Summer is a few months away but I've already visited the ice cream aisle at the supermarket. I don't eat ice cream at all in the fall and winter, but funny how once the weather warms 20-30 degrees, I dig out the ice cream scoop! Weight Watchers sent samples of their new frozen treats that debuted last month. My completely honest opinion is that this is great ice cream! Keep in mind that I'm not an ice cream snob and don't demand full-fat or premium ice cream, but I do eat a fair share.
I was impressed with how authentic the flavors taste. The Black Cherry Greek frozen yogurt has that deep rich cherry flavor, and the Strawberry Swirl tastes like real strawberries without being overly sweet. The yogurts contain five different live and active cultures (probiotics) though it's not clear how much. Mint chocolate chip is my son's favorite flavor and he gobbled up the Mint Chip ice cream without hesitation. I also adored the Salted Caramel bar (which FYI is low in sodium) that recalls a classic chocolate ice cream bar but with a hint of salty. They were all very creamy and didn't taste weak the way "light" ice creams usually do.
What could be considered a plus or a minus is the serving size and price. Each ice cream/frozen yogurt box comes with only three 3/4-cup servings and retails for $3.99. The Salted Caramel bar and other specialty bars and cones offer six treats per box and retail for $5.99. As a nutritionist, I love the preportioned sizes that supply 100-120 calories and less than 3 grams fat per treat yet are surprisingly satisfying. Ice cream is meant to be a small treat, not eaten from big bowls every night. If you view ice cream like this, you'll savor and appreciate it much more. You will eat it slowly and feel great afterwards, rather than regretting that you bought it because you slurped down half a carton in one sitting!
This ice cream line could be an everyday indulgence if the cost doesn't bother you. At my supermarket today, they were on sale for $2.50 for the ice cream cups and $3.99 for the bars so I bought some, but still are pricey for what you get. If you're a fan of Weight Watchers products, give them a try!
Disclosure: I received Weight Watchers food samples for my honest review of the product.