A tub of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Belgian Chocolate 1L on a kitchen bench.

Review Of Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream 1L

Connoisseur has built a solid reputation in Australia for its ice cream tubs and sticks. Made by Peters, it’s a premium range that offers a wide range of flavours.

Are you wondering if a container of Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate is any good? I bought a tub to see if it’s worth a spot in your freezer.

Is the ice cream any good?

Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate is a popular ice cream that’s rich, indulgent, and creamy. It’s a good option for consumers who want premium ice cream without the hefty price tag of super-premium pints.

There are luxurious ribbons of chocolate sauce running through the tub. They make up 9% of the ice cream and are delicious.

This is how the company describes their product:

Life wouldn’t be the same without simple pleasures like simply divine chocolate ice cream. Building on a premium, rich chocolate ice cream, we’ve combined an artful swirl of chocolate sauce made from the finest Belgian chocolate. The result, a rich indulgent ice cream experience for those passionate about the very best chocolate.

Connoisseur Website
A scoop of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Belgian Chocolate 1L and the tub in the kitchen.
The sauce is a nice match for the ice cream.

No ice cream is perfect, though. Haagen-Daz’s pint is a better option if you love a stronger, more indulgent chocolate flavour. It costs more but:

  • Haagen-Dazs uses 23% Belgian chocolate.
  • Connoisseur uses 0.5% Belgian Chocolate.

That’s a big difference and noticeable when you taste test the two brands next to each other.


  • Creamy chocolatey flavour.
  • Made in Australia.


  • It only includes 0.5% Belgian white chocolate.
  • Priced on the higher side.
A bowl of Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream.
The ice cream is made in Australia.

What do other customers think about this tub?

I read dozens of reviews for Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream to get the general consensus. Here’s a quick summary:

Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream consistently receives high praise from reviewers for its rich and delicious flavour. Many describe it as creamy, with a high-quality chocolate taste.

It is frequently referred to as the best chocolate ice cream some reviewers have had.

top down photo of a bowl of Belgian Choc Ice Cream.
The ice cream is popular with reviewers.

Several customers mentioned purchasing it in bulk, particularly when on sale.

While most feedback is overwhelmingly positive, a scattering of reviews were less encouraging. They mention it being overpriced or not meeting their high expectations regarding richness or flavour.

The overall sentiment is that Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream is a top choice for those seeking a premium, indulgent chocolate ice cream experience.

A closeup of a scoop of Connoisseur  Belgian Chocolate.
A close look at the ice cream.

What are some similar products to try?

If you can’t find Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream or want something similar, here are some options.

Haagen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate 457ml: A much more premium ice cream without the added gums and emulsifiers. It’s got an impressive 23% Belgian chocolate, but it’ll cost more.

Mungalli Creek Belgian Chocolate 1L: It’s made with organic dairy ingredients, free-range eggs, and Belgian cocoa. However, it’s tricky to find in stores, depending on where you live in Australia. See Mungalli website.

Woolworths Triple Chocolate 1L: For a cheaper option that’s a little different, try this tub. It’s got chocolate ice cream with ribbons of chocolate sauce and chocolate chips. The ice cream is deliciously creamy and smooth. Review of Woolworths Triple Choc Ice Cream>

Holding a container of Connoisseur Belgian Choc 1L.
There are several brands which have similar products.


The main dairy ingredients in this ice cream are skim milk concentrate or solids and cream. Cream makes up 24% of the ice cream, while 0.5% is Belgian White Chocolate. 9% of the ice cream is Belgian chocolate sauce.

Ingredients list: Dairy Ingredients [Skim Milk (Concentrate or Solids), Cream (Milk)  (24%), Milk Solids], Water, Sugar, Cocoa Solids (4.9%), Glucose Syrup, Dextrose Monohydrate, Belgian White Chocolate (Milk, Soy) (0.5%), Vegetable Oil, Vegetable Origin Emulsifier (471), Modified Starch (1442), Vegetable Gums (412, 410, 440), Salt, Flavours, Mineral Salt (339), Preservative (202).

Milk fat

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.

Since Connoisseur updated their packaging, the brand no longer reveals the milk fat percentage. They provide the same info as Ben & Jerry’s, saying, “contains minimum 10% milk fat”.

Holding a pack of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Belgian Chocolate 1L.
It has at least 10% milk fat.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. This tub has 8.1g of saturated fat per 100g and 24.1g of sugar.

Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 72g

Nutrition table

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total8.6g11.9g
Dietary Fibre

What other flavours are available in the Connoisseur range?

  1. Review of Classic Vanilla.
  2. Review of Camarosa Strawberry.
  3. Review of Mint & Cookies.
  4. Review of Jam Donut.
  5. Review of Crunchy Peanut Butter.
  6. Review of Baked Choc Chip Cookie.
  7. Review of Chocolate Brownie Custard.
  8. Cookies & Cream.
  9. Caramel Honey Macadamia.
  10. Vanilla Caramel Brownie.
  11. Café Grande.
  12. Derwent Valley Raspberry & White Chocolate.
  13. Hazelnut & Murray River Salted Caramel.
  14. Hazelnut Chocolate.
  15. Matcha Green Tea With White Choc.
Bird's eye view of a pack of Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate with the scoop on top.
The Connoisseur range offers plenty of variety.

About the manufacturer

Peter’s is an iconic Australian brand founded by American expatriate Frederick Augustus Bolles Peters in 1907. He used his mother’s recipe, selling it from a horse-drawn cart in Sydney.

The brand became popular for its distinctive ice cream made from a family recipe. In 1927, Peters expanded with a factory in Melbourne, marking the brand’s growth.

Now a subsidiary of European food giant Froneri, Peter’s Ice Cream remains a beloved treat in Australia. It produces a wide range of ice cream products.

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