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For icecream lovers

I enjoy an icecream now and then but because of the high fat and sugar content it is a very occasional treat.

However, there is a new icecream out called HALO and it isonly 280 to 360 calories per tub.

It is expensive but if you want to eat ice cream occasionally it is not expensive considering how much people spend on chocolates, wine and other goodies.

It is available at Woolworths and Coles and it only comes in a 420gram tub, from memory.

Review by a taster

"One pint of chocolate Halo Top ice cream contains:

280 calories, 10 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 160 mg of cholesterol, 440 mg of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrate, 8 grams of fiber, 20 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein, 40% DV calcium, 16% DV iron.

Now, let's compare that to one the most popular traditional ice cream brands in the world—Häagen-Dazs. The nutrition facts for one pint of chocolate Häagen-Dazs ice cream:

1,040 calories, 68 grams of fat, 40 grams of saturated fat, 360 mg of cholesterol, 180 mg of sodium, 88 grams of carbohydrate, 4 grams of fiber, 76 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein, 32% DV calcium, 32% DV iron.

There's really no contest—Halo Top blows traditional ice cream out of the water in almost every important nutritional category (especially for those concerned with weight management). The calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar totals for Halo Top are a fraction of what's inside traditional ice cream. Halo Top does this while being just as high in fiber and protein as the traditional brands (if not more so). It's still ice cream, so it can't replace veggies, fruit, whole grains, etc. in your diet. "

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22 November 2020

An urgent recall from Food Standards Australia/New Zealand has been issued for a Halo Top ice cream sold at Coles Woolworths and IGA over fears it may contain solvent.

Customers have been urged not to eat the product and return it to the store they purchased it from for a full refund. The item has a best before of August 11, 2022.

Halo Top issued a recall for its Plant Based Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream (473ml) which is available at independent retailers - including IGA - in NSW, Queensland and South Australia. It is also sold at Coles and Woolworths stores nationally.

Full story.

'Food Standards Australia/New Zealand posted the alert online which indicated the product had been recalled over potential chemical (solvent) contamination.'

Thanks for letting us know RnR

Cannot say I've ever tried that brand.




I left a thank you too RnR -- have no idea why it is not here   -- thanks once again


I also saw the warning on this ice cream on the News last night

And yet these darn shops were selling it cheaper for $7 I checked and Woolies were.


Makes you wonder when they are telling you there is a danger

They were trying to get rid of it b4 anyone found out - as they have just taken it off the shelves since the news




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