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When you’re fed up of those expensive Magnums, and all you want is a little bit of sweetness to cool you down in the hot weather, there is one ice lolly you’ll love and adore – Mini Milk.
Not everyone has heard of Mini Milk, because it’s known as the poor man’s ice-lolly. It’s not very big, it’s not very imaginative and it’s not everyone’s favourite lolly. But, just because it’s not as good as others, it doesn’t mean it’s the perfect lolly for boiling hot weather like it has been recently.
Mini Milk is very cheap, and if you want a little something for a child, and you don’t want to fork out much, it’s perfect. But, it’s also perfect for big kids as well, and I put myself under that category!
Basically, Mini Milk is milk frozen, but much more glamorised than that. Of course there are a few added secret ingredients along the way, which makes it the Mini Milk we all love and adore.
There are a few Mini Milk flavours, but I’ll focus one the two main ones, because not all flavours are sold in all shops.
The first flavour is the “original” flavour. This is supposed to be frozen milk, but obviously as I’ve already said there are a few more ingredients to it than just plain milk!
The original flavour is quite sweet, and rather creamy at times as well. The creaminess of it is very tasty, but sometimes it can seem a bit boring, after enjoying one too many.
The original is most people’s favourites, because it’s very simple and original. In my opinion it’s rather bland, but I still have it from time to time.
The second flavour is the “strawberry” flavour. The strawberry flavour was introduced after Mini Milk’s original was so successful, hoping this would be a big hit with all the Mini Milk fans as well.
The strawberry flavour still has the strong creamy taste, but the sugar taste isn’t as strong, in my opinion. The added bonus of the strawberry taste with the creamy taste is lovely, and not as bland as the original.
In my opinion, the strawberry flavour is the best out of the two. It isn’t as boring as the original and it has more of an excitement to it. Saying that, the two of them are absolutely lovely, and are both very edible!
To sum it up, if you like creamy lollies, Solerro for instance this will go down a hot with you. The creaminess is a strong aspect of the lolly, and you’ll like this for a change.
Well, Mini Milk is a very small ice-lolly, so it’s handy in some ways because you haven’t got to lug a massive thing around with all day (a lolly I mean by that!). But, on other ways it can be a let down.
Mini Milks wrappers are white and pink – white for the original flavour and pink for the strawberry one – and pictures of cartoon cows on it.
It’s not very large, and to emphasise on that, I’m telling you the rough height and width of it. (Please, I’m not sad enough to measure it, or actually tell you the height and width, I’m only doing it to emphasise on how small it is!)
Roughly, it’s about 1 inch of width, and 5 inches width. It’s a cube shape, so it does resemble something rather naughty! (Well, it does!)
All in all, the look if Mini Milk is great, and certainly good enough to persuade you to eat it; especially on a hot day!
The price of Mini Milk is the best thing about! Not only is it just as nice the Magnums and Solerros, but it’s also over 80p cheaper than them!
Rather than having to fork out over a £1 for a nice lolly to cool you down in the boiling heat, if you fancy a Mini Milk, you can pop to the shop and buy the taste of heaven for a mere 20p.
20p is cheaper than a chocolate bar, and even though the Mini Milk is pretty small, it’s still a fantastic price to pay.
I don’t think you’ll find anything cheaper in the shop than a Mini Milk, and if you do it won’t match up to it. It’s brilliant for a hot day, and although it’s really small, it’s just enough to quench your ice-lolly thirst, and it will certainly be enjoyed!
There are many good things about Mini Milk, but everyone always says it’s a bad ice-lolly, and that because it’s so small, that it’s not like a proper lice-lolly, and you’re better off buying a bigger one.
To me, it’s perfect, because when I’m hot, I don’t want a massive ice-lolly that melts half way through eating it, and having sticky hands for the rest of the day. To me, a little treat like this is perfect.
What isn’t so good about it, though, is it isn’t a very daring ice-lolly. It hasn’t got lots of layers, and it certainly never surprises you, it’s just pretty bland and simple, and has one flavour.
It’s not a really bad thing, but if you like a real treat with strawberry, lemon, orange and chocolate layer, you’ll probably find Mini Milk really boring, and it won’t feel like such a treat.
So, whatever you fancy, please at least try Mini Milk, because you either love it or hate it, and if you love it, it’s a shame you missed out on it. If you hate it, well at least you’ve only spent 20p!
My mum used to buy my brother and I these as a treat after school when we were younger :) M x
Bodd 29.10.2003 13:50
Having many a retro-moment reading your ops today. Used to have mini-milks when things were a bit tight in the wallet department as a kid. I think they rock. Perhaps 80s retro will make them chic again? Bodd
gemmawild 29.10.2003 12:29
My mum used to by me these when I was wee. They were great. I'm sure they would taste different now that I'm older. That's always a strange one when you taste buds 'change'. Gem x