Review of Miiro Chocolate Hazelnut Lollies

I have to confess to being a tad excited about the sudden availability of new vegan ice creams that are becoming readily available. My personal mission is of course to try as many as possible. So when I heard about a new company called Miiro that had produced a range of new vegan ice creams I just had to try them. I had planned to try them at the Allergy and Free From Show in London but was just too full to have one. So I ordered some from Ocado. They proved to be very popular as they only flavour left was chocolate hazelnut. So this was the flavour I had to try.

I liked the dark green colour of the packaging with the picture of lolly to the centre. However, I found the rest of the design to be a little to busy for my personal taste. They are clearly labelled as being dairy free, gluten free, and suitable for a vegan diet. Onto the ingredients list hazelnuts are in bold as an allergen. There is also a warning that they are produced in a factory that handles milk and nuts.


On opening the box I was greeted by 3 large sized lollies in the same style packet as the packaging. Which I thought looked worse in a smaller version, sorry. On removing this I discovered a thick chocolate covered lolly. The initial aroma was pretty special an aroma of strong cacao. This aroma intensified slightly on my famous close up sniff test. On biting into the lolly I got a nice crisp crunch from what I can only describe as a very thick chocolate coating. This was followed by the what I can only describe as a disappointment. I was hoping for a smooth ice cream centre. Instead it was slightly crunchy a bit like a naff sorbet where you get those ice crystals but these weren’t present in the lolly. I found it difficult to lick the lolly and had to bite it. Onto the taste the chocolate layer was something special its strong cacao element was rich and indulgent. I certainly got my chocolate hit. However, this was let down by the ice cream centre it seemed to lack flavour. If I was blindfolded I would have never been able to tell it was hazelnut. Perhaps the strong cacao just overpowered this.

So would I recommend these ice cream lollies? No I wouldn’t. The chocolate outside layer of this lolly was something special but the lack of flavour and the non smooth texture of the ice cream inside just let it down. Sorry Miiro but these lollies just weren’t for me.

82 Comments

  1. August 3, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Thanks for the review! I admit the lollies have pretty packaging. Too bad the actual product was just meh.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 10:38 am

      Hi, yes that was a real shame at least I got a chocolate fix.

  2. ragordon2017
    August 3, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    I would classify myself as a chocoholic (not too fond of hazelnut). This looks AMAZING!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 10:39 am

      Hi, it does look amazing and you would indeed get your chocolate fix. It was just a shame about the centre.

  3. August 4, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Sorry for your bad experience. At least we now know not to buy it.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Yes all in the name of research of course. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. August 4, 2017 / 7:06 am

    As always a great write up and good read

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Thank you. I am always looking for feedback is there anything that would be improved? Many thanks C.

  5. August 4, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Their warning about the factory really cracked me up.. are they scaring us?? All your reviews are wow!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated.

  6. allmydealsindia
    August 4, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Kill me with chocolate

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 4, 2017 / 10:42 am

      Hi, yes you willl certainly get your chocolate fix with this lolly.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Hi, please let me know what you think when you try these lollies. Yes I’m not sure what has happened to our summer.

  7. Jasmin N
    August 5, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Ooh that looks & sounds super delicious! I’m not s fan of ice cream and there are like one or two ice cream flavours I actually enjoy haha:D

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Hi, yes the chocolate was indeed nice coating for the ice cream. Which flavour ice creams do you like?

  8. August 5, 2017 / 7:43 am

    OMG… is makes me really hungry for ice cream now. I’m chocolate and hazelnut fan too. Looks really damn yummy. 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Hi, sorry if this made you want ice cream. It sure does look yummy and te cacao coating was delicious. Just a shame that I didn’t like the inside.

  9. Zana
    August 5, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Sorry for bad experience but thanks for sharing your thoughts honestly. I am not a big fan of icecreams at all. 😀

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 5, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment much appreciated. I am surprised that people aren’t keen on ice cream, as others and said the same in relation to my post. I thought everyone liked ice cream.

