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  • Liftingat58Liftingat58 Posts: 508Member Member Posts: 508Member Member
    I've tried this one and it's yummy!

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  • BattyKnitterBattyKnitter Posts: 503Member Member Posts: 503Member Member
    I feel like this thread has become all about ice cream LOL.
  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    Trying new things! i did taste them all (small bite)

    not too sure about the raspeberry choco, may not get thru it. the pb and choxo is yummy. and i don’t mind the cool way mocha brownie fudge
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    Thats what I mean about value for your buck. Why spend $5 for 500ml tub and still be 90-100cal range, when you can spend $4 for 2L tub and still get 90-100cal options?

    but i want what i want (flavour wise). and i actually don`t want a full tub, i like to have my bit then get it out of the house. you can`t get THOSE kinds at those calories in the yogurts you listed. i don`t buy these often and it was a big random to have three in the house at once.

    having said that, I DID look and did not find the frozen yogurts you listed with the better stats unless i get plain vanilla which i don`t want. Went to three stores and the selection of frozen yogurt was sad. will keep my eyes open for more options.

    to each their own. i rather buy the flavour i prefer and smaller quantities as a treat VS best deal.

    RCSS, NoFrills, Lablows they all have them all the time. Spend less to get more and excellent taste, why not? Scoop out the 500ml and throw the rest out, you are still saving money.

    I will say though, as a person who has to eat a stupid amount of protein now, the extra protein content might be a viable reason, but that's a pretty specific case. It doesn't justify the cost for me, but I could see it for someone else.
  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    I feel like this thread has become all about ice cream LOL.

    Can't you see? There's a nuanced philosophical discussion about consumerism and advertising happening here! Hahaha

    (A joke, but kind of true.)

    Gotta say I'm team Chapman's all the way. Small, trendy pints have been taking advantage of us for too long. We want good cheap frozen dessert and we want it now!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,521Member Member Posts: 8,521Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    Trying new things! i did taste them all (small bite)

    not too sure about the raspeberry choco, may not get thru it. the pb and choxo is yummy. and i don’t mind the cool way mocha brownie fudge
    wyowg46qn8c8.jpeg

    Thats what I mean about value for your buck. Why spend $5 for 500ml tub and still be 90-100cal range, when you can spend $4 for 2L tub and still get 90-100cal options?

    but i want what i want (flavour wise). and i actually don`t want a full tub, i like to have my bit then get it out of the house. you can`t get THOSE kinds at those calories in the yogurts you listed. i don`t buy these often and it was a big random to have three in the house at once.

    having said that, I DID look and did not find the frozen yogurts you listed with the better stats unless i get plain vanilla which i don`t want. Went to three stores and the selection of frozen yogurt was sad. will keep my eyes open for more options.

    to each their own. i rather buy the flavour i prefer and smaller quantities as a treat VS best deal.

    RCSS, NoFrills, Lablows they all have them all the time. Spend less to get more and excellent taste, why not? Scoop out the 500ml and throw the rest out, you are still saving money.

    I will say though, as a person who has to eat a stupid amount of protein now, the extra protein content might be a viable reason, but that's a pretty specific case. It doesn't justify the cost for me, but I could see it for someone else.

    Scoop up a serving of your ice cream and let it soften. Scoop and mix in a serving of you protein powder. Place back in the freezer for a bit to set. there is your 200cal 30g protein ice cream.
  • Muscleflex79Muscleflex79 Posts: 1,869Member Member Posts: 1,869Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    Trying new things! i did taste them all (small bite)

    not too sure about the raspeberry choco, may not get thru it. the pb and choxo is yummy. and i don’t mind the cool way mocha brownie fudge
    wyowg46qn8c8.jpeg

    Thats what I mean about value for your buck. Why spend $5 for 500ml tub and still be 90-100cal range, when you can spend $4 for 2L tub and still get 90-100cal options?

    but i want what i want (flavour wise). and i actually don`t want a full tub, i like to have my bit then get it out of the house. you can`t get THOSE kinds at those calories in the yogurts you listed. i don`t buy these often and it was a big random to have three in the house at once.

    having said that, I DID look and did not find the frozen yogurts you listed with the better stats unless i get plain vanilla which i don`t want. Went to three stores and the selection of frozen yogurt was sad. will keep my eyes open for more options.

    to each their own. i rather buy the flavour i prefer and smaller quantities as a treat VS best deal.

