There’s nothing better than cooling down with a tropical Solero on a hot summer day.
According to Trolley, a box of three Soleros cost an average of £1.90 last year, but the same pack will now cost you around £2.30 in most supermarkets.
Branded ice creams will cost you less, but will they satisfy a summer afternoon craving?
I tested them and gave each dish a ten for taste and value for money. Here’s what I found.
solo (£2.50 for three or 83p each)
You can’t go wrong with a classic Solero and it’s the perfect combination of refreshing and fatty.
But there is no denying that a box is quite expensive. I bought a box of three for £2.50 from Tesco – or 83p a candy.
Buying these dishes will increase during the summer, especially if you have a large family
total score: 20/16
Aldi Tropico (£1.19 for three or 39p each)
Good news for Aldi shoppers, because supermarket sweets aren’t just delicious – they’re the cheapest.
I absolutely love these dupes by Walls Solero and they cost less than £1.31 – only 39 cents a lolly.
The pineapple flavor in these Aldi candies is much stronger than in the original Solero.
This candy is the closest I’ve come to a tropical vacation in a while – and I love it.
total score: 18/20
Asda Fruity Moments Tropical Ice Cream (£1.35 for three or 45 cents each)
Asda’s gift was a bit too sweet for me.
While I enjoy the rich pineapple flavor of the Aldi candy, this one is a bit too much.
That said, I still finished the ice cream and I got used to the taste after a while.
They’re pretty cheap at 45p an ice cream, but I wouldn’t rush back to Asda for more.
Overall Score: 12/20
Tropical Cyclone Morrisons (£1.49 for three or 49p each)
Morrisons Swirls looks almost identical to Walls Solero and is well priced.
Sadly, they don’t taste as good – they’re a bit bitter to me.
That said, they are smooth and quite creamy.
A worthwhile option from Morrisons that I would consider buying again.
Price: £1.49 for three
Total score: 15/20
It’s easy to become loyal to a particular brand, but once you’ve tasted the alternatives, you don’t have to be loyal.
Nearly all of these private brands have good points, whether it’s taste or value for money.
Often you have to pay a little more for something top quality.
But not always – Aldi is my favorite and it’s the best of both worlds – cheap and delicious.
We also tried the supermarket’s milk chocolate – and a better 36p bar than Cadbury.
Also, we tried KSI and Logan Paul’s sold-out Prime sports drink – but it turned out to be a bit of a flop.
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