Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: Cornettos

  1. #1

    Default Cornettos

    Hi all

    Had a strawberry Cornetto today and was utterly disappointed. This was the first time in y-e-a-r-s that I'd had one and the ice cream was more ice than cream. I remember in the 80's & 90's they were a lot creamier, if you know what I mean. Today's tasted cheap, and I will not be having another!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Cumbria
    Posts
    72

    Default Re: Cornettos

    Hi walnut_whip,

    Just saw your post and had to reply because I had the EXACT same experience a couple of days ago. Thought I would treat myself to a Strawberry Cornetto after years of not having one and ended up wishing I hadn’t even bothered.
    The Cornetto looked small and the ice cream was of very poor quality – like they have taken the cream out and replaced it with frozen ice.

    Having such fond memories of this product, I felt very let down. I don’t know if this is a case of a manufacturer changing a product to make it ‘healthier’ or something but, in any case, I certainly won’t be buying again.

    Regards,

    Matthew

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    386

    Default Re: Cornettos

    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Hi walnut_whip,

    Just saw your post and had to reply because I had the EXACT same experience a couple of days ago. Thought I would treat myself to a Strawberry Cornetto after years of not having one and ended up wishing I hadn’t even bothered.
    The Cornetto looked small and the ice cream was of very poor quality – like they have taken the cream out and replaced it with frozen ice.

    Having such fond memories of this product, I felt very let down. I don’t know if this is a case of a manufacturer changing a product to make it ‘healthier’ or something but, in any case, I certainly won’t be buying again.

    Regards,

    Matthew
    Healthier to appease the healthy eating nazis (some who probably worked at or ate from McDonalds during their university days and smoke). Hey, remember this:-
    Justa a one Cornettoe, give it to me
    You must be joking for 30p?
    WELCOME TO HELL!!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    co armagh n/ireland
    Posts
    14,827

    Default Re: Cornettos

    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Hi walnut_whip,

    Just saw your post and had to reply because I had the EXACT same experience a couple of days ago. Thought I would treat myself to a Strawberry Cornetto after years of not having one and ended up wishing I hadn’t even bothered.
    The Cornetto looked small and the ice cream was of very poor quality – like they have taken the cream out and replaced it with frozen ice.

    Having such fond memories of this product, I felt very let down. I don’t know if this is a case of a manufacturer changing a product to make it ‘healthier’ or something but, in any case, I certainly won’t be buying again.

    Regards,

    Matthew

    here is an cornetto ad from 1994.
    o think this is more like the we remember.
    http://youtu.be/dsUdofopc9A
    so what size was the ones you got matt,WW.
    about half the size of this one.

    ive not had one in yrs.
    think ill give it a try to see what has veen done to them.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Cumbria
    Posts
    72

    Default Re: Cornettos

    Hi darren,

    Regarding the size, what I notice was how narrow it seemed. I remember the top having a much larger diameter – perhaps 2cm or so more than what I got the other day. Then again, as always, there could be an element of us getting bigger and things from our childhood looking smaller.

    However, what I do know is that the Cornetto I got the other day was of very poor quality. The top of the product was very icy and tasted just as bad as it looked i.e. watery and sweet. Below this, I encountered pink strawberry flavoured ice cream – thought this used to be plain white ice cream - which wasn’t icy like before but still lacked any sort of body i.e. creaminess.

    I suppose walnut_whip and I could have got two dodgy products but, with the way so many products have gone over the years, I fear this isn’t the case. In any case, at least I can still rely on my 99’s

    Matthew

  6. #6

    Default Re: Cornettos

    I'm not alone!
    I suspect there has been some value engineering and/or company buyouts over the years that have made the product more economical, at the expense of taste.
    Are Funny Feet still sold? I saw them a few years back in Tesco, or another supermarket. Fingers crossed they've not changed...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    2,203

    Default Re: Cornettos

    Last had a cornetto two or three years ago. What struck me was how small it seemed and how basic it was compared to the old days. I think it was a strawberry one and it was just a blob of white ice cream with a tiny bit of strawberry sauce around the sides. I wasn't impressed.
    1976 Vintage

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    co armagh n/ireland
    Posts
    14,827

    Default Re: Cornettos

    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Hi darren,

    Regarding the size, what I notice was how narrow it seemed. I remember the top having a much larger diameter – perhaps 2cm or so more than what I got the other day. Then again, as always, there could be an element of us getting bigger and things from our childhood looking smaller.

    However, what I do know is that the Cornetto I got the other day was of very poor quality. The top of the product was very icy and tasted just as bad as it looked i.e. watery and sweet. Below this, I encountered pink strawberry flavoured ice cream – thought this used to be plain white ice cream - which wasn’t icy like before but still lacked any sort of body i.e. creaminess.

    I suppose walnut_whip and I could have got two dodgy products but, with the way so many products have gone over the years, I fear this isn’t the case. In any case, at least I can still rely on my 99’s

    Matthew
    Cheers matt.
    well im going to get a cornetto very soon and ill report back with my findings.

    You say it could be because we are bigger but i doubt that mate.

    so many things we had in the good old days are either gone,are smaller,taste a lot worse or have a silly name.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    404

    Default Re: Cornettos

    A certain cheapy supermarket in my town sells their own brand cornettos and they are quite nice.

    Also re real cornettos and their disappearing size do you remember when they were huge (just like wagon wheels!) they also made a super sized version which used to cost a lot more?

  10. #10

    Default Re: Cornettos

    Not only have they shrunk, does anyone else remember the outside end/point of the cone use to be dipped it a quite thick coating of chocolate? The ones I've had over the last few years have been just plain cone

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •