Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Food Review: Enlightened Brownies and Cookie Dough Ice Cream

I don't know what your favorite flavor of regular ice cream is but mine is The Tonight Dough by Ben and Jerry's because...dough.  So you can bet your sweet bippy when I passed by the ice cream case and saw this, I wondered if my fat girl dreams had come true.

Brownies AND cookie dough!??!

My two favorite things ever in one ice cream and only 80 calories less for a pint than 1/2 cup of my favorite flavor?  Don't mind if I do!

Here's a peek at the nutritional info:

Here's a look at the ingredients if you're into that kind of thang.

They like to put cute messages all over their stuff.

I'll be the judge of that.

Hmm.  Definitely looks more like brownie bits over brownie.

*tries not to give up hope*

But how did it taste?

Well, if you know what Enlightened's Hot Cocoa ice cream tastes like, this is exactly the same minus the marshmallowy swirl.  I think I bit into two or three pieces of cookie dough bits and when I say bits, I mean BITS.  Same with the brownie.  Those flecks are not chocolate chips, they are what they consider brownie.  The image below shows the biggest brownie bite I got, and it was my last bite.

It's not like it was terrible but say "brownie and cookie dough bits" because not saying that makes me expect I'm going to get at least a few good bites of the namesake of the ice cream.  I know they can't drop like 2 tbsp of dough and brownie bites in there and still call it low fat/cal or whatever but it was still irritating.  If the only kind of ice cream you eat now is this type of protein ice cream, then I think you'll really like this.  If you'd rather occasionally indulge in a regular ice cream that is loaded with the goodies you seek, then I'll meet you to split a pint of Tonight Dough.

What are your favorite ice cream add-ins?

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  1. I enjoyed it for the most part but not enough that I would have to get it again.

  2. I really miss chocolate marshmallow ice cream from my childhood. No one makes it anymore, and rocky road isn't the same


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