Monday, 27 May 2019

Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream

Ben & Jerrys salted caramel brownie light ice creamBen & Jerry’s ice cream is amazingly delicious, but not something you want to eat on a regular basis if you’re watching your weight.

Luckily for those of us who love ice cream, there are lots of new style ice creams on the market with a much reduced calorie content. Mostly this is because they’ve replaced sugar with a sweetener such as stevia.

But Ben & Jerry’s Light Ice Cream version hasn’t done this. Instead they’ve reduced the fat content to reduce the calories, stating it has 50% less fat than similar ice creams.

I’ve rarely bought a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream because in my household it’d be gone in a day. Not only is it quite expensive, it’s high in fat, sugar and calories.
Ben & Jerrys salted caramel brownie light ice cream

Their new ‘Light’ Moo-phoria Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie has one third fewer calories than the regular version, and has a medium fat content but is still high in sugars.

Ben & Jerrys salted caramel brownie light ice cream

If you are serving by the scoop, each scoop has 62 calories.

This can’t be directly compared with other lower calorie ice creams such as Oppo, Halo Top and Jude’s because it is still high in sugar. So rather than the entire tub having around 350 calories, Ben & Jerry’s Light ice cream has 608 calories per 500ml (306g) tub.

Ben & Jerrys salted caramel brownie light ice cream

So what does it taste like?

In a word, heaven!

Oh my goodness, this is simply delicious. Smooth creamy ice cream with rich swirls of caramel. And those little brownie pieces are chewy, fudgy and had me demanding hubby take the tub away from me.

Needless to say, this tub of ice cream didn’t last much longer than a day. Yes it has fewer calories and reduced fat, but that high sugar content is addictive. This is an ice cream I’d only buy for special occasions because it’s just so moorish.

I've since purchased the Caramel Cookie Fix and everything I wrote above applies to this flavour too!
Ben & Jerry's Caramel cookie fix ice cream

Ben & Jerry's Caramel cookie fix ice cream

Widely available in supermarkets. Others in the Moo-phoria range include:
  • Caramel Cookie Fix ice cream
  • Chocolate Cookie Dough ice cream
  • Chocolate Cookies & Cream ice cream
  • Multi Packs cool-lection ice creams
Ben & Jerry's light ice creams

Suitable for vegetarians.

Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Condensed Skimmed Milk, Glucose Syrup, Cream (Milk), Water, Free Range Egg Yolk, Wheat Flour, Butter Fat (Milk), Cream Powder (Milk), Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder , Salt, Vegetable Oils (Fully Refined Soy, Sunflower), Invert Sugar, Stabilisers (Pectin, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum), Egg, Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Carbonates), Vanilla Extract, Egg White, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Malted Barley Flour, Sugar (excluding Invert Sugar), Cocoa, Vanilla: traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards, total 19%

Nutrition per 100g:
199 Calories (124 per 2 scoops), 5.6g fat, 3.3g saturated fat, 34g carbs, 26g sugars, 3.5g protein, 0.41g salt.

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