsons Green, Peterborough, Petersfield, Ponteland, Pontprennau, Portishead, Poundbury, Poynton, Ramsgate, Reading, Red Houses (Jersey), Richmond, Rickmansworth, Ringwood, Rohais (Guernsey), Romsey, Ruislip, Rushden, Saffron Walden, Salisbury, Saltash, Sandbach, Sanderstead, Sandhurst, Saxmundham, Sevenoaks, Sheffield, Sherborne, Shrewsbury, Sidcup, Sidmouth, south Harrow, South Woodford, Southampton, Southend, Southsea, Spinningfields, St Albans, St Helier (Jersey), St Ives, St Neots, St Saviour (Jersey), Staines, Stamford, Stevenage, Stirling, Stourbridge, Stratford City, Stratford Upon Avon, Stroud, Sudbury, Sunningdale, Surbiton, Sutton Coldfield, Swaffham, Swindon, Teignmouth, Tenterden, Thame, Thatcham, Tonbridge, Torquay, Tottenham Court Road, Towcester, Trinity Square, Twickenham, Twyford, Uckfield, Upminster, Wallingford, Walton-le-Dale, Walton-on-Thames, Wandsworth, Wantage, Warminster, Waterlooville, Wellington, Wells, Welwyn Garden City, West Byfleet, West Ealing, Westbury Park, Westfield London, Weston Super Mare, Weybridge, Whetstone, Willerby, Wilmslow, Wimbledon, Wimborne, Winchester, Windsor, Winton, Witney, Wokingham, Wolverhampton, Woodley, Wootton, Worcester Park, Worthing, Wymondham, Yateley and York.

When you hit Waitrose, you'll be looking for a tub like this:

How much is it??

A measly £3.74 a tub for 472ml, which, given the cost of some of the other dairy free ice creams out there, it is (quite frankly) bargainous!!

Update Feb 2016:

Now also available from Asda and Morrisons supermarkets. It is cheapest at Asda - priced £2.50.

Related Posts:

Co-yo Morello Cherry Yogurt


Bessant and Drury's Dairy Free Ice Cream

Co-yo Ice Cream

Free From Creamy Iced Vanilla Dessert - Tescos

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