Magnum mini - pistacchio and gianduia

We had another Magnum-filled afternoon…I suddenly remembered how we often buy a box of Magnum or Cornetto in the summers especially when mom-in-law is around…My favorite was not magnum on a stick but rather vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce, covered in milk chocolate with peanuts and wheat crispies- Magnum Caramel and Nuts….haven’t had some for years now.

So we saw this box at Billa, a store near the kids’ school and bought it, son1 was very persuading. He said it’s spring so we can finally have ice cream as a form of celebration (lol). There were a variety to choose from but we chose these minis as they’d like to try pistachio. I was curious with gianduia (gianduja) so I went with it.

Turns out it was a good decision after all. Gianduia is a sweet chocolate containing about 30% hazelnut paste, invented in Turin. Turns out it is the same as Nutella, which was formerly called  Pasta Gianduja!

Magnum mini in pistachio (green ) and gianduia

Although Nutella tends to be too sweet, this magnum mini is just right, swirls of Nutella in vanilla ice cream coated with chocolate. I can’t say the same for pistachio though, its taste reminded me of pandan which doesn’t go well with chocolate. I guess a gelato for pistachio is always better.