I'm thrilled to share today's post with you all for a few reasons. First, you get to find out about a new ice cream, and second, it's vegan, and only 100 calories a pint so you can feel free to eat the whole pint without guilt or a tummyache!:) Hooray!:)
Hey, I'm not one for counting calories, but it's so easy to overdo ice cream out of a tub, so I think it is always a great thing when a healthy ice cream comes along that's not loaded with unhealthy, high calorie ingredients. Yet, I'm not ABOUT to eat low calorie ice cream with artificial sweeteners or flavors either!
There are a good bit of vegan ice creams on the market today, as you know, but we all know that many of them have added sugars, or tons of fillers and questionable ingredients, (like carrageenan).
That's why I'm pretty excited about Wink Frozen Desserts, which you might have heard of by now. They are taking the Internet and blog world by storm it seems, and I can see why.
There is no product to date on the market quite like Wink Frozen Desserts.
So obviously, I had to try it out for myself to let you know what the gist is all about:)
I emailed the company last week to see if they would be willing to send me their sampler box, with each of their flavors.
I was DELIGHTED when they said yes! THANK YOU WINK!
So, what's in this ice cream? Glad you asked!:)
First, look at what's NOT in it, above...pretty impressive right?
These are actually made from a vegetable protein, PEA protein!:)
PLUS they come in AMAZING flavors you guys!!
Now, here's the ingredients list for the cake batter (!!) flavor:
A few of you might be concerned because of the agave list here. First, you'll see that it's actually just the FIBER from agave, known as inulin, which you've probably heard of as a healthy pre-biotic. Second, as you can see from the nutritional content, there's not enough sugar in this actual product, enough to even equal 1 gram on a nutrition label.
Another questionable ingredient for you, might be the "natural flavors". Wink does not use MSG if you're concerned, and since it is gluten and soy- free, you can be rest assured natural ingredients doesn't include those unnecessary ingredients either under "natural flavors".
So, for me, the ingredient list was simple enough and safe enough that I felt it worth trying out, and I'm PRETTY strict about those things, as you know.
I usually don't do well with xanthan gum, or guar gum, due to tummy issues, so those were the only ingredients I was worried about upsetting my stomach.
I will say, they did bother me a BIT, but it was no major deal. It was nothing like most non-dairy milks I've had with the ingredients that caused me incredible pain. We all know my stomach is sensitive, so if this ice cream passed the test, that's saying something!:)
PLUS LOOK AT THESE FLAVORS!!!
Okay, so I thought I would like the ChocoMint the best, because that's my FAVORITE ice cream combo, BUT the cake batter and Iced Latte were also flavors I couldn't WAIT to try either.
Taste Test Results:
After the complete taste test, I have to say that Cake Batter and Cinnamon Bun won me over for their most authentic taste. I love that Cinnamon Bun has REAL cinnamon in it!
Now, something you SHOULD know about these is that they DO NOT taste like regular ice cream.
Since they are fat-free, there's less of that dense, creamy texture, but that's to be expected.
They actually taste more like a frozen sorbet than anything.
So if you want an ICE CREAM taste, I would say be prepared that these aren't like dense ice cream, but if you want something cold and creamy out of a pint that's totally guilt-free, then HAVE AT THESE:)
Wink Frozen Desserts are based out of New York (LOVE<3), so you won't find them all over the U.S. yet, but you can visit their website and learn where to find them. If you're lucky enough to live near a retailer, so be sure to try them out!:)
OR, you can order them through the Wink Online Store and have them shipped to your door if you're excited enough to try them like I was!
The box was still incredibly cold when it arrive to my door from Fed-Ex in just 2 days.
I think these ice creams are definitely a great go-to product if you're looking for a healthy dessert these days. I think they'd be even more tasty with some kind of allergen-free nondairy milk in them for an added creamy texture, but none the less, they are great for a variety of people to try.
Visit Wink Frozen Desserts online at:
Which flavor would you like to try ?
Have you had Wink Frozen Desserts yet?