Each Australian supermarket has its own private label ice cream ranges. You may wonder how the Woolworths indulgent ice cream range shapes up?
This review looks at the one-litre tub of Woolworths Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. I’ll reveal if it’s worthy of your freezer space.
Is this ice cream any good?
Woolworths Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a delicious product, like all the flavours in their indulgent private label range. The ice cream is creamy and smooth, perfect eaten on its own or served with practically any dessert.
Although the ice cream is excellent, I’d love a slightly punchier vanilla bean hit. It lacks flavour, especially after a few mouthfuls when the frozen dessert dulls your taste buds. Flecks of vanilla bean are visible, but there’s not a lot to see.
Overall, Woolworths Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a solid product at an everyday low price. It offers decent value for money for consumers who want premium ice cream at an affordable price.
What did other consumers think?
I looked at 100 positive 5-star reviews to see what people liked about this product. After that, I read the bottom 100 reviewers to find out what’s not so hot. Here’s what I discovered:
Vanilla bean ice cream sourced from Woolworths receives widespread praise for its affordable value and quality. It often gets compared favourably to more expensive brands.
Reviewers consistently highlight its creamy texture and rich vanilla flavour. Many are pleasantly surprised by its quality. The product is noted for its balance of sweetness and creaminess.
Some express disappointment, noting the ice cream’s watery or icy texture, overly sweet taste, and lack of creaminess. They mention that although it contains vanilla flecks, the flavour falls short of expectations.
Others appreciated the texture but found the vanilla flavour lacking. They describe it as an average product, suitable for mixing in desserts or smoothies but not exceptional on its own.
Some feel it falls short on flavour and creaminess compared to alternative options.
What are some similar products to try?
Bulla Murray St Ice Creamery Vanilla Bean 1L: A little more expensive but contains fresh milk, cream and free-range egg yolks.
Haagen-Dazs Vanilla 457ml: If you prefer the taste of vanilla over vanilla bean, this tub is hard to beat.
Maggie Beer Rich Vanilla Bean 500ml: Another premium-priced option if you’ve got the budget.
Bulla Creamy Classics Vanilla 2L: A cheaper option in a family-sized pack.
- Indulgent ice cream that’s creamy and rich.
- Made with fresh cream.
- Excellent value for money.
- Easy to find in supermarkets nationally.
- It could have more vanilla bean flavour.
Other reviews from the Woolworths range
- Woolworths Triple Chocolate Review.
- Woolworths Cookies and Cream Review.
- Woolworths Salted Caramel Review.
The main dairy components of this ice cream are cream and/or butter, milk solids, and skim milk concentrate.
Ingredient list: Dairy Ingredients (Cream (minimum 8%) and/or Butter, Milk Solids, Skim Milk Concentrate), Water, Sugar, Glucose Syrup (from Wheat), Vegetable Emulsifier (471), Vegetable Gum (410), Natural Vanilla Flavour, Vanilla Bean Seeds, Natural Colour (Carotene).
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 9.7g of saturated fat per 100g and 19.4g of sugar.
Number of servings: 10
Serving size: 78g
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