Monday, January 23, 2012

Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean Light Ice Cream Sandwiches
A treat review

Ok everybody, the healthy train is just getting started... oh, don't worry, there will still be plenty of high octane stuff here, but until the 2012 ice cream season kicks into high gear, let's see if we can't diversify and be a little more frugal with our fat intake.

Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean Light Recipe Ice Cream Sandwiches
Creamy light vanilla bean ice cream between chocolate wafers

I've had a few light ice cream bars over the years and they are usually ok, but not fantastic. This is Turkey Hill's take on it and I've got my fingers crossed. Just like their light ice creams, Turkey Hill goes with the blue colored branding to let you know this is part of their light recipe collection.You can't go wrong with less fat.... unless it tastes horrible, at which point I will miss the fat immensely.

Ok, I'm not worried, Turkey Hill makes fine light ice cream, this should be decent.

Well I can't tell exactly what I'm about to eat, but at least I know it's from Turkey Hill!

And here is the sandwich. Ok, technically this is sandwich number two since sandwich number one had a tragically short life span. Poor sandwich, never even knew what bit it hehehehehe. I was so hungry that I couldn't help myself. I wanted my healthy treat and I wanted it now. So with just a few bites the whole thing was gone. Sure, it's the same size as a regular sandwich, but there was no slowing me down.

On Second Scoop: This is the taste test that will matter since I'm going to take my time... must... take.. time... ok, I managed to take a bit more time, though it was still pretty fast going since it's a soft (light) ice cream... and the wafers are soft too. There are probably two points I should make. First, I can actually see vanilla bean flakes just as the name implies, so that's cool. No, you won't be blown away by vanilla flavor, but you know it's there, albeit mildly. Second, companies may try to spice a things up, but you can't beat a classic ice cream sandwich. To me, there needs to be a distinct chocolate flavor mixed with a creamy filling. Is this coolhaus? NO. Is this a excellent light weight snack? Yes.

Verdict?  A Nice light snack
Buy Again?  Ofcourse!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bar (85g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g4%
- Sat Fat 1.5g8%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 105mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%
- Dietary Fiber  3g 12%
- Sugars 15g
Protein 3g

Vitamin A 6%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%Iron 0%

1 comment:

IndianapolisEater said...

You can never go wrong with a good, old fashioned ice cream sandwich. Light ice cream or regular ice cream, they all rock.