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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

So Delicious Vanilla Ice Cream Bar

so delicious coconut milk ice cream barI love eating dessert so I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting sweet treats to try! I've been eating So Delicious ice cream sandwiches for a while now, and I'm also a huge fan of the So Delicious dairy free Coconut milk yogurts (I love the taste of coconut milk in yogurt instead of regular milk). So, when I saw that So Delicious had come out with a dairy free coconut milk based vanilla chocolate bar, I was excited to try it!

The bar looks just like the picture, and it also tastes just as good as it looks. The coconut milk base gives the ice cream a subtle coconut flavor and the chocolate coating is quite sweet and crunchy. The bar itself is all natural, and it is sweetened with agave syrup and beet sugar. I find this bar much more satisfying and flavorful than the similar low calorie, less natural low calorie bars like this at most supermarkets.

In the calorie department, each bar is 150 calories, 7 grams of fat (from the coconut, so it isn't bad fat), 3 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein (so 3 weight watchers points). Definitely worth it considering their great taste.

Enjoy!
Juliet

12 comments:

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

that's my fav type of ice cream bars, ice cream inside and chocolate cover! :D I'll definitely look for it!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

mmmmm....they look delish!

Bernadette said...

Hi Juliet, thanks for sharing this! I haven't seen these at the store yet, but I can't wait! I, too, love the coconut soy yogurt, so I'm sure these will be delicious.

I have a question though-- it was my understanding that coconut contained a high level of saturated fat, and even though it's plant-derived, it's still a "bad fat" (as opposed to unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats). Do you know something different?

Veggie Wedgie said...

How delicious!! I really want to try so delicious products but they are not available here :( sob

Yum Yucky said...

I'm not a big fan of coconut, but for the calories cost and the yummy picture, I just might have to try.

Hopefully my grocer sells them!

Juliet said...

Hi Bernadette -- Great question! So, there is no scientific definition of healthy, but coconut fat is made primary of medium chain triglycerides (which as you point out is a saturated fat). However, medium chain triglycerides are more water soluble and are much more likely to be burned off quickly (they are a good energy source) and absorbed by the body vs. other saturated fats. There is a nice article on wikipedia about them if you want to learn more! Thanks for the q!

Bernadette said...

Thank you so much Juliet for clearing that up for me! I love coconut, but I always felt a little guilty when I indulged. Now I can enjoy this & other yummy coconut snacks with a little more peace of mind :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

How cool that they're partially sweetened with agave. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

Sharon said...

Oh wow, thanks so much for sharing about this. I'm going to keep on the lookout for these!!

Maggie said...

yay! now that I can't eat dairy i needed a substitute for the healthy choice ones. YUM!

HangryPants said...

OOh I have not seen these, but I will be on the lookout. I love their little ice cream sandwiches.

Joanne said...

I keep seeing those at the store. Now I'll have to pick some up. Good recommendation.

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