Halo Top is low in calories, low in carbs, and loaded with protein. But is it too good to be true? Our brave guinea pig puts the ice cream of the future to the test.
Can they compare to the real deal? And yes, we got paid to try ice cream.
As I often research things to eat, I have heard only good things about Halo Top again and again. They are hard AF to find, but I used my reporting prowess (I emailed their PR lol) to get my hands on some of these babies. I tried it and OMG. LIFE-CHANGING.
Ice cream has always been a place of steep nutritional compromise—you either go whole-hog and eat the real, butter-fat-laden deal, or you settle for some suspicious, chemical-based foam and get a stomachache. For those who love cold, creamy deliciousness but don’t want to wind up in a food coma, the situation has been truly unjust.
Temperatures might have dropped outside, but that hasn't stopped America from being completely obsessed with ice cream — a new, low-calorie ice cream called Halo Top, to be exact, which claims to taste just as good as the real thing.
Life happens. And when it does, sometimes all you want to do is hang out with your friends, Ben and Jerry, or their Danish-sounding cousin, Häagen-Dazs.
We get it though. You still want to fit into your pants after getting off your emotional roller coaster. But "healthy" frozen dessert options can be actually offensive: Water and pea protein do not make ice cream.
Holy sweetness, you guys. We finally got to try Halo Top ice cream — the protein-rich, low-sugar, low-carb, low-fat frozen goodness that we've had our eye on for months — and it didn't disappoint.
I mean seriously, it was so good I finished the whole freaking pint in approximately 30 seconds. With any other ice cream brand, I would probably feel a little guilty for eating the whole thing, but with Halo Top, the whole pint is typically under 300 calories! (YES PLEASE!)
Halo Top Ice Cream is probably known best as the low-calorie dessert. The high-protein sweet averages about a svelte 240 calories a pint, a quarter of the calories compared to regular store ice cream's pints. Obviously perfect for those looking to stay a little fitter, without denying their sweet tooth.
July 17 marks National Ice Cream Day, but I choose to celebrate eating ice cream all the time. In fact, one of my favorite things about summer is that there is always an excuse to eat ice cream.
When we heard about “healthy ice cream” from a company called Halo Top, we were skeptical. Because we assumed it would either A) not actually be good for you and/or B) taste too good for you (i.e., gross).
Well, we’ve tried all seven flavors--from vanilla bean and chocolate to lemon cake and espresso chip--and are pleased to report that we were totally mistaken.