The pros: Trader Joe’s Mint Chip Ice Cream is one the best mint chip ice creams that I’ve ever had.
The cons: Don’t look at the nutritional label. Just. Don’t. Do. It.
If I go out for ice cream, I prefer soft serve. With sprinkles (or whatever your region calls them). Rainbow ones.
If there is no soft serve then I am team mint ice cream all the way. My backup plan is cookie dough ice cream.
But really I love mint ice cream. I’m so used to it being of a bright green hue. It almost doesn’t look like “mint ice cream” without it.
Since Trader Joe’s does not use any artificial coloring, I was starting at what looked like vanilla ice cream that had the most generous amounts of chocolate chips.
And as you were previously advised, you shouldn’t look at the nutritional information. In a time of Halo Top ice cream where you can eat an entire pint of ice cream (depending on the flavor) for what 1/2 a cup of this will. No seriously, this is 320 calories of goodness.
The calories melt from the container to your mouth to your waistline.
If you understand the premise that this isn’t trying to be diet food and is trying to be rich indulgence, then this is really up there with the best mint ice creams I’ve ever had.
It’s rich, creamy, and tastes completely natural. Mint ice cream has a bad reputation of tasting like mouthwash to some people. Not here though.
It was smooth, creamy and will make any mint chip fan who isn’t watching their caloric intake go yum.
For $3.99 it’s not a bad deal for super premium ice cream. Why is this labeled as super premium? According to the International Dairy Foods Association, “”Superpremium” ice cream tends to have very low overrun and high fat content, and the manufacturer uses the best quality ingredients.” Overrun refers to the amount of air in the ice cream.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The quart of Trader Joe’s Mint Chip Ice Cream:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package and scooped out you get:
Would I buy this again? If calories no longer counter then Trader Joe’s Mint Chip Ice Cream would be my dessert of choice. With this calorie count, I’ll keep this to special occasions only.
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