Review of Valsoia Ice Cream 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 saw on Ocado that Valsoia did a chocolate coated vegan ice cream lollies I just had to try them.

I liked the pale blue colour of the packaging with the inviting picture of a partially eaten ice cream lolly to the right. As the ice cream lollies are from Italy an English label is placed over the original. They are labelled as being non dairy ice cream with cover. They are clearly labelled as being dairy free, gluten free, and 100% plant based. Onto the ingredients list soya is in bold as an allergen. There is no may contain warning.


On opening the box I was greeted by 3 large sized lollies in the same style packet as the packaging. On removing this I discovered a thick chocolate covered lolly. The initial aroma was a nice chocolately one. This aroma intensified slightly on my famous close up sniff test. On biting into the lolly I got a nice crisp crunch from from a nice thick chocolate coating. This was followed by the what I can only describe as a smooth ice cream centre. Onto the taste the chocolate layer was spot on it was strong but not too rich and overpowering. I certainly got my chocolate hit. This was followed by a neutral flavour from the ice cream. I was expecting a little vanilla element or something similar to this. This may be a tad unfair on reflection as vanilla is not listed on the ingredients list. That said I enjoyed this as it makes for a nice change from artificially flavoured ice creams.

So would I recommend these ice cream lollies? Yes I would. The thickness of the chocolate outside is spot. This combined with the smooth ice cream makes for a nice treat. So thank you Valsoia for producing a delicious ice cream lolly that I can enjoy.

96 Comments

  1. September 14, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I keep seeing these when I do my Ocado shop but haven’t yet tried them. I will now give them a go on my next shop! πŸ™‚ xxx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 14, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Oh if you do give them a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 14, 2017 / 9:00 pm

          Oh which ones have you tried? I am doing the same slowly 😊.

          • September 14, 2017 / 9:11 pm

            Alpro ones, the hazelnut one is super yummy and on offer at the moment! Coconut collaborative which is nice but abit too subtle for my taste with ice cream. Swedish glaze strawberry chocolate covered lollies, which I love but they are abit little. I always want more than one at a time! And perfect world but I think that does have egg in it. More crumbly but also pretty good. Can’t wait to try ben and jerrys vegan ice cream now it’s in the UK. πŸ™‚ xxx

          • pinkiebag
            Author
            September 15, 2017 / 5:59 am

            Gosh you have tried a few thanks for the suggestions and tips. I love the Swedish GlacΓ© and the size is perfect for me. I need to try the Alpro. Ben & Jerrys is exciting as well.

  2. September 14, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    I’m obviously going to have to check out the frozen foods section of my grocery store so I can see what frozen treats I have available to me. You have me craving them now!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 15, 2017 / 5:55 am

      Oh yes it’s always worth checking regularly just in case you miss something new.

  3. September 15, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Ooo these look good! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      They sure are good 😊

  4. September 15, 2017 / 8:33 am

    These sound lovely! I find vanilla a bit sickly sometimes so plain ice-cream is my jam.
    It just took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out that the background was a green rug and note grass.
    Cora ❀ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Hi, I do use grass sometimes 😊. I think you would love these lollies then 😊.

  5. September 16, 2017 / 7:09 am

    Vanilla+Chocolate Yummy…. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this article… πŸ™‚

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Yummy indeed 😊.

  6. envyfisher
    September 17, 2017 / 11:20 am

    These look so good! Honestly had no idea plant-based ice cream was a thing.

    x Envy

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Hi, yes there are lots of choices now.

  7. diynige
    September 17, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    They look yummy great review Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      They sure are yummy.

  8. September 17, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    mmmm. The ice cream does look delicious. I personally prefer icecreams with more natural flavors. πŸ™‚

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Yes, that’s always good I just like to try as much as possible if I can eat it 😊.

  9. September 17, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    These look really yummy! I would expect them to be more vanilla but it’s nice the chocolate coating tastes very chocolatey. They look like a great alternative. xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Hi, yes the chocolate coating is delicious and they sure do make a great alternative.

  10. onedaydreamawaycom
    September 17, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    These look delicious! I might have to try these out

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      They sure are and worth trying.

  11. September 17, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    These look sooooooo delish! I haven’t had ice lollies for ages and now I fancy buying some – might get these! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Hi, it seems to be quiet common that people haven’t had any for a while. I have them every week.

  12. abbeylouisarose
    September 17, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Vegan ice cream is surprisingly delicious, and I’m glad you’ve found a brand you love here! Booja Booja do the best dairy-free ice cream in my opinion, their chocolate flavour is just divine! I definitely recommend you check it out!

    Abbey πŸ• http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Gosh, yes to Booja Booja one of my favourites as well 😊.

  13. Corinne & Kirsty πŸ‚ (@corinnekirsty)
    September 17, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I haven’t had ice cream in so long! ice cream lollies I mean! This ones look so delicious! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Gosh I couldn’t imagine that I have them every week as a treat for dessert.

  14. luxblush
    September 17, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I’m glad you like these, and I must admit that I have never tried Vegan ice cream before, but this sounds delicious xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Hi, they sure were delicious. Vegan ice cream is getting better all of the time. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. September 17, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Excellent review & always good to know if vegan options that are out there. I’m always a little disappointed about the size & chocolate thickness but I think this one ticks all the boxes. Thanks for sharing. Leann

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hi, these sure do tick all of the boxes.

