Thursday, October 16, 2008

Review: The Skinny Cow Icecreams

The Skinny Cow range of 97% fat free and sugar free ice creams have just arrived here in Australia, and I have been diligently trying all of them for you so I can let all of the Chic Mummies out there know all about them.

There has been a lot of ads for these in women's mags, and with my sweet tooth, I was really looking forward to trying them out. There are two types available; ice cream sticks, and sundae cups.

Ice cream Sticks

The ice cream sticks are available in 3 flavours; chocolate chip, vanilla chocolate and English toffee. The packs contain 4 choc chip sticks, and 4 of either the vanilla chocolate or the English toffee.

Choc chip - mmm...delicious. It was smooth and creamy, with a great choc flavour. The choc chips were more like choc slivers, but were still nice.

Vanilla chocolate - also very yummy. It was a smooth and creamy vanilla ice cream, with a small ribbon of chocolate sauce running down the middle.

English Toffee - a bit of a disappointment. I love toffee ice cream, but the flavour was a bit insipid, and the caramel sauce tasted more "sweet" than caramelly.

For only 80 calories, these are a great snack for when you are craving something sweet. What I really liked is that they didn't have that strange aftertaste that many artificially sweetened products have. I have already added these to my freezer.

Sundae Cups

After the success with the ice cream sticks, I was really looking forward to trying these. They are available in a four pack, in three flavours: Chocolate Berry Sundae, Vanilla Chocolate Sundae and English Toffee Sundae.

Chocolate Berry Sundae - this was the one I was most looking forward to, but unfortunately, I was disappointed. The ice cream was soft and felt creamy initially, but had a strange icy, cystalline feeling to it at the same time. There was a small amount of boysenberry sauce swirled over the top and down the sides, but it tasted like cough medicine. I didn't even finish the sundae cup, I disliked it that much.

Vanilla Chocolate Sundae - again, I was disappointed. The ice cream had the same, strange texture, as well as an artificial sweetener aftertaste. The choc sauce was not chocolaty enough, and the vanilla ice cream seemed to be too sweet. It was definitely better than the choc berry, but i won't be buying it again.

English Toffee - the store was out of stock of this flavour, and based on my experience with the other two flavours, I won't be trying it. I would love to hear from anyone else who has tried it.

The sundae cups have 110 calories, and others may have a different opinion to me about the flavour. My freezer, however, will only be stocked with the ice cream sticks.

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Kathryn said...

I will have to try the ice cream sticks - thanks for the advice on the sundae cups, I will skip those!

Debzillah said...

I love the Skinny Dippers, but dissimilarly, the enlish toffee are my most favourite, then the choc chip and lastly the vanilla chocolate.

I just tried the vanilla choc sunday cup and the ice cream is too fluffly and insubstantial. The chocolate sauce, however, replicates my memories of mcdonalds quite closely!

In my opinion though, nothing beats the no added sugar vanilla ice cream in a tub(i cant remember if its peters or pauls but i buy it all the time and its GREAT!)

Chic Mummy said...

If its the same one that I eat, it's Nestle No Sugar Added, and comes in a blue tub. I love it, too! My husband, who usually refuses to eat "diet" food, thinks it tastes great. There is no aftertaste, and it is lovely and creamy.

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