Many Australian consumers consider supermarket home brand ranges inferior. But how does the Woolworths ice cream range compare to its rivals?
I bought their whole range and ate them to find out. This review looks at the one litre tub of Woolworths Cookies and Cream Ice Cream. Keep reading to find out if it’s worth a place in your freezer.
Is this ice cream any good?
Woolworths Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is an excellent product, like all the flavours in this private label range. The ice cream is deliciously soft and smooth, with a subtle creamy flavour that’s hard to stop eating.
If you enjoy lots of cookies, then this tub will please. It has an impressive 15%, the highest of all the products I researched. Connoisseur was the only competition with the same amount.
Some brands have tiny bits of cookie that give the ice cream a grainy consistency. However, this product has a mix of small and big chunks you can’t miss. It’s something like what your expect from a small-batch scoop parlour.
Although the ice cream is hard to fault, the ingredients list is probably the only chink in its armour. I’m not a dietary expert, but it’s clear that the higher-priced competition have superior ingredient lists.
Overall, Woolworths Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is up with the best of the best. At its current everyday low price, it offers exceptional value for money. It’s a no-brainer for consumers who appreciate indulgent ice cream at an affordable price.
What are some similar products to try?
Bulla Creamy Classics Cookies & Cream 2L: Get a bigger 2L tub containing ice cream made with fresh milk and cream. However, this product only has 7% cookies, less than half the Woolworths pack.
Connoisseur Cookies & Cream 1L: A higher-priced product with a richer, more indulgent ice cream. It has the same cookie content at 15%.
Haagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream 457ml: A superior ice cream made without all the extra stabilisers and flavours. If you enjoy lots of crispy crunch, this won’t be the product for you as it only contains 6% cookies.
Blue Ribbon Cookies & Cream 2L: An economy-pack, reduced-fat ice cream that has 4% cookie pieces.
|Woolworths Cookies and Cream 1L||15%|
|Connoisseur Cookies & Cream 1L||15%|
|Bulla Creamy Classics Ice Cream Cookies & Cream 2L||7%|
|Haagen-dazs Cookies & Cream 457ml||6%|
|Blue Ribbon Cookies & Cream 2L||4%|
- Superior ice cream that’s creamy and delicious.
- Filled with good-sized bits of cookie.
- Excellent value for money.
- Easy to find in supermarkets nationally.
- The ingredients list contains a lot of numbers.
Other tubs in the Woolworths range
The main dairy components of this ice cream are milk and cream. Cookie pieces make up 15% of the tub’s contents.
Ingredient list: Milk, Cream (Milk) (19%), Cookie Pieces (15%) (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Powder, Golden Syrup, Salt, Raising Agent (500), Natural Flavour), Sugar, Milk Solids, Glucose Syrup, Emulsifiers (471, 477), Stabilisers (412, 410, 401, 407, 417), Natural Flavour.
Milk fat impacts ice cream consistency. Higher levels result in a creamier, smoother mouthfeel.
The Woolworths range has 12% milk fat, higher than its closest rival, Coles. Their ice cream range has 10% milk fat. Super premium brands like Haagen-Dazs have a higher percentage.
No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. This product has 8.2g of saturated fat per 100g and 20.6g of sugar.
Number of servings: 10
Serving size: 58g
|Quantity Per Serving||Quantity Per 100ml|