  10. helenevlacho
    August 5, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Oh, they look fantastic and so delicious! Great experience you had!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Hi they sure do. Sadly, it was not an enjoyable experience that I had. thanks for stopping by.

  11. August 5, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Food review? Count me in! I sometimes fall for the pretty packaging – the reviews I could have posted, eh? Good thing to warn people that this particular lollies aren’t as delicious as they seem.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Hi, I’m glad that I’m not the only one that falls for the packaging. Yes I hope this helps others before they decide to try these. That said it’s just my view.

  12. August 5, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    One will will think chocolate can never go wrong…too bad it didn’t turn out too nice

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Indeed but never mind. There are other ice creams that I can try.

  13. August 6, 2017 / 5:06 am

    Its a shame that it didn’t taste very good. I love that packaging though!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 6, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Hi, yrs several people liked the packaging. It’s just a shame that I didn’t like the ice cream.

  14. August 6, 2017 / 9:22 am

    It’s so nice that they make vegan ice creams! The packaging looks cute, but I am sorry you end up disappointed with the centre that lacked of flavor. At least chocolate was good!
    BS, xx | http://www.queenbsdiary.com/

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 6, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my review. It sure is great that there are vegan ice creams available. Hopefully I will try some others to try soon.

  15. diynige
    August 6, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Great review not a fan of lollies like this Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week for

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 7:01 am

      Hi, I’m surprised that I have had a few comments saying the same. I thought that most people liked lollies.

  16. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    August 6, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Oh dear. I was excited to find a dairy free (for Chris) and wheat free veggie option (for me) but your honest review makes me think we might not bother 🙁

    • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
      August 6, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      #thatfridaylinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 6:59 am

      Hi, others have enjoyed these do you may wish to give them a try. Sadly I just felt let down by the ice cream. Have you tried the Swedish Glacé lollies? You get them in most supermarkets or Tesco’s own in their free from range?

  17. August 7, 2017 / 6:22 am

    I dont really like ice cream bars like that. your blog is so unique 🙂 can’t wait to see more post from you

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 6:57 am

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments. I do hope that you find my future posts helpful.

  18. August 7, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Unique content it is. I would like to see more posts here.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 7:03 am

      Hi, thank you for stopping by but please write constructive comments. Many thanks.

  19. August 7, 2017 / 8:56 am

    Now I can’t get chocolate out of my mind after reading this post :):)

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Oh no sorry. I hope that you can find some to enjoy.

  20. August 7, 2017 / 11:58 am

    I can see what you mean about the packaging. I also do like the dark green packaging though – looks quite posh! Shame you didn’t like the inside of the lolly, don’t think I’ll be recommending to my vegan friends.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Hi, the packaging seems to have caused a divide on opinions, which I never expected. It was indeed a shame about the inside. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  21. August 7, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    These look really yum. Am trying to ‘very good’ but I gotta longin’ now!! 😀 #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Hi, I was a little disappointed with these if I’m honest. Sorry if you have a sweet craving now 🙈.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          August 9, 2017 / 12:36 pm

          Oh no I’m glad I don’t.

  22. August 7, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Chocolate and hazelnut is always the perfect combination. And the packaging does look very beautiful for it. I am sure it would be awesome.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Hi, sadly it wasn’t never mind I shall find some other ice creams to try.

  23. August 7, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I rather like the packaging, but you’re right on how badly it scales down- something that busy isn’t suitable for shrinking. I hear, from my veggie/vegan friend, that a few ice creams are very sorbet like; it’s one of the few things she’ll allow herself to be veggie about if they’re organic and animal-friendly. Lovely review- and I’ll bear it in mind if I need to shop for vegans :3

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Hi, others like the packaging as well, just my personal opinion which seems to differ from others, hey ho. That’s interesting what your friend has said maybe I’ve been lucky as I’ve not experienced this before.

