I've been a fan of Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches for awhile (chocolate peanut butter and mint), but hadn't realized they had a new trick up their sleeve, until I saw an ad for new Skinny Cow Single Serve Cups while thumbing through a healthy living magazine en-route from a trip to California.
Today I picked up the Skinny Cow Chocolate Fudge Brownie or myself, and the Caramel Cone for my husband. I thought the Chocolate Fudge Brownie was pretty good--not too sweet, although the "brownie" flecks were not as prevalent as I might have hoped. My husband was also positive on the Caramel Cone--saying it mimicked the actual Skinny Cow Vanilla with Caramel cone product; although he felt it was a bit too sweet. I tasted the Caramel Cone flavor as well and agreed on the "too sweet" conclusion.
Still, at 159 calories and 2 grams of fat for the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Skinny Cow single serve cup, and 170 calories and 3 grams of fat for the Caramel Cone--it's like eating a bigger version of a Ben & Jerry's single serve ice cream cup without the double digit fat and 200+ calories.
Skinny Cow Single Serve Cups also come in Strawberry Cheesecake (a nice substitute for the fattening version, and Dulce de Leche. None of the Skinny Cow single serve cups will set you back more than 170 calories and 3 grams of fat.
Still, I couldn't help but feel at the bottom of the cup (which was reached very quickly)--is that all there is? Somehow, Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches seem more substantial with similar (and often slightly less), calories and fat. So personally, that's where my future Skinny Cow purchases will be made. However, if you like your ice cream from a cup without the calories and fat of true ice cream, these should do it for you.
Plus, you have to love a company's logo that features a cow with a good figure :)
Update: 07/21/10: Was finally able to try the Cookies & Cream flavor--still too sweet. Their sandwiches are much better IMO.
Update: 09/15/10: What's actually way better than the Skinny Cow Single Serve Cups is their White Mint Truffle Pops. Now that's awesome!
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