By Rebecca Moore
About a week ago, I found myself grumbling at Facebook. Yet another ice cream ad had popped up and I just did not need that.
After a decision to join the Air Force,I’ve been on a very strict diet to help get in shape before I leave for training. Ask anyone around me, I’m very bitter about this. I miss my junk food. So here we are: a Rebecca living off protein powder instead of pizza, and broccoli instead of Ben and Jerry’s.
But enter the Halo Top ice cream ad. “What It’s Like to Eat Nothing but This Magical, Healthy Ice Cream for 10 Days.” Wait. What? Healthy? Magical? Sure, buddy. But... I read what the GQ guy had to say, and apparently he did his job well, because next thing I know I’m emailing Halo Top Creamery, telling them I’d like to try this supposedly amazing ice cream. They sent me a voucher for two free pints, and I was off to my nearest Whole Foods.
I got home, popped off the gold top, and dug into the Lemon Cake.
It was so creamy. It was so fresh. I thought I was floating. The yellow ice cream certainly had to be frozen sunshine. I got to where I knew ½ cup (the standard serving size for ice cream) was, and then just kept eating.
There are few feelings more satisfying than eating an entire pint of ice cream, but the reality is, guilt usually follows the pleasure. Even if you are a magical unicorn of a person who has no emotions tied to eating, you will probably feel sluggish after eating a whole one. But not Halo Top. Halo Top is indeed the food of God, because the whole thing is only 240 calories. And it’s not empty calories either. Almost half of its calories come from protein. Essentially, nutrient wise, you’re eating a protein shake. It’s sweetened with Stevia, so there’s hardly any sugar in it. It’s also low fat. One serving of Ben and Jerry’s “The Tonight Dough” (my fave) has double the fat and 10 g more sugar than an entire container of Halo Top.
Have a side by side comparison.
This stuff is SO good; I’ve now bought five containers of it. Cons: my patience level has gone up, as you have to let it thaw for a few minutes before eating, since it freezes slightly different than regular ice cream. But patience is a virtue, right? I’m even willing to fight for street parking at the Whole Foods in downtown D.C., instead of the one by my house in Arlington, just because they carry more flavors. IT IS AMAZING.
So go to their website, find out what stores near you sell it. Try every flavor from Mint Chip to Birthday Cake. Send in requests to your supermarket to start carrying this majestic dessert. And live, happily knowing Halo Top is now forever your diet guardian angel.