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Old 01-12-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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What a week! Two new foods I’ve never heard of...Cool Whey and Quark. I’m about to try the Quark.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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What a week! Two new foods Iíve never heard of...Cool Whey and Quark. Iím about to try the Quark.
I tried it, didn't like it at all. I do like the Skyr yogurt a lot.


Halo Top Ice Cream...OMG! The guy who invented it is my hero. So far, there's only 1 I tried that I didn't like, and I think it's because it somehow got re-frozen. The other ones have been great. So far, Caramel Macchiato, Mint, Salted Caramel and PB (just had half a pint of that one) have been outrageously delicious!


There are some flavors I won't bother trying, like Birthday Cake, but there are quite a few I want to try. I am back to watching what I eat and having this helps me feel I can do this for the long haul. My only issue is, I can easily eat a half gallon of ice cream, so eating a pint of it is like taking candy from a baby. But at least, if I eat the entire pint, it's not going to break the calorie bank for the day.


If you've tried Halo, what is your favorite flavor? What flavors do you like/dislike. I'm between the mint and the PB as being my favorite, just can't pick which yet.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I tried it, didn't like it at all. I do like the Skyr yogurt a lot.


Halo Top Ice Cream...OMG! The guy who invented it is my hero. So far, there's only 1 I tried that I didn't like, and I think it's because it somehow got re-frozen. The other ones have been great. So far, Caramel Macchiato, Mint, Salted Caramel and PB (just had half a pint of that one) have been outrageously delicious!


There are some flavors I won't bother trying, like Birthday Cake, but there are quite a few I want to try. I am back to watching what I eat and having this helps me feel I can do this for the long haul. My only issue is, I can easily eat a half gallon of ice cream, so eating a pint of it is like taking candy from a baby. But at least, if I eat the entire pint, it's not going to break the calorie bank for the day.


If you've tried Halo, what is your favorite flavor? What flavors do you like/dislike. I'm between the mint and the PB as being my favorite, just can't pick which yet.
You tried Cool Whey or quark? I don't even know what quark is.

I'm so envious of all the flavors that you get with Halo Top. Cool Whey is great but with so few flavor choices.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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You tried Cool Whey or quark? I don't even know what quark is.

I'm so envious of all the flavors that you get with Halo Top. Cool Whey is great but with so few flavor choices.
I tried the quark, can't remember what brand. I don't know what it was about it, just didn't like it and wouldn't try it again. If you haven't tried the Skyr (vanilla is my fav) give it a try. It's thicker than Greek yogurt.


Publix Supermarket had Halo on sale last week. The store I went to didn't have but 1 of the flavors I wanted, so I got a rain check for 8 pints! That's okay, I need some time to make room in my freezer for all of them!


One thing about Halo, when you buy it, it's hard as a rock, but they will soften up quite quickly so if you have a long drive home, try to keep them as cold as possible.


I love all the flavor options they have too. I heard on TV that Halo is opening a brick and mortar store somewhere in the near future. The owner said he started all this just with a ice cream maker at home. I should have been so lucky, and smart!
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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Quark is supposedly more like cheese that yogurt. It has more protein than yogurt. It tastes sort of like yogurt. It was just ok.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:10 AM
 
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I tried the quark, can't remember what brand. I don't know what it was about it, just didn't like it and wouldn't try it again. If you haven't tried the Skyr (vanilla is my fav) give it a try. It's thicker than Greek yogurt.


Publix Supermarket had Halo on sale last week. The store I went to didn't have but 1 of the flavors I wanted, so I got a rain check for 8 pints! That's okay, I need some time to make room in my freezer for all of them!


One thing about Halo, when you buy it, it's hard as a rock, but they will soften up quite quickly so if you have a long drive home, try to keep them as cold as possible.


I love all the flavor options they have too. I heard on TV that Halo is opening a brick and mortar store somewhere in the near future. The owner said he started all this just with a ice cream maker at home. I should have been so lucky, and smart!
Good for you with the 8 pints!! You need to make room in your freezer and in your tummy!

Same with the CoolWhey being hard as a rock and then softens up PDQ. Maybe it's the science of proteins?

He started it with an ice cream maker at home?!?! AMAZING!!!! I should have been so lucky and smart too. (I have that thought every time someone comes out with something incredible. "I should have thought of that. And yet... I didn't.")

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Quark is supposedly more like cheese that yogurt. It has more protein than yogurt. It tastes sort of like yogurt. It was just ok.
While cheese is my happy food, I have yogurt maybe three times per year. I lost the point that I was trying to make... so I'll just say ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM, WE ALL WANT ICE CREAM!
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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Behind Halo Top ice cream's low-calorie success

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/halo-to...ecipe-success/
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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Behind Halo Top ice cream's low-calorie success

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/halo-to...ecipe-success/
That's crazy awesome! Thanks for sharing.

And he's crazy cute too!
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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Tried 2 more flavors. Actually just finished eating the MINT CHIP - Awesome!!! Delicious!!!! Tried the Oatmeal Cookie flavor last week, like the flavor, wasn't too crazy about the pieces of oatmeal in it. Maybe if they'd been toasted, but I didn't like the slightly chewy texture of it.


Still more flavors to try!!!!
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:07 AM
 
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I just tried Halo Top Cookies and Cream. It just tasted and looked like vanilla bean, but it was still good. I have Chocolate and Birthday Cake in the freezer.

My typical serving is about 1/3 of the container, so about 100 calories. Nice.
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