Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Jelly tip resurgence

New Zealand is currently experiencing a jelly tip resurgence. Although it has been a decade or threee since I've had a jelly tip ice cream, last month's rumours of a new Whittaker's chocolate flavour instantly spiked my sense of nostalgia. The much anticipated jelly tip block hit the shelves last week and almost immediately looks set to sell out by the end of this week. 850,000 bars in just two weeks? That's got to be some kind of record.

At the same time, Griffin's has also released a version of the classic ice cream in the form of jelly tip chocolate biscuits. Both products were made in collaboration with Tip Top and feature the same raspberry jelly filling on top.

A taste test was in order. Both products were procured last week and demolished in just a few short sittings. The verdict? Whittaker's Jelly Tip block is a clear winner. The combination of milk chocolate, white chocolate and sweet raspberry filling was just right, never quite spilling over into sickly sweet territory. Surprisingly delicious! The Griffins Jelly Tip biscuits were too sweet for even this sweet-toothed girl to handle. The biscuit base was nice but not enough to tip the balance from pleasantly sweet to sugar overload. It seems you can have too much of a good thing. I wouldn't buy the biscuits again.

Either way, these jelly tip products are a delightful way to reminisce a kiwi childhood. Try them while they last - but get in quick. My local supermarket has already run out of their jelly tip chocolate supply so I may need to do some shopping around later this week if we are to indulge one more time.

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