You may have seen the ads for Magnum Ice Cream Bars, a popular European treat for more than 20 years. The ice cream is now made in the U.S.—and we’re a happier place for it.
With all due respect to other quality products, these are the best ice cream bars we’ve had.
The company doesn’t use the term “bar,” but calls Magnum “handheld ice cream”—ice cream or ice on a stick, cones, etc.
Novelties are single-serving frozen treats that include ice cream bars, ice pops and ice cream sandwiches, among other products (remember push-up pops?). Novelties originated in the 1920s, with the creation of Eskimo Pies, Dixie Cups.
The super-premium ice cream in chocolate or vanilla is excellent, and the thick coat of Belgian chocolate can’t be beat.
Our favorite flavor, Almond. Photo courtesy
The bars are sold in three-pack boxes and in singles, in six flavors:
Magnum ice cream is available in grocery retailers nationwide, including Kroger, Safeway, Target and Walmart. Three-count multipacks have a suggested retail price of $3.99; individual bars, a suggested retail price of $2.59.
Go for the boxes! There’s a store locator on the website. Head to the nearest store and indulge!
FOOD TRIVIA: The ice cream bar was invented in 1920 by Harry Burt of Youngstown, Ohio, who went on to found Good Humor.
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