Happy Friday my little half pints!
I have something special for you guys!
About a month ago, I contacted Arctic Zero about doing a review of their “ice cream” for the blog. If you’ve never heard of Arctic Zero, you are surely missing out. Their trademark phrase in advertising says it all:
“A protein shake in ice cream form”
It is most definitely NOT ice cream, but for those of you who are, like me, a little lactose challenged and/or looking for a sweet treat that won’t weigh you down, Arctic Zero has the solution:
A WHOLE pint of “ice cream” with 14 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber and ONLY 150 calories!
Behold, my pyramid-o-protein…ICE CREAM! 😀
Before their arrival, I had tried every flavor except for the chocolate peanut butter, chocolate, and pumpkin spice. Since I usually only “treat” myself to a pint every so often, I was super excited to have all the flavors at hand so that I could hold an official
“quality testing” event! 😉
So without further adieu, here are the results of my “testing”:
Out of the bunch, I thought this one had the least flavor to it. It tasted muted and a bit watered down. I know I’m not really a fan of chocolate, but I also know the difference between GOOD chocolate and “healthified” chocolate.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
Same thing goes for “healthified” peanut butter flavor. It had only the slightest hint of peanut butter taste along with that same watered down chocolate flavor. A step up from the plain chocolate, but I’d rather just have the real deal when it comes to my precious peanut butter.
Obviously, I had high expectations for this one. As long as you keep in mind that it is called pumpkin “spice” and NOT pumpkin “pie”, it’s pretty tasty with it’s hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the thought of creamy silky pumpkin pie out of my head so I was a little disappointed at first, but it grew on me.
This one has always been a favorite of mine. In fact, it was the very FIRST flavor of Arctic Zero that I ever tried. It has just the right amount of sweetness and the hint of maple really makes it. All the other flavors I tend to enjoy by themselves, but I love pairing this one with some crunchy granola!
I had heard a lot of people say the strawberry tasted bad, so I was a bit leery to try it at first, but I ended up loving it! To me, it tastes like a cross between ice cream and sorbet. It has little strawberry seeds throughout and a very fresh taste but still has a hint of creaminess.
MINT CHOCOLATE COOKIE
Out of the three chocolate flavors, this one is my favorite! Honestly, it is more minty than chocolate-y (perhaps that’s why I like it) but I love how the taste of the mint isn’t too strong.
COOKIES & CREAM
Once I got over my alarm from the gray color, I fell in LOVE with this one! The chocolate-y creamy combo is so surprisingly perfect…makes you wonder how they do it without any actual cookies (mmm, cookies…)
Last, but CERTAINLY not least…my favorite one! Are you surprised? The coffee flavor is perfect and it doesn’t have that weird aftertaste that sometimes comes with coffee-flavored treats. Now all I need to do is plop a spoonful on top of some
Tiramisu Protein Pancakes and I’m set! 😀
Arctic Zero is available in many grocery stores around the US or you can purchase it online through their Amazon store.
But you wanna know the BEST part?
Arctic Zero wants to send one of YOU a Pyramid-O-Protein!
That’s right, all eight flavors…a $55 value…for FREE!
Giveaway will end Friday, November 16 at midnight EST.
Only open to US residents.
Disclaimer: Arctic Zero provided me with free samples of their product for review purposes only. All of the opinions in this post are of my own. I was in no way compensated for this review.