One of my newest reduced calorie and low fat ice cream finds comes from The Skinny Cow. It is called a Chocolate Truffle Bar.
There is so much positive to say about this delicious, creamy fudge bar that it is difficult to know where to begin. When it doubt, it is best to start at the beginning.
The Skinny Cow does something that many ice cream brands don’t even try. It attempts to pack luscious, dreamy, rich and decadent flavored ice cream into treats that won’t expand your waist if you eat them with discretion.
I originally fell in love their ice cream sandwiches. They were perfect for squelching a sweet tooth craving without undoing all my time on the treadmill.
Next, I tried their mini fudge pops. They proved to be as big a hit with my grandchildren as they were with me.
Recently, I decided to try The Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bar. The best way to describe it is Baskin Robbins quality ice cream without all the guilt.
Weight Watchers even allows these bars on their diet plan. They represent two points per bar.
Let’s talk nutritional facts. There are 6, 2.65 fl oz bars in each box with one bar representing a single serving.
There are 100 calories per bar, but only 25 of those equate to fat calories. There are 2.5 grams of fat in each serving. About 1.5 grams is saturated fat. There is no trans fat.
The Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bar does unfortunately contain 19 grams of carbohydrates and 12 grams of sugar. That may put them out of the reach of anyone who is watching their carb or sugar intake intake. Each bar also contains 50 micrograms of salt and 5 micrograms of cholesterol.
On the positive side, The Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bar contains 3 grams of protein. It also provides the following daily recommended food intake:
Calcium – 20%,
Vitamin A – 6 % and
Iron – 4%.
– artificial chocolate flavor,
– calcium carbonate,
– carob bean gum,
– chocolate ribbons,
– coconut oil,
– corn syrup,
– guar gum,
– microcrystalline cellulose,
– natural flavor,
– palm oil,
– propylene glycol,
– skim milk,
– sodium carboxmethylcellulose,
– soy lecthin,
– vitamin A and
Skinny Cow products are produced by Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream.
The Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bar is way beyond scrumptious. In fact, it is well within the realm of sinful. I wholeheartedly recommend these bars. Here is my summary review:
Taste: 5 stars. This is a fudge bar to die for.
Appearance: 5 stars: The dark chocolate ribbons make this look like a gourmet treat.
Nutrition: 4 stars. Okay, it isn’t perfect. No ice cream product is. However, this one does a great job of fulfilling a need for something sweet without worrying about packing on the pounds. Discretion is the word.
Green rating: 5 stars. The packaging is biodegradable.
Packaging: 5 stars. It is hard to miss Skinny Cow in the ice cream freezer at your local grocery store. The cow is pictured on each every one of their products. The truffle bars come in a cream, black and raspberry package that stands right out and captures attention. The most important nutritional facts – – calories, fat and fiber are posted on the front of the box.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. You can store them in the box or take them out and store them individually. It really doesn’t get much easier.
Availability: 5 stars. Skinny Cow products are now available in most grocery marts.
Price: 4 stars. Price will vary from store to store but they are comparable or less than most other similar ice cream treats.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. Are you kidding? I wouldn’t live without them.
Final rating: 4.7 stars. I consider this a must for summer.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor