I was able to try this bad boy out and at first I thought to myself: "I so don't need ice cream and I can't eat it while trying to stay fit". However, after I looked at Halo Top's website I quickly noticed how I actually CAN have ice cream while being fit! Below you'll find my thoughts on Halo Top Creamery.
Every pint of Halo Top ice cream is less than 300 calories and has 24 (say what?!) grams of protein. The ingredients are also pretty good with all ingredients being natural, no artificial sweeteners, no corn syrup, no synthetic growth hormones and it is vegetarian friendly. Unfortunately, Halo Top ice cream has eggs in it, which makes it not so friendly for vegans. This ice cream also includes milk and cream, which isn't suitable for those with a dairy intolerance.
As for the taste, in all honesty, this ice cream is shockingly good for being less than 300 calories. I've tried vanilla bean, lemon cake, chocolate and strawberry and they're all creamy and delicious, which is exactly how ice cream should be. The flavors I just mentioned are easier to find in your local Whole Foods. However, chocolate mocha chip, birthday cake and mint chip are harder to find and I'm hoping they become more available.
The price is a bit steep at $5 per pint and most likely you'll eat the whole pint in one sitting because for only 240 - 280 calories, why wouldn't you? The way I look at it is that I may be eating those $5 in about 20 minutes, but I find it pretty worth it considering the taste is just as good as normal ice cream and I won't be gaining weight the next day.
This ice cream is perfect for those of you who are craving the real deal ice cream, but don't want all the calories. Plus, you're fine with cream, milk and eggs. This ice cream is probably not for you if you're vegan or have an egg allergy.
There it is, a short and sweet review on Halo Top's ice cream.