Favorite: Halo Top Creamery

 

I’m always on the hunt for no or low sugar treats. I had heard tell of Halo Top ice cream but couldn’t find it in Bellingham. It claimed to be low calorie, low fat, low sugar and high protein (6 grams per 1/2 cup) while still tasting delicious. Of course I was interested in trying it. It got to the point of nearly obsessive so on a trip to the Oregon coast we stopped at five grocery stores in search of it. We were greeted by four cleared shelves. Thanks to New Seasons Market in Tualitn we gleefully purchased chocolate, vanilla, and lemon cake. (The pints helped us get through Portland rush hour traffic)

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I was instantly hooked.

Recently Whole Foods opened in Bellingham and I was able to try strawberry. I am impatiently waiting for mint chip, birthday cake, and chocolate mocha chip to return to stock!

Chocolate tastes like Häagen-Dazs chocolate and the vanilla is exactly like Bryer’s vanilla bean. Lemon cake is my favorite so far, its acidic, fruity and smooth yet not at all sour.

In short, Halo Top ice cream tastes like Breyer’s, Häagen-Dazs, and other normal delicious ice cream yet with a fraction of the sugar.

Update: Mint chip is amazing as well, tying for my favorite flavor.

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