Cadbury Caramilk is a tub of frozen confection that sits in Australian supermarket freezers. In this review, I look at whether this product is worth your money.
What is this product?
Cadbury Caramilk is part of a range made by Peters. It’s usually found in supermarket ice cream freezers beside other licensed tubs like Oreo, Reese’s, Milo, and Magnum.
According to the pack, Cadbury Caramilk is a 460ml tub of Ice Confection with Caramilk chocolate flakes and a rich golden Caramilk core.
What does it taste like?
Scooping into a container of Cadbury Caramilk reveals a vanilla frozen confection. Caramilk chocolate flakes are scattered throughout the dessert.
A soft caramel core runs down the center of the tub. Its consistency is a cross between mousse and caramel pudding.
Is a tub of Cadbury Caramilk any good?
People looking for a sweet caramel fix will probably enjoy this product. But it’s less creamy and indulgent than most tubs in the supermarket freezer.
There is a lack of ingredients that most would associate with ice cream. It feels like the product relies on chocolate flakes and a caramel core to distract you from this fact. The Cadbury Dairy Milk tub was similar.
The Cadbury core is the best part of this tub. It is soft and airy, mixing well with the frozen confection.
Water and sugar are the main two ingredients in this tub, which is surprising for an expensive product like this. Based on similar-priced tubs, I’d expect milk or cream as a main ingredient.
As you can see from a quick comparison below, even the mega-cheap Woolworths offering contains cream.
|Brand||Cost per 100ml||Comments|
|Woolworths Vanilla Ice Cream 2L||23c||Contains cream.|
|Murray St Ice Creamery Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 1L||$1.20||Contains fresh milk, fresh cream, and free range eggs.|
|Cadbury Caramilk 460ml||$2.61||Contains no fresh dairy. Uses milk solids and inulin to get an “ice cream-like dessert”.|
What are some good alternatives?
Reese’s Nutrageous 1L is a cheaper alternative with fresh milk as its main ingredient. It comprises reduced fat chocolate and peanut-flavoured ice cream with caramel sauce, peanut butter, and diced peanuts.
The Magnum Classic 440ml is a similar style of product sold at a comparable price. You’ll get real ice cream made with 36% dairy ingredients with shards of delicious chocolate. The Magnum classic is simple but delicious.
The main ingredients that go into making Cadbury Caramilk are water and sugar.
- 19% of the tub is Caramilk White Chocolate Syrup
- 9% is Caramilk White Chocolate
Ingredients list: Water, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Milk Solids, Full Cream Milk, Cocoa Butter, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Dextrose Monohydrate, Vegetable Origin Emulsifiers (471, 472b, 322 (Soy), 476), Vegetable Gums (412, 410), Colours (150d, 160a), Inulin, Salt, Flavours.
Milk fat plays a vital role in ice cream’s texture and mouthfeel. More of it results in a creamier, smoother textured ice cream associated with superior ice cream.
Cadbury Caramilk doesn’t disclose the milk fat percentage on its nutritional packaging. In Australia, to call a product ice cream, it needs 10% milk fat. As this tub is called Vanilla Ice Confection, that means it’s less than 10%.
No tub from the ice cream freezer is good for your health, so eat in moderation. Cadbury Caramilk has 11.9g of saturated fat per 100g and 27.1g of sugar.
Servings per package: 4.6
Serving size: 70g
|Quantity per Serving||Quantity per 100g|
- Easy to find Australia-wide.
- A fun, innovative concept.
- Made in Australia.
- The main two ingredients are water and sugar.
What other flavours are available in the Cadbury range?
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramello 460ml
- Cadbury Milk Chocolate 460ml
About the manufacturer
Since Fred Peters started the business in 1907, Peter Ice Cream has been churning out a popular range of products. This includes options from health-conscious, low-sugar varieties to everyday treats suitable for families.
Well-known brands include Connoisseur, Maxibon, Proud & Punch, Drumstick, Frosty Fruits, and the beloved Australian classic, Peters Original.
Peters manufactures most of its ice cream brands in Mulgrave, Australia.