29 days ago

Brand of the week

Marie from Waikanae

My pick for brand of the week goes to Much Moore Premium Vanilla Ice Cream. That's right folks, unhealthy, sugar-rich ice cream. I'm pleased to report it doesn't contain sulphites though, or any other preservatives, and at 4.9gms of saturated fat per serving, its tolerable as a once in a while treat (compared to say 12 gms of saturated fat for a mince pie). Eating it with yogurt toppings and fruit reduces the overall fat content too, if you are concerned.

Given that you are buying ice cream anyway, I recommend this one. In a 1 litre cardboard pack it is environmentally friendly, easy to use and tastes great. I no longer struggle with rock hard plastic tubs out of the freezer but can easily slice off a serve from the cardboard pack. With a vanilla sandwich stye slice, it can be decorated with other toppings to look restaurant quality. When finished I rinse off the inner package and put it in my cardboard recycling. No more plastic tubs to the tip. Its economical too. $2.80 from Pak in Save, $3.00 from Countdown (did I mention there's no sulphites?) its a convenient way to budget the weekly/fortnightly shop. I challenge all other ice cream manufacturers to switch to cardboard packaging and reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill. This recommendation is given independently, with no sponsorship, contractual bias or loads of free ice cream.
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