Friday, May 9, 2008

Breyer's Double Churn Cookies & Cream
A Light Ice Cream Review

There's nothing like taking the wrapper off a fresh container of ice cream (I'd say half gallon, but no one wants to make those anymore). Anyway, last night I opened a fresh container of Breyer's Double Churn Cookies & Cream. You have to be careful with Breyer's because there are several variations: I had the regular old double churn which uses some skim milk to cut the fat in half but still leave you with a respectable taste (I believe they also call this the Light version). There is also the fat free version which uses no regular milk, just skim (comes in the Chocolate Cookies & Cream flavor and Chocolate Fudge Brownie). The third double churn style is No Sugar Added, which comes made with my arch enemy, the evil SPLENDA. I'm sorry, but I don't buy things with Splenda, end of story.

So, do I endorse double churn? ofcourse! while not as great as Breyer's All Natural varieties, it is very close, and the difference is easy to accept when you remember that it's only half the fat. The flavor is still good (not great), and the cookie pieces where nice and crisp. And while there are some artificial ingredients, there is no nasty aftertaste. [Edy's has some decent slow-churned varieties as well, but that review will have to wait til another purchase]

on second scoop: hmmm, the cookies to ice cream ratio has not remained consistent ...ok, it's actually kind of embarrassing. I think I had better luck on the last container, but keep it in mind.

Nutrition: 120 / 35-2 / 0 / 2

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