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Old 11-14-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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And, more generally, what is your favorite brand of ice cream? I tried this for the obvious reasons (less fat and fewer calories) when it went on sale recently, and was quite disappointed. When I went to grab it out of the freezer, I wondered if I had experienced a power failure, because the carton was soft and squishy. No, that's just how Halo Top is! Seems more like "dairy-like dessert topping" full of air with some flavor added...
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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And, more generally, what is your favorite brand of ice cream? I tried this for the obvious reasons (less fat and fewer calories) when it went on sale recently, and was quite disappointed. When I went to grab it out of the freezer, I wondered if I had experienced a power failure, because the carton was soft and squishy. No, that's just how Halo Top is! Seems more like "dairy-like dessert topping" full of air with some flavor added...
I've tried Halo Tom "ice cream" three times, three different flavors. Rather than having its own distinct flavor, each of the three tasted more like whatever the Halo Top sweetening agent is. Never again.

My favorite ice cream brands are Haagen-Dazs and Graeter's.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:42 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Well, Halo Top is a low calorie ice cream substitute. In order to be low calorie, the traditional ingredients of cream and sugar need to be substituted. What were you expecting?
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:47 AM
 
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Well, Halo Top is a low calorie ice cream substitute. In order to be low calorie, the traditional ingredients of cream and sugar need to be substituted. What were you expecting?
More... Halo Top. Whatever it is, it is HIGHLY aerated (full of air). I've read quite a few reviews online since posting this and, while many mention the taste, none has mentioned the texture, which is what I find most disturbing. I'm a Haagan-Daas and Graeter's fan myself, although I'm not too good to eat a store brand.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Halo Top reminds me of the quote from The Good Place when Ted Danson's character, discussing frozen yogurt, comments that people like to take something great and ruin it a little so they can have more.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:50 AM
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I don't know why it was soft and squishy. Might be your freezer. I find it's hard as a rock and had to be softened.

I ate it briefly when I was watching sugar and had a hard time giving up ice cream. It's not that great, though. Has that fake-sweetener taste.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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I don't know why it was soft and squishy. Might be your freezer. I find it's hard as a rock and had to be softened.

I ate it briefly when I was watching sugar and had a hard time giving up ice cream. It's not that great, though. Has that fake-sweetener taste.
I actually keep an ice cube frozen in my deep freeze, which I don't see every day, to assure me that power hasn't been interrupted since last time, thawing and then refreezing everything, and that's still an ice cube, so the freezer must be fine. It's definitely "lighter" than any other pint of ice cream and, in my case, soft.

Just seems like a lot to pay for air!
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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When it first hit the market my local grocer sent out some coupons for a free pint or whatever their package size is. I forget what flavor I tried, my initial impression was not bad considering the calorie count but that didn't last, I thought it had an unpleasant after taste that would keep me from buying it.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:56 AM
 
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When it first hit the market my local grocer sent out some coupons for a free pint or whatever their package size is. I forget what flavor I tried, my initial impression was not bad considering the calorie count but that didn't last, I thought it had an unpleasant after taste that would keep me from buying it.
Pretty sure that's the "organic stevia leaves." Not a fan!
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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And, more generally, what is your favorite brand of ice cream? I tried this for the obvious reasons (less fat and fewer calories) when it went on sale recently, and was quite disappointed. When I went to grab it out of the freezer, I wondered if I had experienced a power failure, because the carton was soft and squishy. No, that's just how Halo Top is! Seems more like "dairy-like dessert topping" full of air with some flavor added...



It's like flavored cool whip.



I'd prefer to indulge in "the real thing" once a month, than bother with fake diet ice cream.
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