    RCSS, NoFrills, Lablows they all have them all the time. Spend less to get more and excellent taste, why not? Scoop out the 500ml and throw the rest out, you are still saving money.

    I will say though, as a person who has to eat a stupid amount of protein now, the extra protein content might be a viable reason, but that's a pretty specific case. It doesn't justify the cost for me, but I could see it for someone else.

    Scoop up a serving of your ice cream and let it soften. Scoop and mix in a serving of you protein powder. Place back in the freezer for a bit to set. there is your 200cal 30g protein ice cream.

    this. or I actually mix greek yogurt with protein powder, add some chocolate chips, in the freezer for 30 minutes and you have a high protein snack for cheaper that tastes amazing!
  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    Trying new things! i did taste them all (small bite)

    not too sure about the raspeberry choco, may not get thru it. the pb and choxo is yummy. and i don’t mind the cool way mocha brownie fudge
    wyowg46qn8c8.jpeg

    Thats what I mean about value for your buck. Why spend $5 for 500ml tub and still be 90-100cal range, when you can spend $4 for 2L tub and still get 90-100cal options?

    but i want what i want (flavour wise). and i actually don`t want a full tub, i like to have my bit then get it out of the house. you can`t get THOSE kinds at those calories in the yogurts you listed. i don`t buy these often and it was a big random to have three in the house at once.

    having said that, I DID look and did not find the frozen yogurts you listed with the better stats unless i get plain vanilla which i don`t want. Went to three stores and the selection of frozen yogurt was sad. will keep my eyes open for more options.

    to each their own. i rather buy the flavour i prefer and smaller quantities as a treat VS best deal.

    RCSS, NoFrills, Lablows they all have them all the time. Spend less to get more and excellent taste, why not? Scoop out the 500ml and throw the rest out, you are still saving money.

    I will say though, as a person who has to eat a stupid amount of protein now, the extra protein content might be a viable reason, but that's a pretty specific case. It doesn't justify the cost for me, but I could see it for someone else.

    Scoop up a serving of your ice cream and let it soften. Scoop and mix in a serving of you protein powder. Place back in the freezer for a bit to set. there is your 200cal 30g protein ice cream.

    this. or I actually mix greek yogurt with protein powder, add some chocolate chips, in the freezer for 30 minutes and you have a high protein snack for cheaper that tastes amazing!

    Legit will do this actually.
  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    Trying new things! i did taste them all (small bite)

    not too sure about the raspeberry choco, may not get thru it. the pb and choxo is yummy. and i don’t mind the cool way mocha brownie fudge
    wyowg46qn8c8.jpeg

    Thats what I mean about value for your buck. Why spend $5 for 500ml tub and still be 90-100cal range, when you can spend $4 for 2L tub and still get 90-100cal options?

    but i want what i want (flavour wise). and i actually don`t want a full tub, i like to have my bit then get it out of the house. you can`t get THOSE kinds at those calories in the yogurts you listed. i don`t buy these often and it was a big random to have three in the house at once.

    having said that, I DID look and did not find the frozen yogurts you listed with the better stats unless i get plain vanilla which i don`t want. Went to three stores and the selection of frozen yogurt was sad. will keep my eyes open for more options.

    to each their own. i rather buy the flavour i prefer and smaller quantities as a treat VS best deal.

    RCSS, NoFrills, Lablows they all have them all the time. Spend less to get more and excellent taste, why not? Scoop out the 500ml and throw the rest out, you are still saving money.

    I will say though, as a person who has to eat a stupid amount of protein now, the extra protein content might be a viable reason, but that's a pretty specific case. It doesn't justify the cost for me, but I could see it for someone else.

    Scoop up a serving of your ice cream and let it soften. Scoop and mix in a serving of you protein powder. Place back in the freezer for a bit to set. there is your 200cal 30g protein ice cream.

    this. or I actually mix greek yogurt with protein powder, add some chocolate chips, in the freezer for 30 minutes and you have a high protein snack for cheaper that tastes amazing!

    I have done this now. Actual pro move. I'm using a low fat high protein yogurt so it actually still has the same protein density per calorie, which is really important on this leg of the diet.

