Breyers Chocolate Cookies and Cream Double Churn Fat Free Ice Cream Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Jul 7, 2008

Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fat Free Ice Cream? Sign me up! No it's not plain chocolate or vanilla, but an alluring mix of cookies and cream and velvety chocolate. Breyers Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fat Free Ice Cream had me at just the name alone.

The cookies are dispersed, not as "chunks", but as bits and pieces spread throughout - which I viewed as a plus because you got a little cookie in every bite (at first glance, it looked like chocolate chip). When I experienced that first spooful/ mouthful many adjectives came to mind as I was oohing with delight and reaching for the next spoonful: CREAMY, smooth, chocolaty, chewy at times, decadent and out of this World. I am telling you that I could not tell the difference between this treat and something I would receive at a local creamery (and I would pay the same price, but only get 1 serving instead of 12, and it definitely wouldn't be fat free.

I am an ice cream fanatic but since my palate is very open to different textures and tastes, I turned to the person who is one of the most stubborn eaters that I know for their opinion - my dad. He makes the most fattening ice cream store purchases posisble: super premium cheesecake ice cream, and will not sacrifice any reduced calories for taste. While he did not consider this a substitute for his fat-filled regular, he did ask for a second cone. Trust me - that speaks very highly for this ice cream.

Each 1/2 cup serving of Breyers Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fat Free Ice Cream has 110 calories, no fat, low sodium (3% of the RDA), 3 grams of fiber (12% of the RDA), 14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein. Each serving is also 2 WW points. Somewhere in between all of those ingredients (and there are a lot), Breyer's sneaks in 4% of the RDA for Vitamin A and Iron and 10% of the RDA for Calcium.

I have seen Breyer's FREE creations at varying prices from one store to the next, but the average price is generally around $3.00 for 1.5 gallons, which is unquestionably worth every penny. It's hard trying to stop at 1/2 cup (near impossible really), but 1 cup should be the limit. Consider this a treat, although the fat has been reduced. Bonus points to Breyers too for not sneaking in too much sugar.

Taste: 5
Nutrition: 4.5
Price: 4.5
Overall: 5
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