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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Enlightened Low Carb Ice Cream - Review

After being disappointed that,

- Arctic Zero tastes like shit (at 8g carbs/sugar per 70g for the Brownie flavour, too)
- Halo Top low carb Ice Cream is no longer available in Singapore (I called up Little Farms and they told me it had been banned by the Singaporean government - this before I'd gotten to try it!)
- Redmart no longer stocks Popsicle/Fudsicle no sugar added pops
- Callery's dietary information is complicated (they only report total carbohydrates, dietary fibre and total sugar; they tell me that "the true net carbs can be calculated by halving dietary fiber and adding total sugar. For example, this makes it 6.3g of net carbs per serving for our Belgian Dark Chocolate flavour" - actually the number should be 6.7g according to the nutritional information but anyway since sugar alcohols are not reported separately it's hard to compare the nutritional information since there may be non-sugar non-sugar alcohol carbohydrates inside)
- Sugalight is hard to get and their normal range contains Maltitol; they have a so-called LCHF range but that only has 2 flavours and you need to order online, and hit $60 for free delivery (interesting fact: Artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, Sucralose and "Natural Intense Sweeteners" like Stevia are "disallowed under HPB Healthier Snack Programme")

I was happy to discover that Cold Storage had brought in Enlightened Ice Cream (the flavours not brought in like Cookies & Cream, French Toast, Glazed Donut, Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Cheesecake sound nicer, but the grass is greener on the other side)

Flavours I've seen so far, with my reviews (if applicable):



Black cherry chocolate chip (I don't like cherry so I doubt I'll try this):
7g net carbs per 72g



Chocolate Peanut Butter:
3g net carbs per 69g

This is the lowest carb of the lot

The texture of the ice cream is a bit gummy. There's some aftertaste from the sweetener.

The flavour of the peanut butter is very convincing. That of the chocolate is a little off.

It's better than Arctic Zero, definitely



Fudge Brownie:
9g net carbs per 71g



Sea Salt Caramel (oddly it's not on the Cold Storage website):
6g net carbs per 70g



Toasted Almond:
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The texture of the ice cream is a bit gummy like that of the Chocolate Peanut Butter. Possibly less so, but that might depend on the circumstances of eating (e.g. how melted the ice cream is). I don't seem to taste the aftertaste like with Chocolate Peanut Butter.

The sea salt caramel flavour is very convincing, though not like the other Salted Caramel ice creams I've had. But different ice creams will taste different anyway.

I prefer this to Chocolate Peanut Butter.


Addendum:

Fairprice Finest has a lot more flavours

I've tried:

Birthday Cake - Convincing cake and sprinkles taste

Banana Foster - Tastes a little off but probably that's because artificial banana flavour is based on the Gros Michel not the Cavendish which is our current banana
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