Last year, I posted a review of Halo Top. I was unimpressed and never bought it again. This year, I kept seeing Arctic Zero at my local supermarket and decided to give it a try. The main reason I really didn't like Halo Top is because of the dry and flaky consistency it has. It does not resemble ice cream at all. Seriously. Arctic Zero has the word creamy right next to their name on the packaging. That piqued my interest right away. It's also gluten free, lactose free, fat free, and gmo free. So what exactly is in it?
See? It says CREAMY.
It says it's only 35 calories per serving. Zero calories from fat. Anything that has zero fat calories always makes me suspicious. It has only 5 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein. Since I had a bad experience with Halo Top, I will admit I didn't have high hopes for this one either. However, I will always try something at least once.
Now the ingredients list is pretty long. It's got a bunch of things I don't even know how to pronounce and that's usually a bad thing. AmIRight?
What was my first spoonful of purely chocolate Arctic Zero like? First, the texture is definitely waaaaay more creamy than Halo Top. They get points for that. As for tasting like chocolate? It was more like super watered down chocolate. Like maybe it had 1% chocolate in there somewhere if you really had to think about it.
You look good, but you did not taste good.
Verdict? I had one spoonful of this and I couldn't even take another bite. It was that bad. Sad, because now it will sit in my freezer forever and ever. Sigh. My friend Will suggested I try Yasso Frozen Bars. They're only 100 calories per serving. Not super healthy but it's not bad for what it is. Apparently salted caramel is the one to try. It is next on my list!
So, of course after that awful spoonful of not what I would call chocolate ice cream at all, I needed some of the real stuff. Green tea ice cream is almost healthy, right? I'm just kidding, it's really not healthy at all!
As you can see this stuff is bad.
I mean, look at that sugar. 20 grams of it! 250 calories per serving and 150 of those are fat. Yikes. Here's the thing. If I buy a pint of ice cream, I try and make it last 2 weeks. What I'll do is if I'm really craving it after dinner, I'll take a couple of spoonfuls and then put it back in the fridge. Sometimes I'll even forget about it for a week.
At least I can pronounce all the ingredients.
Damn look at that creamy green goodness. That's what I'm talking about.
In other news, I went to Avalon today to do a little shopping. Lululemon had nothing new for me to try on. However I did go into Athleta and picked up another Studio Wrap. I've got three of these now. I just added charcoal heather to my collection. They just released a few more new colors. I think I may also get the heathered navy and the marled gray heather looks nice. I actually wear these to work a lot so I'm getting a lot of mileage out of these. I love how soft and cozy they are.
That's it for me! Hope you all had a great weekend and here's to an awesome Monday!