In Australia, the selection of ice cream brands keeps expanding. You might be curious about how the Murray Street Caramel Swirl and Shortbread Pieces Ice Cream measures up.
I bought every tub in the range and got busy eating. Join me on a taste test to see if this flavour variant is any good.
Scoop Club Rating: 76/100
The sweet caramel lava pockets and shortbread bits are excellent.
Murray Street Ice Creamery Caramel Swirl and Shortbread Pieces Ice Cream is a premium product found in supermarkets across Australia. It is produced by Bulla, part of a range of six one-litre tubs.
Looking at the price, this ice cream is positioned as a premium product to compete against Connoisseur. It is more affordable than super-premium brands like Ben & Jerry's and Haagen-Dazs.
Bulla describes these tubs as the "creamiest premiumest" ice cream they make.
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Is it worth the money?
Murray St Ice Creamery Caramel Swirl is a delicious ice cream. The combination of a not-too-sweet base, sweet caramel lava pockets, and shortbread bits is excellent.
- The tub will appeal to people wanting quality ice cream with extra add-ins.
- It's cheaper than the fanciest ice creams like Ben and Jerry's.
- Ideal for lovers of indulgent ice cream or for entertaining.
- Probably wasted money for feeding young kids.
- Price-conscious shoppers may prefer cheaper alternatives like the Coles Irresistible Ice Cream Salted Caramel 1L tub. It is roughly half the price, but the ice cream holds its own against more expensive competitors.
Murray St. Caramel Swirl is a delicious craft-style ice cream that most will enjoy. The caramel ice cream is soft and creamy without too much sweetness.
Fresh milk, cream, and free-range egg yolk give the ice cream an indulgent, rich flavour. But the true enjoyment comes from the extra treasures hidden beneath the ice cream's surface.
Ribbons of caramel sauce are a treat. Straight from the freezer, it's free-flowing and mouth-wateringly gooey.
Small pieces of shortbread add a little texture to the 'scream. They're well-distributed, but I think they could have been bigger.
The texture was excellent, like you'd expect from a container of premium ice cream. It is soft and easily scoopable, but I noticed my bowl melted quickly on a cold day. Not a major concern, though.
The ice cream comes in a one-litre tub with a simple, nostalgic design.
The Murray Street Ice Cream range is made in Australia using local cream, milk, and egg yolks.
- 8% of the ice cream is caramel sauce.
- 8% of the ice cream is shortbread pieces.
21% of this frozen dessert is milk and cream, providing a creamier, more premium product. Cheaper alternatives typically include more water, reconstituted skim milk, and other low-cost ingredients.
Ingredients list: Fresh milk, fresh cream (milk) (21%), sugar, water, wheat flour, milk solids, dextrose, glucose syrup, vegetable oil, emulsifiers (422, 471), egg yolk, golden syrup, thickeners (1442, pectin, guar gum, carrageenan), natural flavour, colour (caramel i), salt, malt powder (barley), burnt sugar, acidity regulator (339).
Milk fat plays a vital role in the enjoyment you get from ice cream. It helps lubricate the palate, resulting in a creamier, smoother textured ice cream.
Murray St Caramel Swirl ice cream contains 12% milk fat. That's higher than lower-priced ice creams like Peters Original, which has 4%.
However, it is lower than more expensive brands like Haagen-Dazs. For example, a tub of their Salted Caramel ice cream has 16% milk fat.
Murray St's closest comparative product is Connoisseur, which has 13.5 milk fat.
No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. Murray St. Caramel Swirl has 7.6g of saturated fat per 100g and 24.9g of sugar.
Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 72g
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Comparison of competing products
|Murray St. Caramel Swirl
|Connoisseur Ice Cream Caramel Honey Macadamia
|Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Ice Cream
|Much Moore Awesome Salted Caramel Ice Cream
What other flavours are available in the Murray Street range?
Flavour options vary depending on the country, but you'll find the following additional products in Australian stores:
- Chocolate and Fudge Ripple.
- Vanilla Bean.
- Strawberries and Cream.
- Vanilla and Boysenberry Swirl.
- Honey and Salted Caramel Peanut.
About the manufacturer
The Murray Street Ice Creamery has a range of premium ice creams sold in Australia and other parts of the world. The brand is owned by Bulla, an Australian company making ice cream since 1929.
The factory where this ice cream is made is on the main street in Colac, Victoria.