Halo Top describes their ice cream as "low-calorie, high-protein, and low-sugar, we use only the best, all-natural ingredients to craft our ice cream so that it tastes just like regular ice cream."
I was skeptical, especially since this entire pint of Sea Salt Caramel ice cream only contains 320 calories. Especially considering that a 1/2 cup serving of Hagen Daz Salted Caramel ice cream contains 240 calorie. That is a huge difference. Huge.....160 calories, huge. That means you could eat 3 servings of this ice cream for the same calories as 1 serving of regular ice cream.
This is great unless the low calorie, high protein and low sugar ice cream tastes like pooder dooder. Pooder Dooder is a technical term adopted from my nephew when he was being potty trained. He is 40 now and our entire family still says pooder dooder.
So I scooped myself a serving of ice cream and added no adornments of any kind. No hot fudge, no whipped cream, no cherry. Just plain old unadorned Salted Caramel flavored Halo Top Ice Cream.
It is rich, smooth and creamy. Had I been served this ice cream in a blind taste test I would have never guessed in a million years that it was low fat and low sugar. It was delicious and I will be indulging in other flavors, guilt free (or at least with less guilt) from now on.
I was slightly disappointed by the salted caramel flavor. It was good but, to me, it tasted more like butterscotch. Now, I know, that some people believe that caramel and butterscotch are the same thing. I know that sometimes the terms are used interchangeably.
I, however, do not think they are the same thing. I think they are two very distinctive flavors. I like butterscotch, hence I enjoyed this bowl of ice cream. However I was expecting and looking forward to caramel. This is a slight little disappointment that perhaps nobody else would even mention. I am looking forward to trying some of their other flavors. Next up? Peanut Butter Cup......YUM!!!