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 thoughts on “Review of Miiro Chocolate Hazelnut Lollies

  1. 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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  3. 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 😦

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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

    • 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.

  6. 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!!

  9. 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 🌿

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