Can an entire pint of ice cream that clocks in at less than 300 calories still taste absolutely delicious? The answer is yes. Ice cream fans and dieters alike can now rejoice as Halo Top Creamery, the popular brand flying off the shelves south of the border, is finally coming to Canada.
How many times have you curled up to binge watch your favourite show with a tub of ice cream, only to find yourself eating the entire thing yourself even before the end credits begin to roll? Finally, you can do this semi-guilt free because 12 Halo Top flavours are coming to a Loblaws, Metro, Whole Foods, Save on Foods and CO-OP store near you.
Each serving of the dessert (for when you’re feeling more restrained and don’t necessarily feel like downing an entire tub of ice cream) has only 80-100 calories and 6-8 grams of sugar. How do they sweeten? Using organic stevia, a plant native to Paraguay that’s been used as a sweetener for more than 200 years. They also use Erythritol, another sweetener found in fruits like pears and grapes, as well as in other fermented food. According to Halo Top, unlike the other alcohol sugars, erythritol doesn’t affect blood glucose or cause bloating.
But does it taste good? We tried out some samples at the office and the answer is a resounding yes, with Oatmeal Cookie standing out as a crowd favourite.
The flavours coming to Canada are listed below, but fingers crossed that the entire Halo Top line-up (including the dairy-free ones) will follow suit.
- Vanilla Bean
- Peanut Butter Swirl
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Candy Bar
- Caramel Macchiato
- Sea Salt Caramel
- Birthday Cake
- Mint Chip
- Pancakes & Waffles
- Cookies and Cream
- Oatmeal Cookie
WHO IT’S FOR:
Dessert lovers who want delicious ice cream that has less fat, carbs and calories than their heavier counterparts.
Varies depending on retailer, but Vancouver Courier reports you can expect to pay around $10 per container.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Selected Loblaws, Metro, Whole Foods, Save on Foods and CO-OP stores across Canada starting in March.