A few months a go I was contacted by the lovely people at Booja-Booja to review some of their non-dairy ice cream: Source
I really love Booja-Booja as a brand and everything they stand for. I have previously reviewed their Champagne Truffles and Hazelnut Truffles and seriously enjoyed them, so as you can imagine I couldn’t wait to get stuck in to their ice cream range.
As a huge fan of all things coconut I selected the Coconut Hullabaloo (yes, these ice creams have some great names!) to try out:
As with virtually all of Booja-Booja’s products their ice creams are organic dairy free, gluten free, cholesterol and soya free and unlike most specialist ice creams they don’t contain any added sugar too. Instead all of the ice cream is sweetened with agave to prevent those sugar highs. But, don’t be thinking that because this ice cream is so specialist that it is lacking in flavour because it has bundles! The ice creams are vegan and vegetarian with a really simple ingredients list. Coconut Hullabaloo is made from just 5 ingredients: water, agave syrup, cashew nuts and coconut.
I really enjoyed reviewing this product. It’s sumptuous smooth and creamy texture and rich coconut flavour just made it heavenly. I just ate it plain or topped with banana chips, but it would be perfect served with desserts, cakes and topped with granola, in a smoothie…the options are endless!
Another fact to about the product to throw at you is that some of the ice cream in the range is raw or uses raw ingredients. I never knew raw ice cream existed but Keep Smiling Vanilla M’Gorilla is a 100% raw! This really took me by surprise as I love to experiment with raw foods. Coconut Hulalabaloo isn’t raw, but I will definitely be on the look out to try some of the raw frozen products.
The only downside to these products is that the tubs are too small for my liking. My mum always says “all good things come in small packages” always in reference to her height-she’s teeny tiny. But, seriously I think there may be some truth in it where these ice creams are concerned. Also, you aren’t going to find these in your local supermarket either but you can order them from goodness direct at £7.51 for 500 ml and you can find your local stockist here.
Have you tried any Booja-Booja products before? What did you think?
How do you rate non-dairy ice creams to non-specialist ice creams?