If you haven't heard of Halo Top ice cream, you've either been living under a rock or are in top physical condition and couldn't care less about the calories in your ice cream. Congrats, you've officially made it in life.
For those of us who still struggle to enjoy a balanced diet (i.e. we don’t know how to eat dessert “in moderation”), Halo Top coming into our lives felt as monumental as when the cavemen first discovered fire. Suddenly, all our problems were answered. Well, some of them were.
In a nutshell, Halo Top is a healthier ice cream brand that prides itself on super low-calorie pints that actually taste amazing. Having eaten a few too many spoonfuls of the stuff myself, I can confirm that this ice cream is well worth the hype.
Although the calories in your food shouldn’t be your main focus when eating, it’s definitely good to keep the nutrition information of a dessert in mind when chowing down. Halo Top is arguably the best of the best, with the majority of its pints clocking in at just 240 calories. Yep, that’s 240 calories per pint in total.
If you’re feeling the lower-calorie count, go for Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Lemon Cake, Mint Chip, or Pistachio. At just 240 calories more per pint, you can feed your sweet tooth Black Cherry, Almond Chocolate Crunch, Oatmeal Cookie, Sea Salt Caramel, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Mocha Chip, or Strawberry. I personally think the Sea Salt Caramel is the best of this bunch, but I’ve yet to try a flavor that disappoints.
Halo Top also has a few pints that are about 300 calories, which seems like a lot compared to their other flavors. But in all honesty, that’s still a ridiculously healthy dessert (assuming you even care to down the whole pint in one sitting). The higher-calorie flavors include Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, S’mores, Peanut Butter cup, Cookies & Cream, and Red Velvet.
If you’re like me, your first instinct is to wrinkle your nose at Halo Top’s low-calorie pints. After all, something so low in calories can’t possibly use “the good stuff,” right? Wrong. The first three ingredients in every pint are milk, cream, and eggs. Better known as, “the good stuff.”
While eating a whole pint of anything in one sitting isn’t healthy, you can get away with downing a carton of Halo Top if you’re having a particularly rough day. It’s low in calories, high in flavor, and is real ice cream. Still unsure whether it’s worth the hype? Go buy a pint for yourself, you won’t regret it.