  24. August 7, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I’m so sorry for your bad experience! It’s always a letdown to buy something that seems awesome and turns out to be less than we expected. Thank you for your honest review though. It’s refreshing to see reviews that aren’t always glowing and definitely increases my trust in your opinions!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my latest food review. I always try to be honest with my reviews be it positive or negative. On this occasion I was a little disappointed but at ;east there other ice creams out there to try.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 8, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Hi, yes you have summed this purchase up nicely. Thank you for your kind comments I try to be as honest as I can with my reviews.

  25. August 7, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Great review. I really like the packaging because it is something different. Its a shame that the ice-cream is not up to the standard of the chocolate though.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Hi, I’m surprised how much attention the packaging has got. Most seem to like it. Indeed it was a shame about the ice cream.

  26. Turning Point, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
    August 7, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    For someone like me who is fond of ice cream and is not a fan of chocolate this would have been a disappointment. But you did a good job doing this review.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. It’s funny because several people have commented that they don’t like ice cream as well. I never expected this to be honest. You’re the first not to be a fan of chocolate.

  27. Turning Point, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
    August 7, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Plus the packaging is lovely!!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      Hi, yes it seems to very popular.

  28. August 7, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Lack of nut taste would please me but it should be there obviously

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 8, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Hi, yes it should but never mind I have other ice creams to try. Thanks for stopping by.

  29. August 8, 2017 / 7:15 am

    Sounds disappointing, I do like the colours on the packaging though but it is a little busy! #twinklytuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 8, 2017 / 11:29 am

      I am glad that you agree with me with regards to the packaging. It seems to have divided opinions. A little disappointed with the ice cream but I plan to try some other ice creams soon.

  30. Cath
    August 8, 2017 / 8:03 am

    I agree the packaging is very nice and enticing but it sounds like we should give them a miss

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 8, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      Hi, yes sadly I was disappointed by these lollies. However, the packaging does seem to be popular.

  31. popcornforlunch
    August 8, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Despite the disappointing product, this was a really well written review! It made me really want one actually, just by looking at the pics and reading your description; shame they didn’t live up to your expectations! #DreamTeam

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 8, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. It is indeed a shame that they didn’t live up to my expectations.

  32. August 8, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Awww that’s a shame as the packaging is so pretty! Style over substance eh. Popping over from #DreamTeam and #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 8, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Yes thats a great way to sum it up. Thanks for stopping by.

  33. thismumslife
    August 8, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    That’s such a shame!! They looked great, and the thought of chocolate and hazelnut sounds awesome, but sad they were a let down. I’ve been thinking about getting some vegan ice cream for my smallest, who doesn’t deal well with dairy-at least I know to avoid these!!
    #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 9, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Hi, yes I would and I think that they would be too rich for a younger person. Swedish Glacé are lovely and a smaller size so may be worth trying.

  34. August 11, 2017 / 11:17 am

    From the pictures, they look dam tasty – I’m not even a vegan!! #TriumphantTales

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 11, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Hi, sadly it was a tad disappointing.

  35. August 12, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Such a shame that the middle was so disappointing 🙁 Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 13, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Hi, it was indeed never mind I shall find other ice creams to try.

  36. August 14, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Oh no! I actually LOVE the packaging, but it’s such a shame about the ice cream inside. I hate crunchy iced over ice cream so I can’t imagine us giving these a try. Thanks for the insight! #DreamTeam x

  37. Alexandra
    August 15, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Mm this looks yum 🙂 although I don’t like uc cream inside!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 16, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Hi, it does but sadly it wasn’t for me. Thanks for stopping by.

  38. Kayleigh Zara
    August 27, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    This sounds like an amazing ice lolly! I really like that it’s vegan and it’s a shame you didn’t like them, the texture would put me off too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      August 27, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Hi the outside was delicious but the inside just let it down. I’m on a mission now to find some other ice creams.

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