Saturday, March 20, 2010

New! Skinny Cone Caramel Cone Low Fat Ice Cream

[Discontinued] So, when I posted the pictures of the brand new skinny cow single serve cups, what was your reaction? If you are anything like me, you were probably ...a little ...afraid. Sorry, but from my experience, skinny cow ice cream isn't the most positive experience. Sure, I love the mini fudge pops, but the faux "ice cream" they use in their sandwiches and cones rarely steps outside the edible range.

I reported 4 new flavors and being a lover of crunchy cones, I went with the Caramel Cone. Now one strange thing right off the bat is the fact that there is no description of the ice cream on the container. Yes it has a picture and a name, but nothing like "vanilla low fat ice cream with a low sugar caramel swirl and cone bits covered in low fat chocolaty stuff".

Ok, here's the usual top shot (but I'm using the camera phone so the colors are off). You can see a very liquidy caramel swirl and the occasional cone bit. The bits are very tiny and sparse. I expected this, but it's depressing to see.  Let's change cone bits to cone crumbs really. You might also notice that texture of the ice cream, basically, it's very airy and does that funky crystal-whatever thing when you scoop it (sorry, just can't think of the word at this moment).

The taste leaves much to be desired. Yes, it's better than I thought it would be, but no, it's not that good. I think it's the caramel that's ruining it for me. There's something weird about it and the whole thing winds up with an unpleasant taste. It might not be so bad if the cone crumbs could save the day, but like I said, they're sparse and add little to the whole thing.

The texture is ok, but this thing is so airy that it's really not that filling. It melted quick. Yes, it was cold, and it was a break from my usual afternoon work snack, but I definitely can't recommend this.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 container (99g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 170from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
- Sat Fat 2.5g13%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol <5mg2%
Sodium 85mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
- Dietary Fiber 4g16%
- Sugars 24g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 8%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%Iron 4%


Jodi said...

Just thought I'd offer another opinion: I tried this yesterday, and liked it a lot! I can see how for someone who often eats regular ice cream, this low-cal version would dissapoint, but for me (who eats frozen yogurt or light ice cream 99% of the time) it was quite good. A very nice dessert option for only 170 calories. I wish there were more cone pieces, but I actually really enjoyed the caramel! I'm exciting to hunt down the other skinny cow flavors.
Oh, but I still think that Edy's cups might be my favorite. My usual 170 calorie single-serving cup of chocolate edges out the skinny cow slightly. And I love, love, love SC's cones!

Amanda said...

Hmm. Sounds like one I'll be skipping. I really don't know why these people bother making ice cream that's just not very good.

Thanks for trying it so I don't have to!

Rodzilla said...

I actually had this in my basket last night but returned it and grabbed the caramel cookie crunch from Talenti instead.

Glad I did.

Dubba Scoops said...

There's no denying I'm spoiled, or that I'm a bit picky when it comes to caramel.

It was better than I thought it would be, but I think there are much better "healthy" choices.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. Love it! You are right on with this ice cream. I just opened one up and couldn't even get through half of the container. Look forward to reading more reviews!