Ice-Cream

Serendipity – Grand Jaffa Ice-cream

It’s a fantastic ice-cream that is let-down by one crucial thing…

I am an absolute sucker for chocolate-orange flavours. And this, like all the ice-creams in the Serendipity line, is a genuinely delicious ice-cream. And yet, this tub of Grand Jaffa left me feeling mostly frustrated and disappointed. The ice-cream is rather good. It's an incredibly smooth and rich-flavoured jaffa ice-cream. It may just be that every ice-cream nowadays is packed with so much more that when confronted with a straight-out ice-cream, it comes across as a little simple. I can't help but wonder what this may taste with a few mix-ins to break up the flavour a little bit. Being…
Wonderful ice-cream that is let-down by bad packaging.

Serendipity - Grand Jaffa Ice-cream

Taste test - 90%
Value for money - 82%
Presentation - 62%

78%

Overall score

Wonderful ice-cream that is let-down by bad packaging.

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I am an absolute sucker for chocolate-orange flavours. And this, like all the ice-creams in the Serendipity line, is a genuinely delicious ice-cream.

And yet, this tub of Grand Jaffa left me feeling mostly frustrated and disappointed.

The ice-cream is rather good. It’s an incredibly smooth and rich-flavoured jaffa ice-cream. It may just be that every ice-cream nowadays is packed with so much more that when confronted with a straight-out ice-cream, it comes across as a little simple. I can’t help but wonder what this may taste with a few mix-ins to break up the flavour a little bit.

Being such a strong, rich jaffa flavour, it also means that I was less-inclined to want to eat the entire tub in one sitting. Probably for the best.

It’s a quality ice-cream. And, I’ll be honest, this wasn’t the first time I’ve tried Serendipity ice-cream. I’ve had it quite a few times now, having re-tried quite a few flavours. The Marrickville-based company, in Sydney’s inner-west, have a relatively small footprint, but have been trading since the mid-60s. They know their ice-cream.

But, where they lose me EVERY time is with their packaging. It’s a strong plastic container, which has hurt my fingers several times while trying to open the container (generally straight from the freezer, making the task a little more difficult than it should be).

It actually may well be some of the best ice-cream on the planet

You’d assume the hard-plastic container would make it a sturdy product, but a couple of bad-falls and it can be a problem. The above-packaging is from my most recent purchase. This wasn’t the only affected tub in the supermarket freezer, which you can see from the oozed-chocolate syrup on top of the container.

Serendipity have a great line of ice-creams. But every-time I crack one open, it is just that little bit of a chore.

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