Summer and ice cream go together, it’s as simple as that. Earlier this summer, I received an Influenster VoxBox with two coupons worth $4 each to try Weight Watcher’s Ice Cream. Honestly, I was slightly surprised: I knew about their frozen meals and other food products, but I didn’t know they did ice cream. I am calorie-conscious, so this seemed like it might work well. I had tried other brands of reduced-calorie ice creams and usually found them to have an odd flavor or poor texture, but I was willing to give these a try. Hey, free ice cream!
I went to the grocery store and purchased two different flavors: the English Toffee Crunch bars and the Snack Size Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cones (neither pictured). The snack-sized cones were rather small and didn’t last very long! I found that they were actually pretty good–better than I expected. The consistency was creamy and soft, probably a little closer to soft-serve than some ice creams. The flavor was fine and the chocolate syrup actually tasted like chocolate, not fake chocolate. There’s a difference. The English Toffee bars were also a bit surprising: I really only expected the toffee bits in the crunchy chocolate shell, but the ice cream itself was toffee-flavored as well.
These were so good I went back to the store and bought two more packages out of my own pocket: another box of the English Toffee bars, and the Chocolate Cookies & Cream bars (pictured above). I don’t usually go for chocolate ice cream. Remember those ice cream bars when you were a kid that had the brown-and-white cookie crumb speckles on them? Or strawberry pink-and-white? I loved those, and these made me think back to those and hope that they’d be similar. I was a little disappointed since the cookie crust was finer and less crunchy than the old-fashioned bars, but they’re still very tasty and a great summer treat. They’re just large enough to satisfy a craving and make you feel not-deprived.
Honestly, I’m seriously considering buying round 3 of these: they have a cherry-chocolate variety that I still want to try.
They’re not going to get me to give up my Häagen-Dazs (ever), but I’d really like to see scoopable ice cream, too. It’s great with fresh fruit.
Full disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes.