This Halo Top stuff has caused quite a stir since it landed in shops, mainly because you can eat an entire tub in one go and not feel too guilty about it. I mean, I can polish off a whole pint of Ben & Jerry's, and while it's totally amazing, the regret isn't too far behind. But look at this stuff, 320 calories for the entire tub, and it's peanut butter flavoured! So what's the catch?
Well, there are a few sweeteners shoved in there, but none that are overly controversial (not yet anyway). There's a fair amount of erythritol,but aside from that the main ingredients are what you'd expect to find in ice cream. But I'm not going to ramble on about the composition, not when I can talk about the flavour, and it's pretty great. It's a pretty authentic peanut butter ice cream, a bold peanut flavour with a lovely creamy texture. It's not the greatest straight out of the freezer, it's a little hard and gets much better when it's softened up, but they know that already as it says so on the tub, so I can't be too harsh on them for that. Basically, this is a bit like eating peanut butter out of the jar, but much more healthy and socially acceptable. Sure, it can be a little on the watery side once it's softened up enough, but the peanut butter flavour is pretty top notch, and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another tub. A great little tub of almost guilt-free ice cream, I'll definitely be trying the other flavours.
My rating: 4/5