I'm not a huge candy bar person, but give me a chocolate/ coffee treat, and I'm in heaven. When I saw Breyers Light Chocolate Mocha Silk Ice Cream, I couldn't pass up at the chance to combine two of my favorites - mocha and ice cream - into one lightened treat.
The carton promises "indulgent mocha light ice cream blended with vanilla mousse swirl and chocolate flavored chips". What I got was Rocky Road sans peanuts. From both color and taste, I could tell that the ice cream wasn't straight chocolate, and the coffee flavor was very mild and barely detectable. The chocolate itself was pleasant, although mild. The "vanilla mousse swirl" is really a fancy way of saying "marshmallow fluff"; it tasted sweet, but not like vanilla. The chocolate chunks - chunks, not chips - added a nice contrast of texture, and were abundant enough to stud each bite. The ice cream really is silky - there's no odd grittiness or iciness, and it doesn't melt uber fast like the fat-free varieties. Sadly, this ice cream tries too hard to please everyone - it's not chocolatey enough to offend chocolate haters, not coffee-ish enough to offend coffee haters, and not flavorful enough to impress lovers of either.
One serving (1/2 cup) of Breyers Light Chocolate Mocha Silk Ice Cream provides 130 calories, 4.5 grams of total fat, 3 grams of which is saturated fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates which includes 15 grams of sugars, plus 3 grams of protein.
A 1.5 quart carton cost me $2.99. While there's nothing offensively bad about this ice cream, it's just not special enough in and of itself to buy again.