Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, from pounds 3.25 for 473ml
"Delicious and sickly."
Ben and Jerry's Rainforest Crunch. from pounds 3.25 for 473ml
"Subtle and creamy."
"The best ice-cream in the world."
"Stupid title. I don't care where they buy their nuts - ice-cream is ice-cream."
Big Bang, 35p
"Frozen angel dust; asbestos tongue required."
"It really does explode - quite frightening."
"Not a distinguished eat, but pleasant enough."
"I was expecting bits of coconut, which it doesn't have."
"Frozen angel delight."
"Much fruitier than I remember. Thumbs up."
"The chocolate is tasteless, the black gelatinous. And it tastes full of E numbers."
Haagen-Dazs Bailey's, pounds 3.49 for 500ml
"Completely over-rated coffee ice-cream with ideas above its station."
"Yardley perfume - disgusting."
Haagen-Dazs Strawberry and Banana Frozen Yoghurt, pounds 3.49 for 500ml
"Gorgeous: light but surprisingly rich taste."
"Really sickly - and where's the yoghurt?"
Heidi's Gourmet Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt, pounds 2.99 for 473ml
"As synthetic as the packaging."
"Like eating soap."
"Thick and chewy; no wafer at all; overall, a bit gooey."
"Not at all like the real thing."
"I can't eat that - it might put me off KitKats for life."
Mint Magnum, 90p
"Tastes like a cold bar of chocolate, not ice-cream."
"Tastes like it's covered in Bendicks chocolate."
"Should have been heavier on the mint."
"Gives you a little wave of nostalgia."
"Really synthetic and watery. Kids would love it."
Spangles Blackcurrant Ice Lolly, 40p
"Delicious - Ribena on a stick."
"No nonsense, no frills."
Steve's Blueberry Thrill, pounds 42.65 for 9.67 litres (not yet available in small tubs)
"Artificial-tasting, over-sweet, disgusting."
"The biscuits are soggy; tastes of chemicals."
"Barely blueberry, no thrill."
Steve's Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk, pounds 3.35 for 473ml
"Really good - big nuts and slabs of chocolate."
"Synthetic: a big disappointment."
"All chocolate, no nut."
Steve's Continental Chocolate, pounds 3.15 for 473ml
"Like chocolate ice-cream should taste: concentrated chocolate."
"Surprise: a decent Steve's flavour."
Steve's Monster Cookies, pounds 3.35 for 473ml
"Not a patch on Haagen-Dazs Cookies and Cream."
"Tastes of soggy sponge."
Steve's Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt, pounds 2.99 for 473ml
"Nice and fruity."
"Wonderfully creamy, wonderfully strawberryish."
Wall's Cream of Cornish, pounds 3.39 for 2 litres
"Incredibly artificial; the yellow colour is disgusting, too."
"Could be used as an emetic for medical proceedings."
Wall's "Too Good to be True" Vanilla, pounds 1.89 for 750ml
"The low-cal ice-cream you can't eat."
"Slimey, like mud from the bed of the Thames."
"Frozen margarine with custard powder thrown in."
"Horrible: tastes like butter."
"Concentrated lard - and it's supposed to be fat-free."
ice-cream: the hazards
Sugar, fat and air - the magical ice-cream combination - are as irresistible to bugs as to humans, according to a 1994 Holiday Which? report, in which 26 out of 60 vanilla ice-cream samples taken in London, Rome and Barcelona failed microbiological guidelines. So remember:
Soft ice-creams can be more contaminated than hard ice-creams served with a scoop, because dispensing machines can be difficult to clean. Don't buy ice-cream that has melted and refrozen - you can spot this by the "river" patterns on the surface, the large ice crystals and a dry, glassy appearance.
Don't buy from outlets where staff have dirty overclothes, hands or nails,
or smoke behind the counter.
Don't buy if the ice-cream scoop is left lying around on a worktop or kept in cloudy water.Reuse content