Wednesday, June 12, 2013

REVIEW: Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches (Limited Edition)


Only recently have I started expanding outwards to the large selection of novelty ice cream sandwiches and bars that rotate in and out of the freezer aisle. Many of these products tend to target health conscious consumers looking to buy themselves a reward for their hard work. Skinny Cow has built their entire company around this concept and according to them, “Since 1994, the Skinny Cow™ brand has made great-tasting ice cream snacks for dessert lovers who know that looking good and staying healthy doesn't mean a life without indulgence.” I usually avoid low-fat ice creams simply because they can’t come close to competing with their super premium competition in terms of taste and texture. That was until I skimmed across the words Snickerdoodle in the description. These limited edition ice cream sandwiches are made with low fat cinnamon ice cream layered between two oatmeal cookie wafers.


These small four-ounce sandwiches come in a box of 6 and tip the scales at a measly 140 calories a piece. Each comes individually wrapped in clear plastic so you can see the thick layer of low-fat cinnamon ice cream sitting between the cookies. These low-calorie treats smell like cinnamon, one of my favorite traits in a flavor, and the flecks from the spices are easily visible inside the ice cream. Since these haven’t sat out of the freezer that long, my first bite of the low-calorie ice cream felt dense, but started to melt down soon after. Although the filling for this sandwich isn’t as full-bodied as a premium ice cream, it’s still full of cinnamon sugar flavor and manages to avoid feeling overly artificial.


The soft, oatmeal wafer cookies on the top and bottom incorporate another element of cinnamon sugar and, because of the design of an ice cream sandwich, is involved in every single bite. The combination of flavors found in the two separate components come together to create a pretty accurate representation of the classic Snickerdoodle cookie. Considering the calories, this is about as satisfying as I could have hoped for. Even though this is rated a C in comparison to some other super-premium ice creams, if you’re looking for a low fat fill this may be one of your better options.


Where I Found It: Super Wal-Mart
Grade: C

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