What are Magnum Double Almond Brown Butter and Double Pistachio Honey Tubs?
The Double Almond Brown Butter Ice Cream features almond ice cream, brown butter sauce, and milk chocolate in a milk chocolate shell. Double Pistachio Honey has pistachio ice cream with honey and milk chocolate in a milk chocolate shell.
How are they?
I’ve never had milk chocolate covered pistachios, but this Double Pistachio Honey ice cream makes me want to buy some. I was expecting the color of the creamy base to have a green hue, but it looks like vanilla. However, the pistachio flavor was spot on. Well, it better since the nut is an ingredient. But what takes this to another level is the honey, honey. The gooey add-in makes every spoonful with it taste divine, and now I want milk chocolate covered pistachios dipped in honey. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot of it in my tub.
As for the Almond Brown Butter, I should start by saying that it has almond-flavored ice cream, not almond milk frozen dessert. Also, and this is going to sound odd, the almond base, at times, somewhat reminds me of the pistachio one. Yes, they’re both nuts, and I may be nuts for thinking they’re a little similar, but there were times when I had to double-check whether I was eating this one or the pistachio one. A green-colored base would’ve been nice here, Magnum.
You might be wondering what brown butter sauce is. With the use of the word “butter,” I initially thought it would be like what we put on popcorn, baked potatoes, waffles, and fingers with rings that won’t come off. But if we’re going by what’s in the ingredients list, it seems to be a combination of brown sugar and almond butter, although its flavor leans more towards the brown sugar. Like the honey in the pistachio tub, it elevates everything. Thankfully, there was a decent amount of it in my container.
Anything else you need to know?
The more I eat these Magnum tubs, the more I’ve realized that the thick Belgian chocolate layer I face every time I break the foil lid’s seal is a pain in my snacking butt. It was great at first because it was new, unique, and the chocolate is one of the better tasting ones included in an ice cream, but now it’s become work to spoon stab my way to get to the ice cream. Besides, there’s more than enough chocolate throughout the tub, and there’s a thick layer at the bottom.
I might be in the minority about this, but if you feel the same way, let me know in the comments.
I’ve had every single one of these Magnum tubs that have come out so far, and I have yet to be disappointed with any of them, and that continues to be the case with these. Between these two new varieties, I’m giving a slight edge to Pistachio Honey as my favorite between them, but either one will satisfy your sweet cravings.
DISCLOSURE: I received a free samples of the products. Doing so did not influence my review in any way. Although, it seems like it. But I assure you it did not.
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 14.8 fl. oz. tubs
Purchased at: Received from Magnum/Unilever
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Almond Brown Butter), 8 out of 10 (Pistachio Honey)
Nutrition Facts: (2/3 cup) Almond Brown Butter – 380 calories, 24 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 90 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 30 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. Pistachio Honey – 360 calories, 22 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 55 milligrams of sodium, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 32 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.
7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Magnum Double Almond Brown Butter and Double Pistachio Honey Tubs”
Forever I have been hoping for an ice cream that comes close to the uniquely delicious Butter Almond flavor Breyers made years ago. Your review made me want to try these flavors. Hoping the Brown Butter Almond might be a close substitute. Thank you, Marvo
It was good ice cream but lacking the almond flavor I was hoping for. I can add a drop of almond extract to the next bowl I eat and problem solved. I won’t buy this again though. When the label says Almond, I expect to be able to taste it.
I tried the pistachio flavor back in March, before things got crazy. I much prefer Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio Pistachio flavor. This just tastes genetically sweet.
Also, you’re eating the Magnum pints wrong. You’re supposed to let it sit out a bit so the chocolate gets softer, and then squeeze the sides to fracture the chocolate she’ll into smaller pieces. There should be no need to break through the top with your spoon, and when you’re done with the ice cream it should just be a matter of scooping up any leftover chocolate shards before they warm up enough to not qualify as “shards” anymore.
I agree with you Marvo, I am no novice to gluttony but the Magnum pints are just too much for me, all that chocolate is just overwhelming. Of course the answer is to just take a bite or two as a serving but, c’mon now.
I love love love this ice cream I think I bought all of them at our local Walmart I hope they ores some more cause it’s not at all Walmart’s an I couldn’t find this one anywhere else
I can see why someone would confuse the almond and pistachio flavors: the pistachio seems to have a good dose of almond extract in it. In fact, I found the pistachio even more marzipan-like/almond heavy than the almond itself. While the honey swirl was more interesting than the brown butter swirl, the almond taste in the pistachio was just too much for me. The almond tub is the best of the Magnum tubs I have tried and a real treat. I save the top layer of chocolate to eat on its own (and there are also pieces of chocolate that stick to the sides, which one can enjoy when all the ice cream is gone). The almond ice cream on its own is supremely delicious so this is like two decadent treats in one: yummy ice cream+amazing milk chocolate.
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