One litre tubs of Kapiti Salted Caramel and Cashew Ice Cream are sold in Aldi supermarkets Australia-wide. Their pricing is comparable to Coles and Woolworths home brand tubs.
If you are considering adding a container to the shopping list, check out this review first. I look at whether this tub is worth its space in your freezer.
Is Kapiti Salted Caramel and Cashew Ice Cream any good?
The ice cream has an excellent caramel flavour, which most should enjoy. Pieces of cashew scattered throughout the tub add some texture to the dessert. The high percentage of fresh NZ dairy gives it a homemade feel I enjoyed.
While a tub of Kapiti is rich and creamy, it’s a little airier than super-premium ice creams. This can be a pro or con, depending on your idea of the perfect consistency.
- If you prefer denser ice cream brands like Connoisseur or Haagen-Dazs, there may be a better tub for you.
- If you like easy-to-scoop, airy ice cream, then Kapiti offers excellent value.
Kapiti Salted Caramel and Cashew Ice Cream offers value for its price. If you’re a fan of the salted caramel and nut combo, this is a must-try.
Kapiti Vanilla Ice Cream is made in New Zealand using local milk and cream.
- 12% of the container is salted caramel sauce.
- 4% of the container is cashew praline.
Other ingredients include liquid sugar, reconstituted skim milk, glucose syrup (from maize), milk solids, stabilizers, and emulsifiers.
Ingredients list: Ice Cream (Fresh Cream, Fresh Whole Milk, Liquid Sugar, Reconstituted Skim Milk, Glucose Syrup*, Milk Solids, Caramelised Sugar, Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum), Emulsifier (471), Natural Flavours, Salt), Salted Caramel Sauce (12%) (Water, Glucose Syrup*, Sugar, Milk Solids, Thickener (1442), Butter (Cream, Salt), Stabiliser (Sodium Alginate), Salt, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)), Cashew Praline (4%) (Milk, Cashews).
For those concerned about nutrition, Kapiti Salted Caramel and Cashew Ice Cream contains 8.3% saturated fat per 100g and 21.2g sugar per 100g.
Considering its rich taste and the generous use of cream and milk, these values are expected for a quality ice cream.
Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 65g
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Milk fat is integral to good ice cream, lending to its creamy texture and rich taste. 14% milk fat in a tub of Kapiti Salted Caramel and Cashew signifies a premium ice cream. It is luxuriously creamy and smooth.
In comparison, Murray St Salted Caramel and Cashew has 12% milk fat while Haagen-Dazs Vanilla has 16%.
Other tubs in the Kapiti range:
- Kāpiti Affogato 1L
- Kāpiti Vanilla Bean 1L
- Kāpiti Cookies & Cream 1L
- Kāpiti Malborough Salted Caramel 1L
- Kāpiti White Chocolate & Raspberry 1L
- Kāpiti Triple Chocolate 1L
- Cashews and caramel make a nice combination.
- Smooth and creamy texture.
- Contains a high percentage of fresh cream and milk.
- Excellent value for money.
- Airier texture might not appeal to those who prefer dense, “chewier” ice cream.
- It is tricky to find in Australia if you don’t have an Aldi nearby.
About the manufacturer
Kāpiti is a New Zealand company established in 1984. It has its roots at Lindale on the Kāpiti Coast, where two farmers began producing cheese for local customers. With an excess of cream available to the company, they started making ice cream, which quickly gained popularity.
Now owned and operated by Tip Top, the company has a wide range of ice cream, sorbet, and plant-based products.