Thursday, October 16, 2014

ENLIGHTENED: The Good-For-You Ice Cream

It is no secret that I have a sweet tooth. It is also no secret that a lot of sweet snacks, though delicious, are just not good for you. Packed full of empty calories and sugar, a lot of sweets don't offer much on the nutritional aspect of things. ENLIGHTENED ice cream is here to change all of that. With low calories and low sugar and fat contents as well as protein and fiber, ENLIGHTENED ice cream is not your average ice cream.

Out of the seven varieties they currently offer, I got to try 4 of them. The first was Peanut Butter. These bars have 80 calories, 3 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein. These bars don't have the same consistency as traditional ice cream, but they are still delightfully creamy. They are also a little harder than other ice creams so it is recommended to let them sit out for 2-3 minutes before eating them. I wasn't a huge fan of the peanut butter flavor but my kids absolutely love them.

The Coffee bars have 70 calories, 3 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein. I really like this flavor. I was a little worried that with such low calories and sugars that they would be bland, but they are bursting with flavor and actually quite sweet. The coffee bars had a wonderful coffee flavor that was slightly sweet. This is a great mid-afternoon pick me up or after dinner desert. 

The Fudge bars have only 70 calories, 3 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein. These were my favorite, by far. I am partial to chocolate sweets and these were awesome. They are rich, creamy, and sweet without being too overbearing. There is a great balance to the sweetness and the taste is right on point. These are a great chocolate fix that you won't feel guilty for eating.

The Vanilla Bean ice cream sandwiches have 100 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein. Now, I have never liked ice cream sandwiches but my dad loves them so I got them for him to try. He said that they were awesome. For what they lack in calories, they do not lack in flavor. My husband really enjoyed these as well. They like the tasty snack and I like knowing they aren't eating something that is horrible for them.

ENLIGHTENED's ice cream is just awesome. They not only taste good but you don't have to feel guilty about empty calories or high sugar and fat contents. Be sure to check out ENLIGHTENED's website to see all of the products they offer. Also, follow them on Facebook and Twitter to never miss any news. Hurry back here though because it is giveaway time! One lucky reader will win a coupon good for one free box of ENLIGHTENED ice cream! Open to US residents, 18 years and older. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Winner has 48 hours to respond before another is drawn. Good luck!

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  1. I want to try the Orange Cream bar since 50/50 bars were always my favorite pick from the ice cream man.

  2. I would love to try the vanilla bean ice cream sandwich!

  3. I don't drink coffee, but my wife would choose that as her preferred choice. I would like to thy the fudge.

  4. I want to try mint, mmm, I love mint anything!

  5. I would love to try the Coffee flavor!

  6. I would like to try the Fudge flavor

  7. would love to try the vanilla bean ice cream sandwich

  8. Yum my weakness is Ice Cream and these look really yummy!