    Thank you!
  • Muscleflex79Muscleflex79 Posts: 1,869Member Member Posts: 1,869Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    Trying new things! i did taste them all (small bite)

    not too sure about the raspeberry choco, may not get thru it. the pb and choxo is yummy. and i don’t mind the cool way mocha brownie fudge
    wyowg46qn8c8.jpeg

    Thats what I mean about value for your buck. Why spend $5 for 500ml tub and still be 90-100cal range, when you can spend $4 for 2L tub and still get 90-100cal options?

    but i want what i want (flavour wise). and i actually don`t want a full tub, i like to have my bit then get it out of the house. you can`t get THOSE kinds at those calories in the yogurts you listed. i don`t buy these often and it was a big random to have three in the house at once.

    having said that, I DID look and did not find the frozen yogurts you listed with the better stats unless i get plain vanilla which i don`t want. Went to three stores and the selection of frozen yogurt was sad. will keep my eyes open for more options.

    to each their own. i rather buy the flavour i prefer and smaller quantities as a treat VS best deal.

    RCSS, NoFrills, Lablows they all have them all the time. Spend less to get more and excellent taste, why not? Scoop out the 500ml and throw the rest out, you are still saving money.

    I will say though, as a person who has to eat a stupid amount of protein now, the extra protein content might be a viable reason, but that's a pretty specific case. It doesn't justify the cost for me, but I could see it for someone else.

    Scoop up a serving of your ice cream and let it soften. Scoop and mix in a serving of you protein powder. Place back in the freezer for a bit to set. there is your 200cal 30g protein ice cream.

    this. or I actually mix greek yogurt with protein powder, add some chocolate chips, in the freezer for 30 minutes and you have a high protein snack for cheaper that tastes amazing!

    I have done this now. Actual pro move. I'm using a low fat high protein yogurt so it actually still has the same protein density per calorie, which is really important on this leg of the diet.

    Thank you!

    you're welcome! glad you enjoyed!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,521Member Member Posts: 8,521Member Member
    Irresistible, an in house Metro / Food Basics brand, has now low calorie "ice cream" similiar to Hato Top or Breyers offerings for a relatively cheap $3.99. Bought bday cake to try, very VERY good.
  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Irresistible, an in house Metro / Food Basics brand, has now low calorie "ice cream" similiar to Hato Top or Breyers offerings for a relatively cheap $3.99. Bought bday cake to try, very VERY good.

    Volume?
  • Panini911Panini911 Posts: 2,325Member Member Posts: 2,325Member Member
    PC now has a house brand low cal ice cream that is around that price. the pb choco chip isn't too bad. choco one is so-so i prefer breyers i think.
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Irresistible, an in house Metro / Food Basics brand, has now low calorie "ice cream" similiar to Hato Top or Breyers offerings for a relatively cheap $3.99. Bought bday cake to try, very VERY good.

    Volume?

  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    Panini911 wrote: »
    PC now has a house brand low cal ice cream that is around that price. the pb choco chip isn't too bad. choco one is so-so i prefer breyers i think.
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Irresistible, an in house Metro / Food Basics brand, has now low calorie "ice cream" similiar to Hato Top or Breyers offerings for a relatively cheap $3.99. Bought bday cake to try, very VERY good.

    Volume?

    But volume though, how much ice cream for 3.99?
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Posts: 34,733Member Member Posts: 34,733Member Member
    Loblaws is carrying a whole milk dairy dessert. It's not bad I tried the double chocolate. It's like 90 calories for 125mL I think
  • Panini911Panini911 Posts: 2,325Member Member Posts: 2,325Member Member
    Loblwas was like under 500ml. like 480 or something like that.
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    Loblaws is carrying a whole milk dairy dessert. It's not bad I tried the double chocolate. It's like 90 calories for 125mL I think


    yeah that is the PC one i was talking about. it's ok but the breyers was better i think. Mind you my thing sorta half melted and refroze so i may need to give it another try.
    edited May 2019
  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    Panini911 wrote: »
    Loblwas was like under 500ml. like 480 or something like that.
    AliNouveau wrote: »
    Loblaws is carrying a whole milk dairy dessert. It's not bad I tried the double chocolate. It's like 90 calories for 125mL I think


    yeah that is the PC one i was talking about. it's ok but the breyers was better i think. Mind you my thing sorta half melted and refroze so i may need to give it another try.