  16. Amy
    September 17, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    It must be so great tasting all these different things! Haha, I’m pretty jealous πŸ˜› I’m glad you enjoyed these! I’ve never tried vegan ice-cream before, might have to look into it πŸ™‚ x

    https://allaboutamy.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Blogging is a great excuse to do it 😊

      • Amy
        September 17, 2017 / 8:38 pm

        Haha most definitely πŸ˜€ x

  17. lipstickdecay
    September 17, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I’ve never tried any vegan ice cream but I will check these out, they sound really good. And great review, I like how you include the ingredients x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Hi, you should try some and I would love to know what you think. I always include the ingredients to share with others who have a food allergy and or intolerance.

  18. September 17, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Great read- I’m really interested in trying these out, can you get them in Ireland yet?

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Hi, I. Am not sure sorry as they are imported to the UK. If not Tesco’s do a nice version of these.

      • September 18, 2017 / 5:34 pm

        I’ll do a bit of research and hope for the best X

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 19, 2017 / 4:43 pm

          Fingers crossed you can get them.

  19. September 17, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    This looks so yummy, I always see this brand at my grocery store, I might check them out since I want to go dairy free! xxx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Oh you should give them a try, if you do please let me know what you think, thanks.

      • September 18, 2017 / 4:36 pm

        Sure I’ll let you know! πŸ˜€

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 18, 2017 / 4:38 pm

          Thank you 😊.

  20. September 18, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Neutral flavour ice cream, instead of the more ubiquitous vanilla…? I think that would have had me double checking the ingredients list too! Good review. #MMBC x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Hi, I always double check ingredients any way 😊.

  21. September 18, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    These sound delightful! Honestly, I feel like the ice cream on something like this is really just a vehicle to deliver the delicious chocolate, so I wouldn’t mind that it’s not vanilla flavored either. This is a great vegan option!!

    xx
    Emily

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Hi, it sure is a great vegan option if nothing else just for the chocolate 😊.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Oh I hope to go to Croatia one day so I shall seek out the ice cream. If you do find this to try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  22. September 18, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Ohhhh I’m so excited by these! They sounds so yummy! I’ve only tried dairy free icecream in tubs so this sounds really good! I’ll have to see if I can get them in tescos. Did you know that Ben&Jerry’s are releasing three dairy free icecreams? They should be in stores by the end of September!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Hi, these are not available in Tesco’s I’m afraid which is a real shame. That said i do like Tesco’s version of these. The Ben & Jerry’s are out now but apparently are no good if you have a milk allergy, which is a real shame.

      • September 18, 2017 / 9:34 pm

        Awww no way?? I thought they were completely dairy free! Gutted πŸ™ but Thankyou for letting me know!

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 19, 2017 / 4:41 pm

          I believe they are manufactured on the same line and this why they are not suitable for people with the allergy.

  23. September 18, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I love the look of them 😍

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      They are delicious I hope that find them to try.

  24. September 18, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I have been looking at these on Ocado for so long trying to decide whether to get them or not – you’ve convinced me! x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      I did the same, I am glad that i did give them a try. Please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      They sure are 😊.

  25. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    September 18, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    These sound so tasty! I’m going to have to try these soon πŸ’–

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 18, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Oh you should, please let me know what you think 😊.

  26. September 18, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Ooo I never heard of this brand, they sound really yummy X #mmbc

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      They sure SARS yummy

  27. September 18, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I have never seen or heard of these before. My Daughter has just found out she has Coeliac Disease so these would be perfect for her as they are gluten free πŸ™‚

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Hi they sure would be. Tesco’s do a great alternative in their free from section.

  28. September 19, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I’ve never heard of these before but they look yummy! If they taste nice and chocolately I honestly wouldn’t care (or probably notice) that they were vegan! x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      Hi, this has proved to be the car with the taste test at home via my OH.

  29. This is Kat.
    September 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    These sound delicious, and definitely the sort of ice cream that i like! A good layer of chocolate around the ice cream is always a win!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Is sure is a win win situation.

  30. September 19, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Thanks for this great article

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Do you enjoy ice cream? Is please let me know if you found my review helpful, thank you.

  31. September 19, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    these look sooo delicious. I love chocolate.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      They are indeed delicious.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      They sure are.

  32. goingwithhappy
    September 19, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I haven’t seen these yet! I’m severely lactose intolerant so I understand your excitement about new vegan ice creams though. It’s awesome finding something that could become a new fave!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 22, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Hi, it sure is awesome. They are towards the top of my fav list.

  33. September 19, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I love this ice cream- did you also try the 🍦 By Valsoya?

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 22, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Oh no, I’ve not heard of this brand before, thanks for the tip.

  34. La'Shelle
    September 19, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Great review! I’m not a vegan, but I do like making better food choices. And if something is better for you body, it’s good for your soul! Thanks for sharing.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 22, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Hi, there are certainly a lot more vegan choices that are becoming more readily available now.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 22, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      I know long may it continue.

  35. PossesstheWorld
    September 21, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Glad you enjoyed your ice cream, it is always great to find a new product you love

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 22, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      It sure is 😊.

  36. September 23, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Hi Chloe, it’s only when I see a post like this that I realise that vegans don’t have the food selection that eaters of all have. I take it for granted that when I want an ice cream I just choose anyone I fancy. These Valsoia ice cream lollies look the business and hopefully more companies will start making similar too.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 24, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Hi, the selection of ice creams are increasing which is great for both vegans and people with allergies and or intolerances.

  37. September 23, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Ooo these look and sound delicious! Fab to find another vegan ice cream. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 24, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Hi, it sure is the new selections just seem to keep growing.

  38. October 27, 2017 / 12:03 am

    I do enjoy these, but they’re no where near as good as the Tesco version ☺️

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 27, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Hi, I think that you might be right.

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