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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bite of the Week - The Skinny Cow Low Fat Ice Cream Sandwich

It's no secret that Mom and I have been trying to cut down on junk food. Now that my sister - the junk food queen - is moving into her first apartment, we're trying to rid the house of any kind of crap food that she enjoyed eating. After all, if it's in the house, there is a chance that our willpower will vanish and we'll end up sitting there with a can of Coke and a Lunchable - and who wants that? Last night, Mom spotted The Skinny Cow ice cream treats (complete with a skinny cow on the label) in the freezer section of the market. Since it is supposedly "better" for you than other frozen novelties, we decided to purchase a box of chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches ($3.99). This afternoon, we each tried one.

THE VERDICT: It actually tasted like real ice cream! In other words, it was a lot better than we thought. Even my sister really enjoyed it - and she hates anything with the word "low fat" on the label. With only 150 calories and 97% fat free (or three Weight Watcher points), each sandwich was thick, creamy, and flavorful. Mom and I have been disappointed in the past when we've tried "diet" ice creams, but this was definitely something that we would get again. We look forward to trying other Skinny Cow products. Although they are a bit expensive, I think these treats are a good choice for ice cream addicts (like us) who want to have something a little healthier.