The Bulla Creamy Classics range is an Aussie favourite, but is every flavour a winner? I tested every tub they make to see how the ice cream measures up.
This review looks at Bulla Creamy Classics Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream. I’ll help you decide if it’s worth a spot in your freezer.
Is Creamy Classics Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream any good?
Creamy Classics Mint Choc Chip is an enjoyable ice cream with a pleasant minty flavour and creamy texture. You get excellent bang for buck thanks to a two litre container that’s perfect for larger households.
This pack will appeal to a wide age group, from younger kids up to adults. The mint flavour isn’t too overpowering, especially when combined with fresh creamy dairy.
The chocolate chips are very small, which is a definite positive. Any larger and they become hard, like bullets. I found the choc easy to eat, although it was a little bland.
The texture is surprisingly indulgent for the price. It’s got a borderline-premium feel to it, although less smooth than super-premium products like Haagen-Dazs.
Creamy Classics Mint Choc Chip is one of the best options if you’re after quantity and quality. When it’s on sale at 50% off, this is a no-brainer.
- Mild mint flavour that most will enjoy.
- Made with fresh Australian milk and cream.
- Excellent ice cream at an affordable price.
- Australian family-owned and made.
- The choc chips are fairly tasteless.
- A lot of air is churned into the tub.
What did other consumers think of Creamy Classics Mint Choc Chip?
I looked at hundreds of consumer reviews online to see what they thought of this Bulla product. Here’s a summary of their opinions:
The Creamy Classics Mint ice cream receives glowing reviews, consistently earning a 5-star rating from customers. The flavour is a standout feature, with many describing it as the best mint chocolate chip ice cream they have tasted.
Customers praise its creamy texture as well as the well balanced mint and chocolate flavours. A few reviews expressed a desire for larger chocolate chips.
In terms of value, the product is commended for being a good purchase. Even when not on sale it’s affordable.
The ice cream is frequently mentioned as a family favourite, suggesting its broad appeal across different age groups. It’s often a go-to choice for households, enjoyed by kids and adults.
Some customers of this ice cream expressed less enthusiasm, though reviews were still generally positive.
A few customers were not fully satisfied, preferring other flavours. Some found the mint flavour too strong for their taste, which is surprising as it’s half the intensity of the Indulge mint tub.
There were minor critiques, such as a desire for more chocolate chips, a preference for a different flavour by non-mint fans, and comments about the chocolate chips tasting somewhat artificial.
What other flavours are available in the Bulla Creamy Classics range?
You’ll find the following additional products in Australian stores:
- Creamy Classics Vanilla.
- Creamy Classics Vanilla and Boysenberry.
- Creamy Classics Cookies and Cream.
- Creamy Classics Choc Chip.
- Creamy Classics Neapolitan.
Why is it cheaper than premium brands?
With the use of quality ingredients and a large pack, you may wonder why Bulla Creamy Classics costs less than smaller tubs of ice cream like Murray Street and Haagen-Dazs.
While various factors are at play, a big reason is the amount of air that gets whipped into the ice cream. Premium brands incorporate less air, giving it a denser, more indulgent consistency. Cheaper brands can reduce costs by increasing the air content.
What are some alternatives?
If you can’t get hold of the Bulla product or want a different brand, there is little on offer. You won’t find a substitute brand in mainstream supermarkets unless you’re okay with a dairy-free option like Pana Organic.
There are smaller manufacturers making mint choc chip ice cream, but they’re harder to find in stores. A good example is Mungali, which makes a super-premium version using biodynamic milk and cream, eggs and organic choc-chips.
The Bulla Creamy Classics range uses fresh, locally sourced dairy in Australia. The primary ingredients are milk and cream, providing a creamier, more premium product. Cheaper alternatives usually include more water, reconstituted skim milk, and other low-cost ingredients.
- 19% of the ice cream is fresh cream.
- 4% of the ice cream is compound choc chips.
Ingredients list: Fresh Milk, Fresh Cream (Milk) (19%), Sugar, Water, Milk Solids, Maltodextrin, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Solids, Emulsifiers (471, Soy Lecithin), Thickeners (Guar Gum, Carrageenan), Natural Flavour, Peppermint Oil, Colours (102, 133).
Milk fat plays a vital role in ice cream’s texture and mouthfeel. More of it results in a creamier, smoother texture associated with superior ice cream.
Bulla Creamy Classics Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream contains 10% milk fat. That’s higher than most family-pack ice creams like Peters or Blue Ribbon Streets but lower than more expensive offerings like Murray Street or Haagen-Dazs.
No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. Bulla Creamy Classics Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream has 8.1g of saturated fat per 100g and 21.3g of sugar.
Servings per package: 20
Serving size: 47g
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About the manufacturer
The Cream Classics brand is owned by Bulla, an Australian company that has been making ice cream since 1929. The factory where this ice cream is made is on the main street in Colac, Victoria.