Four years ago when I started my blog, if you had asked me what my ideal collaboration would be for the future, I’d probably have told you anything at all to do with chocolate. So earlier this year, when we were chosen as Kinder Ice Cream ambassadors, combining my favourite chocolate with wholesome milk ice cream, it was a real pinch me moment!! After attending the launch last month, where Gaz and I sampled the new ice creams whilst the children were in school, I was really looking forward to sharing them with the children and seeing whether they loved them just as much as we did.
I doubt there is a single child across the country who hasn’t heard of Kinder and, through their collaboration with Wall’s and all of their ice cream know-how, I can already predict huge things for Kinder Ice Cream. The new Kinder Ice Cream includes two tasty treats – the Kinder Ice Cream Sandwich and the Kinder Ice Cream Stick, both of which are available to buy in the supermarket now.
As a parent, the appeal for me is that, not only will it earn me massive brownie points with the children but, as far as sweet treats are concerned, Kinder Ice Cream have worked hard to create a calorie conscious ice cream treat that all members of the family can enjoy.
The Kinder Ice Cream Sticks, available in boxes of ten, are made from 40% fresh milk ice cream and half covered with the same milk chocolate used by Kinder. Each stick contains just 62Kcal per serving and, for me, that makes for the perfect treat as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Kinder Ice Cream features Wall’s “Responsibly Made For Kids” logo, and, true to their ethos, the Kinder ice cream sticks come in small portion sizes. For those who are not familiar with the Wall’s Responsibly Made for Kids logo, it ensures that their ice creams contain no more than 110 calories, less than 3g saturated fat per single serving, and less than 20g added sugar per 100g. And with that in mind I am more than happy for my children to enjoy one on a sunny day in the garden, or to brighten up a rainy day stuck indoors.
And whilst it’s all well and good me sitting here and telling you how amazing these ice creams are, I think the true test is down to the kids who, as we all know, speak nothing but the truth!
This weekend, when the sun made a rare appearance and we played together in the garden, I surprised the children with a Kinder Ice Cream Stick and the looks on their faces were priceless. And for any parent who doubted the power of ice cream, and especially the power of Kinder Ice Cream, there followed five blissful minutes of complete and utter silence.
Nobody spoke, nobody whinged, nobody argued over who had what or he-said-she-said, and we just sat, in silence, eating our ice creams and enjoying the sun on our faces for the first time in months.
My favourite thing about the Kinder Ice Cream Sticks is that first bite of chocolate, the sound of that icy crack, the creaminess of the milk mixed with the sweetness of the chocolate, and the two combined is utterly delicious!
As for the children’s verdicts? “Best ice cream in the world ever!” Harry declared, “It’s so yummy and creamy!” Eva proclaimed, “Please can we have another?” Megan asked.
The children have also been desperately to try the Kinder Ice Cream Sandwich – the combination of two 5-cereals biscuits, made from gently milled flakes of wheat, oats, barley, rye and rice, with 40% fresh milk ice cream – and so today, as an afternoon treat, we did exactly that.
Individually wrapped, with six in a box, the Kinder Ice Cream Sandwiches are perfectly sized for both children and grown ups and, even with just 92 calories per serving, feel like such an indulgent and creamy treat.
I couldn’t wait to see what the children thought of them, especially Harry who is incredibly fussy about trying anything new for the first time – even ice cream! As he bit into the biscuit I saw his eyes flicker in surprise, expecting a wafer and yet discovering it to be more of a biscuit texture, but he instantly rubbed his tummy with over-exaggerated circles and told me, “My love this!!!”.
I think the 5-cereals biscuit is a genius idea, providing a really firm surrounding for the ice cream so, unlike others we have tried in the past, there’s no awkward crumbling or melting, ice cream dripping down their hands and clothes, or ultimately being dumped in a bowl and eaten by spoon.
Plus, with the Kinder Ice Cream Sandwich being such a great size, the bonus is that it doesn’t take forever to eat which means even on the sunniest days the children will demolish it way before the sun causes it to melt!
For me though, my favourite thing about the Kinder Ice Cream Sandwich is the feeling of nostalgia, the memory of holding an ice cream sandwich between my hands, perched on the bench next to my Mum after a long day at school, swinging my legs and chatting together in the sunshine. As we sat there tonight eating our ice creams, it took me right back to those moments and I felt all warm and fuzzy inside thinking that in years to come, the children will remember these moments in just the same way.
It’s safe to say that the new Kinder Ice Creams have been a huge hit with the children, and with Gaz and I too. It’s so refreshing to find a delicious treat which all of the family can enjoy.
We have a tradition in our house throughout the Summer months that, if the children have been well behaved throughout the week, we have ice creams after school on a Friday. It goes without saying I’ll be stocking up on Kinder Ice Creams for that very reason and I’m hoping, if Mummy has worked really hard during the week, they’ll let me have one too!
For more details about the Kinder Ice Cream range you can visit the Walls website here. If you’ve tried the Kinder Ice Creams why not have your say over on the Mumsnet feedback thread or visit for more reviews from other parents here.
** We are Kinder Ice Cream ambassadors and are being compensated for our time. All words and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated**