HALO TOP ICE CREAM
Hi friends! I had been seeing adverts about this amazing, tasty, low-calorie, all-natural ice cream for a while, so I felt compelled (good job marketers) to give it a try. I was actually pretty excited about it.
I live in a quaint small town, so it wasn’t available here, at least not yet. Fortunately the next larger city is less than 10 miles away, so I cyber-searched for vendors there. Success! There was one location, but that’s all I need, right? Food Matters Market–it’s the new all-natural, GMO free, trendy (or hope to be) market downtown.
I had no trouble locating the store as the building had housed a few popular grocery stores in its prime. I spent about five minutes or so perusing aisles, taking in all these healthy, natural, and expensive (relative to all the “normal” mass-marketed products) items. I located the frozen foods and quickly spotted the section containing HALO TOP. I purchased a pint of chocolate.
Let me preface this by saying I really wanted this frozen treat to be delicious and wonderful. I will use a number scale, 1 being terrible, 10 excellent.
Taste: 6 – It had a genuine chocolate flavor, but… aftertaste was not pleasant
Mouthfeel: 2 – This is important in ice cream, agreed? There was none of that sensual creaminess. It felt chalky and dry, a feeling that remained after swallowed and added to the unpleasantness
Spoonability: 2 – In smaller print, the label touts “light ice cream.” That was the first warning. Do you remember ice milk? You have now been transported back a few decades, at least I have. Even after being out of the freezer for quite some time, the ice cream remained hard to spoon and flaky (like ice milk). It was like a mini workout to spoon out half a cup.
Price: 3 – $5.99 per pint. Anyone who knows me, knows I would never spend this amount unless I already knew it was super amazing, and then only for some very special occasion.
In conclusion, the average score is 3.25. I know there are some super health-conscious folks out there who willingly sacrifice price, taste, and enjoyment for the greater good. I commend you, and I’m sure HALO TOP hopes you keep them in business, because I won’t buy it again. Sorry HALO TOP, but I still wish you success.