High Adventures in the Great Outdoors – I scream “ice cream”!
There is a reason why many is song is dedicated to ice cream and more often than not literally, and not merely metaphorically. There is not only the classic “Like ice in the sunshine” by Beagle Music Ltd., which became synonymous with Langnese, but Van Halen’s, Blur’s and Tom Waits’ odes to the “Ice Cream Man” as well as Raekwon’s, Master P’s, Lil Pump’s and other hip-hop artists’ thinly veiled ice cream related allusions to less savoury pursuits.
There are regions on this earthround where there is never not ice cream season. Not unlike pizza, even if it is not great, ice cream is usually still good, tasty and usually indulgent, full of calories, sugar and other nasties.
When you scan your supermarket of choice these days and peruse the pints, bars, pops, sandwiches, and other frozen treats, the range of offerings has never catered to a bigger spectrum of tastes, quality of ingredients, packaging claims, and even nutritional value.
While it is usually easy to avoid the worst offenders in terms of lame product claims, it can get tiring to look at the details and largely, healthy ice cream still sounds like contradiction per se.
However, ice cream has come a long way and healthier options are becoming more commonplace and the pointers I usually go by is to look at fewer and more recognizable ingredients and the sugar versus fat trade-off.
After quite a bit of trial and error, I came across FroPro, which does not sacrifice flavour, the creamy and rich experience that is tucking into a pint, yet pretty much eliminates nasties.
What I like about FroPro is that it is much less sweet yet less grainy and bland than other ice cream brands that pride themselves with being healthier alternatives.
The FroPro “singles” come in an array of flavours, with the salted caramel being a favourite, and despite the full flavour it lacks artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols – instead it gets its filling and satisfying qualities from the high protein content.
While ice cream will remain to be a sometimes food, the flavour rich FroPro formula nalls what a healthier ice cream experience can look like.
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