But first off, let's take a look at the nutrition facts to see just what makes these bars so healthy! The bars have 8 grams of protein (yes, 8!!!), 5 grams of fiber, and only 3 grams of sugar. They also have only 70 calories making them perfect for a light treat or snack any time of the day!
I excitedly opened up one of the little packages awaiting inside the box and found this inside:
It is recommended that the bars sit out to temper for three to five minutes before eating. The first time I had one, I was so excited to try it that I completely forgot to do it, but I was sure to remember next time and set it out for a full five minutes. It was a bit softer when I let it sit out, but I honestly didn't notice any other difference. Both ways the bars were soft but firm (in a very "fudgey" way - they live up to their name!) and were so creamy and rich in flavor that if I had been wearing a blind fold, I never would have guessed I was eating something low fat and most definitely nothing healthy. At first, I claimed that these were better than fudge bars, but then I realized that I hadn't had a regular fudge bar in years so perhaps that isn't a very good comparison. Like fudge bars or not, however, Enlightened worked some real magic into their healthy ice cream bars, and I can't recommend that you try them enough. I can personally say that I will be buying their bars again and am excited to try their other flavors, as well as their ice cream sandwiches.
Also, I wanted to mention that I found this company to be very nice, helpful, and responsive. The corresponder that I worked with was awesome!
So if you haven't had luck with low fat, "healthy" ice cream in the past, don't pass up these bars thinking that they will be the same. I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
What has your experience been with "healthy" ice cream?
Disclaimer: Although I was able to try these ice cream bars free of charge, I was not compensated to write this review, and all opinions are my own.