Ever since Halo Top unleashed a roster of low-calorie ice cream packed in colorfully stylized pints, hordes of millennials -- we’re talking those tear-stricken, newly single millennials and dieters in search of non-chalky ice cream supplements -- could pull one or two (or several) pints from the freezer and polish off an entire carton, guilt-free.
If you’ve never had Halo Top, here’s the 101: The company prides itself on producing low-sugar, protein-packed, and all-natural products, all under the premise that one pint merely boasts anywhere between 240 and 360 calories -- aka about one serving size of leading ice cream brands like Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s (although, let’s be honest, no one really adheres to those laughably small serving sizes). With 25 flavors in a variety of traditional (strawberry, mint chip) and more creative (lemon cake, blueberry crumble) flavors, Halo Top is undeniably everywhere now, amassing adoring followers at every corner of the freezer aisle.
But how does Halo Top really stack up? As the resident, self-proclaimed ice cream connoisseur, it seemed only fitting that I sample each flavor. Twenty-five pints and a frightening amount of spoons later, here’s how they each hold up.