Good morning everyone!!
Thank you SO SO SO MUCH for all the support and love on my announcement in my last post. Some of you had asked who my coach is, but I’m not saying quite yet, just in case something doesn’t work out, ya know? Don’t wanna jinx anything.
Nonetheless, we’re starting later this week and I AM STOKED. Sorry for not giving a sufficient update, but I’ve been SWAMPED this week. Eww. But don’t worry, y‘all will be the first to hear about any news!
And I have a special way to say thank you planned for Friday….
ANYWHO! Onto the awesomeness of today’s post.
Since I’ve been super-dooper busy this week with group meetings/homework, it’s review time
Even though fall is approaching, there’s no sign of the Texas heat letting up. Smoothies, cold leftover chicken, and ice cubes in my armpits have offered some nice relief during scorchin days…
Oh…and ice cream.
Last week, I received this gloriousness on my doorstep. (cue angels singing)
GUYS. THIS STUFF IS DUH-LICIOUS.
So what’s so special about Arctic Zero??
According to their website:
Arctic Zero sought from its inception to offer families a low calorie dessert that would allow them to indulge in their frozen sweet tooth cravings without sacrificing a healthy lifestyle. As health issues rise across the country such as diabetes and obesity, Arctic Zero confronts this by providing a product that displaces myths that a dessert must be high in fat and calories in order to taste good.
They make frozen desserts that are lactose-intolerant friendly, gluten free, low glycemic, non-GMO, and use only natural or organic ingredients. Each pint is 150 calories and the bars are 85 calories. And did I mention there’s 14 grams of protein in each pint?!
Like they say on their website, it’s “A Protein Shake in Ice Cream Form.”
Pssshhh you had me at protein
While I prefer real ice cream or froyo, sometimes my digestive system doesn’t, so I also LOVE the fact that it’s lactose intolerant friendly–perfect on my not-so-cooperative stomach haha Well let’s get on with the review, shall we??
Vanilla Maple: In the past, I’d heard everyone rave about this flavor– that it was lifechangingly delicious and the perfect harmony of vanilla and maple. The verdict? I actually was hoping for a more vanilla flavor. I’m not a HUGE maple fan, so it was a bit too maple-y for my tastebuds haha It reminded me of maple syrup with a hint of vanilla thrown in there. The texture was nice though! I also put some in a smoothie with bananas and pb, it made a great base
Strawberry: I was a little worried about how this one would turn out since strawberry flavored stuff tends to be hit or miss. Dude, this was definitely a hit! It tasted exactly like good ol’ strawberry ice cream without being sickeningly sweet. YUM!
Chocolate Peanut Butter: Delicious! I had tried this one prior to the review, so I knew it was gonna rock. The chocolate and peanut butter balance each other SO well, and the texture is rich and decadent.
Chocolate: It reminded me of a Wendy’s frosty– creamy, chocolate-y, and not overly sweet. Just the way I like it! I decided to eat it with a warmed up coconut cashew quest bar
Cookies n’ Cream: One of my favorites!! When I first opened this one, I was initially skeeved out by the gray color, but those feelings were quickly put aside when I tasted it. HOLY COW! It reminded me of an Oreo in ice cream form. I was sad to see this pint go haha
Mint Chocolate Cookie: IDENTICAL to a thin mint girl scout cookie. I can’t even begin to imagine the flavor explosion that would occur if you crumbled those cookies in this. I must admit, the flavor got kind of old after awhile…like I needed something salty to counteract the sweet, but still, it rocked my socks.
Coffee: I don’t like coffee, so I wasn’t a huge fan of this one. I took a few bites, but had to stop haha I’m saving the rest of the pint for my mom (she’s the world’s biggest coffee lover– she drinks it BLACK!! )
Pumpkin Spice: this is the flavor I was most excited to try. I mean, who doesn’t LOVE pumpkin, especially with fall right around the corner? OMG IT WAS SO GOOD!! The pumpkin flavor was accompanied by a “nutmeg” like flavor. It was like eating the smell of a pumpkin candle!
Chocolate and Vanilla: The crunchy outer chocolate layer paired really well with the vanilla AND the chocolate flavors. The chocolate was my favorite of the two– it was just like the pint flavor–delicious
Strawberry and Orange Cream: The strawberry was tasty like the pint! How can you beat strawberries and chocolate? I wasn’t too much of a fan of the orange one though, I think I’ll save the other for my dad whenever my parents visit
- Favorite: Pumpkin and Cookies and Cream tied
- Least favorite: Coffee
- Most surprising: Strawberry
I absolutely LOVED sampling these pints and bars and coming up with different concoctions–it’s like neverending versatility with these pints–smoothies, milkshakes, sundaes, straight up with a spoon, you name it!
With all the flavors to choose from, Arctic Zero is definitely going to become a favorite in this chick’s fridge.
Thanks again for letting me do this review Arctic Zero, you guys are simply the BEST!!!
Have you ever tried Arctic Zero? What toppings would you use with it?
If you could make ANY flavor ice cream, what would it be? (I think I’d have to go with banana pb mmm elvis would be proud)
Oh and Happy What I Ate Wednesday everyone!!