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ANARIE Posts: 13,205
7/16/12 1:37 A

The ice cream doesn't worry me (though it's no better than much less expensive ice cream sandwiches without "Skinny" in the name), but most of the candy bars have partially hydrogenated oils. Besides being truly unhealthy, hydrogenated oils also usually make the product taste/feel like Crisco shortening. You can get real chocolate in similar size single servings with the same calories, no trans fat, AND a lot cheaper. I had a coupon for a free Skinny Cow candy bar, and when I read the ingredients, I decided not to even use it.

The thing is, this is a product that most of us would never consider buying if it didn't say "Skinny." The marketers got us again.

7/16/12 12:35 A

I used to enjoy Skinny Cow, but I had the chocolate peanut butter sandwich and it was just AWFUL! It was gag worthy. It tasted like blended cardboard. That would be the best description. I now look for more wholesome choices, even full fat, in moderation. The ingredient list is more important than the nutritional content for me when it comes to most foods.

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7/15/12 10:10 P

I agree that those clusters are yummy! I've never tried any of the other products (like ice cream or the other candies) they offer. I am bad about not reading the ingredient lists... I start to feel overwhelmed. I need to remember though, if I can pronounce most of the ingredients, it probably is okay in moderation.

That banana ice cream sounds amazing! I'll have to try that this week as a treat. :-)

IMCHRIS53 Posts: 298
7/15/12 7:11 P

I like the skinny cow. Have you tried their peanutbutter and choclate! I don't it often but its nice to have a treat once in a while

7/15/12 6:16 P

I'd rather have the real thing, in moderation!

Happy National Ice Cream day! emoticon

7/15/12 5:54 P

i like the tcby yogurt its much better!

GOING4MUSCLE Posts: 5,233
7/12/12 8:46 P

I pretty much stay clear of those kind of sweet treats, unless it's the alternative choice to enjoy during a birthday.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,583
7/12/12 8:37 P

I get ice cream made in Pennsilvania Dutch Country. It is pretty wholesome. I don't
mind a little extra fat. I never ate a lot of Skinny Cow. It tasted to much like diet food. Which is why I started looking at the ingredients.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 7/12/2012 (20:42)
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7/12/12 10:24 A

I think Ben and Jerry's frozen yogurt or greek yogurt has more wholesome ingredients, and about the same fat content (though slightly higher calories) per serving than skinny cow. They also use dairy that doesn't contain growth hormones, which I like. Plus their recipes are sinful...

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,583
7/12/12 9:19 A

I used to eat them and then I looked at the ingredients and they are just not appetizing.

I would rather eat full fat ice cream with real ingredients that I can pronounce.

-LIFEISGOOD- Posts: 18
7/12/12 1:32 A

It's all about balance. Those ingredients aren't evil, they're just not natural, like many ingredients we may not even realize are in our food. If you want something not-so-natural like Skinny Cow, have it. Just make MOST of your foods natural. Life is too short to micro-manage.

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7/11/12 7:24 A

I agree we should pay more attention - but I do love my Skinny Cow when I break down & buy them! They're such a treat! Oh well.......what to do???

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7/11/12 4:40 A

Skinny cow tasted good.

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7/10/12 11:26 P

Yup that is exactly what I do... freeze a banana, chop it up, throw it in my food processor and give it a whirl - sometimes for an added treat, I will put a tablespoon of peanut butter or PB2 - or a few strawberries. I then transfer it to a dish and freeze longer.

This is what I REALLY want

TAOZEN Posts: 237
7/10/12 11:14 P

If you mean just frozen blended banana, that is something I always wanted to try. I want to get a champion juicer and take some frozen bananas and juice it. Since it is frozen there will be no juice, just the frozen pulp. It is like a frozen banana ice cream without the guilt.

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7/10/12 5:28 P

I don't eat commercial ice cream any longer. I make my own banana ice cream. It is delicious, and really satisfies the need for ice cream

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7/10/12 4:21 P

I bought a single serving of Skinny Cow today. Cookies and cream. 150 calories 4 Weight Watcher's points.
i should have read the ingredients. i rather get sugar free than low fat if there was a choice.
I will try it tonight after dinner. I doubt I will buy it again.
I should have read the label and compared it to WW single serving ice cream.

Live and Learn.

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7/10/12 3:18 P

See, the single serving thing is exactly why I have the ice cream sandwiches. I know Ben and Jerry's froyo is made with more wholesome ingredients, and has about the same amount of fat, but I know I'm much more likely to go back and get more ice cream if it's from a pint, than get another ice cream sandwich.

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7/10/12 3:03 P

Same here. The creamy clusters are for when I absolutely can't hold back a craving for something by either ignoring it or opting for a heathy option. I checked the ingredients and there's no corn syrup in them, and only a few ingredient names I don't recognize, but they are at the very end of the list and likely just the very minor preservative and color type things that go into all prepackaged food. I know they still aren't healthy, but the fact that they are single serving and that I know they aren't good for me, helps me limit a disatorous binge into 120 calories of junk, rather than 700 calories of empty carbs (my personal binges are normally cereal, crackers, tortillas... something about bland carbs get me going and I love them but I can't stop)

EMILYDOODLE Posts: 1,708
7/10/12 1:45 P

thanks for the info. i eat the skinny cow dreamy clusters with creamy caramel drenched in dark chocolate, i do not see any corn syrup on these so maybe you would want to try these. very good.

OAKDALE41 Posts: 973
7/10/12 12:13 P

Thanks for the info. Usually I read labels on stuff for my kids. but since I was the only one who ate these I didn't check. I will stay away from these products now and start checking labels on food items for myself too.

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7/10/12 11:38 A

Okay, so has anyone taken a look at the ingredients in Skinny cow products? YUCK. I eat their ice cream sandwiches, because they solve my cravings for ice cream sandwiches and they only have 2 grams of fat. I don't like that they have corn syrup and a lot of ingredients I don't recognize, but what can you do?

But I was in the drugstore the other day looking at the nutrition facts on a chocolate bar of theirs. Corn syrup AND hydrogenated oils. I try to avoid the former, avoid the latter at all costs. So I'd ALWAYS check the ingredients before you buy their products.

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