If you ask any of my friends or family, they’ll all tell you that I am a big fan of ice cream. If we eat out at a restaurant, I will usually choose ice cream as a dessert and even at home, I just can’t help digging the ice cream out the freezer.
In general, ice cream isn’t the healthiest but recently, there’s been a bit of a wave of new low-calorie, high protein ice cream brands hitting the market, Halo Top being the original.
I tried Halo Top for the first time the other week and I could not believe how good it was! I got the salted caramel flavour to start with as it was gluten free and a pretty safe choice to start with as it is one of my favourite flavours.
I was very kindly sent a few tubs of Halo Top ice cream from the brand after chatting with them on Twitter, all gluten free of course, so I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on the flavours I’ve tried and some more details on eating Halo Top ice cream if you’re gluten free!
Halo Top Ice Cream Review
Sea Salt Caramel – Starting with the first flavour I tried, the salted caramel, this is seriously good!
It’s vanilla ice cream swirled with sweet but salty caramel sauce and it is just too moreish but at like 320 calories for the tub, you can kind of eat as much as you like!
Candy Bar – I really was not sure what to expect when I tried the candy bar flavour because I just didn’t understand the concept but it is so nice!
It’s chocolate ice cream with like a caramel chocolate sauce and peanuts and it is just not like anything I have tried before but it is again, so moreish! This one is 360 calories a tub so slightly higher in calories but still pretty low!
Peanut Butter Cup – I have a bit of a love hate relationship with peanut butter. I really like those Meridian peanut butter bars and I generally like the taste of nuts but I can get a bit overwhelmed by peanut butter flavoured things but this was really nice!
Also 320 calories a tub, it’s got a sweet, intense peanut flavour and as with all the others, I just find it so moreish!
Gluten Free Halo Top Flavours
I’d never really paid much attention to Halo Top as I just assumed they wouldn’t be gluten free but the majority of the flavours are actually certified gluten free and are labelled on the packaging as gluten free. However, there is a disclaimer on the packaging that they are made in a factory that sometimes handles wheat.
I have contacted Halo Top regarding this to clarify what this means for Coeliacs and how it can be labelled gluten free if there is a risk of contamination with wheat but I will keep you updated.
The flavours that are labelled gluten free are:
- Vanilla Bean
- Mint Choc Chip
- Peanut Butter Cup
- Sea Salt Caramel
- Oatmeal Cookie
- Birthday Cake (I couldn’t believe this was gluten free!)
- Candy Bar
There’s also a whole dairy free range of Halo Top which are all gluten, dairy and soya free.
Where to Buy Halo Top
Halo Top is pretty readily available everywhere you go. It usually retails for £5 a tub which is expensive but as a treat it is worth it and I’d rather have a tub of Halo Top than something like Ben & Jerry’s that is the same price nearly but far higher in calories!
Halo Top is on offer a lot in supermarkets for £3 or £3.50 a tub and you can get it in Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Co-Op, One Stop and Londis.