Dessert - Musings

The Magnum (ice cream bar)

Last updated on May 1, 2011 by Liza Hawkins

Please note: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a coupon for one box of Magnum® ice cream bars.

I posed this question to my Facebook fans yesterday:

“First thing that pops in your head when you hear the words ‘MAGNUM® ICE CREAM BAR.’ Ready? GO!”
The answers varied.
“So happy these are finally in the States!” to “It wasn’t ice cream!” and “I thought the same thing! Condom, right?”
Funny story: My sister and I were in the grocery store a few weeks back, and came across a sign reading ‘BRAND NEW!! Magnum® ice cream bars!’
We both glanced at the sign. Stared for a minute. Looked back at each other and said, “I’m not so sure about the name of that ice cream bar.”
The next week, I received an option to try the new Magnum® ice cream bars as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.
I had to call my sister, like, immediately. She thought I was trying to be funny, “You’re kidding – right?”

“NO. I’m serious!”

.     .     .     .     .     .     .
Last night? I tried a Magnum® for the first time. Double Chocolate.
All joking aside, this ice cream bar is NO JOKE
Rich chocolaty velvet ice cream inside, with a gooey luxurious chocolate sauce layer between the ice cream and the hard Belgian chocolate candy shell.
Honestly? I would have been satisfied – no, satiated – with a Magnum® bar half its size. It doesn’t take much to cure my sweet tooth cravings. I considered for a moment, wrapping the bar mid-way through so that I’d have six servings instead of three. But nope. I ate the whole thing.
And it was 10 minutes of decadent, delicious, coma-inducing dessert heaven.
Just make sure to eat a light dinner before grabbing one of a Magnum®. Or no dinner. Or no lunch and dinner.
You know what would be perfect? Paying the same price (just under $4 for the box of three bars), but instead getting a dozen two-bite mini bars. Maybe the ‘Mini-Magnum®‘ already exists in the rest of the world, but since the US was one of the last countries to have the pleasure of enjoying the Magnum® ice cream bar, we just haven’t seen it yet.
A girl can dream.

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

One comment on “The Magnum (ice cream bar)

  1. Magnum ice cream bars arrived in the Philippines much much late.. i just arrived late Feb 2012.. haha

    with only 3 flavors.. classic, almond and chocolate truffle, how sad is that!

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