In my continuing efforts to deal with the “no dairy, no soy” dietary restrictions, I’m always on the lookout for desserts that I can both eat without guilt, and with pleasure. So when I saw this on the shelf at my local Harris-Teeter, I picked it up.
The ingredients are thus: Sugar, Non GM corn syrup, cocoa processed with alkali, natural cocoa, carob bean gum, guar gum, carrageenan.
It’s 99% fat free, has no dairy, uses no soy (yay!), is gluten-free, and the calorie count is reasonable for a snack (120 calories for a 1/2 cup serving, 5 of them from fat). (More info about the company and their products here.)
So, how did it taste?
Obviously, the lack of butterfat means that it doesn’t taste like ice cream. No getting away from that. But the chocolate flavor is rich (although with a hint of that weird plastickiness that I associate with carob – this isn’t belgian chocolate, folks, and doesn’t pretend otherwise), and the sorbet is creamy and has good mouthfeel.
Honestly, the closest thing I can say that this comes to in flavor/texture is the Fudgesicle Fudge Pops – remember those?
Mind you, I like fudge pops. So for me, having an entire tub of solid fudgepop isn’t a bad thing, but ymmv.