original limited edition packaging (circa 2013)
new full time packaging (circa 2015)
Here's the box of 6 snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches just waiting for me to try them. They are cinnamon low fat ice cream swirled between oatmeal cookie wafers. Yes, I said oatmeal, but hey, it's not vanilla or chocolate, so we might have something here. Now Skinny Cow teased these new limited edition sandwiches just last week so it felt pretty cool to find them already. Oh, an notice I didn't say "slimited" edition. Thankfully Skinny Cow has ditched that silly moniker.
I take my first bite and it almost has a gingersnap taste to it. I take another bite and the cookie definitely has a little kick to it. I'll have to read the ingredients because something is messing with my taste buds here.
The cookie is somewhat squishy but that's fine. It may look a bit thin, but it's packing a ton of flavor. I take a few bites of just cookie and it's not bad at all, plus it leaves some plain ice cream exposed.... wait is that burn coming from the ice cream? Nah.... it's my mind messing with me at this point right?
You know, when bitten together, you kind of forget it's low fat. There's enough texture and flavor coming off the wafers to mask the usual flaws a light ice cream might have. When companies try things like this, it's how they grab new customers. "Innovate or die tryin" as they say... or maybe I heard that in a movie.
Ok, there's that burning again... let me take the last bite and go check the ingredient list. reading... reading... doh, they put molasses in the oatmeal wafers, why would they do that? I love a good oatmeal cookie and I'm offended they would slap some molasses in there. Don't get me wrong, I do get it. You throw in that little pop to try and tie things together. You give that molasses kick since you can't really deliver that oatmeal crunch, but it just doesn't work for me. I've never liked molasses in my cookies so how can I truly endorse this one?
On Second Scoop: ok, time to bring in backup on this one. I split one sandwich with my daughter and hand another sandwich over to my wife. My daughter basically says that it's not terrible, but she wouldn't purposely eat it either. My second scooping isn't as shocking at the first. In fact, I kind of ate it quickly so that the molasses burn wouldn't get to me (though it's still attempting to attack in the aftertaste). Now my wife is a fan of molasses (gingersnaps in particular) and she says.... well, let's put it this way, she says she's ok if I don't buy them again. Oh well, we tried. I know I don't love this treat, but I still think it will catch on and hopefully lead to further creative products from Skinny Cow.
Verdict? so close but so far away
Buy Again? nope
Nutrition Facts - 4 PointsPlus
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
- Sat Fat 1g
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
- Dietary Fiber 3g
- Sugars 14g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%