Thursday, 19 March 2015

Cor! Tesco Free From Cornetto-style Cones

'Just one cornetto! Give it to me! Delicious  ice cream... '

Remember that advert? 

Showing my age now, I know! *sigh*

Well, it's all very well wanting one, if you can have ice cream, it's not so easy if you're dairy free, gluten free and almost soya free (if, like me you can cope with soya lecithin that is)... up until now, anyway!

I couldn't believe my eyes the other day when Carly (@gfreeb on Twitter) first shared a piccy of some the other day.

My eyes popped!

Luckily for me, my Tescos stock them. Yippee!!!


Bit melty, as it was a warm spring day and I stopped off somewhere else on the way home!

If you want to buy some, check out the largest Tesco near you and try the Free From freezer department, where you might find a few other new items too! I like the look of the crispy Potato Skins!

First Impressions?

Can't really remember what a real cornetto tastes like anymore - it's been far too long, but it tasted alright too me. The strawberry syrup was lovely. The cone was perhaps more authentic than the ice cream. It was crunchy, and, quite satisfyingly (considering it was a gluten free cone) it wasn't any more crumbly than you'd expect from the real deal! 

I've not tried them on 'Baby' yet, but am hoping she will like them, 'cos I caught her eyeing The Hub's last year (naughty Hub). I think I'd be more certain of the outcome if they were choccy flavour and to be honest, I'd love to see a choccy one too!

What's in it?

There's a fair few ingredients to wade through, but the two major allergens to watch out for are Lupin and Soya Lecithin. Not all soya allergy sufferers can cope with soya lecithin, but many can, as it is oil from the bean, from which the protein has been removed via processing. It's a shame they didn't try sunflower lecithin, as hopefully that would have suited more people! 

Lupin is a new one to many in the UK - it's often used in gluten free products. I was worried about this one, as it's another flipin legume and I don't always do too well with these. However, I didn't suffer any ill effects, so I must be OK with Lupin! 

The packaging says that they: 'Also, may contain nuts'.

Water, Sugar, Maize Flour, Coconut Oil, Glucose Syrup, Lupin Protein Isolate, Strawberry Pulp (3.5%), Maltodetrin, Dextrose, Concentrated Starwberry Juice, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins, Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Maize Starch, Colours (calcium Carbonate, Concentrated Beetroot Juice, Beta-Carotene), Stabilisers (Locust Bean Meal, Guar Gum), Salt, Palm Oil, Flavouring, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Vanilla Powder.

Didn't last long!

How much are they?

They cost £2.00 for a pack of four. I think that's pretty reasonable, don't you??

Of course, what I think about them is really neither here or there - everyone's taste buds are slightly different, but if you do buy some, I hope you enjoy them too!


'Baby' has now tried them and can confirm they are 'YUMMY!'

I think we can safely say they're a hit then! :)

Update 2016:

A new flavour is also now available - Toffee and Vanilla - choice!!

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