REVIEW: Magnum Infinity Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream Bar

Written by | March 3, 2014

Topics: 8 Rating, Ice Cream, Magnum

Magnum Infinity Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream Bars

Sometimes, I wish my tonsils had just been removed. I could be sitting in bed, relaxed and comfortable, looking over at my two freshly removed tonsils floating happily in a small jar while my doctor tells me that the operation went fine. Who cares that I know very little about the entire tonsil removal procedure, or for that matter, the purpose or function of those tiny glands, I just want them out.

I say this because, growing up, everything I knew about this minimally invasive surgical procedure came from stories told by my friends and classmates. From what I could interpret based on recess and bus-ride gossip—overlooking the actual procedure itself—was one very important fact: There would be ice cream. Not just once, or twice as a treat, but all the time. As a little dude, that was all I needed to hear. Sign me up for ice cream nirvana.

Little has changed now that I am a fully formed adult-ish person. My knowledge of tonsil removal remains minimal at best (although a quick Google search put some unwanted images in my head) and, more importantly, my love of ice cream remains unfaltering. For this reason, when the new Magnum Infinity Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream Bars finally made their way into my supermarket after being exclusively available in the U.K. since 2012, even with two perfectly intact tonsils, I figured I deserved a treat.

‘Magnum Infinity’ sounds like a new Lexus model or a spaceship, everything about these fancy bars exhume class and distinction. Forget about your plebeian Poland Springs and Dasani, it’s time to grab the Perrier because there is about to be some West Egg new-money shizz going down. And, at the price of $6 for a total of three ice cream bars, you had better feel goddamn fancy.

Magnum Infinity Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream Bars Closeup

Delivering on its promises to make you feel sophisticated while cramming in 60 percent of your daily value of saturated fat while watching Cheers on syndication in that t-shirt with the questionable stain (it’s probably just jelly, right?), Magnum Infinity Chocolate and Raspberry Ice Cream Bars deliver in all the best ways.

Each individual bar, although a bit on the smaller side, is coated in a pleasantly rich dark chocolate that is thin enough to leave the main stage for the ice cream itself, but thick enough not to crumble off leaving the rest of bar exposed. Moreover, providing an interesting texture to the dark chocolate outside are what Magnum, for some reason, has decided to call “cocoa bean bibs,” which sound as hilarious and they are delicious.

Magnum Infinity Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream Bars Innards

Yet, all the cocoa bean nibs in the world could not save an ice cream bar that didn’t have the actual ice cream to back it up. Luckily, the dark chocolate ice cream at the core of these Magnum Infinity bars certainly does the job. It is dense and almost fudgy, which is just how I like my chocolate ice cream, and the raspberry swirl, though not as visible as the box’s picture might lead you to assume, certainly provides a nice fruity karate kick to the entire bar.

As Target is to Walmart and Staples is to Office Max, compared to the majority of other grocery store ice cream bars, Magnum Infinity is a clear one notch above the rest. And, while I do wish that each bar was a bit larger, it certainly has the quality to justify both its packaging and slightly higher price tag. Now I just need to see about getting myself a bag of those nibs.

Phew… I made it through the entire review without making a single condom joke.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 bar – 260 calories, 160 calories from fat, 18 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 20 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.)

Item: Magnum Infinity Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream Bar
Purchased Price: $5.99
Size: 3 bars/box
Purchased at: Stop & Shop
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Nice raspberry flavor and dark chocolate dip. Makes you feel sophisticated. The fact that cocoa bean nibs are a thing. Pretty much nibs in general.
Cons: Small serving size. Pricey.






7 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Angel H. says:

    It was popsicles intead of ice cream when I had my tonsils taken out. The novelty wore off eventually and my mom had to force feed them to me.

    That’s right. A 4 year-old had to be force-fed popsicles by her own mother. Now that I think about it, that sounds pretty unbelievable.

  2. Orchid64 says:

    I had my tonsils out at age 12. There was no ice cream. In fact, unlike Angel, there were also no popsicles. There was clear broth and Jell-O. I was told there would be ice cream, too. It’s all a big, fat lie to get you to cooperate with the horror and pain of it all (and it really hurts).

  3. Jessica O. says:

    GOLD?!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi,
    I tried the Magnum Infinity Chocolate, which is pretty new, and as a big fan of both dark chocolate and ice-cream, this ice-cream totally delivers.
    I agree that it is small, but this means that I don;t overkill my caloric count for the day. I love the fact that after you are done with it, it still leaves that dark chocolate bitter flavor in your mouth. Love it, love it and love it.

  5. jane garside says:

    I just returned from Turkey and was able to enjoy a Magnum with vanilla ice cream and a fruit covering raspberry or blackberry not sure in Turkish language topped off with chocolate.Please please tell me if this product is available in UK I’m already having withdrawal symptoms.

  6. Grace says:

    I think I’ll be sitting this one out as I’m not a fan of the chocolate/raspberry combo at all. Liked all the other Magnum bars I’ve had though.

    Dropped in to say that cocoa nibs are a by-product of the chocolate making process. They are basically little tiny piece of roasted cacao bean. You can also purchase them (usually covered in chocolate because they are very bitter on their own) from places like Amazon and Trader Joe’s.



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