Thursday, December 15, 2016
Food Review: Halo Top Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Ice cream isn't one of my big tempations unless it's either sweltering hot in the summer and I'm passing a shake shop or it's already in the house for some occasion. I rarely give in to the hype on "healthy" ice cream because I've been burned by them before. Arctic something or other comes to mind, so I basically wrote them all off. But I kept hearing people rave about Halo Top and read an article where a place had their whole staff try it with varying reviews. The one thing they could all agree on is the chocolate chip cookie dough was the most amazing thing they ever shoved in their ice cream holes. CCCD is one of my faves so when I saw it on sale, I thought we should give it a try, you know, for you guys. ;-)
That's right, that says 360 calories per pint. Meaning even if you suffer a break up and need to eat a pint of ice cream for medicinal purposes, you can still do a hard strength workout and burn it off.
Let's look at the rest of the nutritional info...
So let me get this straight, I could get almost 50% of my fiber and protein for the day if I ate this pint!? What wizardry is this!? Granted, I know I'd also be getting in sugar and such but if ever you needed a retort on how to justify it over other ice creams to the food police in your life, that would be it.
So how does it taste?
I'll be honest, I really had to dig for those pieces of cookie dough. They're not abundant but it scratches that itch if that flavor is your jam. While I think vanilla ice cream is about the most tasteless thing on God's green Earth, I can tell you that this vanilla is friggin' ah-may-zing! It reminds me of the double strength vanilla extract I use which is like heaven in a bottle so that makes this heaven in a pint.
Would I get it again? If I were craving that particular flavor of ice cream, no question. I've yet to try the other flavors which are lower in calories but get mixed reviews. A sale would be in order because I don't risk $6 per pint on something I might end up throwing away. But it's nice to know this option exists if you get that hankerin' for some ice cream that doesn't break the calorie bank!
Have you tried Halo Top ice cream? What flavors are your favorite?
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