January 2018 saw a new product launch from the states, Halo top low calorie, high protein ice cream. Ranging from 280-240 calories for the tub, depending on flavour, combined with a half price special offer, made slimmer’s all over the country go mad looking for the tubs.
7 flavours were released in the UK:
- Chocolate chip cookie dough
- Vanilla bean
- Peanut butter cup
- Sea salt caramel
- Mint chocolate chip
- Cinnamon roll
I know that I personally went to at least 4 different tescos (and I may have sent Andy to a couple more!) looking for the stuff, but it was sold out EVERYWHERE! Andy did eventually manage to get his hands on some for me, so I was lucky enough to try each of the flavours, and I wasn’t disappointed!
Chocolate chip cookie dough was a vanilla based ice cream with cookie dough balls, I got plenty of cookie dough in my tub, however someone has told me that they only got 2 pieces of the dough (so it may be luck of the draw?)
Mint chocolate chip was a good sweet mint flavour with dark chocolate chips, it tasted like a regular, high calorie brand would taste.
Vanilla bean was sweet and creamy; however, I did notice a bit of an aftertaste. It wasn’t strong enough to put me off buying it again though.
Chocolate had a bit of an artificial aftertaste, however it got better when it got to that slightly melted stage.
Cinnamon swirl and peanut butter cup are my two faves. Cinnamon swirl was a sweet cinnamon ice cream base with globs of pastry type dough. It doesn’t sound too appealing, but cinnamon fans will LOVE this
Peanut butter cup has an artificial peanut flavoured ice cream but the bites of creamy peanut butter swirled into the ice cream make allowances for that.
Sea salt caramel is exactly as it sounds, with swirls of caramel sauce, the saltiness isn’t too overpowering.
I can tell this is going to be a staple in our house, as we are massive ice cream fans, and being able to eat it guilt free is worth the high price tag (£5 a tub, when not on offer). Although, maybe not too often! I also think that ALL the flavours should be available in the UK. The states have access to so many more flavours which sound amazing (im talking about you pancakes and waffles, birthday cake and Almond crunch!)
Have you tried any (or all!) of the flavours? Let me know what you thought!