    It's still just marketing to me then. Still better to get 2 L of Chapman's froyo with similar calories for 3.99. Sigh.
  • carakirkeycarakirkey Posts: 167Member Member Posts: 167Member Member
    Just found this thread and making notes!
    Walden Farms products I found at Pharmasave of all places! I expect there is artificial sweeteners in their products to make them so low cal, but worth a try.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,521Member Member Posts: 8,521Member Member
    Panini911 wrote: »
    PC now has a house brand low cal ice cream that is around that price. the pb choco chip isn't too bad. choco one is so-so i prefer breyers i think.
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Irresistible, an in house Metro / Food Basics brand, has now low calorie "ice cream" similiar to Hato Top or Breyers offerings for a relatively cheap $3.99. Bought bday cake to try, very VERY good.

    Volume?

    But volume though, how much ice cream for 3.99?

    The usual ~500ml tubs.
    Much better deal for volume is the Chapman's chocolate for same price and calories but 2L. But again, you dont have vary many choices of flavour.
  • Panini911Panini911 Posts: 2,325Member Member Posts: 2,325Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    PC now has a house brand low cal ice cream that is around that price. the pb choco chip isn't too bad. choco one is so-so i prefer breyers i think.
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Irresistible, an in house Metro / Food Basics brand, has now low calorie "ice cream" similiar to Hato Top or Breyers offerings for a relatively cheap $3.99. Bought bday cake to try, very VERY good.

    Volume?

    But volume though, how much ice cream for 3.99?

    The usual ~500ml tubs.
    Much better deal for volume is the Chapman's chocolate for same price and calories but 2L. But again, you dont have vary many choices of flavour.


    this. none of the low fat ones are gonna be a deal financially. but I buy smaller and more expensive because
    1 - I don't want a big tub of ice cream in the house. full stop. i have portion control issues even now
    2 - the fancy flavours are still much lower call than frozen yogurt options. i checked. PB version of frozen yogurt are in the 160-170-180 cal per 125ml VS 100. To me that matters.
  • SpadesheartSpadesheart Posts: 427Member Member Posts: 427Member Member
    Panini911 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Panini911 wrote: »
    PC now has a house brand low cal ice cream that is around that price. the pb choco chip isn't too bad. choco one is so-so i prefer breyers i think.
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Irresistible, an in house Metro / Food Basics brand, has now low calorie "ice cream" similiar to Hato Top or Breyers offerings for a relatively cheap $3.99. Bought bday cake to try, very VERY good.

    Volume?

    But volume though, how much ice cream for 3.99?

    The usual ~500ml tubs.
    Much better deal for volume is the Chapman's chocolate for same price and calories but 2L. But again, you dont have vary many choices of flavour.


    this. none of the low fat ones are gonna be a deal financially. but I buy smaller and more expensive because
    1 - I don't want a big tub of ice cream in the house. full stop. i have portion control issues even now
    2 - the fancy flavours are still much lower call than frozen yogurt options. i checked. PB version of frozen yogurt are in the 160-170-180 cal per 125ml VS 100. To me that matters.

    (Slight philosophical rant, not at you, just in general)

    I totally get you, but it's unfortunate that this marketing is successful. This ice cream unless enriched with protein which some of them are, are surely cheaper to make as they are using stabilisers and less actual food-stuffs, the enriched ones are also probably cheaper to make too. Haagen Daz and Ben and Jerry's being more expensive makes total sense as they're made of pure cream, so I totally get that, but these aren't. By selling it in trendy pints for more money, and not in the big tubs as well, they're actually taking advantage of the consumer. There's no reason for them to not actually have the creative flavours in their normal offerings. I'm sure a few years from now one of the bigger ice cream players will start doing large tubs to disrupt this, and bring the entire price down for the small ones too, and then I would be more than happy to buy them.

    It's a pet peeve of mine to see people taken advantage of. I know this is minor of course, it's just one of those stupid things that drives me nuts. if everyone was a value oriented consumer, better consumer offerings would come quicker. This is the same reason greek yogurt is like $6 a container when it should be $3.
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